WLA members have been slow to embrace esports but it is the fastest growing category in sports betting.
Market research analyst Newzoo predicts global esports revenue from sponsorship, media rights and more to top USD 1 billion during 2019. More interesting still, betting on esports could reap USD 13 billion by 2020, according to gambling research firm Eilers & Krejcik. The opportunity is vast.
As Norway launches online bingo with enhanced features and content, here’s a look at how the game can boost your digital scorecard.
Bingo is so often associated with its traditional, land-based format that it’s easy to underestimate the appeal of advanced digital forms of the game. In fact, Bingo is currently one of the most popular community-based sectors in digital gaming.
Legal and fiscal seminar
April 25-23, 2019
An ALA/WLA event.
Hosted by LONACI
Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa
From April 23–25, 2019 a legal and fiscal seminar organized by the African Lottery Association (ALA), with the support of WLA, took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. LONACI (Loterie National du Côte D’Ivoire) graciously hosted the seminar, and went to great effort to ensure the success of the event.
ALA President, Mr. Amadou Samba Kane, Chief Executive Officer of LO.NA.SE (Loterie Nationale Sénégalaise) opened the seminar, welcoming the more then 100 participants from 14 different African nations, France, and Belgium. Mr. Dramane Coulibaly, Chief Executive Officer of host lottery LONACI extended a further warm welcome to the participants.
Like any company offering consumer products, lotteries can get caught up in a rut. “New” games may just be variations on old games that have no interest to today’s young adults. What’s a lottery to do to change the mindset of product creation and game development?
How about staging a hackathon?
These intense design sprints focus on exploratory programming and attract bright young minds to think differently, in an all-out effort to create functional products or services in a short period of time. Teams are often made up of a mix of artists, graphic designers, product or service designers, engineers, programmers and business people. The Atlantic Lottery started using hackathons in the fall of 2016, partnering with companies that focus on startup incubation to encourage innovation.
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