Big Ticket Abu Dhabi
Big Ticket had temporarily "paused" operations during April. Image Credit: Supplied

Abu Dhabi: Big Ticket today announced the resumption of its operations from May 9, with the next live draw scheduled for June 3.

The Abu Dhabi based raffle operator had announced a temporary poause in operations last month.

Anyone who purchases tickets for the upcoming draw during this month - May - will have the chance to win Dh10 million, the raffle operator said, customers who purchase two tickets will get one for free.

The decision to temporarily pause operations earlier in April provided an opportunity for the business to assess and confirm its readiness to adhere to the evolving regulatory landscape set by the GCGRA for a safe and regulated commercial gaming environment, the operator said.

Big Ticket, which has been operating in the UAE for 32 years, had said at the time of suspending operations: “Big Ticket is temporarily pausing its operations in compliance with the new directives of the Gaming Regulatory Authority in the UAE, effective 1st of April 2024.”

In an FAQ published on its website, Big Ticket had added that both Zayed International Airport and Al Ain Airport stores would be temporarily closed. “The kiosks will be temporarily disabled during this period,” it said.

“During this pause, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for your unwavering support. Big Ticket remains committed to maintaining the highest standards of transparency, responsibility, and integrity in all our prizes. Rest assured, all previously won prizes are securely protected and guaranteed,” the operator had said.