It seems that the Government wants to make a lot of money from the new concession given to the Lotto. For this reason, it was decided to postpone the appointment tender, in which Sisal will participate, to 2024. And prices will rise.
New privilege in Lotto: Sisal is available
The transfer market teaches even in politics. It may seem like a joke, but it is partly true: if it is now common practice for footballers’ agents to cash out their clients well before their contracts expire, the Government appears intent on doing so in relation to a very important asset. gaming industry: Privilege for management of the lotto game.
Natural termination of the existing privilege, former Lottomatica now IGTHowever, according to Il Sole 24 Ore, the Meloni Administration decided to bring forward the times to try to make as much money as possible from this asset, thereby guaranteeing the resources to finance the Budget Law. Considering that Sisal has also officially registered for the race, resources may be plentiful.
Lottomatica paid out in 2015 770 million euros for 9 yearsas the only contestant in the race. The starting bid today should be around 900 million, again according to Sole’s estimates. However, the competition is expected to lead to a significant increase in the final price of the new franchise to manage Lotto, which could easily cost a billion euros.
Lotto and games: The government’s new strategy
Approved last August Financial Delegation It initiated the reregulation of the gaming industry and there were some guidelines in this law. These are based on greater protection for the most vulnerable and tightening transparency and legality requirements, but not always with the same incomeIt’s kind of a magic formula.
The government needs a healthy gaming industry that provides ongoing revenue to the exchequer while remaining sustainable yet competitive. MEF’s intention seems to be to use this tender as a kind of test for the new Lotto franchise. Believable that it will be used if the final price is reasonable Same method for other licensesLike Scratch and Win or others.
For example, let’s talk about online gaming franchises that expire in 2024. Again, according to Il Sole 24 Ore, the aim will be to set a price. Between 6 and 8 million euros for every concession, but this seems too high. Meanwhile, the revenues from the Lotto competition will be divided into two tranches and the income for both 2024 and 2025 will be guaranteed.