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The Rio de Janeiro State Lottery (LOTERJ) reached a new milestone by becoming a regular member of the Corporación Iberoamericana de Loterías y Apuestas de Estado (CIBELAE), an organization that represents state lotteries in countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The agreement was made official in a video conference meeting held last Thursday (22).

The meeting was attended by the President of LOTERJ, Hazenclever Lopes Cançado, the Vice-President, Fabíola Esteves, and the Administrative Director, Leonardo Bastos, who met virtually with Rodrigo Cigliutti, Executive Director of CIBELAE.

LOTERJ will be able to participate in international promotions

During the meeting, participants discussed various topics related to the organization, which has strengthened ties with state lotteries in the Ibero-American region for over 35 years.

Thus, the topics covered were basically:

  • The promotion and promotion of studies related to state recreational activity
  • Encouraging the development of links between state lotteries in member countries
  • Improving agreements and cooperation agreements
  • Assistance in promoting legislative policies for regulation and control of the sector

Furthermore, CIBELAE also seeks to promote the formalization of international agreements between the organization’s member states.

In this way, the President of LOTERJ expressed his satisfaction with joining CIBELAE, highlighting the importance of being part of one of the most prominent organizations in the sector.

Hazenclever highlighted that the municipality becomes the first state lottery in the country with regularized bookmakers to join CIBELAE.

Therefore, he emphasized that this membership represents a big step towards several actions such as:

  • The exchange of information and technologies
  • Strengthen preventive actions against money laundering
  • Combating fraud and gambling addiction
  • Valuing Responsible Gaming

The next meeting, in April, will be in Buenos Aires

The Vice-President of LOTERJ highlighted the importance of the authority being connected with international organizations: “It is essential to capture trends and provide strategic and commercial intelligence”.

“In addition, we can form partnerships with other institutions in the market in order to strengthen the LOTERJ brand. After all, it is the pioneering state lottery in Brazil in several lottery products.”

LOTERJ will participate, for the first time, in the CIBELAE Board of Directors Meeting, which will take place on April 18, in Buenos Aires (Argentina) during the Jornadas CIBELAE 2024 event.

This year’s theme will be “Sports Betting in Latin America: approaches from a developing market”.