Sachsen-Anhalt dismisses lottery leadership

first_imgThat legislation, which was notified to the European Commission in May, has been subject to a standstill period that comes to an end today (18 September). Numerous allegations have been made against the lottery, spearheaded by far-right opposition party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). These included allegations of preferential treatment for relatives of management when the lottery was recruiting, and misuse of lottery funds. Lottery Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Topics: Lottery People People moves 18th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sachsen-Anhalt dismisses lottery leadership AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter It prompted the state parliament to establish an investigative committee to look into the allegations, with KPMG hired to audit the lottery’s processes. That process is expected to conclude in November. Sachsen-Anhalt will play host to the new regulatory authority, with oversight for online gambling, under the Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag, which is due to come into force from July 2021. According to local media, while several failings relating to management were identified, the failure of senior staff to inform the lottery’s supervisory board about unusually high staking at a lottery retailer in Zerbst ultimately proved decisive. The Ministry of Finance of Sachsen-Anhalt has officially dismissed the managing directors of Lotto-Toto Sachsen-Anhalt amid an ongoing investigation into potential misconduct at the state lottery. They were then dismissed following a meeting of the state-owned lottery’s supervisory board yesterday (17 September). Managing directors Maren Sieb and Ralf von Eine had been suspended from their roles since July this year, with Ministry official Marko Ehlebe handed interim control of the lottery. The lottery had previously spoken out against these claims, claiming the AfD was putting funding for good causes at risk. Email Addresslast_img

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