After months of delay, Argentina’s new government has announced Omar Galdurralde’s appointment as Director-General of the Lotteries and Casinos Board of Argentina Provinces (IPLyC).
The delay in naming the new chief of the IPLyC reflects drastic reforms conducted in the federal departments of Argentina, following the overthrow of the Justicialist Party of President Alberto Fernández in December 2019.
Given the appointment of Galdurralde which was previously stated by Argentine media, the government has yet to confirm its official status as IPLyC leader.
The nomination for Galdurralde was announced by Governor Axel Kicillof of Buenos Aires this Wednesday, who released a notice in the government’s gazette.
Galdurralde, a veteran Argentine civil servant, is the former Finance Director of’ IOMA,’ the Medical Assistance and Staff System for the provinces of Buenos Aires, and has also worked as an adviser to the state-owned Banco Provincia.
The Government Gazette also reported that Maria Agustina Ruax, working as Technical and Administrative Officer, would join Galdurralde.
Ruax joins the gambling board which previously served as the legal representative for the Public Communication and Management Department of the BA province.
Policy interruptions have seen IPLyC struggle to deliver on its online gambling timetable in BA Province to begin a tendering process for incumbents in the industry during Q1 2020.
IPLyC delays were offset by BA city gambling authority Loteria de la Ciudad (LOTBA) announcing its online gambling criteria this February, which is now aiming to introduce an online gambling platform by Q4 2020.