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European State Lotteries and Toto Association

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European State Lotteries
and Toto Association (EL)
Address: Avenue de Béthusy 36 CH-1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
E-mail Address:
Phone: + 41 21 311 30 25
Fax: + 41 21 312 30 11
1st Vice-President
2nd Vice-President:
PALLEZ Stéphane
Year Founded: 1983

Background Information

The "European State Lotteries and Toto Association" (EL) is an independent European association composed of State Lottery and Toto companies established in Europe.
The former European Association of State Lotteries and Lottos was founded on November 29, 1983 in Montreux, Switzerland.
EL is made up of 81 State Lottery Members (76 Regular, 3 Affiliate, & 2 Observers) as well of 30 Associate Members (Lottery Suppliers).

News Archive
July 13, 2021 European Lotteries Publishes 2020 Annual Report
July 8, 2021 Interview: European Lotteries Collaborates with Flink for State of the Art New Website
January 13, 2020 European Lotteries Publishes 2018 Report on the Lottery Sector in Europe

News Archive for CY2019
October 30, 2019 EL Participates At First-Ever Responsibility in Gaming Europe Conference
March 28, 2019 European Lotteries Organizes Its First Ever Seminar on Instant Games
February 8, 2019 The European Lotteries Celebrates Its 20th Consecutive Successful Marketing Gathering in London

News Archive for CY2017
October 12, 2017 European Lotteries Release Report on the Lottery Sector in Europe 2016
October 6, 2017 Dutch Lottery Awarded EL Responsible Gaming Certificate
October 4, 2017 European Lotteries Launches Second Edition of EL Sport Award
September 27, 2017 Lotteries, Policy Makers and Sport Stakeholders Highlight the Importance of Grassroots Sport as a Tool for Inclusion and Empowerment
June 8, 2017 ESV Neuaubing Receives the European Lotteries (EL) Sport Award for Its Project “Sports United”
February 10, 2017 Social Integration of Refugees Through Sport: EL Teams Up with Strong Partners in a Pan-European Project
February 9, 2017 Arjan van’t Veer is the New Secretary General of the European Lotteries Association

News Archive for CY2016
September 6, 2016 MEP and Stakeholders Call for Recognition of the Role of Funding from Lotteries
June 29, 2016 Grassroots Sport – Shaping Europe
February 8, 2016 Council of Europe “Keep Crime out of Sport” Project
February 3, 2016 Lottomatica Receives Renewal of Responsible Gaming Certification from European Lotteries Association (EL) and World Lottery Association (WLA)

News Archive for CY2015
December 15, 2015 Study Highlights the Significant Economy and Employment Effects of the Contribution of Lotteries to Sport in Europe
December 14, 2015 EL Reiterates Its Commitment to Grassroots Sport in Europe by Renewing Its Partnership with ENGSO
November 19, 2015 UNESCO Revised Charter on Sport: a Step Forward in the Promotion of Physical Activity and Sport Integrity
October 22, 2015 The European Lotteries Comments on AG Opinion in Ince Case
June 9, 2015 The European Lotteries association elects Hansjörg Höltkemeier as new President


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