Edging up from a half-year on half-year increase in sales of 4.5%, lotteries around the world continued to gain momentum in the third quarter of 2016, resulting in an aggregate increase in sales of 4.9% for the period January–September 2016, as against January–September 2015. Nine-month on nine-month sales were up sharply in Africa, and were also up in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Sales in Latin America held steady.
At the WLA biennial General Meeting, held as part of the World Lottery Summit 2016, a new WLA Executive Committee was elected and took office. Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Switzerland’s Loterie Romande, was re-elected as President of the World Lottery Association (WLA) for a third term.
The new version (WLA-SCS: 2016) is now available
The WLA Security Committee (SRMC) has, over the last two years, been working on updating the WLA-SCS standard: 2012. The objective of this revision is to maintain a standard that meets a constantly evolving security context. In addition, certain developments in the lottery industry, including the growth of games delivered by means of remote digital interactive services, require the integration of associated security and integrity parameters.
Sports Integrity Conference in Geneva sees lottery and sport stakeholders convene to preserve the integrity of sports
Major stakeholders in the fight against match fixing and the preservation of sports integrity convened in Geneva on December 7, 2016 for the Sports Integrity Conference. The conference, which was part of the two-day International Sports Convention 2016 (ISC), was supported and organized by the European Lotteries (EL) and the World Lottery Association (WLA). More that 20 international speakers from the International Olympic Committee and UEFA through to the European Commission, the Council of Europe, and the academic community came together to discuss the integrity of sports, its integral relationship with the lottery industry, and the ongoing fight against match-fixing.
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