10 Jan 2020
In 2018 the Members of the European Lotteries Association provided an overview of how they work and demostrated the importance of State Lotteries for society. This year’s 13th report is the most detailed regarding both EL members operating in the EU and EL members all together.
In 2018, the money contributed to society by 51 EL members in the EU (that reported their contributions) amounted to €18bn, channelled towards sports, culture, funds for other good causes and taxes for treasury. As for all reporting EL members (72 in total), their contribution to society amounted to €20bn in 2018. This means that some 52 percent of the Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) generated by EL members (not including sponsorships) went back to society in the respective countries.