Online gaming in Zimbabwe is on the rise. The country is seeing a huge boost in the number of people who are turning to eSports for entertainment, which means it is following in the footsteps of other African neighbours.
As frustrations towards existing payment solutions in Africa rise, many of its residents have increasingly been turning to cryptocurrency. For instance, according to reports from 2019, 10.7% of all South Africans possess some form of cryptocurrency, with 7-8% of Ghana and Nigeria’s populations holding Bitcoin and altcoins.
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), gambling regulator of Malta, has received an official delegation of members of the Lotteries and Gaming Board and the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Zimbabwe.
The growth of sports in the world gave rise to new opportunities, and one of them was betting. Fans from all over the world would predict the outcome of matches for cash rewards or other prizes on a sportsbook. That would go on until the internet was invented.
Gambling in Zimbabwe has long had a bad reputation, with many people holding a negative view of the pastime.
Online gambling is fast becoming a world phenomenon, and the popularity in Zimbabwe is rapidly increasing. Due to economic factors, it is considered by many as a potential means of income and not just an enjoyable pastime.
The International Cricket Council has given the country of Zimbabwe a suspension following a failure to ensure that there was no governmental interference in the running of the national team. ICC funding has since been withdrawn and the country has been banned from taking part in any ICC-related events.
There are certain parts of the world that seem to be synonymous with gambling, with places like the UK and Nevada being among the most popular spots, where people can access their favorite sites through UK betting directories.