Preserving the integrity of sports: Global status

Preserving the integrity of sports: Global status

Friedrich Stickler, EL President
Soo Nan Tan, CEO, Singapore Pools & Chairman of APLA
Kristóf Szűcs, Integrity Unit representative, SportAccord
Pâquerette Girard-Zappelli, Secretary of the Ethics Committee, IOC



Tuesday, November 4
10:45 – 11:30
Room Salone dei Cavalieri

The problems posed by match-fixing in sport, the role these problems play in undermining the integrity of sports, and the threat this undermining poses to sport betting operators and lotteries are well known.

The panel “Preserving the integrity of sports: Global status” will bring lottery directors from Europe and Asia together with leading figures from the sports world, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and SportAccord, to discuss the latest efforts to combat match-fixing and to preserve the integrity of sport. Among other developments, the Council of Europe’s newly adopted convention on the manipulation of sport competitions will be discussed, along with the resolution made by the WLA Executive Committee at WLS 2012 in Montreal to create a global lottery monitoring system for sports betting (GLMS). Agreements made with international sporting bodies such as the IOC and SportAccord will also be canvassed. Because the integrity of all our games is a first priority for all lotteries, so too is the fight against illegal betting in sport.

Platinum Contributors

"Sustainability and the lottery industry"

Rebecca Paul Hargrove, President and CEO, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation
George Zenzefilis, Group Chief Products & Services Officer, INTRALOT Group
Jaymin Patel, President and CEO of GTECH Americas, GTECH S.p.A.
Gavin Isaacs, President and CEO, Scientific Games
Mike Veverka, CEO and Founder, Jumbo Interactive Ltd



Tuesday, November 4
11:30 – 13:00
Room Salone dei Cavalieri

At the WLA Platinum Contributors’ session, top-level executives from the WLA’s Platinum Contributors — GTECH Corporation, INTRALOT, Jumbo Interactive, and Scientific Games International — will give their perspectives on the topic of “Sustainability and the lottery industry”. Traditionally, lotteries and suppliers have been focused on good corporate citizenship practices such as corporate social responsibility programs. Recently, such good corporate citizenship practices have been evolving into corporate sustainability business approaches that seek to create long-term consumer and employee value by taking into consideration every dimension of the environment in which a business operates, including its social, cultural, and economic domains. The WLA Platinum Contributors will give their thoughts and views on the newly emerging paradigm of corporate sustainability in the context of the lottery industry, outlining the business case for corporate sustainability, the need for stakeholder engagement, and much more.

Lotteries Summit and Pep-Talk

“Lotteries 20/20… for a clearer vision of the future”

Michelle Carinci, CEO, Lottotech Ltd.
Richard Cheung, Executive Director, Customer and Marketing, Hong Kong Jockey Club
Inmaculada Garcìa, President, SELAE
Theo Gossner, CEO, Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. OHG
Gary Grief, Executive Director, Texas Lottery Commission
Luis Gama, Director, Dirección de Loterías y Quinielas



Wednesday, November 5
11:15 – 12:30
Room Salone dei Cavalieri

The Lotteries Summit and Pep-Talk, first introduced to acclaim at WLS 2012, is back again at WLS 2014. This entertaining, engaging, and thought-provoking session will address the theme “Lotteries 20-20 … for a clearer vision of the future”. In a novel approach, seven respected lottery directors from around the world will be seated on stage, together with the moderator, with an eighth chair sitting empty. The moderator will invite one person from the audience to sit in the eighth chair and join in the round-table discussion on the session theme. Periodically, the moderator will diplomatically request one of the eight people on stage to vacate their chair, which will then be filled by another member of the audience, even as the discussion continues. In this way, the audience will directly engage with the panel members for what should be a truly inclusive and mutual dialogue. With conversation touching upon topics as varied as legislation and regulation, ownership models, retail versus online presence, player retention, responsible gaming, and even beauty in lottery games, the Lotteries Summit and Pep-Talk promises to be a lively, stimulating, and collegial exchange of thoughts, perspectives, and opinions on the future of the lottery industry.