World Lottery Summit Postponed Due to COVID-19; Event Rescheduled for October 2022

May 1, 2020 | Lottery News

CONCORD, OH  – After careful consideration, the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) has announced the postponement of the 2020 World Lottery Summit (WLS).

This decision was a mutual agreement between both the NASPL and World Lottery Association (WLA) executive committees.

WLS 2020, which was scheduled to be held in October of this year, will be postponed until October 2022 – effectively becoming WLS 2022.

As was planned for this year’s event, WLS 2022 will be held in Vancouver Canada, in collaboration with the WLA and hosted by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). The rescheduled event will take place October 16-20, 2022.

“Though it is disappointing to delay this incredible international event, the health and safety of our attendees and contributors is the top priority,” said NASPL President Bishop Woosley. “We greatly value our collaboration with our Associate Members, WLA and BCLC, and we look forward to seeing everyone in Vancouver for WLS 2022.”


The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) was founded in1971. Evolving from an informal exchange of information among three pioneering lottery directors, the organization has grown into an active association representing 53 lottery organizations. NASPL’s basic mission is to assemble and disseminate information on the lottery industry through education and communications, and where appropriate publicly advocate the positions of the Association on matters of general policy.

About WLA

The World Lottery Association North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) (WLA) is an international trade organization that serves the interests of state-authorized lotteries and suppliers to the global lottery industry. The WLA serves over 150 state lotteries and more than 75 lottery sector suppliers worldwide. WLA lottery members exist to support good causes in their respective jurisdictions through the sale of responsible, ethical, and entertaining gaming products.

Media Contact: David Gale, NASPL Executive Director, 440-361-7962 or

SOURCE: North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL).

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