Founded in 1999, the World Lottery Association (WLA) is a professional association of state-authorized lotteries from around the world. Its mission is to advance the collective interests of its members, and to promote and support the industry and the causes it supports.
The World Lottery Association is comprised of more than 150 state-authorized lotteries from around five continents. Its members are supported by a global community of professionals. The association provides a platform for lottery professionals to exchange new and innovative marketing concepts. It also promotes a worldwide accreditation program for gaming industry suppliers.
The organization has also developed a Security Control Standard, an international information security standard for the lottery industry. Members must meet this standard and continue to improve their security controls. It requires documented security environments, visible security environments, and ongoing improvement.
The Association is also home to the Global Lottery Monitoring System, which provides a surveillance framework for lottery players around the world. The Global Lottery Monitoring System’s mission is to protect sports betting integrity, protect the integrity of sports, and fight corruption. The GLMS brings together 29 lotteries from 27 countries to fight match fixing.
The World Lottery Association’s Illegal Lotteries and Betting Committee advises member lotteries on how to combat unauthorised lotteries. It also provides guidance to lotteries on how to address the problem of black swans.
The Association is also home to the International Gaming Research Unit, which focuses on the psychosocial aspects of gambling and gaming. It also supports the Women’s Initiative in Lottery Leadership, a group that promotes the advancement of women in lottery leadership. It also provides a daily news service, highlighting government decisions regarding lotteries.