Loteria Mineira opens bidding to explore concessions

Through an announcement that was published this Tuesday (7th), in the Official Gazette, in the International Public Bid modality, the Lottery of the State of Minas Gerais (Lemg) opened the bidding for the concession of the exploration and operation of games in the territory of Minas Gerais.

The expected collection value is R$ 5 billion, with a minimum transfer of R$ 500 million to the State, over its 20-year term.

There are 45 consecutive days of deadline for presentation and opening of proposals. The company that wins the competition will have a schedule of implementation phases, with a view to starting the commercial exploitation of the games.

By traditional lottery games it is understood the instant lottery, commonly called scratch card, and the conventional lottery, which uses the drawing of balls, which was once Lemg’s flagship.

The company that wins the bid will be responsible for strategic planning services, product creation, printing solutions, implementation and operation of lottery products, marketing, storage, creation and operation of the distribution network, commercialization and payment of prizes.

Legal security of the mining lottery

Gustavo Barbosa, Secretary of State for Finance, accompanied the entire process of creating the notice, which lasted more than two years. He claims that the autarchy surrounded itself with strict technical and legal criteria to guarantee the fairness of the bidding process.

“We were very attentive to the challenges that occurred in other states and we looked into the matter, received contributions and held hearings. All of this with the intention of building the documentary set that mitigates any doubts”, emphasizes Barbosa.

The first public hearing was on May 26, and the second on November 9, 2022. On both occasions, the main companies in the gaming sector, national and international, sent representatives. Before the hearings, also to ensure maximum fairness and transparency to the process, Lemg had already received contributions through the Expression of Interest Procedure (PMI) and public consultation.

“At all these stages, the representatives of the companies interested in the process had the opportunity to present contributions and suggestions, which were evaluated by the Special Tender Committee, in order to improve the public notice”, says the general director of Loteria Mineira, Ronan Moreira .