Lottoland CEO Reassures Gibraltar Workforce Amidst Mounting Pressure Down Under
Gibraltar based online lottery giant lottoland has been feeling the heat down under in the last few months. The much publicized publicity war between rival lottery operator Tatts Group came to a head with the “Lottoland’s Gotta Go! “Campaign being launched. Ever since Lottoland received their Northern Territory online betting license in 2016 they have been the target of rival operators who see Lottoland cannibalizing their market share and more concerning not having to give back anything to the community.
In an interview with Gibraltar based Olive Press, CEO of Lottoland Nigel Birrell was adamant to point out that the negative publicity they were receiving down under will not have any negative impact on their Gibraltar workforce.
Birrell’s words of encouragement to his workforce come at a time when many Australian politicians are looking to get Lottoland banned from operating. In addition to political pressure, over 3,000 newsagents across Australia have campaigned to get Lottoland barred as they believe they enjoy an unfair advantage in that they can sell lottery tickets yet do not have to give back to any good causes.
Birrell went on to say,” We are proud to have our HQ in Gibraltar. Gibraltar is our home; it is where we were born as a company. Gibraltar is a worldwide hub for the online gaming industry. Our neighbours include some of the best and biggest names in gambling. To-date Gibraltar is very selective and restrictive in awarding licenses, at the moment it has only approximately 30 gaming licensees.”
Birrell added that they are not breaking any laws and have been granted a licence to operate by the Northern Territory Government. In terms of taxes Birrell said that they are in line with any other company in Australia and are compliant with all the latest amendments as of July 2017.
According to Birrell Lottoland has over 6 million global customers with over 350 staff of which 230 are in Gibraltar. Commenting on the recent negative publicity Birrell said that not only was it not hurting the Lottoland brand but in fact the free publicity they were getting was increasing registrations and brand recognition.