Tanzanians urged to understand new lottery rules before participating
Tanzanians should ensure they read and understand the regulations and procedures of lotteries or any kind of game of chance before participating in order to avoid unnecessary breach of the rules.
This caution was given in Dar es Salaam last week by the Director General of Gaming Board of Tanzania (GBT), Tarimba Abbas when elaborating on the National lottery which is to be launched next week.
The winner will be awarded cash at point of sales while those who win a more than sh200 million prize will be awarded at National Lottery offices. Tickets which are to be sold at 500/- will officially go on sale countrywide immediately after the launching of the game. The Tanzania Gaming Board of Tanzania (GBT) in partnership with the South Africa Gidani International, through its Tanzania registered licensed operating subsidiary, Murhandizwa Limited, have been licensed to operate the game in the country.
Tarimba said the GBT emphasize on modernity which will operate in a more morn technology mode which makes it different from other lottery games in Southern Sahara whereby the kind of lottery is found only in South Africa and Tanzania.
About 80bn/- has been set aside for the lottery whereby 100 tonns of lottery equipment are to be installed to ensure the game goes fairly and accurately. Also about 20,000 points of sales (POS) have been set all over the country.
“Even when it comes to monitoring the whole lottery game we have arranged our system in a modern way which we are sure will operate accurately and make sure all the rights of sides, a customer and the business operator are well
Tarimba called upon Tanzanians to take on the opportunity by participating in the lottery which he assured will be executed in accordance with world-class standards and see people win cash prizes every other week.
On his part, the Chairman of Gidani Group and Gidani International, the holding company of Murhandizwa Ltd, Professor Bongani Khumalo told The African that participating in the lottery is beneficial not only to subscribers but also the nation as after playing a customer contributes directly to economy of Tanzania. He said Murhandizwa Ltd which was granted license by the government last year expects to produce over 1,000 indirect jobs to Tanzanians while currently employing 40 staff members that expect to grow to 120.