BETTING NIGERIA Betting was introduced to keep African youth in poverty 1 year ago Szarlot Post Views: 482 A former gambler, Supreme Petras Anaab Ali, believes sports betting was introduced to keep the African youth in poverty. Ali said he was an active gambler for eight years and staked bets for a long time without getting anything in return. The former University of Ghana student told Joy News that he thought he could invest in betting but rather ended up losing a lot of money. “[Betting is ]a way for the white man to cripple the African youth so that the youth wouldn’t have a better future. Activities such as going to the stadium and entertaining myself were not my father’s responsibility, so I had to get that money by myself, and since I didn’t want to steal, I invested it into betting. But I wasn’t lucky; my friends too weren’t lucky.” Ali further revealed that before finally quitting sports betting, he spent close to GHc10,000 on bets and won back just GHc200 “Last year, I spent almost ₵10,000 on betting, and I won only ₵200. So per my calculations, if I am to combine the monies I have spent [on betting in eight years], it would be more than the GDP of Ghana,” – he stated. Sports betting has often divided opinions among Ghanaians, with certain quarters highlighting its effects on the youth. Others also believe betting is legal and therefore cannot be described as a bad practice when no laws are broken. Last year, GH One newscaster Serwaa Amihere came under fire for suggesting sports betting was becoming a national crisis. Dancehall artiste J. Derobie is also on record to have said that sports betting is good and has saved many youths from engaging in armed robbery. In 2019, the singer said sports betting was a means of survival for many young men who could otherwise have been involved in other social vices.ľ About Post Author Szarlot I am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. See author's posts SzarlotI am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: gamblers, introduction, Nigeria, sports betting Continue Reading Previous What offer iLOT betting company in NigeriaNext MozzartBet fights Sh300m seizure in M-Pesa dirty cash More Stories BETTING TANZANIA SportPesa plays a crucial role in turning boxing a money-making business 2 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Betwinner Expands Sport Betting Options to Over 45 Sports 2 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Nairobi Businessman Wins KSh 2m SportPesa Jackpot 5 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pariplay® set for rapid South African expansion following Bet Network deal 5 days ago Samuel BETTING UGANDA Bookmakers in Uganda: Which Sites Offer the Fastest Payouts? 6 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Nigeria’s Portable Becomes LuckyBet Brand Ambassador 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Eguavoen, Amokachi laud sponsor of grassroots football tourney 6 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA Betway Nigeria unveils exciting new experience center in Ojodu Berger, Lagos 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Ten new betting firms enter market within two months 7 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA With the 1xBet support, 1XCUP starts in Lagos – a football tournament for amateur teams with a 5,000,000 NGN prize pool 7 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING NIGERIA Abios Powers Nigerian Esports Betting Brand Oyawin with Data and Widgets 7 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING WORLD NEWS BetConstruct introduces iGaming Bot, a new application for Telegram 1 week ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.