September 22, 2021
Business Crime

NLA Registers Unlicensed Lotto Operators

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) has announced an exercise to register all unlicensed lotto operators as well as interested entities and individuals who wish to operate and/or sell lotto/lottery products within the legal frameworks of the National Lotto Act, 2006 (Act 722) and VAG Act 844.

Management of NLA led by Sammi Awuku, in a statement, indicated that the registration would commence this year and end in 2022.

Accordingly, all unlicensed lotto operators, interested entities and individuals who wish to be registered and subsequently licensed to operate and sell lotto/lottery products could pick up prequalification application forms from either NLA’s Customer Service Centre at the Fortune House, Accra or any of NLA’s Regional/District Offices, for completion and submission.

According to the statement, this registration exercise starts effectively on September 8, 2021 and the deadline for submission of completed application forms is September 30, 2021.

“After this date, only entities and/or individuals who submitted their duly completed forms would be considered for licensing to operate lotto/lottery,” the statement added.

It warned that upon completion of this exercise, any unlicensed persons and/or entities found operating and/or selling lotto/lottery products would be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the country.

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