Lausanne, June 12, 2017 – At the recent General Meeting (GM) of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), which took place on Thursday 8 June in Krakow, Poland, the new GLMS Executive Committee took office.
In 2016, full-year on full-year sales grew by 4% globally, doubling the 2% full-year on full-year increase in worldwide sales reported in 2015. Solid performances in the North American and Asia Pacific markets, which reported growth slightly above the global average, provided the foundations for the 2016 end-of-year results. In other markets, burgeoning sales in Africa were offset by a contraction in sales in Latin America. Overall, the 4% year-on-year increase in worldwide sales was a little below five-year average global growth of 5.7%, as the attendant graph (right and below) indicates.
The European Lotteries Association (EL) and the World Lottery Association (WLA), upon invitation of the IOC President, Thomas Bach, participated on Wednesday in the 2nd IOC International Forum on Sports Integrity (IFSI), organised in Lausanne. Lotteries joined a wide range of stakeholders from the sports movement, governments, the Council of Europe, the EU and the UN, who flocked to Lausanne on this occasion and had the chance to discuss issues related to match-fixing and good governance in sport.