NEXT GENERATION LOTTERIES, A POLLARD TICKET COMPANY, AMONG THE FIRST TO ACHIEVE WLA-SCS:2020 LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION

WINNIPEG, MB, January 20, 2022 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Next Generation Lotteries (“NGL”), has achieved 2020 World Lottery Association Security Screening Standard Level 2 Certification (WLA-SCS:2020). This achievement follows the WLA security audit, which NGL successfully passed at the end of October 2021. NGL is one of the first organizations to receive this certification, more than a year before the deadline imposed by the WLA.

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WLA-SCS Level 2 is the preeminent security and integrity standard in the lottery industry and includes 21 controls for lottery technology providers, incorporating the use of cloud hosting for lottery gaming systems , as well as app privacy and security controls. As part of the certification audit, NGL’s core system for retail and iLottery was assessed and no non-compliances were found.

“Like the entire Pollard Banknote organization, security is a top priority for NGL,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote. “Compliance with the new version of the WLA-SCS certification is one of the many ways NGL demonstrates its commitment to ensuring highly secure products and services for its customers.”

In addition to WLA-SCS Level 2, NGL is ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified. These three certifications reflect NGL’s maturity as a lottery provider, as well as its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, reliability and service. customer in all facets of its business.

About Next Generation Lotteries

NGL, a Pollard Banknote company, is a leading provider of comprehensive lottery management and iLottery technology solutions for the global lottery markets. NGL offers games and lottery services using cutting-edge technologies that easily integrate with various systems across all sales channels, creating a truly omnichannel offering that increases lottery revenue and goes back to good causes. With ISO 27001, ISO 9001 and WLA Security Control Standard certifications, as well as numerous lottery audits, NGL’s solutions ensure the highest levels of security and reliability. NGL is a true industry veteran, providing lottery-focused solutions since 1996, when it created the first-ever Internet-based solution for a national lottery. For more information, please visit our website at www.nextgl.com.

About the Pollard ticket

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner for over 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high-quality instant ticket products, licensed games, Schafer Systems and Fastrak retail merchandising solutions, and a suite range of digital offerings, from world-class mkodo gaming applications to player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries maximize player engagement, sales and revenue for worthy causes. Pollard Banknote also supplies break open tickets, bingo paper and its diamond game and games and electronic gaming devices conforming to the charitable and other gaming markets in North America. Founded in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 64.3% by the Pollard family and 35.7% by public shareholders, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.

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