Digital products provider mkodo has secured an associate membership to the European Lottery Association, cementing the firm’s position as a “highly reputable technology provider to the lottery sector”.

As a result of the green-light being issued, mkodo is to be charged with advancing the ELA’s mission of promoting a sustainable gaming model for the benefit of society.

Furthermore, the organisation is to also be charged with advancing the collective interests of its membership, which consists of over 100 national lotteries and their suppliers.  

The Newcastle Upon Tyne headquartered company boasts in excess of a decade of experience in working with lotteries as well as betting and gaming clients, including ELA and WLA members Danske Spil, the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, British Columbia Lottery Corporation and Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

With membership approved by the ELA’s executive committee members, mkodo is expected to be fully ratified by their general assembly in June 2020.

Stuart Godfree, managing director and co-founder of mkodo, commented: “This is great news for mkodo as it further strengthens our position as one of the premier suppliers within this sector, and we’re very proud of the work we do within the lottery industry.

“We look forward to working together with the ELA and its members to help establish and develop industry best practices, as well as share ideas on the opportunities and challenges in the evolving lottery technology sector.”

The ELA was founded in 1983 and currently has 76 lottery members and 34 associate members across a plethora of countries in Europe.

As a result of this latest member being secure, Mkodo stresses that it further cements its status as a respected provider to the global lottery sector following the awarding of its associate membership to the World Lottery Association earlier this year. 

The WLA currently serves over 150 state lotteries and more than 75 lottery sector suppliers worldwide.