European Lotteries a sustainable model for the benefit of society
Playing National Lottery Games Actively Supports Society, Culture And Sport
From education, science, art and culture, sport and leisure to supporting the disadvantaged and disabled, there are many deserving calls on limited funding.
Funding from national lotteries in Europe represents a reliable source and an indispensable part of the income that allows them to operate sustainably. Without National Lotteries, European society, culture and welfare would be €21 billion poorer.
Funding contributions to health & disability organisations examples
(The National Assocation for the Blind) in Spain, established a lottery in 1938. ONCE supports 71,000 jobs (57% are people with disabilities) and provides €230 million every year in dedicated funding of social support for people with disabilities.
in Greece, has renovated 64% of the two largest Children Hospitals, investing €12 million and sharing smiles with 200,000 children. The project, launched in 2014, is still in progress.
in Belgium, funded medical services and studies to fight cancer.
Funding contributions to culture examples
in Germany, has provided more than €500 million for the conservation of monuments in the country since 1991.
in Finland, provides roughly half of the Ministry of Education and Culture’s budget for arts and culture – around €224 million in 2019.
in Italy, co-funded the restoration of Michelangelo’s statue of Moses in 2017.
Funding contributions to state budgets examples
National Lotteries deserve to be safeguarded and supported at national and EU levels
Nationally licensed and regulated lotteries have proved to work successfully for generations. They are a transparent and consistent source of financing for the benefit of European society.
Currently, the gambling sector within the EU is regulated in strict observance of subsidiarity. EU member states have the exclusive competence to set the objectives of their gambling policy and to define the modalities to achieve them for their citizens.
EL promotes a sound and sustainable gaming model for the benefit of society in which a high level of consumer protection and responsible gaming are prioritised.
EL fully supports the continued application of the “principle of subsidiarity” in the gambling sector, as the key element to secure and safeguard the common objectives of general interest.