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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:
Dipl.- Friedrich Stickler
Christophe Blanchard-Dignac
Hansjörg Höltkemeier
Bernadette Lobjois
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 for CY2017
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

News Archive for CY2014
October 17, 2014 The European Lotteries Association and the European Disability Forum take further steps to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities
July 15, 2014 Karma Gaming Accepted as Associate Member in the EL
July 15, 2014 European Commission publishes Recommendation on Online Gambling
July 10, 2014 The Quality Group – Lottery Technology Systems GmbH is now a member of the European State Lotteries and Toto Association (EL)
February 20, 2014 The European Lotteries Association (EL) welcomes the European Parliament report on Anti-Money Laundering Directive which allows for appropriate control of all gambling activities


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