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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In the last five years, there has been a boom in online lotteries and sports betting offerings. It is easier than ever to access services and products anytime, anywhere.
Successful lotteries and sports betting operators rely on the public to trust in the security and integrity of their operations, services and products.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 25, 2022 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) congratulates the Idaho Lottery (“the Lottery”) on being the world’s first jurisdiction to introduce a family of games featuring Pollard Banknote’s Scratch FXtra™ print innovation, which combines captivating Scratch FX® patterns with holographic images to create dazzling tickets unlike anything else available at retail.
It was an evening of celebration at the Top Empowerment Awards were nominated organisations convened virtually for the announcement of the 2022 recipients. ITHUBA, operator of the National Lottery, reigned in the Top Empowered Company Category for its significant contributions to the socio-economic betterment of communities that find themselves often relegated to the side-lines of economic participation and social well-being.
ATLANTA, July 21, 2022 – Lotería Nacional de Ecuador, the Ecuador National Lottery, has awarded a new, 10-year contract to Scientific Games that includes instant games, lottery systems, retail technology, and a draw-based lottery game system that will launch Ecuador’s first-ever electronic draw games.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 20, 2022 (CNW) – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is very pleased to announce that May Scheve Reardon will be joining Pollard Banknote as Vice President, Government Relations, heading up government relations and legislative affairs efforts. Prior to joining Pollard Banknote, Ms. Reardon served as the Director of the Missouri Lottery for 13 years, where she provided exceptional leadership both to the Lottery and within the lottery industry. In 2019, she was elected to the Public Gaming Research Institute (“PGRI”) Lottery Industry Hall of Fame in recognition of her outstanding contributions.
LONDON, July 20, 2022 (PRNewswire) – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) ("IGT") announced today that it reinforced its global lottery industry leadership by being named Lottery Supplier of the Year at the 2022 SBC Awards North America last week in New York.
July 18, 2022 – The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the DTIC) and the National Lotteries Commission (the NLC) have extended the National Lottery Operator, ITHUBA’s operating licence for an additional two years.
A social purpose company exists to make a better world, to be an engine for good, creating social benefits by the very act of conducting business. Its resulting growth is a positive force in society. Each company has a unique purpose and ability to have an impact, and when a company with social ambition prospers, so do all its stakeholders.
50-year history of games produced at company’s Canadian facility enters next era of growth
Abacus Solutions International (Abacus) and Nederlandse Loterij are expanding the sale of lottery tickets at self-checkout tills with Kruidvat enabling their R10 NCR platform.
Reimagined mechanical reel cabinet debuts with research-driven design and a compelling content library featuring elevated performance-proven games
Skilrock Technologies will be a part of the CIBELAE Conference to be held from 12 to 14th July 2022 at Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Conference is expected to see participation from majority of the Lottery and iGaming operators in the region along with CIBELAE lottery members & suppliers. Skilrock is a gold supplier to the association and also sponsoring the event.
PARIS, July 8, 2022 – Carrus continues to expand its footprint throughout Europe, notably with its latest collaboration with Toto-Lotto Niedersachsen GmbH, the premium provider for state-licensed gambling in Lower-Saxony, Germany. Carrus, privileged partner to leading industry players and gaming operators around the globe, is set to provide the German operator with 2,400 units of its latest generation of camera-based ELITE terminals. The fleet of terminals will be delivered ready for rollout throughout the German state of Lower Saxony in 2023.
LONDON, July 7, 2022 (PRNewswire) – International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today the release of its 2021 Sustainability Report, which outlines the Company's demonstrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. IGT's 15th annual Sustainability Report validates the Company's commitment to operating as an industry-leading sustainable business and illustrates its latest achievements in generating value for its stakeholders.
LONDON, July 5, 2022 (PRNewswire) – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of iSoftBet, a leading igaming content provider and third-party game aggregator, for approximately €160 million in cash.
Company internationally recognized for environmental and responsible gaming initiatives
Agreement with operator in the State of Minas Gerais, Brasil marks expansion into Latin America, following proven success in North America and Europe
Online sports betting is an exciting pastime for many people and a booming industry that continues to grow thanks to the increased use of connected devices and advance of online offerings throughout COVID-19 pandemic, the changing regulatory landscape of the gambling industry, and more sports leagues and events to bet on. A global report by ResearchandMarkets, a research company offering market insights and analysis, expects the global sports betting market size to reach USD 140.26 billion by 2028.
Belgian players have enjoyed eInstants since the end of 2017, when Loterie Nationale of Belgium (LNB) launched a portfolio of approximately 15 IGT casual play style games. Today, the game library has nearly doubled to include 65 games from different providers. Within the new lineup, perennial games like EmotiCollect and Wheel of Fortune® on the Road continue to be player favorites.
The WLA and EL Sports Betting Seminar took place on May 16, in Seville, Spain, with over 120 participants.
Like all industries, lotteries have been starting to adopt cloud services to enable their operations. This represents a great opportunity for the sector to break free from the constraints of the normal technology investment cycles where ten years between significant upgrades is not uncommon. The cloud also presents other opportunities including to increase resilience, burst capacity for big draws or other events and to benefit from the expertise of companies who specialise in running lower layers of the technology stack.
Spring is a time of renewal, the change of seasons that signals new beginnings and the opportunity to try something different. While a lottery’s instant ticket portfolio is stocked full of player favourites, periodically refreshing the line up is a worthwhile endeavour. Leveraging the familiarity of those enduring games with new and exciting features – in the form of new print innovations, designs, or playstyles, for example – is an effective way to boost sales. Several lotteries have made subtle enhancements to refresh games their players already know and love, injecting variety and novelty to generate excitement and chatter at retail.
The data revolution is akin to the industrial revolution of the 1800s. Whereas the industrial revolution was fueled by coal, everything we do today is fueled by data.
“Infinity Instants™ games go well beyond the simple notion of high-definition black printing by bringing vibrant color, scene variety, and ticket-level customization to the instant product,” said Keith Cash, IGT Vice President Global Instant Ticket Services. This new and transformative IGT innovation fundamentally enhances product value and the player experience. “The technology opens a new world of opportunity for designers and lottery product managers to create game mechanics and customized graphics as never before possible, said Cash. “True to its name, the possibilities are infinite.”