The World Lottery Association (WLA) is an association of global lotteries and gaming organizations. Its members are spread across 80 countries on five continents, and are united by their goal to raise funds for the public good. It is supported by seventy suppliers to the lottery and sports betting industries. In all, the WLA represents over $2.5 billion in annual revenues. This figure is growing each year. Members of the World Lottery Association include:
The WLA has two membership levels. WLA Contributors are leading suppliers to the lottery industry, and form the foundation of the association’s relationship with the global supplier community. Honorary Members are individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to the lottery industry. Guy Simonis, who brought lotteries to North America, is an honorary member. While Luca has served as Executive Director of the WLA since November 2018, he has also been the General Secretary of the Global Lottery Monitoring System since January 2022.
The Macolin Convention, adopted by the World Lottery Association (WLA) in 2015, addresses the issues of sports competition manipulation and illegal betting. It also helps national lotteries operate with fewer risks and improve player safety. In addition, the Macolin Convention provides a framework for transnational sharing of data and information. It also addresses the problem of unfair competition. These measures have been praised by both governments and lottery players. Further, WLA member lotteries have made a positive impact on the world lottery industry, and the organization will continue to work towards their adoption.