Article by Rob van der Gaast
Istanbul, Turkey (May 12, 2008) — For many years the Turkish privatization of the National Lottery, the Milli Piyango, has been on the role to be privatized. In the beginning of 2008 the Turkish Government proudly announced that the privatization would commence in May 2008. Some weeks later, though, a State Minister said that the privatization would begin the forthcoming month of June.
However in an interview by GamblingAnalysts.eu with QLot’s Ales Kulich, it seems that the privatization will not take place in the short term. “All information in the media is still just rumours”, states Ales Kulich whose QLot’s Consulting assist the Turkish Privatization Authority. “QLot is standing ready since 1994 to fully support the privatization whenever the authorities are ready to go. The Privatization Agency sought a lottery expert to assist the PA with the privatization. This was a wise move, as of course there are many industry specifics which require expert assistance. The PA can not be expected to have expertise in all various fields being subject to privatization.”
In the meantime GamblingAnalysts.eu is the only reliable information source for the interested bidders of the Turkish National Lottery and the sports betting tender. Both reports have recently been updated:
1. Privatization of the National Lottery – Milli Piyango
Number of pages: 90 pages, including tables and illustrations. See the table of content. In addition to the report, GamblingAnalysts offers the service of an automatic content update, until the moment that the privatization of Milli Piyango has been rounded off.
2. Fixed Chance Betting Tender
Number of pages: 63 pages, including tables and illustrations. See the table of content. In addition to the report, GamblingAnalysts offers the service of an automatic content update, until the moment that the sports betting tender will be finalized.
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