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
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…
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, October 4, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) congratulates the Texas Lottery on achieving a record-breaking $8.107 billion in overall sales in FY 2021, marking the Texas Lottery’s 11th consecutive record-breaking year. This outstanding success was primarily driven by scratch ticket sales, that reached a remarkable $6.6 billion—an increase of more than $1 billion over FY 2020.
Genius Sports to provide BetMGM and Entain brands with full NFL offering including official data feeds, sportsbook content and fan engagement solutions • BetMGM is a leading sports betting platform in the U.S. available in 16 markets • New agreement expands on Genius Sports’ decade-long official data and trading partnership with Entain
September 29, 2021: Today, VIXIO GamblingCompliance is delighted to announce the recipient of the Global Regulatory Award for Compliance Lifetime Achievement will be Birgitte Sand.
Significant milestone advancing vision to become the leading cross-platform global game company • Accelerates de-levering plan and unlocks significant value
Hong Kong, September 23, 2021 – AGTech Holdings Limited (“AGTech” , HKEX stock code:08279) is delighted to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Beijing AGTech GOT Technology Co., Ltd (“AGTech GOT”) has recently won eight sports lottery terminal procurement bidding projects successively in Henan province, Hebei province, Zhejiang province, Jilin province, Hunan province, Shanxi province, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Guangdong province of the People’s Republic of China.
Genius Sports to provide Golden Nugget with its market-leading official data and trading solutions for the English Premier League, NASCAR, and NFL
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, September 20, 2021 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) is recognizing the American Gaming Association’s Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) September 19-25, 2021 to demonstrate the global Company’s commitment to responsible gaming across its business.
Santa Casa has boosted the prizes of TOTOBOLA to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of this iconic pari mutuel sports betting game.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, September 14, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is proud to announce that its legal team has been shortlisted in the category of In-House Counsel/Legal Team of the Year at the 2021 Global Regulatory Awards hosted by VIXIO Gambling Compliance.
The Third South African National Lottery Operator, ITHUBA Holdings is once again in the spotlight for leading from the front. Charmaine Mabuza CEO, of ITHUBA has received honours from the prestigious Gender Mainstreaming Awards 2021 as the overall Champion in the Positive Role Model category. Last month Mabuza was the winner of two other Gender Mainstreaming Awards, namely the Positive Role Model: Large National Company: Regional awards Gauteng as well as the Positive Role Model: Large National Company Southern Africa.
Company continues as a valued partner to WestLotto for instant ticket printing services
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LONDON, September 9, 2021 – IGT announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Canada Solutions ULC (hereinafter “IGT”), has extended its contract with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation for one year to continue providing its most advanced video lottery central system, INTELLIGEN™.
Genius Sports to power Barstool Sportsbook with full suite of U.S. sports content, including exclusive EPL, NASCAR, and NFL sports data feeds and dynamic content solutions
September 8, 2021: Today, VIXIO GamblingCompliance unveiled the shortlist for the 2021 Global Regulatory Awards (GRAs). Now in their fifth year, the VIXIO GRAs recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, teams and businesses across the gambling landscape who have excelled in the field of compliance, corporate social responsibility and responsible gambling over the course of the year.
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In defiance of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, lotteries recover strongly in H1 2021 after a turbulent 2020.
Multi-year agreement includes official sports data and data-driven digital advertising • Caesars Entertainment to leverage Genius’ portfolio of official live data feeds for NFL, NASCAR and English Premier League content
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, September 2, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Next Generation Lotteries (“NGL”), has signed a new contract with EULOTO in Lithuania. Under this new agreement, NGL will deliver its portfolio of original eInstant games, together with its cloud-based Remote Gaming Server (RGS). The two-year contract is in place until October 2023, with a provision for a one-year extension.
Nominations for the annual Arch L. Gleason Award for Responsible Gambling Leadership now are being accepted by the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling (KYCPG). The Gleason Award honors gambling industry executives for commitment to and leadership of responsible gambling actions in their business and with their industry.
PlayAlberta.ca now offers first regulated sportsbook for Albertans
GLMS is pleased to share the 2021 Mid-term Monitoring & Intelligence Report. GLMS has had a busy first six months of 2021, from education to policy-making, engaging with our members and monitoring to maintain sport integrity. We are delighted to share several activities in which our Individual lottery members as well as our associate and regulating members and GLMS have participated, enhancing the quality of sports betting and especially facilitating the prevention, detection and monitoring of sports integrity.
JOHNSTON, Iowa, July 1, 2021 – The Board of Directors of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) re-elected Sarah M. Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery, to lead as Board President for Fiscal Year 2022. Taylor has served as MUSL Board President since July 2020 and prior to that role served as Board Vice President.