The World Lottery Association

The world lottery association advances the interests of state-authorized lotteries in their efforts to raise funds for good causes. Its members are committed to the highest standards of corporate responsibility, including the WLA Responsible Gaming Principles and Framework and respect authorized legal systems that determine where and in what form gaming products can be provided.

The organization serves the needs of over 150 state-authorized lotteries and sports betting operators across six continents. Its regular members contribute USD 80 billion each year to fund good causes around the globe.

Lotteries are committed to promoting responsible gambling, and the WLA’s Responsible Gaming Independent Assessment Panel recognizes member lotteries that meet its Responsible Gambling Standards. It also identifies best practices for advertising and provides an online Responsible Gambling Guide for its members to use.

In addition, the WLA’s GLMS (Global Lottery Monitoring System) collects data on lottery activities and shares it with its members. The system helps them to identify suspicious activity and take the necessary actions to prevent it. It also enables them to identify and compare the performance of their systems, ensuring they are meeting required service levels and protecting their customers.

The WLA is supported by five regional lottery associations, which play a role at the continental and regional level that mirrors that of the WLA globally. These are ALA, APLA, CIBELAE, the EL and NASPL – supporting Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe and North America respectively. They work closely with the WLA and are guided by its values.