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September 21, 2020

Carlos Bianco will define the future of the online gaming licensing process

Argentina: new governor names Buenos Aires Province Lottery President

Argentina: new governor names Buenos Aires Province Lottery President
By means of an executive order, Axel Kicillof appointed the Province’s Chief of Staff Carlos Alberto Bianco as the new head of the provincial lottery.
Argentina | 12/23/2019

Axel Kicillof has appointed Carlos Bianco as the Head of the Provincial lottery, who will be responsible for the matters pending from the previous administration, including the licensing process to operate online gaming in Argentina's largest jurisdiction.

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y means of executive order No. 28-GPBA-19, Axel Kicillof, the new governor of the Province of Buenos Aires, accepted the resignation of Matías Lanusse and formally named his Chief of Staff, Carlos Bianco, as the new head of the Buenos Aires Province Lottery.

Kicillof accepted, as of December 10, 2019, the resignation of Matías Lanusse as President of the  Buenos Aires Province Institute of Lottery and Casinos, as well as his team's. Under such executive order, he also appointed the Province’s Chief of Staff Carlos Alberto Bianco, as the new head of the provincial lottery.

It is worth noting that in mid-2019, a process to award seven online gaming licenses was opened in the territory, which drew much attention within the local industry, due to the economic potential of the jurisdiction. About 17 companies joined the race for an online gaming license but the process remained opened and with no definitions after former governor María Eugenia Vidal lost the primary, and then the general elections.

Now, the new lottery authorities must decide whether to continue with the licensing process or suspend it entirely.

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