The WILL initiative is striving to make the lottery industry one of the most diverse business sectors across the globe. Founded in 2016 by WLA President, Rebecca Hargrove, WILL now has an international board of directors and mentorship programs on two continents.
Since the repeal of PASPA in 2018, eleven US states have rolled out sports betting, and that number continues to climb as more and more states across the US pass sports betting legislation. Activate – a consulting firm in sports, media and technology – estimates that sports betting revenues in the US will exceed USD 130 billion annually by the year 2023.
The professional life of Guy Simonis is revealed in his memoir – Lottery Lore – as a mixture of fate, strategy, risk, and diplomacy, that culminated in the founding of the World Lottery Association (WLA) and brought him international renown as an educator and authority on the global lottery and sports betting sector.
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