EL Report on the Lottery Sector in Europe

Every year EL members provide an overview of how they work and demonstrate the importance of lotteries for the benefit of society.

EL members – both state-owned and private operators – share common values of responsibility, society/sustainability and integrity and common characteristics, such as being located in Europe; operating only in the jurisdictions in which they are licenced; providing lottery games in a responsible way and in a safe environment; and contributing to good causes in the fields of sport, education and culture.

The 13th EL Report (2018) is the most detailed edition regarding both EL members operating in the EU and EL members all together.

In 2018, the money contributed to society by 51 EL members in the EU (that reported their contributions) amounted to €18bn, channelled towards sports, culture, funds for other good causes and taxes for treasury. As for all reporting EL members (72 in total), their contribution to society amounted to €20bn in 2018. This means that some 52 percent of the Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) generated by EL members (not including sponsorships) went back to society in the respective countries.

Responsible gaming activities are an integral part of the core business of EL members. In 2018 they continued to spend a significant effort on measures to prevent problem gambling.

The report goes on to cover key descriptive statistics about current members operating in Europe in 2018. As EL members operate a variety of game activities, depending on their historic background, local legal conditions, or their positions in the market, the emphasis placed on particular gaming activities may differ from one member to another.

The report is available via our EL website here

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Rapport EL 2018 sur le secteur de la loterie en Europe

Le 13e rapport EL fournit un aperçu de la manière dont les membres EL travaillent et démontrent l’importance de leurs contributions à la société.

En 2018, la contribution monétaire à la société des 51 membres EL dans l’UE (qui ont rapporté leurs contributions) s’élevait à 18 milliards d’euros, répartis dans les sports, la culture, les fonds pour d’autres bonnes causes et les taxes pour la trésorerie. En ce qui concerne tous les membres EL (72 au total), leur contribution à la société s’élevait à 20 milliards d’euros en 2018. Cela signifie que 52 % du GGR généré par les membres EL (hors parrainages) est revenu à la société dans les pays respectifs.

Les activités de jeu responsables font partie intégrante de l’activité principale des membres EL. En 2018, ils ont continué de consacrer un effort considérable sur les mesures visant à prévenir les problèmes de jeu.

Le rapport est disponible ici.


Informe de EL sobre el sector de la lotería en Europa 2018

 El 13.º Informe de EL proporciona una visión general de cómo los miembros de EL actúan y demuestran la importancia de sus contribuciones a la sociedad.

En 2018, el dinero contribuido a la sociedad por parte de los 51 miembros de EL en la UE (los que informaron de sus contribuciones) ascendió a 18 mil millones de euros, dinero que se canalizó hacia deportes, cultura, fondos por otras buenas causas e impuestos para tesorería. Entre todos los miembros de EL que informaron (72 en total), su contribución a la sociedad ascendió a 20 mil millones de euros en 2018. Esto significa que un 52 por ciento del GGR generado por los miembros de EL (no incluidos los patrocinios) volvió a la sociedad en sus respectivos países.

Las actividades relacionadas con el juego responsable son una parte esencial del modelo de negocio de los miembros de EL. En 2018 continuaron dedicando un esfuerzo significativo a las medidas para evitar los problemas con el juego.

El informe está disponible aquí.


EL-Bericht über den Lotteriesektor in Europa 2018

 Der 13. EL-Bericht gibt einen Überblick über die Arbeitsweise der EL-Mitglieder und zeigt die Bedeutung der von ihnen geleisteten Beiträge zum Wohle der Gesellschaft auf.

Im Jahr 2018 beliefen sich die finanziellen Beiträge zum Wohle der Gesellschaft der 51 EL-Mitglieder in der EU (die ihre Beiträge gemeldet haben) auf 18 Milliarden Euro, die in Sport und Kultur, in Gelder für andere gute Zwecke und in Steuern für die Staatskasse flossen. Im Hinblick auf alle berichtenden EL-Mitglieder (insgesamt 72) betrug der Beitrag zum Wohle der Gesellschaft im Jahr 2018 insgesamt 20 Milliarden Euro. Das bedeutet, dass etwa 52 Prozent des von EL-Mitgliedern erwirtschafteten Bruttospielertrags (ohne Sponsorengelder) an die Gemeinschaft in den jeweiligen Ländern zurückflossen.

Verantwortungsvolle Spielaktivitäten sind ein integraler Bestandteil des Kerngeschäfts der EL-Mitglieder. Im Jahr 2018 haben sie erneut erhebliche Anstrengungen unternommen, um problematischem Spielverhalten zu begegnen.

Der Bericht ist hier verfügbar.

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