World Lottery Association

California Lottery certified at Level Three by the WLA

Responsible Gaming is important to everyone at the California Lottery, from our employees to our retailers, vendors and players. The Lottery’s Responsible Gaming Program is one of the strongest in the nation, and given the size of the California Lottery and the amount of supplemental funding it provides to public education every year, achieving a Level Three status from the World Lottery Association (WLA) is a significant accomplishment. The California Lottery is pleased it is one of the few lotteries in the nation to achieve this prestigious certification.

The WLA’s core values are responsibility, integrity, professionalism and innovation, standards that advance the interests of state-operated lotteries regarding best practices and ethical standards. The California Lottery received this certification by submitting an extensive application and self-assessment detailing its Responsible Gaming program. The assessment revealed that since its creation the California Lottery has been a strong supporter, developer and promoter of Responsible Gaming programs. It also pioneered the first problem gambling prevention effort when it created California’s problem gambling hotline.

The WLA represents more than 140 member lotteries from Global Professional Association of State Lottery and Gaming organizations in 90 countries and five continents. Only five of its global members have achieved a Level Three Responsible Gaming Certification.