Bulgarian Bill Would Ban Private Lotteries

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This week a Bulgarian lawmaker introduced a bill that would ban private lotteries within the country, instead pushing all legal lotteries to being operated by a government-owned monopoly.

The bill was introduced by Valeri Simenov, which would amend the 2012 Gambling Act. It would make Bulgarian Sports Totalizator to offer lottery draw games to those inside the country. Other games would be open to private businesses, including bingo, keno, and other raffle games. If the bill becomes law, licenses for current private lotteries would expire three months after it passes.

Before it can be voted on, it will be looked at by the Bulgarian Committee on Budgets and Finance, and it appears that the Committee on Children, Youth, and Sports as well as the Committee on Education and Science will also be participating in crafting the bill.

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10 February 2020 - 4:31pm

Well, wasn't even heard of that before reading about it here..so called totalizator or the state lottery being almost dead here for years and it's supposed to be a big thing once paying wins for millions.

But banning the private organized lotteries would effectively mean that the monopoly returns...even though a decent % of the state lottery revenues going the local sports federations if that's the case anymore... there's have to be another way of stimulating the state lottery.