The World Lottery Association (WLA) is a global organization with a network of state lotteries across five continents. It provides lottery operators with a wide range of services. In addition to this, WLA has developed responsible gaming standards and a responsible gaming framework to minimize the risks of problem gambling worldwide.
The World Lottery Association consists of more than 150 lotteries operating in more than 80 countries. These entities have a combined revenue of more than $250 billion in 2020.
WLA is dedicated to combating illegal lottery operations and maintaining the integrity of operators. To do this, WLA members follow strict social responsibility standards. This includes ensuring that proceeds from games of chance are generated for good causes.
WLA Members are official, legal entities authorized by the relevant jurisdictions. They offer products that are regulated and comply with the regulations of their respective state lotteries.
In addition to its member lotteries, the World Lottery Association has associate members from all over the world. This includes game designers, consultants, and auditors. Among the many benefits of being a member of the WLA is access to its Global Lottery Data Compendium. This is an important source of information about the lotteries of the world.
In addition to these, the organization also has a Global Lottery Monitoring System. As part of this, GLMS aims to provide a global surveillance system to safeguard the integrity of the lottery industry.
Aside from these, the organization also has an International Gaming Research Unit. ILRU is a research team that focuses on the psychosocial factors of gaming.