The WLA supports two internationally recognized standards for the lottery industry – the WLA Security Control Standard (WLA-SCS) and the WLA Responsible Gaming Framework (WLA-RGF). Certifications to these two industry standards will help your operation gain regulatory acceptance, secure your players’ trust, increase your brand loyalty, and improve your organizational performance.
The WLA serves the interests of more than 150 state-authorized lotteries worldwide; helping them in their efforts to raise money for good causes.
The WLA spans six continents serving lotteries, sports betting operators, and suppliers to the gaming industry, in 80 countries.
WLA member lotteries contributed almost USD 86 billion to fund good causes in 2019. Since 1999, WLA member lotteries have raised an estimated total of USD 1.3 trillion to fund good causes.
The World Lottery Association
The World Lottery Association (WLA) is an international, member-based organization of state-authorized lotteries, sports betting operators, and suppliers to the global lottery industry. Our mission is to advance the collective interests of our members and to facilitate their development through the provision of lottery and betting related services.
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One of the aims of the WLA is to advance the collective interests of its members by acting in a coordinated fashion on lottery-related issues that have a global dimension. The WLA endeavors to protect the lottery industry from corruption and criminal activity, and strives to maintain the probity of state-authorized lotteries and sports betting operators around the globe.
Maneuvering the business or regulatory landscape can be challenging, especially in the face of political transition, technological evolution, and changing demographics. From Request for Proposals, to Marketing Guidelines, on through to GDPR compliance, the WLA provides the right documentation for making intelligent decisions on urgent matters.
With a global network of professionals from both inside and outside the lottery sector, the WLA is well positioned to provide its members with the theory, expertise, and know-how to run a cutting-edge operation. Essays on online gaming, social gaming, and other industry relevant themes can be found here.
Latest Industry Insights
The world lottery community is a wealth of professional knowledge. As a global association, we see it as our duty to facilitate the sharing of this expertise. With this in mind, the WLA started reaching out to lottery professionals in 2021, to participate in a series of video interviews titled “Voices from the world lottery community: Key opinion leaders”.
ATLANTA, September 22, 2022 – Scientific Games is the South Dakota Lottery’s exclusive provider of instant scratch games with the award of a new, six-year contract, delivering more “good fun” to players in the state. Following several years of record scratch game sales benefitting South Dakota K-12 schools, state universities and technical institutes, the contract significantly expands Scientific Games work with the Lottery as its sole provider of scratch games. The contract, which may be renewed for up to four additional years, also includes analytics and insights, popular brands from the company’s large portfolio of licensed properties, and related marketing services.
LONDON, Sept. 20, 2022 (PRNewswire) – International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, was chosen by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation ("OLG") following a competitive procurement as the primary technology provider of self-serve lottery terminals. This agreement marks the first time that self-serve technology is expected to be available to lottery players in Ontario. The contract will run until June 2027 and includes 10 additional one-year contract extension options. Subject to further government approvals, terminals will begin to be installed in retail locations in the second half of 2023.
ATLANTA, September 13, 2022 – Scientific Games announces the Texas Lottery will continue to entertain its players with the company’s world-leading scratch ticket games, licensed brands and innovative, custom promotions under a new contract that extends the successful partnership through 2034. Also included in the new contract is SCiQ, a ground-breaking lottery retail technology ecosystem from Scientific Games that improves in-store display and security for scratch tickets, and offers retailers inventory, marketing, accounting and operational efficiencies.
The Asia Pacific Lottery Association’s (APLA) Regional Conference on the theme of Innovation in a post COVID world concluded in Singapore on 8 September.
On the small island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, one lotto has proven that size does not matter when it comes to meaningful impact. WLA member Lottotech Ltd. committed to its engagement towards the community, and worked on its responsible gaming program, in collaboration with many stakeholders. Its efforts paid off, and it has become the first lottery in the African region to obtain the WLA responsible gaming certification level 2, 3 and then 4 twice.
LANSING, Michigan, September 7, 2022 (CNW) – NeoPollard Interactive LLC (“NeoPollard Interactive” or “NPi”), jointly owned by Pollard Banknote Limited (“Pollard Banknote”; TSX: PBL) and NeoGames S.A. (“NeoGames”; Nasdaq: NGMS), commends the Virginia Lottery for its exceptional iLottery achievements in fiscal year (“FY”) 2022.
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ATLANTA, September 6, 2022 – Scientific Games announces that the company’s gaming systems technology will power the national lottery in Latvia as part of a new, long-term contract with Latvijas Loto. The switch to the new technology is part of a plan to drive responsible growth and funding to benefit the Latvian state budget, as well as other programs for Latvian children, youth education and sports.
INTRALOT announces steady Revenue and EBITDA in 1H22
LONDON, August 30, 2022 (PRNewswire) – International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, signed a four-year contract extension with the New York Lottery, one of the most successful lotteries in the U.S. This agreement extends the current contract to August 2026.
BELGRADE, Serbia, August 29, 2022 – The 2022 edition of the SiGMA Balkans/CIS brought the iGaming industry together for a two-day, action-packed event. The response at Skilrock Technologies’ booth exceeded expectations and attracted top-tier industry leaders, business owners, journalists, entrepreneurs, operators, etc. The focus was on creating a more responsible, accountable, and well-regulated sector.
ATLANTA, August 18, 2022 – Scientific Games announces the Colorado Lottery will evolve its Scratch game business to the Scientific Games Enhanced Partnership program through a contract extension with the company. The move comes as part of an overall responsible growth plan to drive maximum contributions to Colorado’s parks, trails, pools, open spaces, and schools across the state. Scientific Games has provided the Colorado Lottery’s Scratch games for nearly 40 years.
As of 1 September 2022, Veikkaus’ slot machines in grocery stores will only be available for playing daily from 9:00 to 21:00. During other hours, the slot machines are not open for playing.
Company's new camera-based lottery terminal will be deployed with Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
Skilrock Technologies is all set to be a part of the SiGMA ‘Balkans/CIS’ conference and exhibition to be held in Belgrade, Serbia from 22 to 25th August 2022. The SiGMA conference will see participation from many operators, providers, IT experts, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors from across the globe. Skilrock has leveraged the opportunity to be a part of this conference as an exhibitor and sponsor.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, August 11, 2022 (CNW) – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote” or “the company”) is pleased to announce that, following a competitive procurement process, it has been awarded a primary contract from the Minnesota State Lottery (“Minnesota Lottery” or “Lottery”) to provide Scratch Game Printing and Related Services. Under this agreement, Pollard Banknote will provide at least 70% of the Lottery’s scratch games per contract year.
The National Lottery of Cyprus (NLC) is proud to announce that it has been awarded with the prestigious European Lotteries Association (EL) Responsible Gaming Certification. This certification signifies a departure for the 58 year old Lottery, as it emphasises its commitment to set consumer safety in the centre of its operations by adopting the highest standards in terms responsible practises and sustainability. By collaborating closely with the National Betting Authority and other international experts, the NLC underwent a complete review of its operation to align itself with the responsible gaming framework of the EL.
In the last five years, there has been a boom in online lotteries and sports betting offerings. It is easier than ever to access services and products anytime, anywhere.
A social purpose company exists to make a better world, to be an engine for good, creating social benefits by the very act of conducting business. Its resulting growth is a positive force in society. Each company has a unique purpose and ability to have an impact, and when a company with social ambition prospers, so do all its stakeholders.