The World Lottery Association

world lottery association

The world lottery association, along with its five regional lottery associations (ALA, APLA, CIBELAE, EL, and NASPL) has a rich tradition of cooperation and collaboration. This is nowhere more evident than at the flagship events that each of these associations hold. The success of these events is a testament to the importance the industry places on international cooperation and collaboration.

As a leading global association, the world lottery association promotes and supports state-authorized lotteries in their august mission of raising funds for good causes. This is done by publicizing and promoting the USD 82.3 billion that WLA members returned to society in 2018, and by defending the core values of integrity, security, fair play, and responsible gaming.

WLA members have demonstrated their commitment to protecting players by embracing and implementing the Responsible Gaming Principles. These principles are reflected in the WLA’s Responsible Gaming Framework, which offers four levels of achievement and 10 Program elements. The framework allows for cultural and regional differences, and it complements – not replaces – the safeguards already in place by each lottery operator.

The WLA Security Control Standard (WLA-SCS) combines a comprehensive information security management baseline based on ISO/IEC 27001, a leading international standard for information security management, with a set of lottery-specific controls representing current best practice. The standards have been drafted and approved by the Security and Risk Management Committee, which is comprised of a select group of lottery security experts. The WLA-SCS also includes Annex D, which is intended to be expanded in future iterations to include requirements for the management of multijurisdictional games.