Toto-Lotto Niedersachsen to chair DLTB

| By Nosa Omoigui
German state lottery Toto-Lotto Niedersachsen is set to take over the chairmanship of the Deutscher Lotto und Totoblock (DLTB) next year.
Axel Holthaus und Sven Osthoff - Geschäftsführer Toto-Lotto Niedersachsen

The company – along with its two managing directors Axel Holthaus (pictured above left) and Sven Osthoff (pictured above right) – was elected unanimously and will succeed Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz – and managing director Jürgen Häfner – which chaired the powerful industry association for the past three years.

Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz will relinquish its position on 31 December, 2021, allowing Toto-Lotto Niedersachsen to take over on 1 January, 2022.

Holthaus said: “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.”

That state treaty, (Der Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsverag), is due to come into effect from 1 July.

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.”

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