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.
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INTRALOT is pleased to announce that its subsidiary in The Netherlands INTRALOT BENELUX BV, in co-operation with the Nederlandse Loterij, have completed the transition of the operator’s full gaming portfolio enabled by the innovative LotosX platform. Lottery Draw-Based games, Scratch Cards and Passives, as well as the back-office operations are now live in The Netherlands through LotosX.
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Record high online numbers & early signs of solid retail recovery ATHENS, Greece – May 19, 2021 – OPAP S.A. (OPAr.AT, OPAP:GA), the leading gaming operator in Greece, announces its consolidated financial results for the period ended March 31st, 2021, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Yvonne Schnyder, former General Secretary of the WLA. She died on May 6, 2021 at the age of 78 at her home in Bottmingen, Switzerland. Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Werner Schnyder, who passed away in September 2020.
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On May 31, 2021, Lynne Roiter stepped down from her position as President and CEO of Loto-Québec. As a 36-year industry veteran, Lynne helped shape the lottery sector as we know it today. Her career, her achievements, and her dedication to the world lottery community have set a high standard for lottery professionals across the globe.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 09, 2021 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) congratulates the Idaho Lottery on the outstanding success of its 40th Anniversary Edition Frogger scratch game. The new $5 Frogger scratch game marks the Lottery’s fourth launch of a ticket featuring the wildly popular Frogger brand, exclusively from Pollard Banknote. Based on five weeks of sales, Frogger sold a remarkable 160% higher than all other $5 games launched since 2018 and is the Lottery’s best-selling $5 game ever!
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