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 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
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, February 2, 2023 (CNW) – Pollard Banknote Limited (“Pollard Banknote”; TSX: PBL) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Atlas Experiences, LLC (“Atlas”) to introduce a new multi-jurisdictional Frogger instant game program. Leveraging the brand’s longstanding success across lottery markets, the new multi-jurisdictional program will turn instant tickets into winning events. In this unique promotion, each participating lottery will send a select number of lucky winners to hop over the pond to Ireland!
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 2, 2023 – The World Lottery Association (WLA) is pleased to announce GeoComply as an associate member.
LONDON, Jan. 31, 2023 – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced that it will be sharing its global sustainability initiatives with key customers, partners and gaming industry stakeholders at the ICE Consumer Protection Zone, the dedicated area for industry-wide promotion of responsible gaming and safer gambling at the ICE London show, February 7-9 at ExCel London.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, January 31, 2023 (CNW) – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote” or “the company”) is pleased to announce that two of its subsidiary companies, Schafer Retail Solutions + (“SRS+”) and mkodo limited (“mkodo”), have been selected as finalists at the 2023 International Gaming Awards. SRS+ has been shortlisted for Lottery Product of the Year for its Digital Menu Board; mkodo has also been shortlisted for Lottery Product of the Year, as well as Best Innovative Bingo Product.
Company outperforms its 2021 assessment, receives an "above average" score for taking environmental action
The 2022 World Lottery Summit in Vancouver brought together the international lottery community for the first time since 2019, providing Pollard Banknote with a welcomed opportunity to connect with clients and friends, as well as to celebrate the significant achievements of our lottery partners over the past years.
Sam Wakasugi began his lottery industry career more than 40 years ago, working at government lotteries in the US for 15 years before joining Scientific Games in 1996. His decades of experience and insight have been instrumental in successful lottery start-ups and driving mature lottery growth in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
IGT’s new OMNIA™ solution is an industry breakthrough, delivering seamless omnichannel capabilities that enhance player convenience and give lotteries the power and the tools to capture previously unrecorded retail-player transactions – for the first time forming a 360-degree view of player behavior across all channels. Via its advanced data analytics, OMNIA™ supports lotteries in implementing new ways to build relationships with players and market to them at increasingly personalized levels, enhancing player loyalty and retention, strengthening responsible gaming efforts, and driving responsible business growth.
ATLANTA, January 25, 2023 – Scientific Games won a competitive public tender to serve as the exclusive instant game provider to Lotería Nacional de Beneficencia de El Salvador, the National Lottery of El Salvador. The company has helped the Lottery significantly grow its instant game sales since 2017 with proceeds benefitting health, education and social programs in the Central American country.
Elevates high-performing multi-level progressive (MLP) library with Prosperity Link™ and Egyptian Link™ featuring next-generation base games and content; Introduces innovative hardware solutions with ICE debut of the PeakDual™27 video slots cabinet and modernized DiamondRS™ mechanical reel cabinet; Demonstrates market-attuned USwitch™ multi-game bundles for global operators; Enhances AWP offering with Magic Fortune Link™ featuring four key titles; Strengthens momentum of core video offering and unveils VIP Chair player seating; Continues to transform cashless gaming via Resort Wallet™ with IGTPay gaming modules of the IGT ADVANTAGE™ casino management system; Presents vast omnichannel IGT PlayDigital™ iGaming portfolio featuring premium content, technology, and bolt-on jackpots
LONDON, January 23, 2023 – Camelot UK Lotteries Limited today announces a number of changes to its Board and Management team following the Gambling Commission’s granting of regulatory approval of its proposed acquisition by Allwyn Group, subject to all relevant regulatory conditions being met. These changes will take effect upon the closing of the transaction.
GURUGRAM, India, January 20, 2023 – The launch of the newly revamped website, led by Mr. Nitesh Damani, Founder of Khel Group and Promoter and Director of Sugal & Damani, took place on January 12, 2023 at the highly attended Global meet 2023 organized by Skilrock. Mr. Damani emphasized the website's philosophy of "where creativity meets technology" and received positive feedback from the majority of attendees for its bold and innovative design.
