A due diligence exercise is to be carried out on Chinese-based service provider, Genlot, then a decision made about whether to approve a high profile application for a new license in the multi- billion dollar lottery industry.
The application for a license to break Supreme Ventures hold on the lucrative sector has been made by Mahoe Gaming.
Prominent businessman PB Scott and businesswoman, Michelle Myers are among the principals of Mahoe Gaming.
Executive Director of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission, BGLC, Vittus Evans, confirmed that Mahoe’s service provider is Genlot.
He says the Commission will be reviewing the bonafides of the service provider then a decision made on the lottery license application.
There’s been concern among some stakeholders about whether the service provider meets the BGLC requirement that they must do business in at least five countries to be eligible to do business in Jamaica.
And whether Jamaica’s North American partners may have reservation about a gaming service provider from China.
Mr. Evans says checks will be made about whether the service provider has met the required criteria.
He says the Commission has no basis on which to reject a service provider based on the country of origin.
Vittus Evans, Executive Director of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission, BGLC, speaking with Nationwide News.