Dear Members, Dear Partners, Dear Friends,
2018 is coming to an end. We have a lot to look back on, first and foremost our Industry Days in Prague, where we gathered to discussed how to navigate the digital opportunity. Our General Assembly featured a very vivid discussions, which I greatly welcome.
I hope that you will enjoy reading this edition of our EL Magazine that closes off for this year. It features the highlights from the contributions from speakers at our thematic seminars. In the section sectoral news, EL Executive Committee member Jannie Haek outlines in an interview the main challenges and opportunities for EL’s lotteries from the Global Lottery Monitoring System GLMS. You will read more about the recent membership satisfaction survey from the Management team as well as about the discussions at the Council of Europe.
On the one hand, at the level of the European institutions, 2018 has been the year where we did not have to fear the starting of new infringement proceedings, following the closure of all cases at the end of 2017. However at the national levels, the illegal offering is often flourishing and thus our context for our operations remains a very challenging one.
I would like to congratulate the newly elected members to the World Lottery Association Executive Committee and in particular its European board members. I look forward to our cooperation.
You will not be surprised to read that what I most of all look forward to in 2019 for EL is our Congress on the ‘success of chance’ . It will take place in Antwerp, Belgium at the end of May. The Belgian lottery is together with our Level I and II Partners IGT, SGI, Intralot and Kambi and the EL Management working intensely on the preparations for the discussions around this theme in the fantastic location that is the Antwerp Elisabeth Center.
On behalf of the EL Executive Committee and the EL staff, I wish you and your communities a peaceful end of the year and a great start to 2019!
The Global Lottery Monitoring System GLMS is the state lotteries’ mutualized monitoring system on sports betting. It aims at detecting and analysing suspicious betting activities that could questi......Read more
In European markets, where draw portfolios usually include multijurisdictional jackpot games and Lotto games with multi-million-euro prizes, it’s less typical to see a daily “cash game” offeri......Read more
WHO IS THE GLOBAL CONSUMER OF TODAY? Living in a multi-geared world, dominated by different levels of attainment to technology and innovation, is a fact that INTRALOT knows all about. From a glob......Read more
Though consumers have come to expect technology, such as mobile shopping apps, to enhance their buying experience, they have not abandoned brick-and-mortar stores. Instead, they have merged the onli......Read more
Bishop Woosley of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery explains the PASPA overturn and how this ruling of the Supreme Court is set to radically alter the sports betting landscape across the United States.......Read more
The new European Lotteries Corporate Unversity is EL’s response to the expressed demand for “basic training” for new entrants to our sector. The ELCU will be composed of different modules: Induc......Read more
Turn off your Wi-Fi! Seriously! Nowadays, it is extremely easy to profile and track any unsuspecting individual using free Wi-Fi in public spaces such as airport or a shopping centre. These profil......Read more
EL partners-up with the Council of Europe: fight against the manipulation of sports competitions by promoting & implementing the Macolin Convention
The Conference was organized around 11 workshops involving approximately 160 participants; the exchanges were positive and constructive, reflecting the mutual respect that stakeholders developed towar......Read more
The Congress will take place at the Elisabeth Center, a large conference centre right in the heart of the city and with a direct access to the Zoo of Antwerp. Many of the EL associate members have a......Read more
Jon Duschinsky, world leading social innovator from Canada It is essential to influence the consumer at the very moment of his or her decision-making. Hence, timing is very crucial. The opportunitie......Read more