The World Lottery Association (WLA) is a global, professional association of state lottery organizations, suppliers, and industry professionals. Its member states generate a combined total of more than $250 billion in annual revenue and abide by strict social responsibility and responsible gaming standards. The WLA also encourages its members to support good causes.
The WLA aims to promote the common interests of its members, acting in concert on global issues. It helps protect the lottery industry from corruption and ensures the integrity of operators. It also provides guidance to its member lotteries, addressing issues such as the changing demographics and business landscape. It also provides legal documentation to protect its members.
The WLA has issued a security control standard for the lottery industry. This certification confirms that an organization meets strict security requirements. It also validates the operations of IGT’s lottery-based campuses. The certification is a major selling point for IGT’s proposals when it enters lottery procurement processes.
The WLA has a long-standing commitment to sports integrity, which extends to issues surrounding sports betting. Its Executive Director Luca also serves as General Secretary of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS). The GLMS aims to protect sports integrity and protect consumers.