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Whitepaper: NASPL And The Open Group

by The Open GroupJan 26, 2009

Lotteries operate and are regulated on a state-by-state or province-by-province basis. The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) was founded in 1971 to provide a central information source where the lottery industry could share its expertise, resources, and advice with other members. Due to the decentralized nature of the lottery system, there was a tendency for each state or provincial lottery to conduct business very differently. In 2001, NASPL partnered with The Open Group�s Collaboration Services to help establish the NASPL Standards Initiative (NSI) for the development of standards, best practices, and certification programs for the lottery industry. By establishing a set of processes and procedures whereby each constituent can engage openly and cooperatively, NASPL and The Open Group have helped state and provincial lotteries across North America create a truly interoperable lottery environment.