BETTING ETHIOPIA Ethiopia’s Ministry Ban Sports Betting 1 month ago Samuel Post Views: 109 The Ministry of Women and Social Affairs of Ethiopia has announced that it is working to get sports betting banned in the country. Abebe Haimanot, a representative of the Ministry’s Youth Personnel Development Directorate, said works were underway to get sports betting banned taking into consideration the issue of youth and youth personality development as well as various economic and social crises the sector is causing. He said that although various discussion forums and movements have been organised to push for an end of sports betting, due to various reasons, such forums are not being adequately conducted. Abebe further said that based on a series of surveys conducted by the ministry at various times, sports betting is identified as posing a risk to young people and youths alike. The Ministry has started by classifying sports betting as gambling, the official said, which has multifaceted problems in itself. “Gambling brings a social crisis that can take teenagers and adults into unwanted paths,” he said, adding that it also “discourages” anyone from working and changing lives, which can also lead to the disintegration of the family. Furthermore, Abebe said the sector also causes various psychological problems such as “depression and suicidal thoughts,” and called on all concerned stakeholders to take timely measures against it. The Ministry already announced its plans to ban sports betting a few months ago, but 05 March betting firms requested the government to reconsider its plans before taking actions. The firms argued “betting is not gambling.” “We are receiving a lot of negative comments from the community about sports betting. But that is not true. We are legally licensed by the National Lottery and we are also obeying our social responsibility,” – Vegas Sport Betting Executive Director, Yonas G. Alemu, said. Source: european gaming.eu 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: ban, Ethiopia, sports betting Continue Reading Previous BetKing Customers To Win All-Expense Paid Trip To UKNext CA Directs Telcos to Halt Renewing Pay Bill Numbers for Unlicensed Betting Firms More Stories BETTING KENYA The government should work with the betting industry 6 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Eighteen new firms enter booming betting arena 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Tanzania joins Kenya, Uganda tax squeeze on gamblers’ winnings 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING HOT NEWS KENYA BCLB clears 11 betting companies to receive operating licenses 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA South African start-up wagers on peer-to-peer betting 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Betway charts path in compliant sports betting with conferences 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA BetConstruct Takes Harmony to Africa 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Sportpesa’s nine lives in regulatory onslaugh 3 weeks ago Samuel BETTING Types of Basketball Bets 3 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Kenya’s Gambling, Travel Sectors Top Target For Online Fraudsters 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING NIGERIA Chukwuemeka Donatus Discuss How Being A BetKing Agent 3 weeks ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Let’s Address Harm Sports Betting Is Causing to the Ghanaian Youth 3 weeks 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.