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.
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 28, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) congratulates the Minnesota Lottery (“Lottery”) on the success of its $5 Chevrolet® Silverado® instant ticket. The game launched in early March and includes an exciting 2nd Chance promotion that will see one lucky player drive home a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado® Trail Boss. Based on the first five weeks of sales, Chevrolet Silverado® has sold a remarkable 56% higher than the average of all $5 licensed games launched since 2018.
MONCTON (N.B.) – In partnership with Splashdot, Atlantic Lottery is once again leading the charge in digital innovation with its new Jackpot family of Scratch’N Win tickets. A first of its kind in Canada, the products feature additional opportunities to win a progressive jackpot of up to $1 million hosted within AL’s 2Chance contest web site.
Loterie Romande has taken the decision to allocate exceptional assistance to cafés, bars and restaurants that sell its games. The 3.5 million francs will be distributed among over 800 cafés, bars and restaurants that are Loterie Romande’s sales partners in French-speaking Switzerland to provide support to a sector that has been uncommonly hard hit by the economic fallout from the public-health crisis. Through this act of solidarity, Loterie Romande is bolstering its support for its distribution network and affirming its sense of public responsibility towards the community in these challenging times.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 21, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a significant long-term contract extension, which underscores the strength of its relationship with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (“OLG”). Under this agreement, Pollard Banknote will continue to serve as OLG’s primary INSTANT ticket supplier, providing a full range of products and services through July 31, 2032, with an additional five-year renewal option.
On the role of Random Number Generators in modern lottery operations.
NEW YORK, NY and LONDON, UK April 20, 2021 – Genius Sports Group (“GSG”) the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media, announced today that it has completed its previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”) with dMY Technology Group, Inc. II (“dMY II”). The Business Combination was approved at a special meeting of dMY II’s stockholders held Friday, April 16.
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LONDON, April 8, 2021 – International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter “IGT”), was awarded a one-year contract extension with the Wisconsin Lottery, continuing IGT’s current contract through May 2026.
Carmanah Signs is excited to welcome digital lottery and omnichannel expert Jason Barrs to the team. Joining Carmanah as Vice President of Product Marketing, Barrs brings extensive lottery retail marketing experience to Carmanah’s customers and industry partners.
LAS VEGAS, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today that Victor Blanco will join the Company in 2022 as Chief Technology Officer. Blanco brings a leading-edge perspective and technology expertise to complement the Company's leadership team.
BALTIMORE, April 15, 2021 – Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica announced on Thursday that he will be retiring from his position as the head of the Agency on June 1. Appointed by Governor Larry Hogan in 2015, Medenica has had notable success running the Agency, consistently setting revenue and profit records. The fiscal year ending June 30 will be another all-time record for the Maryland Lottery.
Lotteries are facing significant challenges in the context of the current pandemic. Workforces have moved from face-to-face meetings in offices to video calls and teleworking while cybersecurity threats continue to rise. Additionally, many lotteries have had to adapt their service offerings to the new regulations put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Moreover, many lotteries that previously enjoyed exclusivity in their respective markets are now challenged with rising competition from various gaming offerings on the Internet. Lottery organizations worldwide have had to adapt to these changes rapidly, and agility is a key component that allows them to continue to strive.
The WLA is dedicated to continuously improving the products and services it offers to the WLA membership. In keeping with this theme, we are pleased to announce several measures taken recently to strengthen the WLA’s position as the industry-leading body representing the interests of the state-regulated lottery and sports betting sector.
The last twelve months has seen the way we work, live and play change dramatically in light of the global pandemic. At BCLC, we’ve pivoted our approach to business and accelerated our player health response to meet our players’ needs in a quickly changing societal context and entertainment landscape.