The World Lottery Association (WLA) is a global organization of state-authorized lottery operators, suppliers, and other lottery-related stakeholders. Its members are located in 80 countries on five continents. They are united by a common goal: raising funds for the benefit of society. WLA also works to support its members by providing a regulatory framework.
In addition to its membership, the WLA also has a wide variety of affiliates and suppliers that supply lottery services and goods. WLA Associate Members are committed to implementing the principles of Responsible Gaming. They must also complete a self-assessment in order to determine which RG programs will be most useful to their organization. Once they’ve completed this step, they must devise a project plan, budget, and timeframe to put RG programs into action. They must also keep improving these programs.
The WLA Responsible Gaming Framework (RGF) has seven Principles aimed at fostering responsible gambling. It includes ten Program elements based on these principles. It also recognizes that the standards of responsible gaming may differ from country to country, so the WLA has developed a set of standards that can help lottery operations achieve regulatory acceptance and player trust. This helps improve their brand loyalty and organizational performance. The WLA is also committed to protecting the lottery industry from corruption and ensuring the integrity of state-authorized lotteries.
The World Lottery Association (WLA) was created from the merger of the International Association of State Lotteries (AILE) and the International Association of Toto and Lottery Organizations (IATO). This international organization is the most influential association for lottery industry professionals and suppliers. Members receive numerous benefits. One of these is access to the WLA Data compendium, the world’s leading research report on lottery operators.