Dear WLS Delegate,
Serving the global lottery community, the WLA makes every effort to stage its events such as workshops, seminars and, in particular, its biennial convention on every continent in fair rotation. Since the foundation of the association in 1999, the World Lottery Summits provide a unique platform for several hundred delegates – representing lottery operators, WLA partners, and suppliers from around the world – to gather together under one roof and exchange knowledge and experiences.
The Asia-Pacific region, which will welcome us in November 2016, has considerably developed its activities over the last decade, as far as games of chance are concerned. Besides the traditional operators that have been in business for several decades, there has been a surge in development of numerous emerging markets, and the WLA, with its broad global membership base, know-how, and international experience, plays an important role in serving the lottery industry with its services and training programs. The WLA is a frontrunner in the development of standards, in the domain of Responsible Gaming as well as Security and Risk Management, and is currently in the process of addressing topics surrounding the issues of integrity in the industry. These standards are implemented to develop best practices worldwide and to collaborate in the professional development of emerging lotteries. This has particularly been the case in recent years as numerous Asian operators have implemented standards of the WLA.