Betting rises as poverty, joblessness hit Nigerians

After losing his job as a factory engineer in 2019, John Uwa, a 47-year-old father, was frustrated after searching in vain for another source of livelihood to enable him to provide for his family.

A friend who won big on a betting platform introduced him to betting. Uwa, a Lagos-based father of three, told BusinessDay that the betting platform has been of support to him, helping him to raise little money to support his wife through his wins, even though he lost most times.


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