Dortmund, 24 February 2022 – Impressive milestone for adesso’s lottery segment: after passing the recent WLA security audit, the IT service provider is now certified in accordance with the highly respected Security Control Standard 2020 (WLA-SCS:2020) of the World Lottery Association (WLA). adesso is one of the first software manufacturers to meet this essential security standard for the industry and to offer this certification to its customers.
adesso has been supporting lottery companies around the world for over two decades and is very familiar with the challenges digitalization poses for the gaming market. The WLA-SCS:2020 (Level 2) standard of the World Lottery Association is the seal of quality for outstanding information, security and integrity measures in the industry. Level 2 is the highest level of certification and comprises a demanding set of criteria that must be fulfilled not only by lottery and sports betting operators in their international business, but also by their technology service providers and suppliers if they want to remain competitive.
During the certification audit, adesso’s processes as an IT service provider to the industry underwent a comprehensive, smooth assessment and met the requirements for WLA-SCS:2020, Level 2, without any reservations.
The WLA standard is a key benchmark of security, risk management and integrity for the sector. It describes a security management process that is aligned both with international standards and with a common security baseline that represents good practice for lottery and sports betting operators. The standard comprises a large number of controls and requirements for lottery and sports betting operators and their suppliers.
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Striemer, Senior Vice President Lottery at adesso, views the certification as a way of building trust: “Trust is a vital currency in an industry where lotteries and sports betting operators handle vast sums of the public’s money. Excellence in processes and solutions is the foundation for building trusting relationships with industry stakeholders, national supervisory authorities, and especially players. As a long-standing partner to the sector, adesso is naturally one of the first movers and delighted to receive this certification.”
In the past two decades, adesso has successfully implemented numerous projects at German and international companies in the gaming industry, giving it both a deep knowledge of the sector and a unique position on the market. The IT service provider offers lottery companies organization development along the entire value chain, from strategy consulting and the development of suitable business models in project and process management, through to the roll-out of proven IT solutions. Only last year, adesso caught the industry’s attention with compelling innovations such as LotteryForce, the modular iGaming platform of the future, and adessoDraws, a revolutionary blockchain-based electronic drawing system for digital lotteries.
adesso is a member of the World Lottery Association (WLA), which represents the interests of some 140 state lottery companies worldwide and organizes the World Lottery Summit, as well as of the European Lotteries (EL) and the Asian-Pacific Lottery Association (APLA).
adesso will showcase its innovations as an exhibitor at this year’s WLA Summit, to be held in Vancouver in October.
adesso advises lottery companies as well as lottery operators and organizers at both national and international level on the systematic alignment of their strategy, organization, processes and infrastructure. The IT service provider delivers standard and customized software solutions that meet the needs of individual customers facing the challenges of digitalization in the gaming market. adesso’s customer base includes more than 40 companies in the international gaming industry.
adesso is one of the leading IT service providers in the German-speaking area and focuses its consulting and software development activities on the core business processes of companies and public authorities. adesso’s strategy is based on three pillars: the deep industry-specific know-how of its staff, the comprehensive expertise in technology and the application of reliable methods in software implementation projects. Following this approach, adesso develops superior IT solutions, which enhance the competitive position of a company.
adesso was founded in Dortmund in 1997 and employs more than 5,600 members of staff. The share is listed on the regulated market. Some of the most important customers are Commerzbank, Daimler, Münchener Rück, Hannover Rück, Union Investment, Bosch, Westdeutsche Lotterie, Swisslos, Zurich Versicherung, DEVK, DAK, Medizinischer Dienst der Krankenversicherung (MDK-IT), DZR Deutsches Zahnärztliches Rechenzentrum, TÜV Rheinland, Beschaffungsamt des Bundesministeriums des Innern.