EXPERTS HOT NEWS UGANDA Gaming board has no standards for betting machines 2 months ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 159 Legislators on the Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) have been shocked to learn that Uganda’s gaming and lotteries sector runs on machines operated without minimum standards which is exposing Ugandans to illicit gambling. The displeasing revelation came to light as the committee interfaced with and grilled the National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board (NLGRB) top officials who appeared to respond to queries raised in the Auditor General Report for Financial Year 2021/2022. The Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NLGRB Denis Ngabirano confessed that his entity has been regulating the gaming sector for years without the requisite standards in place In pressing questions to the NRGB top brass, the committee chairperson Joel Ssenyonyi tasked gaming regulators in Uganda to explain circumstances under which they enforce and plough sanity in a sector whose machines operate without minimum to regulate them. A section of Members of Parliament on the committee, including the Bukoto Central’s Richard Sebamala recommended that the gambling business be put on halt until minimum standards are put in place. In defense, the Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NLGRB Denis Ngabirano confessed before lawmakers that his entity has been regulating the gaming sector for years without the requisite standards in place. In defense, the board attributed the anomaly to Uganda’s standards body, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) that has delayed to approve the 14 standards which they submitted for verification in 2021. They added that even UNBS has no technology capacity to test and certify gaming equipment. He therefore begged that the committee use its powers to compel the line ministry and standards body to approve and enact the said standards. The comment went on to indicate that the initial set of standards that had been put in place were overly aligned to the South African Legal system and therefore unsuitable for the Ugandan context, which therefore demanded that a fresh set of standards be generated and implemented. Source: nilepost.co.ug 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: betting machines, National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board, technology, Uganda Continue Reading Previous Protecting Your Business From Cyber AttacksNext The growth of mobile betting with crypto sportsbooks More Stories EXPERTS UGANDA Afcon 2027 will be ‘amazing’ in East Africa, pledges Ugandan organiser 2 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS WORLD NEWS From Retail to Online Casino in Africa: A Transformative Journey 2 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS UGANDA Ugandan KRA and LGRB offices order online connection to the central monitoring system in 2024 3 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING UGANDA Bookmakers in Uganda: Which Sites Offer the Fastest Payouts? 3 days ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA Betway Nigeria unveils exciting new experience center in Ojodu Berger, Lagos 3 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS GHANA Sports betting in Ghana, an industry whose time has come 4 days ago Samuel BETTING HOT NEWS NIGERIA Nigeria’s appetite for fintech solutions increase for technological evolution 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Tools Kenyan players can use instead of GamStop for responsible gambling 6 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Digital wallets as an enabler for financial services in Africa 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS NIGERIA Afreko Media Amplifies Its Betting Platform Portfolio With The Acquisition Of Gamblers.Africa 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Unlocking the power of mobile trading: A financial revolution in Kenya 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Online gambling addiction is a pandemic in SA, sucking in children and adults 1 week ago Szarlot 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.