Illegal Lotteries and Betting Operators

State-licensed lotteries around the world are continually challenged by the countless for-profit gaming operators that are not authorized by regulators to offer gaming products in their respective jurisdictions. As the territorial integrity of its members is a top priority, the WLA is dedicated to combatting illegal lottery operations around the globe. The WLA advises member lotteries on how they can best fight unauthorized lotteries within the regulatory framework of their respective jurisdictions through the work of its Illegal Lotteries and Betting Committee.

State-licensed lotteries around the world are continually challenged by the countless for-profit gaming operators that are not authorized by regulators to offer gaming products in their respective jurisdictions. As the territorial integrity of its members is a top priority, the WLA is dedicated to combatting illegal lottery operations around the globe. Through the work of its Illegal Lotteries and Betting Committee (ILBC), the WLA advises member lotteries on how they can best fight unauthorized lotteries within the regulatory framework of their respective jurisdictions.

Established in 2019, the ILBC reviews the tools and resources available to help member lotteries combat illegal gaming in their jurisdictions. In 2020, the ILBC launched a database of known illegal lottery and betting operations, with a particular focus on bet-on-lottery schemes and courier services, and produced a set of detailed fact sheets for over 30 countries, which can be found in the member section of this website.

Download the overview of illegal lottery and betting operations