Taking into consideration the spread of COVID-19 and the related difficulties, the WLA will be extending the submission deadline for Responsible Gaming Framework certification until July 1.
As the Independent Assessment Panel works remotely, they will review WLA-RGF submissions received by the usual May 1 deadline. However, for those lotteries that are currently in the process of compiling their submission and are hindered due to the current pandemic, the WLA has extended the deadline until July 1, 2020.
In light of the continued spread of the coronavirus, the WLA has decided to suspend all seminars and events until further notice. This includes all seminars in cooperation with the five regional associations – ALA, APLA, CIBELAE, EL, and NASPL – as well as any committee meetings that were planned to be held in the immediate future.
A decision on the World Lottery Summit (WLS 2020) has not yet been taken. A move to suspend WLS 2020 will depend on how the situation with the coronavirus develops in the coming weeks.
We hope these measures will not cause any undue inconvenience. This decision was not taken lightly, but with the safety and interest of our members in mind. Following the best advice of government health officials around the globe, we will continue to monitor the situation and update WLA members as needed.
The World Lottery Association (WLA) is an international trade organization that serves the interests of state-authorized lotteries and suppliers to the global lottery industry. The WLA serves over 150 state lotteries and more than 75 lottery sector suppliers worldwide. WLA lottery members exist to support good causes in their respective jurisdictions through the sale of responsible, ethical, and entertaining gaming products. To find out more about who we are, please take a few brief moments to watch this introductory video.