WLA Regular Members are organizations licensed or authorized to conduct lotteries and/or sports betting operations by a jurisdiction domiciled in a state recognized by the United Nations. Sales of games of chance and/or skill must account for the majority of the organization’s total annual gross revenues, and the majority of the organization’s net revenues must be dedicated to the public good. Applications for WLA membership must be approved by the WLA Executive Committee, at which point applicants are provisionally accepted into the association. Regular membership remains provisional until it is ratified by the delegates of the WLA’s biennial General meeting. The next General Meeting will be held in October 2022.
The three new members provisionally accepted by the WLA into the association are:
Founded in 1887, Varelotteriet is one of Denmark's oldest lotteries. Varelotteriet was originally established to support artisans and craftsmen in Denmark. Today they raise funds to support a wide variety of social causes in the country.
ODDSET Sportwetten GmbH, Germany
Headquartered in Munich, Germany, ODDSET Sportwetten GmbH has been providing sports betting services to the 16 state lotteries of Germany for more than 20 years. They operate around 15,000 points of sale in nine out 16 of Germany’s federal states and are accessible online at www.oddset.de and on mobile devices. ODDSET prides in their safe, reliable, and transparent gaming products and strive to heighten the passion for sports in Germany.
Lottomatica Scommese, Italy
Lottomatica S.p.A. is the premiere lottery operator in Italy and owing to its size and sales volume, is a driving force in the European lottery and betting market. Thanks to its wide range of products and services; its expertise; and its investments in innovation, technology, and responsible gaming; Lottomatica can offer a wide range of gaming products across all sales channels. Employing over 16,000 lottery professionals nationwide, Lottomatica boasts one of the largest retailer networks in Europe and is an industry leading company in all segments of operation – from online gaming to sports betting, and VLTs.
The Lottomatica Group assumed its current name after the successful acquisition of IGT’s Italian B2C gaming activities by the Gamenet Group S.p.A on May 10, 2021.
Associate membership of the WLA is open to any supplier of goods or services to state-controlled lottery or sports-betting operators, whose business practices are compatible with the aims and objectives of the association. Applications for associate membership must be endorsed by at least two WLA member lottery or sports-betting operators and receive final approval from the WLA Executive Committee.
The three organizations accepted by the WLA as new associate members are:
EveryMatrix was founded in 2008 by a team of visionary people with the aim of creating a fully flexible and tailored software solution for online operators. They currently have offices in nine countries on three continents.
EveryMatrix delivers a modular and API driven suite of products for casinos, sports betting operators, payments, and affiliate/agent management. The company’s B2B iGaming solutions are designed to help clients unleash bold ideas and deliver an outstanding experience to players in regulated markets.
To offer the services required by operators, EveryMatrix’s products work together as an entire platform or independently. Their products can be easily integrated with existing platforms to accommodate different types of clients from bookmakers to lotteries, from existing large operations to newcomers.
Paytronix Systems (Pty) Ltd., South Africa
Paytronix Systems is an established, strategic ICT Solutions Provider offering specialized ICT services to the lottery and gaming sector.
Through their 15-year track record of providing innovative and secure ICT outsourced services, Paytronix Systems has established long-term partnerships with their customers. The Paytronix Lottery System (PLS) is a powerful, secure transaction engine, with distributed security and business continuity options to fulfill the most stringent regulatory requirements. Given its extraordinary power and flexibility, the Paytronix Lottery System is the ideal end-to-end solution for lottery businesses both large and small.
China Gaming Technology Co., Ltd.
Founded in August 2017, China Gaming Technology Co., Ltd. (CGT) is funded and wholly owned by the China Welfare Lottery Issuance and Management Centre and is approved by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China. CGT is committed to the China Welfare Lottery industry, providing operations, data management, technology R&D, and other services to create a platform for professional, reliable, and innovative technical support, and think-tank resources.
The WLA welcomes the three new Regular Members and three new Associate Members and looks forward to serving them in the future.