UAE Announces National Lottery and Commercial Gaming Authority

  • Publish date: Monday، 04 September 2023
UAE Announces National Lottery and Commercial Gaming Authority

The UAE has announced a new federal agency to run the nation's national lottery and commercial gaming. 

In order to develop a world-class regulatory framework for national lottery and commercial gaming, the General Commercial Gaming Regulatory Institution (GCGRA) has been formally founded in the UAE as a federal institution. 

Kevin Mullally, an internationally renowned regulator, has been named CEO. 

He brings over 30 years of experience in national and international gaming regulation to the GCGRA. 

On his appointment, Mullally said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the inaugural CEO of the GCGRA. 

“With my experienced colleagues, I look forward to establishing a robust regulatory body and framework for the UAE’s lottery and gaming industry.” 

Industry veteran Jim Murren serves as chairman of the board of directors. 

Murren commented: “I am delighted at the appointment of Kevin Mullally. He brings unparalleled category experience and will be invaluable in creating a fit-for-purpose regulatory framework for the UAE.” 

The GCGRA will establish a socially conscious and tightly controlled gaming environment, making sure that all participants follow stringent rules and uphold the highest standards. 

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