NLA Opens Window For Illegal Operators

Kofi Osei-AmeyawDirector General of NLA

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) plans on regularizing the operations of illegal lotto operators. According to a release from the Public Relations Unit of the authority, such operators would be required to pay a prescribed fee so licences would be issued to them to enable them to sell products of the NLA.

“In view of
this, the National Lottery Authority hereby directs all  illegal Lotto operators
who have applied and paid up the prescribed fees to pick up and execute copies
of the Lotto Retail Licensing Agreement from the Head Office of the NLA within
seven days from the date of this publication” the release pointed out.

Those who
fail to meet the foregone the release stated will not enjoy the licensing
window for the 2018/2019 period.

It is
unlawful under Act 722 and L.I. 1948 to manufacture, distribute, sell or retail
Lotto products and services without authorization from the NLA members of the
public have been reminded. 

Accordingly,
all those engaged in illegal lottery operations will be put before any of the
eleven lotto courts inaugurated across the country to ensure compliance and
prosecution of lotto-related offences.

The release
restated the commitment of the NLA to sanitizing the gaming industry and would accordingly
deploy all lawful means to oust the operations of unauthorized or unlicensed
Lotto operators.

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