CAMEROON Cameroon: Dangers of Gambling 3 years ago Samuel Post Views: 1,773 A sensitization campaign to dissuade adolescents from indulging into hazardous games and gambling has been launched. Gambling is fast becoming a main distraction amongst young people, most often it leads to school dropout and pushed them into other criminal activities. In the Littoral capital of Douala most proprietors of game houses have found a new niche around school campuses. They place their business beside school premises whose main customers are school children. It is on record that a child who is involved into gambling is three times more likely to consume alcohol, four times more likely to smoke cigarettes , three times more likely to use illegal drugs and involve in gang fight and four times more likely to get in to trouble with the forces of law and order. Against this back drop, the Foundation of Cameroon Consumers known by its French acronym as FOCACO was in GBHS Joss in Bonanjo-Douala on Friday October 11 to call on youths to stay away from gambling and focus on their education. This was during the launching of a campaigned to “stop gambling and hazardous games” that will take FOCACO to some schools in all the divisions of the Littoral region. While launching the campaign, the Executive President of FOCACO Alphonse Ayissi Abena said they were at the 4th edition of the campaign and so far they have achieved some positive results such as convincing some young people who were into gambling to desist. He used the occasion to educate the young people on the dangers of gambling while adding that the law prohibits minors from delving into gambling. He said that as students they depend on their parents, consequently gambling will obviously lead them to steal which will put them into more problems. FOCACO president assured the students that Education is the key to their development. He said they are presently working on a recommendation to advised government to ban the operation of gambling houses around school premises. And to ensure that children below18 shouldn’t be found around game houses. Honorable Marlyse Douala Bell was around to give motherly advised to the students. She added that there is a law on gambling which need to be revised to be more protective of children under the ages of 18. She also installed some peer educators who will go round other schools to sensitize on the dangers of gambling. Source: cameroon-tribune.cm About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Cameroon, FOCACO Continue Reading Previous Cameroon – The China coin operated tabletop gambling machinesNext Gambling laws & tax system in Cameroon More Stories CAMEROON ONLINE MGA Games expands into Africa with new Premier Bet deal 2 weeks ago Szarlot CAMEROON EXPERTS Imagining the Impact of an African Team’s World Cup Win 3 months ago Samuel BETTING CAMEROON BtoBet secures agreement with Ngnatat Sarl to power Cameroon’s Bet237 9 months ago Samuel BETTING CAMEROON Pronet Gaming on the African Opportunity 11 months ago Samuel CAMEROON EXPERTS Record numbers for TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations fan engagement 11 months ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING CAMEROON Cameroon Riot Broke-out as Man wins $22 million on Sports betting company 12 months ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING CAMEROON 1xbet Sponsor AFCON 2021 as Official Betting Partner 1 year ago Adeleye Awakan CAMEROON EXPERTS South Africa is at the centre of an iGaming storm 1 year ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING CAMEROON Pronet Gaming signs with Winnerbet in Cameroon 2 years ago Iwo Bulski CAMEROON EXPERTS iGaming Opportunities in Cameroon 2 years ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING CAMEROON BtoBet to power Yellowbet in Africa 2 years ago Szarlot BETTING CAMEROON Is Cameroon Betting Scene on the Rise? 2 years ago Peris Wambu 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.