The European Lotteries elects new Executive Committee and adopts important resolution on advertisement for gambling

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Re-elected EL President Hansjörg Höltkemeier said, ‘‘We have had three fantastic days at the special 10th edition of the European Lotteries Congress, with lots of exchanges, networking and new ideas. I am personally very happy to be re-elected after four successful years, and I look forward to continuing my work with the association, which serves for the benefit of society’’.

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PRESS RELEASE

 The European Lotteries elects new Executive Committee and adopts important resolution on advertisement for gambling

 Brussels, 31st May 2019 – The European Lotteries has elected its new Executive Committee and reappointed Hansjörg Höltkemeier as EL President for the period 2019-2021. The decision was made during EL’s General Assembly at the end of the 10th European Lotteries Congress ‘‘The Success of Chance’’, in Antwerp, hosted by the Belgian National Lottery. [1]

 Re-elected EL President Hansjörg Höltkemeier said, ‘‘We have had three fantastic days at the special 10th edition of the European Lotteries Congress, with lots of exchanges, networking and new ideas. I am personally very happy to be re-elected after four successful yearsand I look forward to continuing my work with the association, which serves for the benefit of society’’.

 During the EL General Assembly, members adopted an important resolution on advertisement for games of chance. EL members call for a risk-based approach towards gambling advertisement, to safeguard the channelling role and the benefits of their games for society.   

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The newly elected members of the EL Executive Committee are (in alphabetical order): 

Fabio CAIROLI, Lottomatica (IT)

Robert CHVÁTAL, Sazka a.s. (CZ)

Olgierd CIEŚLIK, Totalizator Sportowy Sp. z.o.o. (PL)

Romana DERNOVŠEK, Loterija Slovenije, d.d. (SI)

Jannie HAEK, Loterie Nationale (BE)

Hansjörg HÖLTKEMEIER / Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin DKLB (DE)

Jesús HUERTA ALMENDRO, Sociedad Estatal de Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (SELAE) (ES)

Stéphane PALLEZ, La Française des Jeux (FDJ) (FR)

Nigel RAILTON, Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd. (UK)

Olli SAREKOSKI, Veikkaus Oy (FI)

Evgeniy VLASENKO, MSL (UA).

 The 10th European Lotteries Congress ‘‘The Success of Chance’’ took place from 26th – 29th May in Antwerp, Belgium. Bringing together lotteries from across Europe and the rest of the world, the Congress was an occasion to discover how chance plays an important role in our lives and in the lottery sector. With a packed three-day programme, including high level speakers, networking, panel debates, breakout sessions and a Trade Show, the Congress united the core fundamental values of lotteries and was an opportunity to share insights for upcoming opportunities and challenges in the sector. [2] 

Notes:

[1] The 10th EL Congress was hosted by Nationale Loterij – Loterie Nationale. More information here https://www.el2019antwerp.be/

[2] Congress Premium Partners: IGT, Scientific Games, Intralot & Semi-Premium partner Kambi

 For further information please contact:

Lucy Lenaers-Mathieson, Communications Officer, European Lotteries, Brussels

Tel: + 32 2 234 38 23, Mobile: +32 470 84 75 73,

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About the European Lotteries

The European Lotteries Association (EL) is the European umbrella organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance for the public benefit. EL has members from more than 40 European countries including all EU Member States. The association’s EU members contribute more than 20 billion EUR p.a. to the state budgets and the funding of sport, culture, social projects, research and other causes of general interest. Unlike many commercial online gambling operators, EL members only offer gambling and betting services in the jurisdictions in which they are licensed by the respective national government. Website: www.european-lotteries.org, Twitter @EuropeLotteries

  

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MISSION AND STRATEGY

WHO WE ARE

The European Lotteries is the umbrella organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance for the public benefit. EL brings together state-owned and private operators, both profit and non-profit, who operate on behalf of the state. Our members only offer gambling and betting services in the jurisdictions in which they are licensed by the respective national government. Our Association was created in 1983 under Swiss law and is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1999, we adopted the name The European Lotteries and added the sport betting operators to our membership. In 2007, we set up an office in Brussels.

OUR MISSION

We promote the sound and sustainable gaming model for the benefit of society that we stand for and that is based on the values of subsidiarity, precaution, solidarity and integrity. We advance the collective interests of our members, the national lotteries operating games of chance for the public benefit, and defend our model in the discussion on the societal, political, economic and regulatory framework for gambling.
Our organisation is a proactive and strategic forum for reflection and discussion between our members and a true laboratory for the design and implementation of the further development and architecture of our model. We promote the cooperation between our members by providing them with the platforms for exchange, educational offerings, precise information and sound support.

OUR STRATEGY

Recognising the rapidly changing environment and the changing nature of the lottery sector, the EL Executive Committee is proposing a new sharper strategy for EL that seeks to address the opportunities and threats of the shifting context we are facing.

This strategy takes as its starting point a clear articulation of values and positioning, but accepts changes and differentiations and last but not least recognizes new technologies and changing consumer-behaviour not only as a threat but as a real opportunity.