With recent changes to their App Store Review Guidelines, Apple is ensuring that they have the final say on whether lottery and betting apps are qualified for the App Store. These changes have come abruptly and leave little room to move for state-authorized lotteries with mobile gaming platforms.
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.
Innovation is critical to keeping lotteries profitable, and finding new ways to innovate is just as important. Finland’s Veikkaus tackled the challenge head-on by inviting collaboration through their new Innovation Challenge Week.
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.
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