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 previous article in this series covering cryptocurrencies and their use in illegal betting, we referred to a report issued by the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) that highlighted the extent of the issue. The ARF plays an instrumental role in bringing attention to the issues around illegal betting in Asia, including where cryptocurrency is involved. The Federation also identifies and supports measures to combat the problem.
We are pleased to announce that the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) will receive increased support from the global lottery community in 2022. After the departure of the GLMS General Secretary this past June, the WLA, together with the European Lotteries (EL) and GLMS, began exploring ways to optimize synergies in order to provide GLMS members with the best service possible.
Council of state-owned lottery monopoly company Latvijas Loto has appointed Mr. Edgars Lediņš Chairman of Latvijas Loto.
Veikkaus’ goal is to be a carbon neutral company. We have made a commitment to reduce our environmental impacts and curb the progress of climate change. At the end of 2021, we joined a voluntary international initiative, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
CASABLANCA, December 30, 2021 (Business Wire) – La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports (MDJS) is launching an International Call for Tenders to appoint a new operator for the overall management and operation of its lottery, sports betting and other games activities.
CASABLANCA, 30 décembre 2021 (Business Wire) – La Marocaine des Jeux et des sports (MDJS) lance un Appel d'Offres International pour désigner un nouvel opérateur pour la gestion globale et l'exploitation de ses activités de loterie, de paris sportifs et autres jeux.
Guardrails are often put in place to keep people within safe boundaries and to prevent harm. Can the notion of player-health ‘guardrails’ help evolve how gambling products are marketed to mitigate high-risk play and improve player-health outcomes?
Vancouver, B.C., December 15, 2021 — BCLC is reminding all shoppers that Scratch & Win and lottery tickets make great stocking stuffers for adults – but not for kids.
In the first part of this segment, we undertook a relatively neutral examination of how cryptocurrencies and blockchain can be used in lotteries and gaming. In this piece, we’ll look more closely at how the technology is being exploited by those involved in illegal lotteries and gambling operations. While illegal betting is a problem that long precedes cryptocurrencies, the borderless, digital, censorship-resistant features of the technology throw up new issues for lottery regulators and licensed industry operators.
Company’s second-chance digital promotions and CRM solution will launch with Lottery’s 50th Anniversary promotion
Superlotto Games has recently taken a huge step in strengthening its global position by partnering up with Skilrock Technologies. As a result of this partnership, Superlotto Games’ casino, e-instant lottery, and live lottery games will now be available alongside Skilrock Technologies’ game portfolio in over 26 jurisdictions.
Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have received much attention over recent years, and their evolution is a lesson in the application of technology for good and ill. Blockchains have found legitimate utility in supply chain, financial clearing and settlement, and manufacturing while also being used to set up applications offering illicit gambling or trading activities. Cryptocurrencies, the first use case of blockchains, have gained increasing prominence as an asset class, including institutional adoption. In contrast, their unregulated status and use in underground online operations mean they continue to pose issues for law enforcement agencies around the globe.
Boulogne-Billancourt (France), December 10, 2021 – FDJ Gaming Solutions made public today their key role to bring first Elite-S terminal in production for Veikkaus Oy. FDJ Gaming Solutions is providing its digital development platform (DDP) and image analysis to Veikkaus Oy so that they can develop their own terminal application in full independence on Carrus Gaming camera-based Elite-S terminals. Veikkaus Oy will operate, monitor and update their terminals thanks to FDJ Gaming Solutions’ terminal management suite (TMS).
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, December 7, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) extends congratulations to the Minnesota Lottery on the launch of its new DIG DUG™ instant ticket, making it the first ever Lottery to include the iconic arcade classic as part of an instant ticket lineup!
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, November 30, 2021 /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.