If the world lottery industry is a living organism, its nerve center is in Basel, Switzerland. Located on Lange Gasse 20, the headquarters of the world lottery association focuses on helping members meet their business goals and uphold standards of responsible gaming and charitable giving. It also supports members in defending their state-authorized monopoly on the distribution of games of chance to the general public.
Established in August 1999 by the merger of AILE and Intertoto, the world lottery association serves state-authorized lotteries, sports betting operators, and suppliers to the industry in 80 countries on six continents. It sets technical and ethical industry standards, and helps members in their efforts to raise money for good causes. Its member lotteries collectively raised almost $80 billion in 2021 for charity.
In addition, the world lottery association also focuses on its members’ responsibility to their customers. It is committed to promoting responsible gaming and has a four-stage evaluation process for its members. The Hoosier Lottery has been certified at the highest level, Level 4, which demonstrates that the organization is a leader in implementing and improving responsible gaming programs. It is also one of the few lotteries to have its responsible gaming program verified by both the National Council on Problem Gambling and the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL).
OpenBet, a provider of sports betting solutions to major global lotteries, recently became a Gold Contributor to the world lottery association (WLA). The WLA is an international membership-based association that advances the interests of state-authorized lotteries by supporting their growth worldwide while upholding their responsibility to protect players, communities and the industry.