Legal Issues

Lottery community calls for global action as Macolin Convention historically enters into force

Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, Chair of the WLA Sports Betting Integrity Committee said, “This is indeed an historical day for many of us. The Convention will no doubt play a vital role in eradicating match-fixing, a phenomenon that jeopardises the very credibility and inspirational value of sports. On behalf of WLA and its members, I urge states across the globe to proceed with its ratification and the implementation of its provisions. We also call upon states to set up national platforms and take concrete measures against illegal sports betting, as required by the Convention”.

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NeoPollard Interactive and New Hampshire Lottery Win iLottery Court Decision

We are pleased that not only will our national and regional multi-state game sales carry on, but also importantly that our own relatively new yet highly successful iLottery operations will be able to continue," said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire lottery. "We are very happy with the recent judgement regarding the interpretation of the Wire Act," said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, NeoPollard Interactive. "This is a great success for the Lottery industry generally and iLottery specifically, as it ensures that the sale of both iLottery games and national and regional multi-state games across all sales channels can continue to be strong contributors to lottery sales and the good causes that lotteries in the United States support.

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