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Rwanda National Lottery
Address: KIGALI, Republic of Rwanda
Internet: N/A
Phone: N/A
Fax: N/A
Population: 9,907,509 (est. 2007)
CEO: Johannes Lind
Start - up: December 2008
On-line Vendor: GSI
Instant Ticket Vendor: N/A
Games Offered: Lotto, slot machines and poker
Beneficiaries: development of sports, culture and entertainment.
Jurisdiction: Republic of Rwanda

Rwanda, in east-central Africa, is surrounded by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi. Steep mountains and deep valleys cover most of the country. Lake Kivu in the northwest, at an altitude of 4,829 ft (1,472 m), is the highest lake in Africa. Extending north of it are the Virunga Mountains, which include the volcano Karisimbi (14,187 ft; 4,324 m), Rwanda's highest point.

The National Lottery is operated by Tilia Games, an entertainment solutions provider under the licence of Lotto Rwanda. The first Rwandan National Lottery was launched in mid-December (2008) lunder the support of GSI, a gaming company believed to have launched 20 lotteries in USA, Europe, and South Africa.
The licensed company, Lotto Rwanda is a Public-Private Partnership initiative owned by the government with shares to the tune of 40 percent and the private sector with 60 percent.
According to the joint venture agreement, Lotto Rwanda contributes a certain percentage to government for the development of sports, culture and entertainment.
Government officials say that this creates and maintains a world-class and responsible gaming experience, while raising funds and giving an opportunity to locals to realize their life expectations while supporting government programs.

News 2011
June 13, 2011 Rwanda Government to Introduce a Special Gaming Tax in Budget

Lottery News 2009

Lottery Operator NAGS Donates Computers to Primary School
Lotto Rwanda Donates Computers Worth Rwf5.4 Million
RWANDA (November 19, 2009) – According to local media reports Lotto Rwanda, under its umbrella New Africa Gaming Solution (NAGS), yesterday donated 15 computers worth Rwf5.4m to Kimihurura Primary School (KPS) in a bid to reach out to all age groups...................Subscribers

Rwanda Chooses SMARTPLAY to Supply the Draw Machine for Their New Lottery
EDGEWATER PARK, New Jersey (January 29, 2009) – Tilia Games and Lotto Rwanda’s joint venture into on-line gaming envisions creating a world-class, responsible gaming experience.  Smartplay International has supplied a Saturn draw machine, in the Rwandan national colors of orange and green, for the games. The Saturn was delivered in December, prior to the scheduled first drawing in 2009............Subscribers

Rwanda Joins the Lottery World
KIGALI, Rwanda (January 19, 2009) -- Rwanda has joined the world of lottery after launching the National Lottery last week in Kigali. Minister Joseph Habineza of ministry of Sports and Culture was the guest of honour and he said that the National Lottery will help in the development of entertainment industry................Subscribers

Tilia Games Plans US$25 Million Investments in National Lottery
KIGALI, Rwanda, Central Africa (January 13, 2009) -- Tilia Games, the operator of the National Lottery and casino are planning to invest about US$25m (Rwf14.1b) in Lotto Rwanda operations for the next five years.................Subscribers

Rwanda National Lottery Kicks Off
RWANDA, Central Africa (January 11, 2009) -- Rwandans now have the opportunity to play the lottery, by participating in the National Lottery which was launched last week. Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Sports and Culture Joseph Habineza expressed his satisfaction that the country finally has its lottery...................Subscribers

Rwanda National Lottery Winners Hit 3200
KIGALI, Rwanda, Central Africa (January 8, 2009) -- The National Lottery operated by Tilia Games, an entertainment solutions provider under the licence of Lotto Rwanda has hit 3200 winners in three weeks of operation. The Project Director for Tilia Games, Johannes Lind, said..................Subscribers


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