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NLA warns private lotto operators

BY: Kwame Larweh

The National Lottery Authority has said it will revoke the licenses of private lotto operators who have not yet regularised their operations for the 2023 licensing year.

The authority said in collaboration with the security agencies, it would undertake exercises to clamp down on all unlicensed and/or illegal lotto and/or lottery operators.

In a release issued by the NLA in Accra today, it said “all illegal operators arrested during these exercises will be made to face the full rigours of the law.”

It said persons/entities, which are yet to obtain or renew their licenses may contact the NLA to go through the licensing processes.

“NLA would also like to take this opportunity to inform Private Lotto Operators that the Lotto Commission, approved by its Governing Board and payable to agents, is still 20 per cent until otherwise communicated.”

“NLA has also notified the relevant regulatory bodies to take action,” the release added.