Global Lottery Risk Chiefs Draw Breath In Pandemic 'War Zone'

  • Vulnerabilities in risk planning exposed by pandemic
  • Lottery sales have rebounded in recent months
  • Supplier arrangements under review worldwide

Lottery representatives say no amount of preparation could have protected them from the initial shock of COVID-19, but even as the global pandemic continues, at least one operator has recovered to report record sales in 2020.

A selection of risk management experts from lotteries in Europe, Africa and South America conceded that the sudden impact of lockdowns and social distancing on their sector had been profound, but said the lottery industry had adapted well after the initial impact.

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