GURUGRAM, India, January 20, 2023 – Skilrock Technologies is excited to announce our participation in the upcoming ICE London 2023 event, taking place from February 7th to 9th at ExCeL London. We are eager to connect with industry leaders, decision-makers, operators, and policy regulators in order to develop strategic and mutually beneficial relationships.
LAUSANNE, January 20, 2023 – Loterie Romande is launching a prevention campaign aimed at promoting responsible gambling by putting the emphasis on its recreational role. The campaign consists of three 20-second commercials highlighting the importance of applying self-imposed limits in order to gamble safely.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, January 19, 2023 (CNW) – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote” or “the company”) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a new contract by the North Carolina Education Lottery (“NCEL” or “Lottery”) to provide digital support and related services. Following a successful competitive procurement process, this contract’s initial term runs until October 31, 2025, and can be renewed in one-year increments for up to three additional years.
ATLANTA, January 17, 2023 – Scientific Games and the Oklahoma Lottery launched a new category of game entertainment for players in the south-central state, becoming the eighth U.S. lottery to create strong, incremental revenue with the company’s PlayNow Games. In October, the Oklahoma Lottery launched four games under the FastPlay games banner at the $1, $2, $5 and $10 price points. The games have become one of the Lottery’s top-performing terminal-generated game categories, generating more than $2 million in retail sales since launch. Five additional games were added in December. The new FastPlay Games offer the first instant win progressive jackpot (at the $2, $5 and $10 price points) of any Oklahoma Lottery product.
GURUGRAM, India, 10 January 2022 – The event is scheduled to be conducted on 12 January 2022 as a part of thought leadership initiatives by the esteemed company. It already stands loaded with international insights, knowledge sharing, technological advancements, entertaining & fun activities, and much more. It will bring together Skilrock’s associates, team members from different parts of the world, top management and other important delegates on a single platform.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, January 9, 2023 (CNW) – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote” or “the company”) on the launch of its Boréal instant ticket series, the first Canadian game designed specifically for Pollard Banknote’s new digital printing press. Launching on January 9, the game features 30 different images of wildlife species that call Québec home.
ATHENS, January 9, 2023 – Online gaming is definitely reporting major growth in the past few years. Undoubtedly, affiliate marketing has its own share in this success. Yet, the nature of affiliate marketing makes several people wonder whether such marketing and promotion practices can be aligned with Responsible Gaming.
The World Lottery Association has certified that NeoGames’ iLottery technology and operations align with its responsible gaming standards
It has been a momentous year for the global lottery community. We turned the page on the pandemic with the resumption of physical meetings which stretched from May to December and were held in Europe, Latin America, Asia, North America and Africa. With high turn outs, experts gathered to discuss and present on important topics such as market trends, illegal betting, sports data management, Corporate Social Responsibility and innovation in a post-COVID world.
As the world continues to be a complex place of interdependent elements with black swans ever more common, lottery professionals from all corners of the world tuned in over the course of two days to hear testimonies and learnings on the topic in the EL WLA Security and Operational Risk Management webinar 2022 entitled “Expect the Unexpected: Black Swans in Security & Risk Management”.
With new entrants in the streaming industry, Netflix has had to adapt to stay competitive by providing subscribers with the best content, such as popular previously released movies and original binge-worthy television shows. In November 2021, Netflix added gaming content to its offerings to attract a broader range of customers. Netflix and other online entertainment providers understand that great content is the driver of success.
They’ve been described as giant spaceships. Six-foot high rolls of paper stock weighing up to 2,000 pounds go in one end, traveling at high speed as layer by layer of coatings are applied—ultimately exiting as vibrant rolls of scratch games, each roll with a retail value of $1 million to $10 million. Sold by 112 lotteries in 47 countries, Scientific Games’ instant products represent 70% of instant game retail sales globally.