Following months of delay, Argentina’s new government has confirmed the appointment of Omar Galdurralde as the Director-General of the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC).
The delay in appointing the IPLyC’s new leader follows sweeping changes undertaken throughout Argentina’s federal departments, following President Alberto Fernández’s Justicialist Party taking office in December 2019.
Despite Galdurralde’s appointment having been formerly reported by Argentine media, the government has yet to confirm his official status as leader of the IPLyC.
This Wednesday, Galdurralde appointment was confirmed by Buenos Aires Governor Axel Kicillof, who published a statement within the government’s gazette.
A seasoned Argentine civil servant, Galdurralde is the former Finance Director of ‘IOMA’, the medical assistance and workers programme for Buenos Aires provinces, and has further served as an advisor to state-owned Banco Provincia.
The government gazette also confirmed that Galdurralde will be joined by Maria Agustina Ruax serving in the capacity of Technical and Administrative Director.
Ruax joins the gambling board having formerly served as the legal liaison for the BA province’s Department of Public Coordination and Management.
Government interruptions have seen IPLyC fail to deliver on its in BA Province online gambling timetable of launching a tender process for industry incumbents during Q1 2020.
IPLyC delays have been countered by BA city gambling authority Loteria de la Ciudad (LOTBA) publishing its online gambling requirements this February, who now seek to launch an online gambling framework by Q4 2020.