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 81 countries and territories.
WLA member lotteries contributed almost USD 83 billion to fund good causes in FY 2022. Since 1999, WLA member lotteries have raised an estimated total of USD 1.6 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 issuance of the regulation for Law Nº 31557 created a pivotal moment in Peru's remote gaming and sports betting industry. Upon learning of this new regulation, operators faced the challenge of unraveling and understanding a series of novel technical and legal aspects for the national market.
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Membership emphasises commitment to responsible gambling and industry-leading IT solutions
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EveryMatrix has registered the strongest financial results in its 16-year history setting record growth and profitability including 56% quarterly profit margin for Q4 2023 – its third consecutive quarter above 50%.
The Chilean company with nearly 90 years of history seeks to update and improve its offer of digital games to respond to its strategy of innovation and digital transformation.
Company’s key milestones on schedule and new, modern UK technology facility officially operating
LONDON, February 1, 2024 (PRNewswire) – International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has extended its contract with UAB Perlas Network ("Perlas") for an additional 12 years until 2035. As part of the agreement, IGT will provide upgrades to the Lottery's central retail system including advanced software and user interfaces.
EveryMatrix has obtained approval to operate in Pennsylvania giving it access to its sixth regulated North American iGaming market.
The 10th anniversary edition of the WLA Global Lottery Data Compendium (GLDC) is now available and can be accessed via the member section of the WLA website (sign-in required). This celebratory edition presents FY 2022 and FY 2021 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), including sales, Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR), and money for good causes, for 144 of 153 WLA member lotteries and sports betting operators, or 94.1% of the regular membership.
Vancouver, B.C., January 29, 2024 – BCLC has received the World Lottery Association’s (WLA) Level 4 certification, the highest level granted by the WLA’s Independent Assessment Panel (IAP) for excellence in player health programming. This is the fifth consecutive time BCLC has earned the Level 4 certification through the WLA’s rigorous assessment process.
LONDON, January 29, 2024 (PRNewswire) – International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it will showcase a comprehensive portfolio of performance-focused gaming, iGaming, iLottery, systems and sports betting solutions in stand N3-150 at ICE London 2024 ("ICE"), Feb. 6-8, 2024. The three-day event is hailed as the gaming industry's largest trade show and is an opportunity for IGT to demonstrate its leadership in research-driven gaming solutions that propel growth and generate player excitement.
Skilrock Technologies is excited to announce that it will visit ICE London 2024 on 6-8 February 2024 at the ExCeL London. As the company continues to expand its reach, its commitment to sustainable growth for the lottery & gaming industry is clearly demonstrated through active participation in such notable events.
With the growth of illegal betting, match-fixing, and corruption in sport, estimating the size of the illegal betting and gaming market has become a key interest of WLA lottery and sports betting members and the wider gaming industry in general. However, sizing illegal markets is notoriously difficult. In a first, Singapore Pools has developed an artificial intelligence application that uses machine learning to deliver relatively accurate estimates of illegal betting and gaming for the local market.
WLA and the European Lotteries Security and Operational Risks webinar week on 5-7 December, attracted more than 300 attendees from around the world. Experts and thought leaders discussed diverse aspects of cybersecurity and AI, and how to best protect lottery operations from security breaches.
The industry benefits when lotteries share learnings with one another, as they did most recently at IGT’s International Instants Workshop.
Skilrock is excited to announce that it will be participating in the strategic event for the Latin American and Caribbean region. Carlos Contreras, Project Coordinator LATAM, will be in attendance to discuss the dynamic lottery & gaming industry in Colombia and other markets in the continent. He is looking forward to meeting with current and potential clients at GAT Showcase and presenting to them the immense possibilities of its cutting-edge technology solutions.
INTRALOT announces EBITDA growth +14% y-o-y and positive Earnings after Tax €4.4m in 1H23
WINNIPEG, MB, August 30, 2023 (CNW) – Pollard Banknote Limited (“Pollard Banknote”; TSX: PBL) is pleased to announce its subsidiary mkodo Limited (“mkodo”), an award-winning B2B supplier of mobile and front-end technology to the iGaming and lottery industry, has been shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious SBC Awards 2023: Employer of the Year and Innovation in Mobile.
