International Presence

International Presence

OPAP is a member of European and International Lottery Associations with a dynamic presence and participation in European and International Committees, gaming Industry Seminars and Conferences.

Specifically, OPAP is a member of the following Associations:

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the World Lottery Association/ WLA, which was formed in 1999, after the merger of two International Lottery Associations: INTERTOTO and AILE.

The World Lottery Association (WLA) is a member-based organization aiming to advance the interests of state-authorized Lotteries. The Association consists of some 156 state-authorized lotteries from more than 80 countries on 6 continents that are Full Members, and of numerous Associate Members from the supplier industry worldwide. OPAP has been a regular member of the INTERTOTO since 1964 and one of the founding members of the WLA.

In the context of promoting Responsible Gaming, OPAP has been re- awarded the WLA Responsible Gaming Certificate Level 4, which is the highest level of Responsible Gaming Certification globally.

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The European State Lotteries and Toto Association/ European Lotteries (EL), which is the European umbrella organization of national lotteries operating games of chance, including sports betting, for the public benefit, in more than 40 European countries – with around 50 members in all EU Member States and a total of over 70 members. EL is the European lottery and gaming sector’s largest and most representative organization. OPAP has been a regular member of the Association since 1991.

Committed to addressing illegal gambling and related criminal activities while minimizing any potential harm on society, EL has developed the EL Responsible Gaming Certification, which has been granted to OPAP for its true dedication to consistently building RG principles in its strategy and operations, while ensuring a safe environment for its players.

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United Lotteries for Integrity in Sports / ULIS (former GLMS), which is a global non-profit association, with a multi-stakeholder network, supporting licensed state lotteries in their mission to ensure integrity and fight crime in sport. OPAP was a founding member of GLMS in 2015, and in 2022 it approved the change of the name of the organization to United Lotteries for Integrity in Sports (ULIS), which aims to reflect the new strategic positioning of the association, namely, to be the main global state lottery actor in order to safeguard sports core values of integrity and fair-play.