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PRESS RELEASE: Investing in Uganda’s Future: The power of the National Lottery

Less than seven months ago, a pivotal moment in Uganda's approach to national development and public welfare unfolded as the Ugandan government entered into a landmark partnership with ITHUBA Uganda, a subsidiary of the renowned South African firm. Granted a 10-year licence to operate the National Lottery, this collaboration was celebrated by Finance Minister Matia Kasaija, not just for its potential to generate significant public funds, but also as a beacon of hope for aiding social causes across the nation. Minister Kasaija lauded this alliance as a "symbol of unity" and a step forward in strengthening the bonds between Uganda and South Africa.

Highlighting the comprehensive benefits, Kasaija underscored the agreement with ITHUBA as a cornerstone for supporting the national budget's implementation. This partnership is set to bolster initiatives across crucial sectors including public infrastructure, education, health, and sports development, painting a promising picture of Uganda's future.

In the wake of this partnership, the National Lottery embodies a dual promise: Each ticket purchased offers the excitement of winning and the assurance of contributing to Uganda’s growth. This unique position transforms every participant into a stakeholder in the nation's future, where the thrill of potentially winning big is matched by the satisfaction of contributing to significant national development projects.

Central to our collective dream of a prosperous Uganda is the commitment to education. With the support from ITHUBA Uganda, lottery proceeds are channelling much-needed funds into educational initiatives. These efforts range from constructing and renovating educational facilities to providing scholarships for those less privileged, ensuring that the future of our children is bright and promising.

The significance of robust infrastructure cannot be overstated in its role in economic growth and improved quality of life. Funds from the lottery are instrumental in building roads, bridges, and enhancing public utilities, directly contributing to a more interconnected and efficient Uganda.

The National Lottery, rejuvenated by the partnership with ITHUBA Uganda, serves as a beacon of hope and a tool for tangible national progress. Each ticket sold is not just a chance at financial fortune but a deliberate step towards enriching Uganda's educational, healthcare, and infrastructural landscape.

We invite every Ugandan to delve deeper into how the National Lottery is shaping the nation. Witness first-hand the transformative power of your contributions as we pave the way for a brighter, more prosperous Uganda. Let the stories of transformation inspire you, not just to dream of winning, but to see your participation as a vital investment in our collective future.

In embracing the National Lottery, you embrace a vision of progress and unity, furthered by the strategic partnership with ITHUBA Uganda. Together, let's turn the dream of a thriving, educated, and healthy Uganda into our shared reality. Your ticket is more than just a chance to win—it's your investment in the future of Uganda.



Established under the Lotteries and Gaming Act 7 of 2016, NLGRB is the regulatory body responsible for overseeing the gaming sector in Uganda.

Our Mission

To licence, regulate, set standards, investigate and arbitrate complaints in lotteries, gaming, betting and casinos in Uganda.

Our Vision

To see a technologically driven and revenue generating gaming sector free from adverse effects.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Regulation and Licensing: NLGRB oversees the licensing and regulation of all lotteries, gaming, betting and gaming activities within the country ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  2. Responsible Gaming: We promote responsible gaming initiatives aimed at minimizing the risks of addiction and harm associated with gaming, while also fostering awareness and education among players and stakeholders.
  3. Revenue Generation: NLGRB is tasked with maximizing revenue generation for the government through the taxation and regulation of gaming activities, contributing to national development programs.
  4. Enforcement: We enforce strict standards and regulations to prevent illegal gambling operations, protect players and maintain the integrity of the gaming industry.
  5. Stakeholder Engagement: NLGRB engages with various stakeholders including government stakeholders, gaming operators, industry associations and the public to foster collaborations and ensure the effective regulation and development of the gaming sector.

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