Published: June 1, 2024

Rebecca Paul: integrity is the fundamental pillar of sports betting

WATCH   Interview with Rebecca Paul. Subtitles available in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

The president of the World Lottery Association (WLA) and CEO of the Tennessee Lottery, defined - in dialogue with CIBELAE - that “integrity in sports competitions is of crucial importance for the development of sports betting” in the world and, particularly, in Latin America. According to Paul, 50% of lotteries worldwide offer sports betting, making this practice an integral part of many lotteries. An integrity issue in any part of a lottery negatively affects the entire industry, regardless of whether they offer sports betting or not.

The problem of match fixing

According to Rebecca Paul, match-fixing has become a significant problem and it is easier to carry out this type of fraud than to compromise, for example, a lottery draw. Therefore, at the WLA it is essential to protect the integrity of lotteries globally and support those who fight against match fixing. “Integrity is essential to ensure that the benefits of lotteries, which last year amounted to 100 billion dollars allocated to good causes, are not compromised  ,” highlighted the president of the WLA.

WLA Management: Achievements and Legacy

During her presidency of the WLA - which will end in October this year - Paul has strengthened key committees, such as sporting integrity and responsible gaming. Additionally, she has implemented a five-year strategic plan and promoted collaboration between regional associations. She has also launched the Women in Lottery Leadership (WILL)  initiative to encourage female leadership in the sector, with her being the first woman to chair the WLA.

World Lottery Summit 2024 in Paris

The World Lottery Summit 2024 will be held in Paris from October 21 to 24. This event will provide participants with a unique opportunity to learn about the latest news, exchange opinions and expand their networks of contacts.

The president of the WLA highlights the importance of Ibero-American lotteries attending the summit both to learn and to share global experiences and knowledge. “This summit represents a unique opportunity to strengthen the global lottery community,” she says.

Those interested in obtaining more information can visit the official site of the World Lottery Summit 2024 at .

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