There are 3 categories of Members: Regular, Observer and Associate Members.
Becoming an EL Regular Member
An EL Regular Member must conduct games of chance and/or skill such as Lotto, Toto, class lotteries, classic lotteries, sports betting, sports lotteries, instant games, and lotteries generally based upon a state issued lottery licence in a Members State of the Council of Europe.
An EL Member must assure that its lottery-type games form the substantial part of the organisation’s total gross revenue and that its net revenues for a substantial part are dedicated, by public decision, to good causes and/or the State exchequer. It is essential that Regular Members live up to the aims and lottery values of EL.
Regular Members have full voting rights in the association and are allowed to participate fully in all activities of the association.
The current fee structure is based on the lottery’s annual turnover in Euros. Membership fees are payable in Swiss Francs.
Up to 49.9 million Euros: CHF 10'000
From 50 to 154.9 million Euros: CHF 12'000
From 155 to 299.9 million Euros: CHF 15'000
From 300 to 599.9 million Euros: CHF 20'000
From 600 to 999.9 million Euros: CHF 25'000
From 1 billion to 1.49 billion Euros: CHF 40'000
From 1.5 to 2.9 billion Euros: CHF 65'000
From 3 to 4.9 billion Euros: CHF 85'000
From 5 billion Euros upwards: CHF 115'000
Leaflet on how to become a Regular Member
Application form EL Regular Member
Becoming an EL Associate Member
An EL Associate Member must supply or intend to supply goods or services to Regular Members or to other Associate Members in respect of applicable legislation in any jurisdiction and take care that its staff as well as its contractual partners and shareholders likewise respect their legislation in the countries concerned. It is essential that Associate Members live up to the aims and lottery values of EL.
Associate Members shall have access to certain events organised by the association, especially as exhibitors during association meetings. They shall exercise neither decision-taking nor voting rights.
The annual membership fee - as of January 1, 2020 - amounts to CHF 5'000.-- (Swiss francs).