First mobile gaming launched
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By Lineo Ramatlapeng
A local gaming outfit, Caledon Gaming Pty Ltd has launched it’s the country’s first-ever mobile gambling platform Lerutle,
Lerutle uses a convenient and instant way for participants to win cash prices through Vodacom Lesotho’s mobile money service, Mpesa.
Khotso Motseki, Lerutle’s administrator said the Caledon Gaming is the brains behind Lerutle use of technology, mathematics and creativity to optimize simple ideas by focusing on customer trends in African markets.
Motseki added this introduced an opportunity for Lesotho market and brought about the association with telecommunications service provider Vodacom, for the use of Mpesa as a payment platform.
Motseki said Lerutle comes at a time when there is a growing demand for digitalized gaming given the COVID-19 pandemic whose mitigation has been largely through minimization of movement of persons.
Motseki said Lerutle is fully licensed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and is envisaged to contribute towards increased mobile money usage, and bring mobile gaming to anyone anywhere Lesotho.
‘The platform opens users up to a whole new world of instant gratification,’ said Motseki.
The game, Motseki said is now live and boasts ease, simplicity and convenience and is accessible on lerutle.com for Vodacom Lesotho’s subscribers aged 18 and above.
He said it is easy to play and allows users to pick their 3 lucky numbers and bet an amount between M2 and M200 and stand a chance to win up to M40 000 instantly.
Motseki added that there is a draw every 30 minutes and winners are published on lerutle.com and that users can play as many times as they want.
‘The winnings are immediately credited into the player’s Mpesa account to use as they wish,’ said Motseki.