California Lottery Earns Global Recognition Certified for Security Standards, Gaming Integrity
SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery today received notice that it has received a prestigious gaming security certification from the World Lottery Association (WLA). In fact, the California Lottery is the only lottery in the United States to earn the WLA – Security Control Standard (WLA-SCS) Certification.
“We’ve always taken great pride in taking that extra step to ensure that the security of our games was at the highest possible standard,” Acting Lottery Director Paula LaBrie said. “Lottery security plays a critical role in maintaining the confidence and trust of the public who buys our products every day. We’re honored to be recognized by the World Lottery Association for our continued efforts to achieve and sustain public confidence in our daily operations.”
The WLA-SCS is the lottery sector’s only internationally-recognized security standard. The WLA-SCS combines a leading international standard for information security with current best practices in lottery security. The WLA-SCS assists the lottery sector around the globe in obtaining a level of security that can be relied upon to provide integrity and security in its lottery operations. The WLA-SCS requires a security management structure allowing lotteries to maintain a high degree of integrity, availability and confidentiality of information that is vital to its operations.
This is not the first time the California Lottery has been recognized by the World Lottery Association. Back in July 2011, the California Lottery was just the second state lottery to achieve a Level Three certification for its responsible gaming efforts. The California Lottery is currently working toward furthering its commitment to responsible gaming by seeking a Level Four status from the WLA. No other state lottery has achieved Level Four status.
The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 95 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.