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Asia Pacific Lottery Association
Address: Secretariat Administrator Asia Pacific Lottery Association
Wisma Magnum 111 Jalan Pudu 55100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Phone: +60 3 27328100
Fax: +60 3 27328111

Committee Members
Dato Lawrence Lim Dato Lawrence Lim Swee Lin

APLA Position(s): Chairman
Organisation: Magnum Corporation Sdn Bhd
Wayne Pickup Wayne Pickup
APLA Position(s): Vice Chairman Organisation: Lotto New Zealand E-mail address: Website address:
Yokichi Yokoyama Yokichi Yokoyama
APLA Position(s): Executive Committee Member
Organisation: Japan Lottery Association
Telephone: +81-3-3261-8540
Sue van der Merwe Sue van der Merwe
APLA Position(s): Executive Committee Member Organisation: The Lott Website address:
Richard Cheung Richard Cheung APLA Position(s): Executive Commitee Member
Organisation: Hong Kong Jockey Club
Telephone: +852 2966 8118
Seah Chin Siong Seah Chin Siong
APLA Position(s): Executive Committee Member
Organisation: Singapore Pools (Private) Ltd
Yang Don Won Yang Won Don
APLA Position(s): Executive Committee Member
Organisation: Nanum Lotto Inc.
Supported by
Beh Swan Swan Beh Swan Swan
APLA Position(s): Secretariat Administrator
Organisation: Magnum Corporation Sdn Bhd
Telephone: +603 2732 8100
E-mail address: Contact APLA
John Teo John Teo
APLA Position(s): Treasurer
Organisation: Singapore Pools (Private) Ltd


About Asia Pacific Lottery Association

APLA is the Asia Pacific Lottery Association. It is one of five regional associations of the World Lottery Association (WLA).
APLA represents 25 lotteries from 10 countries in the Asia Pacific region with combined annual revenues in excess of US$21 Billion.
APLA is a forum to cultivate and strengthen communications for the benefit of sharing information and experience within the worldwide lottery industry.
APLA was formed in 1999 and is subject to the Association By-laws. The By-laws provide the corporate governance framework under which the Association is administered. APLA's Aims and Objectives.
The aims and objectives of the Association are:

  • to advance the goals and collective interests of its Members and to enhance the capability, common knowledge and status of individual Members by:
  • promoting and encouraging cooperation and professional exchange of experience, information and resources among Members;
  • convening meetings, conferences, working groups and such other forums to facilitate communication among Members in furtherance of the aims of the Association;
  • serving as a platform to discuss lottery related issues;
  • representing several or all Members in conveying common positions or opinions to authorities, private and public, including representation in any court as a party or third party wherever such Members have authorised the Association to speak or act on their behalf;
  • the establishment of services in education, statistics, information or administrative matters;
  • representing the interests of Members at, and participating in the activities of, any association that promotes the alignment of the same aims and objectives at the world and regional level; and
  • striving for and respecting territorial integrity, public order and morality.

Lottery News Asia - Pacific Region 2018
March 14 Hurry! Registration for APLA/WLA Seminar 2018 in New Delhi, India - Closing on March 25, 2018

Lottery News Asia - Pacific Region 2016
November 10, 2016 Government to Introduce New Laws Banning Online In-Play Betting and Shutting Out Illegal Foreign Bookmakers
November 5, 2016 Government Shuts Down Gaming Authority Amid Corruption Fears
September 15, 2016 SmartTrans Holdings Look to Build on China Lottery Success to Date
August 27, 2016 ASC Would Face Insurmountable Obstacle in Trying to Launch an Australian Sports Lottery
August 23, 2016 Review of the Lotteries and Art Unions Act
August 22, 2016 30 Per Cent Growth in Sports Betting Helps to Drive Annual Gambling Losses to $23 Billion Last Year
August 22, 2016 Strong Support within the ASC for the Establishment of a National Lottery to Finance Olympic Athletes
August 7, 2016 State’s Pioneering Move to Tax Online Betting Companies on Revenue They Earn Inside Its Borders Has Prompted a Backlash from the $10bn a Year Industry
August 6, 2016 State Government Blocks Online Gambling in eSports
July 6, 2016 The Rise and Rise of the NXT Political Party Will Almost Certainly Apply Pressure on Australia’s Gambling Sector
June 28, 2016 Western Australian Government Mulls Using KENO and Virtual Horse Racing Game as Carrot to Sell State’s TAB Betting Agency
June 27, 2016 Invitation to Comment on the Public Lotteries Regulation
June 23, 2016 State Government to Introduce a "Place of Consumption" Tax of 15 Per Cent for Betting Companies
June 11, 2016 Territory Government Reluctantly Bans in-Play Gambling
June 9, 2016 Online Gaming Float Sinks
June 6, 2016 Aussies Ready to Roll with Kenow!
May 31, 2016 NT Parliament Introduces Legislation to Pave the Way for “Betting Exchanges” to Set Up Shop in the Territory
April 24, 2016 License Amendment Provides Lottery Players with a Better Chance of Winning a Prize
April 19, 2016 Government Seeks Submissions on Proposed Changes to the Racing Act
April 16, 2016 Changes to NZ Betting Laws Under Consideration
April 9, 2016 New Weather Lottery Launched
April 7, 2016 Government Announce Next Steps for Gambling Review
March 18, 2016 Move by Federal Government to Close Loophole in In-Play Sports Betting is Meeting Fierce Opposition from Online Gaming Bookmakers
March 17, 2016 Incumbent Prepares for Fight to Retain Lottery Licence
February 24, 2016 NZ Gambling Expenditure Up in FY 2014/15
February 25, 2016 Gibraltar-Based Lotteries Operator is Reported to be Weighing a Bid for Jumbo Interactive
February 23, 2016 Australia-Listed Firm Terminates Agreement to Acquire Lottery License for Operation in Mongolia
January 15, 2016 Lottery Syndicate Rejects Settlement Offer and Sues $16 Million Powerball Winner
January 15, 2016 State Governments and Regulators Worried About the Impact of New Entrant on Their Lottery Revenue
January 13, 2016 NT Government Award Online Lottery Betting Licence to Gibraltar-based Company
January 6, 2016 Illegal Offshore Wagering Review – Public Submissions
January 5, 2016 Proposed New Legislation Could See Government Recover Millions from Offshore Bookmakers

