Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Switzerland’s Loterie Romande, was re-elected unanimously on Wednesday November 9, 2016 as President of the World Lottery Association (WLA). First elected to the post in 2012, Mr. Moner-Banet will head the WLA for a third two-year term of office.
During the World Lottery Summit 2016 (WLS 2016), held between November 6–9 in Singapore, regular members of the World Lottery Association participated in elections to renew the WLA’s governing body. In view of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the untimely passing of the late WLA Executive Director Jean Jorgensen, Mr. Moner-Banet had put himself forward for a third term of office as President, under special dispensation from the WLA membership. Mr. Moner-Banet’s decision to stand again for the position of WLA President was supported by both the WLA Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of Loterie Romande.
Jean-Luc Moner-Banet’s wealth of experience in the realm of lotteries and his dynamic vision of the key challenges on the international stage, particularly in the arena of sports betting and the integrity of sports, persuaded the assembled members to unanimously re-elect him to the WLA’s highest office for a third term of two years. Both the WLA and Loterie Romande are delighted with Mr. Moner-Banet’s re-election as WLA President for an unprecedented third term.
The WLA comprises approximately 150 state authorized or state regulated lotteries from over 80 countries around the globe, most of whose revenues (over 250 billion USD) are redeployed for the public good. The WLA is the world body and authority for all things connected to lotteries, overseeing compliance with the system of legal concessions, supervising the integrity of games and sports betting, and implementing the most exacting standards with regard to responsible gaming (prevention and combating of gambling addiction) and security. In partnership with the Global Lottery Monitoring System, the WLA’s sister association, the WLA plays a front-line role in the fight against match-fixing, co-operating actively with international institutions and the world’s leading international sporting bodies, such as the Council of Europe, FIFA, and the IOC. It also acts as an international forum where experience and creative ideas relating to future development of lotteries operating for the public benefit can be exchanged.