BETTING ONLINE Growth of mobile gambling among youth in Sub-Saharan Africa 2 years ago Fahad Luyzburg Post Views: 604 Kenya takes lead among all the Sub Saharan African countries with the biggest number of Youth to engage in the mobile gambling with a percentage of 74% followed by Uganda which also has 57% of the youth also engaging in mobile gambling and Ghana has a least percentage of 42%. A big number of Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are using their mobile phones to bet on football and are spending less than $50USD per month. Kenya has the highest number of betting youth , this is according to a recent rapid survey carried out among youth between the ages of 17-35 in Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. Based on a rapid survey conducted earlier this year, over 50% of earnings by youth consumers is spent on personal care. This is much higher than gambling. As noted in the report, gambling is becoming popular among male African Millennials in SSA due to their high affinity towards sports and the proliferation of local sports betting players. As highlighted in the report, this is still a very nascent industry and in the survey on spending habits, only 3 percent of Youth consumers in SSA indicated that they spend part of their income on gambling. In this deep dive report, we sought to further explore the effects of continued targeted marketing by betting companies towards this age group and get better insights into; exactly how much is spent, how frequently and on what, are the youth betting. Most youth (54%) in SSA have tried their hand at gambling. Kenya has the highest number of youth who have participated in gambling or betting in the past at 76% followed by Uganda at 57%. Ghana has the least number at 42% The frequency of gambling is highest among Kenyans compared to their fellow Africans. Whilst the rest bet mostly once a month, a majority of Kenyans bet once a week. As sports betting is the most preferred. The fixtures for football matches especially the English premier league are over the weekends. Mobile phones have become the African Las Vegas. Football betting and the popularity of English football leagues continue to grow in a symbiotic way with a growing youth population that continues to be defined by its uptake of technology. Although the stakes are not yet high, all the signs are there of a steady and unfettered domination of sports entertainment and gambling in sub-Saharan Africa. NOTE: In South Africa, lotteries are a more preferred gambling choice compared to football, casino, racing and poker. About Post Author Fahad Luyzburg My big wish is to be a specialist in betting matters. Now I have been associated with this industry for 8 years. See author's posts Fahad LuyzburgMy big wish is to be a specialist in betting matters. Now I have been associated with this industry for 8 years. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Kenya, mobile gambling, sub-Saharan Africa Continue Reading Previous SUNBETNext BETMASTER More Stories ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Why some players play the crypto game 19 hours ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA How soccer has the potential to transform Africa’s landscape 21 hours ago Samuel ONLINE WORLD NEWS Pragmatic Play signs partnership with JK BET aiming for expand in Brazil 22 hours ago Iwo Bulski BETTING Twain Sport Enters Africa via New Partnership with Betway 22 hours ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS Online eSports Betting with GGBet: Real Earnings and Fast Payouts! 2 days ago Iwo Bulski HOT NEWS ONLINE PlayTSOGO is new online betting operator on SA 2 days ago Iwo Bulski NIGERIA ONLINE Six African countries that ban cryptocurrency 2 days ago Szarlot GAMES ONLINE Star Candy from Greentube 3 days ago Szarlot KENYA ONLINE Africa is the fastest growing continent with a video gaming market 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA How mobile money supercharged Kenya’s sports betting addiction 3 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Friend’s Funds To Bet In Lagos 4 days ago Samuel ONLINE WORLD NEWS Wazdan agrees a deal with SYNOT Interactive 7 days ago Iwo Bulski 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.