German state lottery Toto-Lotto Niedersachsen will chair the country’s state lottery association, Deutscher Lotto und Totoblock (DLTB), from next year.
The lottery, with Managing Directors Axel Holthaus and Sven Osthoff, was elected unanimously and will chair the DLTB from January 1, 2022.
Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz and Managing Director Jürgen Häfner, who has chaired the association for the last three years, will waive its position on December 31, 2021.
Holthaus commented, via IGB: “We are very happy about the trust that all block partners have placed in us in Toto-Lotto Niedersachsen GmbH and its workforce. We will perform our tasks in the DLTB with commitment and responsibility and continue the successful term of office of Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz.
“Against the background of the State Treaty on the New Regulation of Gaming in Germany 2021 (GlüStV 2021), which will come into force on July 1, 2021, an essential task will be to strengthen the DLTB’s pooled lotteries in an increasingly digital environment.”
Osthoff added: “We are looking forward to being able to bring our digital expertise to the DLTB even more in the future. It is important to keep the common good-oriented lottery principle sustainable through digital transformation.”
Back in June, DSWV, Germany’s Sports Betting Association, criticised the Bundesrat and Bundestag’s decision to uphold the Fourth State Treaty on Gambling’s (GlüNeuRStv) controversial tax regime.