The World Lottery Association

world lottery association

The world lottery association serves the interests of more than 150 state-authorized lotteries and suppliers to the industry in 80 countries on six continents. Combined, members raise more than USD 80 billion to fund good causes annually. Its member lotteries and their suppliers adhere to rigorous responsible gaming standards that ensure player protection, security and privacy. Click here for more information.

The organization is heavily backed by eight lottery giants that contribute at the platinum level or higher, according to the WLA’s commercial register records. They employ tens of thousands worldwide and are among the largest employers in their respective industries. Platinum sponsor IGT, for example, employs about 12,000 people in dozens of countries and has annual net revenues of more than $10.8 billion. Its fellow platinum donor, Scientific Games, has a global workforce of about 8,000 employees and has annual net revenue of nearly $9 billion.

A significant part of the WLA’s work is devoted to combating illegal gambling activities around the globe. Through its Illegal Betting Committee, the association advises member lotteries on how to best fight unauthorised betting operations in their own markets and within their own regulatory framework. It also advocates the Macolin Convention, which provides governments with legislative means and practical tools to help prevent the manipulation of sports competitions and illegal betting. The WLA’s efforts to promote its members’ regulated business model and the integrity of their products are important to society, but it is not possible for any organization to eliminate all risks completely. The lottery industry therefore has a high responsibility to mitigate their impact on society and ensure that their business is conducted responsibly.