The Association

The European Lotteries is the umbrella organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance for the public benefit. EL brings together state-owned and private operators, both profit and non-profit, who operate on behalf of the state.

Our members only offer gambling and betting services in the jurisdictions in which they are licensed by the respective national government. The Association was created in 1983 under Swiss law. In 1999, we adopted the name The European Lotteries and added the sport betting operators to our membership. European Lotteries has offices in Brussels and Lausanne.

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