Company’s game portfolio management, advanced logistics and analytics drive four consecutive years of growth to benefit education in Ohio
LONDON, August 30, 2023 (PRNewswire) – International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed a contract with EULOTO UAB ("Euloto"), the operator providing lottery in the Republic of Lithuania. As part of the agreement, IGT will deploy its advanced cloud-based remote game server (RGS) and at least 12 eInstant games each year.
LONDON, August 29, 2023 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) today announced that it has reached a 5-year agreement with the McKenna Institute at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to fund the expansion of the university’s software curriculum.
Skilrock’s Julian Arabadjiyski will participate in a panel discussion on “Reshaping ecommerce for a smarter shopping experience: The empowering role of AI in the future of retail” on Day 1 of the event. He will be joined by Mr Vsevolod Krutko, CEO & Board Member, Vondel Digital; and Mr. Oliver De Bono, CEO, Quantum Gaming.
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August 21, 2023 – Skilrock Technologies is thrilled to announce its participation as an exhibitor at SiGMA BALKANS & CIS, happening from 4-7 September 2023 in Cyprus. As a leading provider, Skilrock is excited to showcase its latest innovations and engage with industry professionals and attendees at the event.
August 21, 2023 – NeoGames S.A (Nasdaq: NGMS) subsidiary Wizard Games has marked its debut with Atlantic Lottery (AL) as it goes live for the first time in Atlantic Canada.
BCLC signs exclusive license agreement with Light & Wonder
Company announces industry-first, one-stop access to curated iLottery games from studios around the world
$1.5 billion in sales, $1.03 billion in prizes, $300 million in transfers to the state!*
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, August 16, 2023 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (“Pollard Banknote”; TSX: PBL) is pleased to announce its subsidiary, Diamond Game, has been awarded a contract with the Missouri Lottery (“the Lottery”) for Pull-Tabs dispensers following a competitive bid process. The initial three-year contract term commences October 1, 2023, and includes the option to extend for three additional one-year periods.
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Skilrock, a leading provider of technology solutions for the gaming and lottery industry, recently sponsored a highly successful webinar organized by TrulyExpo. The event drew attendees from around the world and provided an outstanding opportunity to explore the rapidly growing gaming market in Africa and ask questions directly to a stellar panel of industry experts.
LONDON (August 10, 2023) – IGT announced today that it recently deployed its high-performing cloud-based iLottery platform and related components for Société de la Loterie de la Suisse Romande (“Loterie Romande”) in Switzerland
Sports betting supplier to provide the only regulated online gambling website for the Canadian province of Alberta with a fully managed sportsbook
Company's Vice President Global Lottery Marketing honored for playing pivotal role in lottery industry
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Don’t miss out on this free & thought-provoking webinar by industry-leading experts in the lottery & gaming business! We are receiving an overwhelming response from the registrants and would like to thank everyone for displaying such great enthusiasm and participating in large numbers. But, the time has come to announce the last call for registration as we are about to wrap up the signup process.
LUXEMBOURG, Aug. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – NeoGames S.A. (Nasdaq: NGMS) (“NeoGames” or the “Company”), a technology-driven provider of end-to-end iLottery and iGaming solutions, has significantly enhanced its senior leadership team in North America following the appointment of Robert Wesley as the company’s new Vice President of North American Customer Development, effective August 1.
LUXEMBOURG, July 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NeoGames S.A. (Nasdaq: NGMS) (“NeoGames” or the “Company”), a technology-driven provider of end-to-end iLottery and iGaming solutions, is set to significantly widen its European reach, after agreeing to a four-year deal with the Lotteries Entertainment Innovation Alliance AS (LEIA), which will see its content supplied in all the lotteries in Scandinavia, as well as in France.
