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
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, December 2, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) congratulates the Florida Lottery on the success of its $10 Scratch-Off game, Struck By Luck, which features an innovative progressive jackpot gameplay component. The game not only achieved ‘striking’ sales results, but outstanding player engagement via the Lottery’s digital channels . During the first 10 weeks on the market, Struck By Luck’s total sales reached an outstanding $99.83 million, making it the second highest selling game in Florida during this time period across all price points. Furthermore, based on ten-week sales, Struck By Luck one of the most successful $10 summer ticket launch in the Lottery’s history!
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Month DD, Year /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is excited to be celebrating 25 years of exceptional partnership with the Michigan Lottery (“Lottery”). Since Pollard Banknote and the Lottery started their collaborative and successful working relationship in 1996, the Lottery has raised more than $19 billion in support of the Michigan School Aid Fund.
CARRUS GAMING, the partner for innovative gaming operators and leading industry players, is proud to establish a new partnership with VEIKKAUS by providing next generation camera-based Terminals including middleware, a Terminal Management System (TMS) in a SaaS mode and associated maintenance services.
Transparent, random and secure: adessoDraws revolutionises electronic lottery draws: • Blockchain instead of black box – each draw simple and fully verifiable. • Random number generator with open source algorithm. • Available as a convenient and quick Draw-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution.
We are so proud to announce our Level 4 Responsible Gaming Certification under the WLA requirements.
Company scores hat trick at Gaming Intelligence 2021 Awards, three longtime lottery partners named Lottery Operators of the Year
The WLA has been doing its part in the fight to keep sports fair, honest, and transparent. Despite the efforts of sports organizations to promote good governance, the world of sports continues to experience problems with corruption.
• Sales up across the board, with lotto a key growth driver • Tokyo 2020 powers good causes connection • Strong retail recovery, with in-store sales up +4.5% • Total Good Causes returns have now surpassed £45 billion
Solid performance driven by persisting online growth ATHENS, Greece – November 23, 2021 – OPAP S.A. (OPAr.AT, OPAP:GA), the leading gaming operator in Greece, announces its consolidated financial results for the period ended September 30th, 2021, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
More and more customers of Veikkaus authenticate themselves whilst gambling. The degree of authentication has risen significantly during 2021, currently reaching up to ca. 80 percent. By the end of 2023, all Veikkaus games will be subject to compulsory authentication.
Company joins lotteries around the world for fourth consecutive year to help educate consumers that lottery games are not child’s play
The stage is set to examine a wide range of possibilities as experts in technology and government IT explore Cloud computing with IGT lottery customers worldwide on December 7th in the next phase of IGT’s Players Project series.
• Accelerates company’s strategic vision and singular focus to be the leading crossplatform global game company • Major milestone to streamline organization and unlock shareholder value • Significantly transforms the balance sheet by accelerating de-levering and providing flexibility to invest in growth
More than 75 new trees planted at Company’s Montreal campus as part of citywide environmental initiative
The impacts of the pandemic brought with them a new set of opportunities, risks, and consumer expectations. IGT provides an update on how the company is staying ahead of the challenges and operating responsibly to support customers and contribute to a more equitable and sustainable world.
In the mid-15th century, Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, did the lottery industry an unexpected favor when he imposed a hefty fine on the city of Bruges as punishment for a violent revolt by the local craft guilds. The fine was so huge, and the restive population so hostile to higher taxes, that the city authorities needed to innovate to create a new source of revenues. Their landmark decision nearly 600 years ago was to change the European lottery landscape forever…