Lottery News Asia - Pacific Region 2015
October 13, 2015 South Korea Hosts Asia Pacific Lottery Association Meeting
August 24, 2015 Korean Police Direct Officials to Illegal Online Gambling Service
August 25, 2015 Ministry of Finance Reports Decline in Lottery Sales
August 19, 2015 Macao Gaming Show hits Three Quarters Full Mark with 89 days to Go
August 18, 2015 Welcome to the 2015 APLA Regional Conference in Seoul, Korea
August 17, 2015 Australasian Gaming Expo Delivers
August 17, 2015 Gaming Regulator Confident in Growth of Gaming Revenue
August 13, 2015 2015 APLA Regional Conference in Seoul, Korea - Update
August 11, 2015 2015 APLA Regional Conference in Seoul, Korea
August 11, 2015 China LotSynergy Holdings Limited Successfully Won This Year's Largest Single Batch Bid in China Sports Lottery terminal market, Maintaining the Company's Industry Leading Position
August 11, 2015 Philweb net income dips 4.6%
August 11, 2015 AGTech Announces 2015 Interim Results
August 10, 2015 Calls for Popular Game to be Legalized
August 10, 2015 AGE 15 is underway with an 18% increase in visitors on the first day!
August 10, 2015 Online Company in Philippines Targeted Chinese Mainland Bettors
August 10, 2015 Macao Gaming Show offers bright new dawn on the Japanese horizon
August 10, 2015 China LotSynergy Holdings Limited Won This Year's Largest Single Batch Bid in China Sports Lottery terminal market
August 8, 2015 No self-service kiosks in the works: Singapore Pools
August 7, 2015 Taiwan Lottery Celebrates Tour De Taiwan with Commemorative Scratch off Tickets
Februaary 18, 2015 APLA / WLA 2015 Seminar - Divided by Oceans: Connected by Opportunity
Februaary 12, 2015 APLA / WLA Seminar Features Day Two on the Beautiful Gold Coast, Australia

Regulatory Bodies
ACT Gambling & Racing Commission Canberra Nara Centre Level 2 1 Constitution Avenue,
Camberra, ACT, Australia, 2601
CompanyAustralian Capital Territory (ACT)
Telephone(02) 6207 0359
Cambodia Ministry of Economy and Finance St.92, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Telephone855-23-724 664 Fax 855-23-427 798
Cambodia Ministry of Interior Cambodia
China Ministry of Finance No.2 Dong Chang'an Avenue, Beijing, China, 100731
Telephone+86-10-51651200-612 Fax+86-10-65677512
China Sports Lottery Beijing, China
First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corp 26th Floor West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines, 1605
Telephone(632) 638-55-56 Fax(632) 635-09-93 E-
General Administration of Sports of China China
Hong Kong Jockey Club Hong Kong
Hong Kong Office of the Licensing Authority 9/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai,
Hong Kong
Responsible for the issuance of entertainment licences including Amusement Game Centre Licence, Amusements .
CompanyHome Affairs Department Telephone(852) 2835 2500 Fax(852) 2511 3860
Japan Lottery Association Japan
Japan Racing Association Japan
Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau 21/F Ed. China Plaza, 762-804 Av. Praia Grande,
Telephone(853) 2856 9262 Fax(853) 2837 0296
Malaysia Betting Unit Control Malaysia
Malaysian Racing Association Unit No. A-5-4, Level 5, Block A MInes Waterfront Business Park, The Mines Resort City, Selangor D.E, Malaysia, 43300 Keri Kembangan
Nepal Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal Ministry of Home Affairs Singhdurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
New Zealand Gambling Commission Level 9, Massey University House, 90 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand Judicial Control Authority for Racing Level 4, Baldwin Building, 342 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011
New Zealand Racing Board 106-110 Jackson Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Norfolk Island Gaming Authority Norfolk Island, South Pacific, Australia, 2899



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