Athens, July 31, 2023 – INTRALOT S.A. is pleased to announce that its U.S. subsidiary INTRALOT, Inc. has signed an extension of its contract with the Wyoming Lottery Corporation for an additional five-year term. INTRALOT, Inc. will continue to provide its advanced lottery operating system and comprehensive services to support the operations of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation until August 25, 2034. This renewal underscores the strong partnership between INTRALOT, Inc. and the Wyoming Lottery, ensuring an ongoing commitment to innovation and success in the lottery and gaming sector for the State.
The Summer edition of the WLA magazine covers the important topic of Combatting illegal betting to maintain sport integrity.
As the African lottery & gaming market shows positive signs of growth, it gets more crucial to set a unified action plan, understand the local markets better, explore the exponential growth potential, regulations, digital era, digital payments, omnichannel & omnigaming approach, etc. Understanding the significance of this, Skilrock is sponsoring this vital webinar; and its Executive Director & CEO will act as a moderator among an illustrious lineup of speakers. This endeavour is supported by other sponsors - Way2Go Consulting, F9 Media Group and Palms Bet.
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Poland's national lottery operator becomes first European lottery to launch end-to-end iLottery program on the cloud
The webinar is organized by TrulyExpo and brings together global industry leaders to discuss the rise of lottery & gaming in the region. The interactive webinar will provide insights into the development of the massive African market and empower attendees to develop the right business strategy. As the continent is poised for impressive growth, it is likely to attract attendees from all parts of the world.
Bede Gaming is pleased to announce a new leader in its Executive team, with the appointment of Dan Whiteley as Chief Technology Officer.
ATLANTA, July 19, 2022 – Scientific Games Vice President of Sales Jeff Shoumaker and Senior Manager of Business Intelligence Jacob Kreider have each received a prestigious Powers Award from the North American State and Provincial Lotteries Association, honoring those in the lottery industry with the highest achievement, drive and integrity. Shoumaker was nominated by the Texas Lottery and Kreider was nominated by the Pennsylvania Lottery.
OpenBet will work with ALT Sports Data to provide affiliate services for PBR and additional services for alternative sports
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SPRING HILL, QLD, July 17, 2023 – A new partnership has been announced today that will renew the historic connection between NSW Lotteries and the Sydney Opera House as Australia’s cultural icon prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary this October.
Company grows sports betting footprint in Mississippi through new retail sportsbook
Successful partnership positions lottery for future growth to benefit North Carolina students, serves as model for world lotteries
With the release of its 16th annual Sustainability Report, IGT shares an update on the company’s global sustainability strategy, current initiatives, and positive impacts. All are centered around IGT’s Sustainable Play™ program, helping to ensure success for the company and its stakeholders – and drive industry growth well into the future.
Lausanne, Switzerland, 10 July – Fabio Cairoli, Chief Executive Officer, Global Lottery at International Game Technology PLC (IGT), and former member of the WLA Executive Committee, passed away unexpectedly on the evening of Saturday, 8 July. He was 58.
July 10, 2023 – OpenBet has become a Gold Contributor with the World Lottery Association (WLA) – proving itself to be a trusted partner to lotteries worldwide, and complying with WLA standards for social responsibility, responsible gaming, security and risk management.
Company introduces regionally attuned gaming solutions to elevate the experience at Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino in Panama City
Exclusive long-term strategic partnership now continues through the end of the 2027-28 season; Genius Sports to remain the exclusive distributor of the NFL’s official live game data and Next Gen Stats (“NGS”) feeds to global media and betting markets; Extended agreement also includes exclusive right to distribute, digital advertising inventory and marks and logos to global sportsbooks, and NFL low latency Watch & Bet live game video feeds to international sportsbooks, as well as integrity monitoring services for all NFL games; An additional agreement extends Genius Sports’ exclusive right to distribute NFL low latency Watch & Bet live game video feeds to U.S. sportsbooks
LONDON, June 29, 2023 (PRNewswire) – International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) today announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Services Limited, has signed a cross-licensing agreement with FDJ Gaming Solutions France ("FGS"), a subsidiary of FDJ Group which delivers B2B betting services, distribution services and interactive services for the gaming industry.