BOTSWANA Botswana – Gambling authority embarks on gambling prevalence study 2 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 534 The Gambling Authority is embarking on a study to ascertain the occurrence of gambling addiction in the country. According to Gambling Authority Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thuli Johnson, the survey will focus on providing evidence of gambling in Botswana. He explained this is in order to come up with effective education, prevention and treatment programme for those that have been affected by gambling addiction. The study is in line with the Authority’s commitment to transforming Botswana’s economy through safe and responsible gaming. While the industry is a global multi-billion sector, Johnson says gambling is potentially addictive. As a stakeholder, Johnson says they have a responsibility to raise awareness about the bad effects of gambling. “We must instill a sense of discipline among Batswana so that they become responsible gamblers,” – he said, adding that if conducted irresponsibly, gambling can cause serious financial troubles or even worse, mental ailments. Findings of the research will be shared with key stakeholders like the Ministry of Health and health practitioners, the regulator and Government. The research will be rolled out nationally and the Authority has partnered with Statistics Botswana to guide it on the research methodology and develop the terms of reference. “We want to comply with the highest research standards because we want the findings to be credible,”- said Johnson. The baseline study will be supervised by a Reference Group that is made up of members of the Excessive Gambling Prevention and Rehabilitation Committee and other stakeholders from Statistics Botswana, Ministry responsible for Lands and Housing, Ministry of Health and Wellness among others. Source: news.thevoicebw.com About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Botswana, responsible gaming Continue Reading Previous Botswana is viable for gambling business 2020Next Land Based Casinos in Botswana More Stories BOTSWANA HOT NEWS LOTTERIES BGA Revoke Grow mine Africa Pty Ltd as the Preferred Lottery Operator 1 year ago Adeleye Awakan BOTSWANA LOTTERIES Announcement: Botswana National Lottery License 1 year ago Samuel BOTSWANA EXPERTS Botswana: Gambling Rakes in P79m 1 year ago Iwo Bulski BOTSWANA HOT NEWS Botswana Gambling Authority Embark on Problem Gambling Research 1 year ago Adeleye Awakan BOTSWANA EXPERTS Exploring betting and gambling in Botswana 2 years ago Peris Wambu BOTSWANA HOT NEWS Botswana has launched a post-COVID 19 tourism and casino aid fund 2 years ago Adeleye Awakan BOTSWANA CASINO Land Based Casinos in Botswana 2 years ago Peter Situma BOTSWANA Botswana is viable for gambling business 2020 3 years ago Iwo Bulski BOTSWANA Botswana: National Lottery Arrives 3 years 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.