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
Kamloops, B.C., June 23, 2022 – BCLC is proud to share that it has been recognized for advancing its efforts in Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DI&B).
Improved rating positions Company in the top five percent of global companies assessed by EcoVadis
Skilrock Technologies will be exhibiting its lottery & igaming solutions in Brazillian Igaming summit to be held on June 28th and 29th at São Paulo, Brazil.
Skilrock Technologies expondrá sus soluciones de lotería e igaming en Brazillian Igaming Summit que se celebrará los días 28 y 29 de junio en São Paulo, Brasil.
A Skilrock Technologies mostrará suas soluções de loteria e iGaming no Brazillian Igaming Summit a ser realizado de 28 a 29 de junho em São Paulo, Brasil.
One of the world’s first 100% recyclable lottery instant games recognized with prestigious Gutenberg Award
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 15, 2022 (CNW) – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is excited to announce that JAWS, the original summer blockbuster movie from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, has joined its portfolio of licensed properties.
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.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 9, 2022 (CNW) – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to congratulate the Michigan Lottery (“the Lottery”) on the launch of its new omni-channel PAC-MAN™ program which, for the first time in the Lottery’s history, includes an instant ticket, pull-tab ticket, and online instant game, all of which feature the iconic pellet-eating character. As one of the most recognizable arcade brands with proven success for lotteries throughout North America, this program provides unprecedented engagement across all touchpoints and an a-maze-ing experience that will appeal to all Lottery players and PAC-MAN™ fans alike.
Skilrock Technologies will be exhibiting its lottery & igaming solutions at the much anticipated Peru Gaming Show to held on June 15th and 16th at the Jockey Exhibition Center, Lima – Peru.
Skilrock Technologies expondrá sus soluciones de lotería e iGaming en el esperado Perú Gaming Show, que se celebrará los días 15 y 16 de junio en el Centro de Exposiciones Jockey, Lima - Perú.
A Skilrock Technologies exibirá suas soluções de loteria & iGaming na tão esperada Peru Gaming Show, a ser realizada nos dias 15 e 16 de junho no Jockey Exhibition Center, Lima - Peru.
Tennessee marks fourth state where IGT and SuperBook Sports have teamed up to deliver world-class sports betting
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.
Company signs long-term contract extension to launch its latest version of INTELLIGEN
The WLA and EL Sports Betting Seminar took place on May 16, in Seville, Spain, with over 120 participants.
INTRALOT announces steady revenue and EBITDA growth (+4.9%) in 1Q22
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.”
Since humans started scrawling on cave walls and chiseling on stone tablets, we’ve been telling love stories. Not only is the love story as old as human existence, it’s arguably more popular than ever. Last year’s sales of romance novels from Penguin Random House were up 50%.
The world lottery community is a wealth of professional knowledge. As a global association, we see it as our duty to facilitate the sharing of this expertise. With this in mind, the WLA started reaching out to lottery professionals in 2021, to participate in a series of video interviews titled “Voices from the world lottery community: Key opinion leaders”.