Lotominas.bet is under investigation by the TCE-MG or suspected irregularities in the contract (1)
Lotominas.bet is under investigation by the TCE-MG or suspected irregularities in the contract

Lotominas.bet, recently established by the government of Minas Gerais, is under investigation due to suspected irregularities in the contract signed with the company responsible for managing the platform. The investigation is being conducted by the State Court of Auditors (TCE-MG).

The betting site was initially launched as a pilot test, but is already getting tips from across the state. Payment can be made via credit card or through the instant payment service (PIX). Bet values ​​vary according to the selected game.

State deputy Ricardo Campos (PT) raised questions about the creation of the platform and filed a complaint with the State Court of Auditors (TCE). The TCE informed that there are still no decisions taken in the process and that the case is under investigation.

The Secretary of State for Finance (SEF) clarified that the contract in question does not include a direct payment to the government, but the company undertakes to transfer to the State 30.10% of the net collection of bets made in Minas Gerais on a weekly basis.

Furthermore, the SEF stated that the contract went through a bidding process and was originally signed in 2010, and was subsequently renewed in July 2021.

About Lotominas

The new site dedicated to online games and sports betting, Lotominas.bet, has resources reverted to financing social projects carried out by the Government of Minas Gerais – as already happens with Loteria Mineira.

The first experience of the government platform had been Keno Minas, which was already available on a platform for mobile devices, such as cell phones and tablets. According to the Government of Minas Gerais, the bookmaker offers more options, such as instant lotteries and sports betting.

Lotominas.bet operates based on a contract established between the Government of Minas, Loteria Mineira and the company Intralot.