Public Gaming International Magazine May/June 2022

4 PUBLIC GAMING INTERNATIONAL • MAY/JUNE 2022 Publisher & Chief Executive Officer Paul Jason President Susan Jason Brand and Design Dan Eggers Design Lottery Industry Consultant Jim Acton Honored Founders Doris & Duane Burke Subscriptions United States: $145 USD Canada & Mexico: $160 USD All other countries: $225 USD For email address changes, subscription requests and requests to be placed on our e-Newsletter distribution list, e-mail Susan Jason at Contact Information PGRI, Inc. 1769 Flagstone Terrace, The Villages, FL 32162 T: +425.449.3000 F: +206.374.2600 Public Gaming International Magazine Published six times a year and distributed to readers all around the world. Electronic version is e-mailed and is also available on our news website: May/June 2022 Volume 51, Issue 3 ©2022 all rights reserved. Public Gaming Research Institute cISSN: 1042-1912 10 EL Membership Reconvenes for Industry Days after a too-long hiatus! Hansjörg Höltkemeier President, European Lotteries (EL) Co-CEO of the Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin 12 Lotto Hessen welcomes EL Membership to Wiesbaden for Industry Days Dr. Heinz-Georg Sundermann, Managing Director, Lotto Hessen GmbH 14 Modernizing the RFP and Forging Productive Partnerships Younes El Mechrafi, Chief Executive Officer, la Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports (MDJS); General Secretary of African Lotteries Association WLA Executive Committee member and Chairman of WLA Audit Committe 26 Life in Ukraine Evgeniy Vlasenko, Vice President, MSL State Lottery Ukraine 28 Digital Integration Unlocks the Power of De-Channelization Alistair Boston-Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, Bede Gaming CONTENTS M AY / J U N E 2 0 2 2 F E A T U R E D I N T E R V I E W S 10 12 26 28 14