The World Lottery Association is a trade organization for the lottery and sports betting industry. Its members include state-regulated lotteries, sports betting operators, and suppliers to the sector. Membership carries several benefits, including preferred rates for WLA events and the exclusive access to the WLA Data compendium, the world’s most comprehensive research report on lottery and sports betting. The World Lottery Association is proud to be a member of the global lotto community.
The World Lottery Association was formed in 1999 after merging Intertoto and the International Association of State Lotteries to form a single global organization. The goal of the association is to improve the overall perception of lotteries in society and foster a culture of corporate social responsibility among lottery operators. WLA members have combined annual revenues of over $120 billion, and they adhere to the highest standards of responsible gaming and social responsibility. Furthermore, the majority of their net revenues are donated to worthy causes.
The WLA has a responsible gaming framework based on Seven Responsible Gaming Principles. The framework consists of four levels of achievement and ten Program elements, and has been developed with cultural diversity in mind. The WLA responsible gaming framework is designed to complement individual lottery operators’ safeguards. Each level reflects how well a lottery implements the RG Principles. The higher the level of achievement, the more advanced its responsible gaming program is.