Is the act of staking lotto against the will of God or a corrupt act in the face of religion? Well, for many believers of the Gospel, lottery is a no go area as it continues to be the topic of discussion by many preachers of the Gospel.
It is against this background that some lotto operators are blaming pastors for the virtual collapse of their businesses.
In a special piece by Starr FM, these lotto operators claim that prospective customers even feel shy to approach a lotto kiosk following the alleged demonization of the act by the Christian church in Ghana.
“Whiles we are trying hard to attract more people, Pastors are killing the job. Some of our customers are shy to be seen close to a kiosk. We have to go into their cars with the machine to stake it for them. So please let the adverts you churn out reflect the fact that lotto is not demonic,” he revealed in an interview with Starr FM.
In the meantime, the National Lottery Authority (NLA), has pledged its resolve to ensure that it increases its national coverage by the end of the year.
“We are going to license a certain number of them within every region. We have 10 regions; for Greater Accra region we will be looking for about 30-50 operators on the top. If each one pays a million cedis in a year that gives us about 30-50 million,” he revealed.
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