Rwanda, in east-central Africa, is surrounded by the
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi. Steep
mountains and deep valleys cover most of the country. Lake Kivu in the
northwest, at an altitude of 4,829 ft (1,472 m), is the highest lake in Africa.
Extending north of it are the Virunga Mountains, which include the volcano
Karisimbi (14,187 ft; 4,324 m), Rwanda's highest point.
The National Lottery is operated by Tilia Games, an
entertainment solutions provider under the licence of Lotto Rwanda. The first
Rwandan National Lottery was launched in mid-December (2008) lunder the support
of GSI, a gaming company believed to have launched 20 lotteries in USA, Europe,
and South Africa.
The licensed company, Lotto Rwanda is a Public-Private
Partnership initiative owned by the government with shares to the tune of 40
percent and the private sector with 60 percent.
According to the joint
venture agreement, Lotto Rwanda contributes a certain percentage to government
for the development of sports, culture and entertainment.
officials say that this creates and maintains a world-class and responsible
gaming experience, while raising funds and giving an opportunity to locals to
realize their life expectations while supporting government