Official confirmation of Omar Galdurralde as head of the Buenos Aires Province Lottery

Governor Axel Kicillof finally confirmed Omar Galdurralde as president of IPLyC.

With a huge delay, the designation of the executive was published today in the Official Bulletin of the Province.

As Gaming & Media first announced more than three months ago (, finally, Buenos Aires Governor, Axel Kicillof, officially named Omar Galdurralde as president of the Instituto Provincial de Loterias y Casinos (IPLyC), through decree 138 published in the Official Bulletin of the district (, pages 5 and 6).

Galdurralde reached this place as part of an agreement between the Mayor of Lomas de Zamora, Martin Insaurralde, and the Governor Kicillof, who in his first days of work delegated the main functions of the Institute in his Office Chief, Carlos Bianco. Then, Bianco chose Juan Manuel Padin as executive secretary of the Lottery. Previously, Galdurralde served as the finance director of the IOMA, the social health service of the state employees of Buenos Aires, and he held a position in the Banco Provincia directory.

The importance of the role is that the IPLyC generates a millionaire tax collection through which it assists several areas of the Province: the municipality, the General Directorate of Culture and Education, Social Development, the Ministry of Health, the Children and Teenagers’ Organization, the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Security, the Fund of Transplants and General Taxes Directorate, among others.

As for key future tasks, the new head of Buenos Aires Province Lottery will have to focus on the concession of the slot machines in the casinos of Tandil, Miramar and the Hermitage Hotel of Mar del Plata. Furthermore, there is a special emphasis on the review of contracts for the exploitation of slot machines. Bianco itself recently said that, due to the imminent expiration of bingo and gambling floors licenses, there will be “a priority in the ordering of these establishments.” Moreover, as it was already mentioned in this website, the Executive will not innovate with the issue of online gaming in the Province. This is a subject that the Kicillof government doesn’t consider a priority, despite the advances implemented in the previous government of Maria Eugenia Vidal, and the boost to iGaming from the Buenos Aires City.