WLA is the professional association of the worldwide government-controlled lottery and sports-betting sector with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. It supports global standards for lottery management, security and social responsibility, and provides educational and other services to gaming operators and suppliers. WLA seeks to improve the public’s understanding of responsible gaming issues and the role of lotteries in securing funds for good causes. It works with the regional lottery associations to represent the collective interests of its members and foster constructive relationships with worldwide sports federations and other international organizations.
The World Lottery Association has five regional organizations, namely the Asia Pacific Lottery Association, the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries , the European State Lotteries and Toto Association, the Latin American Lottery Association, and the Association of African Lotteries.
Formed in 2000, APLA is one of the five regional associations of the World Lottery Association (WLA). APLA represents 25 members from 10 countries in the Asia Pacific region; namely Australia, China (including Hong Kong), French Polynesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.
APLA aims to advance the goals and collective interests of its members and enhancing the capability, common knowledge and status of individual APLA members.