Lotto Samoa closes after 20 years

CLOSED DOWN: Lotto Samoa building. [Samoa Observer]

Lotto Samoa has closed business after 20 years of service. Mrs Karen Kapisi told the Samoa Observer that this was because the license was not renewed. However she said, the decision had come as no surprise, as they had already been informed by Government in a letter received last June.

“The Government has made a decision that only Government can operate national lotteries,” said the Chairman of the Totalisator Agency Board (TAB) Chairman, Samau Etuale Sefo. This is similar to operations in Australia and New Zealand.

“All the funds we get are for charity, social causes and sports,” he added.


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