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June 21, 2021

Searching to legalize the sector

Venezuela: Illegal draws and lotteries to be suspended

(Venezuela).- The Lottery National Commission iniciates a series of mechanisms in search of the legalization of this sector, so in a 30-day deadline they adapt to the rule and comply with the requirements to apply for the corresponding licenses.

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nce the deadline concluded, draws will be suspended and even temporary closures could be applied to those companies. José Gregorio Chacón, president of the Lottery National Commission, commented that representatives of seven of the ten lotteries that operate legally in the country, Caracas Lottery, Táchira, Oriente, Aragua, Guayana, Cojedes and Carabobo, agreed to iniciate this month a series of verifications in order to check the situation of many companies that operate in an illegal way.

When talking about sanctions due to the infringement of the norm, he pointed that the National Law of Lotteries plans a temporary closure of the gambling centres until they have made the application for the license.

He indicated that, as part of the procedures planned, lottery representatives have committed to develop a series of facilities, like the installation of offices to tramit the licenses and telephone attention centres as well as the development of Web pages, and so on.

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