BOTSWANA LOTTERIES Announcement: Botswana National Lottery License 2 months ago Samuel Post Views: 320 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negotiations with Growmine were unsuccessful and consequently the status of Growmine as the Preferred Applicant has been revoked.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] 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 GHANA LOTTERIES Ghana National Lottery Authority Announced Registration Interested Entities 3 days ago Adeleye Awakan KENYA LOTTERIES The Kenyan regulatory board suspends 81 lottery account numbers 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski LOTTERIES NIGERIA National Lottery Act 2005 inconsistent with Nigeria’s constitution 3 weeks ago Szarlot LOTTERIES NIGERIA Nigerian Lottery Act ‘not in public interest’ according to committee 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA ‘I don’t plan to leave my job’ – say lottery winner 4 weeks ago Szarlot BOTSWANA HOT NEWS LOTTERIES BGA Revoke Grow mine Africa Pty Ltd as the Preferred Lottery Operator 1 month ago Adeleye Awakan HOT NEWS LOTTERIES NIGERIA Lagos Lotteries Board Instruct Gaming Agents to register 1 month ago Adeleye Awakan LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA ‘I’m not lucky — I’m blessed’: Jobless mom wins R158m PowerBall 2 months ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA The Top 5 USA lotteries that SA bookmakers offer 2 months ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Poor man from Mthatha South Africa wins a lottery $20,000 in one night 2 months ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Playcasino Releases Reveal-All Guide on South African Lottery 3 months ago Iwo Bulski LOTTERIES ZAMBIA Zambia to Establish a Regulator for Lottery 4 months ago Iwo Bulski 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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.