EXPERTS GHANA Ghana – how gambling is organized in Ghana 4 years ago Samuel Post Views: 1,937 Gambling is on the rise throughout the world. Gambling operators are seeing new opportunities to introduce their products in African countries. Ghana has recently legalized gambling, giving residents the chance to play both online and with-land based providers. There has been limited research into the impacts of legalizing gambling in Ghana, with no social impact or attitudinal data available. A series of gambling attitudinal questions were asked of adolescent alongside perceived social support and stress factors in relation to their educational attainment. The results indicate there is a strong view that Ghanaian adolescents consider gambling to be a positive experience and a possible way out of poverty. However, adolescents with strong positive attitudes to gambling experienced poor social support and high levels of stress, impacting on their overall education. The study concludes better gambling education is need in Ghanaian schools. As all African countries had the same ascent gambling game so does Ghana, for this case in Ghana it’s called the mancala. This is an ascent game that was played by old men at beer parlors, In these times this game was not seen as gambling rather a game for the old men in their leisure. However as it has been trait also in the ascent, the participation of the ladies or females was minimal. To start with, the popular game everyone can mention is “Ampe”. It originated from Ghana and is mostly played by school age children. It is played by two or more players by clapping the hand and throwing the feet while jumping. This game has no referee and sores are counted by members of the game. This form of ascent gambling game was majorly played by ladies and the young, mostly school going kids and adolescents. However as the change in technological upgraded and the introduction of money as a term of exchange in Africa all this changed as a lot has been introduced. With no difference from other African countries, Ghana legalized gambling. The following are forms of gambling: Pool table,Sports betting, Pokers, Cards, Ludo, Slots, Video games, Casino gambling, Bingo games, Lottery Some of which have been digitalized in new app developments. However in this research I have noticed that, gambling is mostly done by the male than their female counterparts, this leaving a bigger question as to. Why is gambling mostly involved with the male than the female? Sports Betting In Ghana Sports betting is on s higher rise in Ghana and the fact that more has been introduced in this gaming and gambling activity with new offers being given, best odds and new ways of betting are being advanced. Online betting has been introduced by many gaming house like the cash outs, bonuses offered. The in play betting online. All these have turned up the betting spirit in the youth of Ghana. All this has made the whole betting game easy were one can place a bet at their convenience, comfort of their homes and office. Staking has also been made easier since payment platforms have been introduced of which like the electronic pay. E-pay all this are making the whole game of gambling much easier. The ever increasing number of sports betting houses that come with new and improved ways of betting that is convenient to their clients. The best Ghana betting sites by our expert opinion are: • Mybet Ghana • Betway Ghana • 1xBet Ghana Other betting companies in Ghana are. • lollybet • Winnabet • Betyetu gh • Premierbet • Sunbet Ghana • Soccabet • Eazibet • Betfair • Mgabet • Safaribet Ghana • Eurobet Casino Gambling In Ghana This is another liked form of gambling in Ghana, with this type of gambling however it’s mostly played by the rich men and ladies, in Accra. It’s played by both males and females it includes pokers, slots cards. Dice all these are forms of gambling are joined up in some prominent casinos in Ghana- Accra. With this form of gambling being legalized in the country of Ghana a lot of players have become found of it with hope of staking and winning high stake and on different classes like gold, silver and bronze levels. All these attract different forms and classes of people from different walks of Ghana at different levels. The fact that this form of gambling is indoor and majority of the gamblers who like privacy really opt for this form of gambling in Ghana. Pool table gambling This form of gambling is mostly based in happening places like bars and at first it was played as any other form of game while passing leisure time, but of late it’s regarded as a game for gambling since the player’s stake money before playing and the winner takes it all when the game is done. Ludo This form of gambling is loved by locals both the young and the old it does not discriminate in gender, it’s played by all ladies and gents, ludo is played by two to four people and it’s a very interesting game and form of gambling. Its not addictive as others but rather a better form of gambling that exites the players. Positive impact of gambling in Ghana. 1. Employment • The ever increasing gambling form come along with opportunities for employment for Customer attendants, and this is on a higher scale due to the fact that in each of the states of cities there at least more than 10 outlets of gaming and gambling houses and all this require attendants to make the whole process of gambling move on. 2. Revenue to government • Since gambling was legalized by the government of Ghana this makes it an entity that has to pay taxes to the Ghana government so this adds on the tax base for the country. 3. Corporate social responsibility to the communities, these are services that arise from the cooperation of these gambling houses with the locals or those around them and the country at large. • Charity runs are majorly organized by the gaming and casinos to give back to the needy in Ghana like the sick. Poor and the disabled. • Community based programmers like free services in health like HIV testing, cancer screening. Orphanage aiding. 4. Technological improvement • New and improved methods of gambling have been introduced like the use of internet in placing bets Online which makes it easy for gamblers to play at their convenient time and in their comport zones at any time without moving to gaming houses. • E-pay boosting through account opening for electronic money services on personnel devices and gadgets. Here no hard cash is needed to move with whenever you are to place bets. 5. Change in livelihood for the lucky winners who place and win, whenever someone wins their hope of even winning more is boosted making it possible to opt in for more playing with an intention of winning even bigger jackpots. 6. Income to service providers who provide out-sourced products. • Internet providers to these gaming house gain in more since the betting companies purchase internet bundles, WIFI and data to operate the gaming houses. • Gadget providers the service providers of electronic devices like the laptops, computers, and flat screens also gain when contracted to supply required gadgets. • Premises of rent by the gaming houses since they cannot construct everywhere so making them outsource premises. This makes the landlords and owners of certain buildings to earn from the buildings rented out to these gaming houses. Negative impacts of gambling in Ghana School drop outs in the youth. With the ever increasing number of gamblers both the working class and the students has seen students who are addictive to this gambling drop out of school due to fact that stake their tuition fees and end up losing both the bets and miss out on studies. Depression and stress to the losers, some of the gamblers a locked in the state of depression and stress caused by the issue of losing their bets and stakes in both betting and casinos. Addiction, gambling can be very addictive in that it can lead to some become excessively involved in gambling to the extent that they will do nothing productive in their lives. Poverty this brought about by the excessive gambling making most of them get into a debt situation with hopes that whenever they bet they can instantly become rich, which is not always as it seems, the poor become more poorer and the rich become more rich. This caused by the difference in the stake margins between the rich and the poor. 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