Draw Game Weakness Weighs On Global Lottery Growth

The World Lottery Association’s (WLA) latest global lottery data compendium shows that growth in global lottery sales decelerated from 6.8 percent to 2.7 percent in fiscal 2015, with draw-based sales having flattened amid mid-single-digit growth in other core products.  

According to the third edition of the industry body’s annual review of the lottery industry, global lottery and sports-betting sales across 143 contributing WLA members rose 2.7 percent year-on-year in constant currency terms to $260.9bn in fiscal 2015.

Including turnover from 26 NASPL-affiliated lotteries in North America and the Caribbean that are not members of the WLA, the association “conservatively” estimates that global state-regulated lottery sales totalled $279.9bn over the same period.

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