BETTING GHANA Ghana: Gaming Commission Must Regulate Industry 2 months ago Szarlot Post Views: 1,150 The Gaming Commission has been urged to intensify its operations and regulations to ensure people, especially the underage do not abuse gaming activities in the country. The uncontrolled situation was gradually turning the youth and even children into gamblers at the detriment of their education, as they spent huge sums of money and hours at the gaming centres. The Managing Director of Suka Power Limited, Alhaji Suka Abdul-Wahab Raaj gave the advice in an interview with the Ghanaian Times in Accra on Monday. He expressed worry as to how the situation had affected productivity at work, promoted addiction due to “get rich quick” and exposing people to fraudulent activities. Alhaji Raaj recalled a week ago how his accountant took GH¢9,200 being proceeds of his company meant for payment of salaries of workers to engage in betting activities and within three hours spent all the money on gaming. “A client came to purchase some items from the company and I asked him to send the money to the back, but he failed to deposit the money meant for salaries and engaged in betting which he did not even win wasting the money within three hours.” Alhaji Raaj said if their activities were not properly regulated the youth who are the future leaders might lose their jobs and become unemployed and even their reputation when some were apprehended for fraud activities. He urged parents to monitor their children who engage in betting activities. The managing director advised the public, especially the youth not to be addicted to the gaming activities but take their work seriously. Section 56 clause 2 of the Gaming Act, states that a person who permits a child to use a gambling machine commits an act and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not more than 250 penalty units (GH¢3,000) or in terms of imprisonment of not more than two months. It would also be recalled that the Gaming Commission a few months ago clamped down on authorised operations seizing about 400 unsanctioned slot machines as part of moves to sanitise the industry and curb the indiscipline in the country. Source: allafrica.com About Post Author Szarlot I am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. See author's posts SzarlotI am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Alhaji Raaj, Gambling Commission, Ghana, sports betting Continue Reading Previous Kenyans spend over KSh 300b on bets, cigarettes and liquor yearlyNext Kenya and Ghana are front-lining the global mobile money market More Stories BETTING NIGERIA Online betting tips from MSport – How to ensure security 11 hours ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA BetGames marks latest African expansion with Sahara Games 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Oyo moves to regulate, improve gaming industry 3 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Betika partners fast track to drive retention in Africa 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Ruto: Betting companies are operating in opaque space 7 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Sportpesa commits to settle outstanding KothBiro prize money 1 week ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Boxer Fatuma Zarika excited about SportPesa 1 week ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Betting Companies And The Question Of Social Responsibility 1 week ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Nigerian Online Sports Betting Operator License Requirements 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS GHANA Africa Bitcoin Conference launches maiden ABC hackathon 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING WORLD NEWS UKGC fines Betway $400,000+ for marketing on children’s pages 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Court freezes new SportPesa licence amid shareholder row 2 weeks 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.