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The Director General of the Liberia National Lotteries (LNL) Martin Kollie has expressed serious discontentment over media report that Go-Bet Liberia did not obtain license prior to its operation in Liberia.

According to a press release, Mr. Kollie made the statement recently at his 10th Street, Sinkor office.

Director General Kollie says in the release that the entity went through the necessary procedures before being licensed by the Liberia National Lottery with the consent of its Board of Director.

The clarity comes in the wake of concerns raised several week ago from various quarters in society regarding what appeared to be series of illegal activities occurring at the National Lottery Authority regarding the issuance of sport betting license to entities without first conducting due diligence and verifying the companies’ financial abilities.

GoBet231 is alleged to have received sports betting license to operate in Liberia without paying into government revenue the required license fees immediately.

Instead, it was alleged that what was discovered was an arrangement between the National Lottery Authority and GoBet231 to be granted the license and payment be done on a stipulated basis.

GoBet231 is owned and operated by Palm Springs Resort in Congo Town, an entity that itself is said to be besieged with workers publicly demonstrating in demand for payment of their salaries spanning several months.

Meanwhile, the release says the management of Go-Bet Liberia has in no uncertain terms detested the work of detractors that are in the hobbit of providing falsehood about the new establishment.

In a related development, Go-Bet Liberia has been training over 500 Liberians for employment and management has disclosed that in a not too distantfuture, those behind such scheme would be brought to book.–Press release

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