The WLA supports two internationally recognized standards for the lottery industry – the WLA Security Control Standard (WLA-SCS) and the WLA Responsible Gaming Framework (WLA-RGF). Certifications to these two industry standards will help your operation gain regulatory acceptance, secure your players’ trust, increase your brand loyalty, and improve your organizational performance.
The WLA serves the interests of more than 150 state-authorized lotteries worldwide; helping them in their efforts to raise money for good causes.
The WLA spans six continents serving lotteries, sports betting operators, and suppliers to the gaming industry, in 80 countries.
WLA member lotteries contributed almost USD 86 billion to fund good causes in 2019. Since 1999, WLA member lotteries have raised an estimated total of USD 1.3 trillion to fund good causes.
The World Lottery Association
The World Lottery Association (WLA) is an international, member-based organization of state-authorized lotteries, sports betting operators, and suppliers to the global lottery industry. Our mission is to advance the collective interests of our members and to facilitate their development through the provision of lottery and betting related services.
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One of the aims of the WLA is to advance the collective interests of its members by acting in a coordinated fashion on lottery-related issues that have a global dimension. The WLA endeavors to protect the lottery industry from corruption and criminal activity, and strives to maintain the probity of state-authorized lotteries and sports betting operators around the globe.
Maneuvering the business or regulatory landscape can be challenging, especially in the face of political transition, technological evolution, and changing demographics. From Request for Proposals, to Marketing Guidelines, on through to GDPR compliance, the WLA provides the right documentation for making intelligent decisions on urgent matters.
With a global network of professionals from both inside and outside the lottery sector, the WLA is well positioned to provide its members with the theory, expertise, and know-how to run a cutting-edge operation. Essays on online gaming, social gaming, and other industry relevant themes can be found here.
Latest Industry Insights
Totoloto will update the price of the bet to €1.00 from Draw #85/2021 on 23 October 2021. But the main news is the possibility of holding special draws with Extra Jackpots.
• New York lottery game produced by Scientific Games wins 2021 Best New Instant Game in North America • Three company execs receive prestigious Powers Award at North American State & Provincial Lotteries Annual Conference
LANSING, Michigan, October 18, 2021 /CNW/ – NeoPollard Interactive LLC (“NeoPollard Interactive” or “NPi”), jointly owned by Pollard Banknote Limited (“Pollard Banknote”; TSX: PBL) and NeoGames S.A. (Nasdaq: NGMS), congratulates the New Hampshire Lottery (“Lottery”) on its third consecutive year of industry-leading growth through the online channel. The New Hampshire Lottery’s program is the number two top-performing iLottery program in the U.S. based on per capita sales.
The successful launch of NeoGames’ suite of eInstant games with Lottomatica further expands the Company’s footprint in the Italian lottery market
The National Council on Problem Gambling in Washington, D.C. and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University invite lotteries to participate in our annual campaign that encourages adults not to give children lottery tickets as gifts. For the last several years, 100% of American and Canadian lotteries have participated in this dynamic Campaign with a growing number of international lotteries joining as well. We look forward to welcoming new World Lottery Association members to the Campaign!
A two-year gambling study has revealed more Australians than ever are reaching for their phone to have a punt, with the number of online gamblers doubling in the past decade.
The impacts of the pandemic brought with them a new set of opportunities, risks, and consumer expectations. IGT provides an update on how the company is staying ahead of the challenges and operating responsibly to support customers and contribute to a more equitable and sustainable world.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, October 06, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is proud to announce that Brad Thompson, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote, is a recipient of a 2021 Powers Award from the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (“NASPL”).
In the mid-15th century, Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, did the lottery industry an unexpected favor when he imposed a hefty fine on the city of Bruges as punishment for a violent revolt by the local craft guilds. The fine was so huge, and the restive population so hostile to higher taxes, that the city authorities needed to innovate to create a new source of revenues. Their landmark decision nearly 600 years ago was to change the European lottery landscape forever…
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, October 4, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) congratulates the Texas Lottery on achieving a record-breaking $8.107 billion in overall sales in FY 2021, marking the Texas Lottery’s 11th consecutive record-breaking year. This outstanding success was primarily driven by scratch ticket sales, that reached a remarkable $6.6 billion—an increase of more than $1 billion over FY 2020.
Genius Sports to provide BetMGM and Entain brands with full NFL offering including official data feeds, sportsbook content and fan engagement solutions • BetMGM is a leading sports betting platform in the U.S. available in 16 markets • New agreement expands on Genius Sports’ decade-long official data and trading partnership with Entain
September 29, 2021: Today, VIXIO GamblingCompliance is delighted to announce the recipient of the Global Regulatory Award for Compliance Lifetime Achievement will be Birgitte Sand.
In defiance of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, lotteries recover strongly in H1 2021 after a turbulent 2020.
Nominations for the annual Arch L. Gleason Award for Responsible Gambling Leadership now are being accepted by the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling (KYCPG). The Gleason Award honors gambling industry executives for commitment to and leadership of responsible gambling actions in their business and with their industry.