A troubled process to privatize Brazil’s instant lotteries market failed to attract any bidders by Monday’s deadline, dealing the latest in a series of setbacks for efforts to liberalize the country’s gambling sector.
Any groups interested in participating in the planned July 4 auction for a 15-year exclusive license to operate so-called “Lotex” instant games were required to submit a sealed offer and provide supporting documentation by 1pm on Monday afternoon.
However, that deadline came and went without a single bid being received, according to Brazil’s respected Valor Economico business newspaper.
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