BOTSWANA LOTTERIES Announcement: Botswana National Lottery License 2 years ago Samuel Post Views: 815 On the 4th of June 2020, the Gambling Authority (the Authority) announced Growmine Africa (Pty) Limited, trading as Dineo tsa Pula, as the Preferred Applicant, and Ithuba Solutions (Pty) Limited, trading as Ithuba Botswana, as the Reserve Applicant for the purpose of awarding a licence to operate the first ever Botswana National Lottery for a period of 10 years. A public notice to this eect was issued on the 10th of June 2020. This selection was, as indicated then, subject to the successful negotiation and conclusion of a Licence Agreement between the Authority and the Preferred Applicant. The Authority further indicated that, should negotiations with the Preferred Applicant fail, the Authority would commence negotiations with the Reserve Applicant. The Authority commenced negotiations with Growmine on the 19th of January 2021. Gambling Authority CEO: Thuli Johnson The Board of the Authority wishes to inform the nation, that negotiations with Growmine were unsuccessful and consequently the status of Growmine as the Preferred Applicant has been revoked. The failure of the negotiations is as a result of Growmine’s failure to satisfy the Authority on a key, non-negotiable requirement as per the Request for Applications (RFA) for the licence to operate the National Lottery as well as a key undertaking made in their application and in presentations to the Evaluation Committee. As a consequence of this revocation, the Board has resolved to invite the Reserve Applicant to negotiate the licence to operate the Botswana National Lottery. Communication and engagement, with the Reserve Applicant, in order to implement the Board resolution, will now commence. Given by authority of the Board: Joseph Matome For more information contact the Gambling Authority Communication Team at: [email protected] About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Botswana, lotteries Continue Reading Previous Poor man from Mthatha South Africa wins a lottery $20,000 in one nightNext The Top 5 USA lotteries that SA bookmakers offer More Stories LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA 18 Lotto Fraudsters Arrested 5 days ago Szarlot LOTTERIES NIGERIA Commission DG inspects lottery facility ahead national games 6 days ago Szarlot LOTTERIES NIGERIA Meet the Real Owner of Baba Ijebu 1 week ago Szarlot GHANA LOTTERIES Maltese Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade visits NLA 2 weeks ago Szarlot LOTTERIES NIGERIA How LuckyMe Nigeria is adding value to lives 2 weeks ago Samuel KENYA LOTTERIES State set to start national lottery to fund sports, arts 3 weeks ago Samuel LOTTERIES NIGERIA NCC, Lottery Commission renew MoU to stop unapproved lotteries in telecoms 3 weeks ago Samuel BOTSWANA EXPERTS IAGR calls for speakers for upcoming Botswana conference 3 weeks ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA First Powerball winner of 2023 bags R72.9m 4 weeks ago Szarlot LOTTERIES South Africa Big news as the US Mega Millions rolled over to a massive R18.7 billion! 4 weeks ago Samuel LOTTERIES NIGERIA Olamide Unveiled as National Lottery Ambassador 1 month ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Lottoland countdown continues to R10-billion Mega 2023 new year lottery draw 1 month ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.