Invitation to the EL/WLA Sports Betting Seminar 2019

Updated: Jun 9, 2019

The European Lotteries (EL) and World Lottery Association (WLA) Sports Betting Seminar is a unique occasion to bring together experienced professionals from the sector. This year’s edition focuses on the relevant and important theme ‘‘Sports betting, Integrity and Disruption’’. The most up-to date expertise and lessons learnt will be explored in three key areas:

Regional updates: The Sport Betting seminar is an opportunity for sourcing information on the 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 they 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.

Sports Integrity: It is clear from the title of the seminar, that integrity in sport plays a more and more relevant role in the sport betting market. EL and WLA both supported the Council of Europe in promoting the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (Macolin Convention). Those efforts contributed to the positive outcome of the ratification. It is expected that the Convention enters into force in the Autumn, so the seminar is the perfect occasion to the present this important achievement and value for sport and the sector.

Disruption: This can be a scary concept for lotteries, but an important drive of today’s markets in many sectors that should not be forgotten. The seminar will present and debate various key topics within the sports betting market that are currently or will be challenged by disruption. For example, who owns sport data, how can we survive in shops, marketing versus responsibility, the Italian example of a total ban for gambling advertising, and more.

The seminar aims to discuss innovative and interesting ideas and experiences. As in previous editions, it will be held in conjunction with a major International sport event. This year it will be the quarter finals of the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals 2019. Full details on the programme available here.

Source: European Lotteries