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Mauritius: 11.52 billion rupees played in five years to the lottery and scratch games on the island




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The company that since 2009 is at the management of the national lottery in Mauritius and scratch games, Lottotech, with the main shareholder the construction company Gamma Civic, recorded during the last five years of practice 11.52 billion rupees * played nearly 6.06 billion rupees of gains distributed among the winners, as reported by the newspaper L'Express Mauritius.
 
As a reminder, Lottotech accumulated 3.87 billion rupees of turnover during the last 18 months to 31 December 2013.
 
Three billion rupees were thus carried out for only single Lotto game during this period.
 
Thus, the flourishing sector of gambling, casino and other sport betting and racing games concocted in Mauritius a business of approximately 20 billion rupees, or more than 487 million euros each year.
 
Figures that would be equivalent to nearly 5% the gross domestic product (GDP) in Mauritius.
 
Illegal betting outside the institution is agreed by the authorities thus represents almost one third of the money played and collected by Mauritian players under cloak.
 
*One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees
 



Fabrice François


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