The WLA is pleased to announce the publication of a guide on sports betting marketing, with a focus on the marketing communications of sports betting products. It offers guidance on how to market such products competitively, yet responsibly, in order to meet the competition from illegal betting operators head-on.
Last year, the WLA began ramping up its actions in the fight against illegal lotteries and betting operations. The WLA, in collaboration with the Global Lottery Monitoring System, brought more awareness raising initiatives to the world lottery community, in an effort to help its members around the globe protect their interests and better serve their respective communities.
The very principles on which the WLA is founded; territorial integrity, public order and morality are being called into question by the unprecedent invasion of Ukraine by Russia aided by Belarus.
As work continued within the confines of the global pandemic, 2021 saw an increase in WLA virtual events that attracted over 1,500 participants from around the world. Most of the webinars were organized in cooperation with five regional associations.
The World Lottery Association (WLA) has recently published a brochure on the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, providing a brief guide on Macolin Convention and why it is important for the lottery and sports betting sector.
The eighth edition of the WLA Global Lottery Data Compendium (GLDC), providing high-quality, accurate, in-depth, and timely data on the state of the global lottery industry, can now be accessed from the member section of the WLA website.
Patricia McQueen, Editor for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, will receive the Media Award for her work covering the field of problem and addicted gambling, presented by the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling.
01 February 2022. The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have signed a cooperation agreement for the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions through effective information sharing and coordinated education activities.
The Asian Racing Federation (ARF) has launched a bi-weekly e-mail news summary, which provides readers with more timely news updates on illegal betting and related financial crime.
Hidden vulnerabilities can be a major threat to the stability of information security systems. If not spotted and resolved in a timely manner, they can become an issue for the entire lottery operation and jeopardize lottery data. The WLA/EL Security and Operational Risks Webinar which took place at the end of 2021, took a deep dive into testing methodologies, with a focus on bug bounties for identifying hidden vulnerabilities, risk management and a virtual cyber security exercise.