LAGOS LOTTERIES AUTHORITY COMMENCES GAMING AGENTS’ REGISTRATION

LAGOS LOTTERIES AUTHORITY COMMENCES GAMING AGENTS’ REGISTRATION

As part of efforts to ensure proper regulation and guarantee protection for the State Gaming Agents, the Lagos State Lotteries and Gaming Authority has commenced the registration of Gaming Agents on the State Agents Registration Platform.

The Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O), Lagos State Lotteries and Gaming Authority, Mr. Bashir Are, disclosed this while speaking on the commencement of the Agents’ Registration Platform from Monday, 2nd August, 2021, stressing that all Gaming Agents operating in the State are required to register on the site.

He charged Gaming Agents to endeavour to register on the platform on or before Friday, 29th October, 2021 to avoid sanction, adding that all necessary training and exposure had been obliged them.

The CEO reaffirmed that the Agency is the only authorised gaming regulatory body established by the Lagos State Lotteries and Gaming Authority Law 2021 to license and regulate lotteries and related gaming activities in the State.

While noting that the Authority remains committed to protecting the interest of all stakeholders in the gaming sector, Are highlighted the benefits of the registration exercise to include protecting the interest of Lagos State Gaming Agents, flushing out fraudulent agents and granting access to Lagos State registered and licensed gaming operators.

“Other benefits are the permit fees, which serve as Pay As You Earn (PAYE Tax) to Lagos State Internal Revenue Services (LIRS), Issuance of recognised State identity number as well as granting the Agents direct access to SME loans amongst others”, he said.