The World Lottery Association (WLA) represents the interests of 150 state-authorized lotteries around the world. Members of the association are responsible for raising billions of dollars for charitable causes. The group also represents suppliers and operators in the gaming industry. In 2019, member lotteries contributed USD 86 billion to good causes. Since the association was founded, WLA members have raised a total of USD 1.3 trillion.
The WLA supports internationally recognized standards for the lottery industry. The WLA Security Control Standard, for example, helps operations win regulatory acceptance while securing the trust of players. The association also offers various programs and services to promote a lottery’s brand and improve organizational performance. In addition to advancing the interests of its members, the WLA protects the industry from corruption and strives to maintain the integrity of state-authorized lotteries.
As part of the WLA, member companies commit to provide accurate, balanced information about the risks and rewards of playing games. They also pledge to hold educational programs and work with KYCPG to encourage responsible gaming. In addition, members will host bi-annual outreach programs at NPGAW and RGEW, and they will continue to promote the WLA’s PLAY RESPONSIBLY program.
The Macolin Convention calls for sanctions against individuals and companies involved in illegal sports betting and other activities that involve the manipulation of competitions. By establishing these sanctions, national lotteries are able to effectively combat illegal betting and improve player safety.