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Loterie Nationale de Côte d’Ivoire (LONACI)
Address: Boulevard de Marseille, zone 4C Rue du Chevalier de Clieu Abidjan 01, Côte d'Ivoire
Postal/Postboks Address: As Above
E-mail Address:
Phone: +225 21 75 33 00
Fax: +225 254 256
Population: 25.07 million (2018)
CEO: Mr. Dramane Coulibaly
Year Lottery Founded: March 20, 1970
Sales FY 2016: EUR 93,313,698
Number of Employees: 437
Number of POS: 3,000
Games Offered: Draw based games, Instants, Sports games (pari-mutuel & fixed odds), VLTs
Beneficiaries: Educations, Sports, other good causes
Jurisdiction: Côte d'Ivoire, Western Africa.

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About Loterie Nationale de Côte d’Ivoire (LONACI)

The National Lottery of Ivory Coast, abbreviated LONACI, was created by Law No. 70209 of March 20, 1970 with a starting share capital of 50,000,000 FCFA. It successively became a Public Industrial and Commercial Establishment (EPIC) in 1980 and a Mixed Economy Company (SEM) by decree n ° 90-121 of February 07, 1990.
Since law n ° 97-520 of September 4, 1997 LONACI takes the form of Public Limited Company with Majority Public Financial Participation and its share capital was raised to 400,000,000 CFA francs, distributed as follows: 80% to the State from Ivory Coast, 15% to the CNPS, and 5% to the staff of LONACI.
The objectives of the Ivorian state in creating LONACI are as follows:

  • making available to the population a structure enabling them to satisfy their desire to participate in games of chance and to be rewarded under optimal conditions of transparency and reliability.
    the mobilization of voluntary public savings with a view to making investments in the health, social and education fields.

These two concerns explain the company’s slogan which is: “WE ALL HAVE A GOOD REASON TO PLAY”

LONACI is administered by a Board of Directors made up of ten members including a President.
They represent the different categories of shareholders: seven for the State, two for the Caisse Nationale Prévoyance Sociale (CNPS) and a staff representative.
Day-to-day management is provided by a Managing Director assisted by a Deputy Managing Director.

In terms of products, the traditional starting Lottery has given way to new families of products, namely scratching and prediction games (PMU, Sport cash, Loto Happiness), the operation of which is mainly based on ICT.
LONACI has set a new vision for 2020 which is defined as follows: “to be a gaming institution, efficient and citizen, actor of economic and social development, for the benefit of the populations”.
The Strategic Development Plan (PSD]) which stems from this new vision was adopted in 2012 and has been constantly updated in accordance with the prescribed stages.
The resulting strategic axes are:

  • Axis 1: Optimization of LONACI operationality;
  • Axis 2: Rehabilitation of the LONACI business environment;
  • Axis 3: Improving the economic and social influence of La LONACI.

LONACI draws its strength from the values ??that make up its managerial charter, namely: the player, professionalism, team spirit, communication, ethics, anticipation and sharing.
LONACI is certified in Responsible Gaming level 2 of the WLA (World Lottery Association] and is resolutely engaged in a certification process on all the areas of its activity that are management, quality, safety and the environment.
Since 2015, LONACI has posted an annual growth rate of more than 20%. This allowed it to achieve a turnover of more than 92 billion in 2018.
The current and future projects relate mainly to the pursuit of modernization, the extension of the network and the diversification of the product portfolio.
Finally, LONACI intends to increase its social actions over the years for the benefit of disadvantaged populations and to contribute significantly to government policy to fight poverty in our country.


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