Game, Set, Match! Sports Betting, Integrity and Disruption
An EL/WLA Event – Hosted by The European Lotteries
The 2019 EL/WLA Sports Betting Seminar will bring together the most up-to-date expertise and lessons learnt in three key areas: regional updates, sport integrity, and disruption.
- Regional Updates: For many years our Sport Betting seminar has been a unique occasion for sourcing information on latest data covering the various markets where EL and WLA lotteries are operating, the main trends, the most relevant threats and more, thanks to the yearly study we commissioned for this event. This time, there will be a special focus on the US Market regulatory situation and its current challenges and opportunities for lotteries.
- Sport Integrity: It is clear from the title of this year’s Seminar, that integrity in sport is playing a more and more relevant role in the sport betting market. EL and WLA both supported the Council of Europe in promoting the Macolin Convention against the manipulation of sport events. All those efforts contributed to the positive outcome of the ratification. We expect the Convention to enter into force in the Autumn, so the Seminar will be the perfect occasion to present this important achievement and its value for Sport and our sector.
- Disruption: This can be a scary concept for lotteries but an important drive of today’s markets in many sectors that we should not forget. We will present and debate ovarious key topics within the sport betting market that are currently, or will soon be challenged by disruption: distribution for example - how can we survive in shops?; Sport Data – who owns sport data?; Marketing vs responsibility, the Italian example of total ban for gambling advertising, and more.
As every year, the joint EL/WLA Sports Betting Seminar is held in conjunction with a major international sport event, and this year, it will be the quarter finals of the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals 2019, on November 21 at Caja Mágica, Madrid. The 18 best countries in the world will compete with the goal of lifting the Davis Cup and becoming World Champions. As usual, seminar participants will get tickets to the match as part of the registration package but since the number of tickets is limited, register early to secure your place!
Who should attend?
Sports betting directors, lottery executives and collaborators responsible for sports betting, marketing and product development, odds compilers.
The seminar will start with a welcome dinner on Wednesday, November 20 at 19:30 and end on Friday, November 22 at around 15:30.
RAFAELHOTELES ATOCHACalle Méndez Álvaro 30
28045 Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 914 68 81 00
Airport transfers are not organized.
The seminar will be conducted in English.
EL/WLA Lottery Members 2'150.- CHF
EL/WLA Associate Members 2'350.- CHF
The fee includes two nights’ accommodation, meals during the seminar, meeting rooms, technical assistance and working material. Extra nights are on request only and if confirmed are to be paid directly at the hotel.
Please confirm your attendance to the EL Secretariat no later than October 7, 2019 by registering online at www.european-lotteries.org.
The programme will be available on the EL and WLA websites. A written confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration, together with the corresponding invoice.