The release of the 13th annual IGT Sustainability Report continues the company’s longstanding practice of reporting transparently on its efforts to advance the goal of socially responsible corporate citizenship.
As the coronavirus pandemic has swept the world, the health and economic impact on local communities has been far-reaching. Across the board, WLA member lotteries have stepped up in support of their communities, going above and beyond their usual charitable endeavors to help alleviate the effects of this unprecedented crisis. Below we provide a selection of some of the many lotteries making a difference in the fight against COVID-19.
Taking risks can give organizations a competitive edge and create new business opportunities. But the right risks must be taken and they must be constantly managed and re-assessed. A recent survey of WLA members provided insights into the overall state of play in risk management in the lottery and sports betting sector, and pointed to some specific priorities for lottery leaders.
Lausanne, September 28, 2020 – SBC Barcelona Digital Summit successfully discusses the evolution of lotteries in an ever evolving COVID-19 climate
In my first blog post, Establishing trust, I spoke about personnel security and the importance of establishing trust in individuals that could impact the integrity of an operations games (WLA-SCS:2020, G.2.1.6 Personnel security). In this second blog post, we will look at another new control concerning responsible disclosure.
This week the WLA Security and Risk Management Committee (SRMC) has been working to finalize the 2020 version of the WLA Security Control Standard (WLA-SCS:2020), which is soon to be launched, pending approval by the delegates of the WLA General Meeting in October. The new standard will help WLA members give assurance to all their stakeholders that security is, and remains, one of their highest priorities. Alongside the work we have done on the standard, I thought it would be useful to write a series of blog posts explaining some of the new controls and their significance, and offer some considerations in their implementation. The blog posts will appear in the coming days under the subheading, “Introducing the WLA Security Control Standard 2020”.
COVID-19 cases top 14 million worldwide with a confirmed case fatality rate of ≈4.3% and an estimated infection fatality rate of ≈0.65%.
Like the global financial crisis of 2008, or the 9/11 terror attacks, the coronavirus pandemic has proved to be an earth-shaking event. The full magnitude of its consequences will likely be felt for years to come. Now, emerging from the pandemic lockdown, we are faced with many uncertainties. True to its nature, the world lottery community is collectively working to seek clarity in the wake of the crisis.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has been pioneering something of a revolution in pool betting. The WLA Magazine explains the pros and cons of the World Pool.