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RGDATA Welcomes Minister Howlin National Lottery Statement

Last week's announcement that Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin that bidders for the National Lottery licence must retain the current retailer's margin has been welcomed by RGDATA.

In a statement, RGDATA Director General Tara Buckley said the announcement was "welcome news for hard pressed retailers who are struggling to keep their shops viable and keep their staff in jobs.

"The Minister has listened to our concerns and we are relieved to see that the maintenance of the current modest retail agent’s margin is on of the key elements that those applying for the 20 year National Lottery Licence."

Minister Howlin has also ensured that the ongoing contribution for good causes will be set at 65% of Gross Gaming Revenues.

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