BETTING ETHIOPIA Ministry Working to Get Sports Betting in Ethiopia Banned 9 months ago Samuel Post Views: 279 Abebe Haimanot, a representative of the Ministry’s Youth Personnel Development Directorate, told state media that 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 organized 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 told local media. Sports betting is a relatively new phenomena in Ethiopia which had gained traction in recent years. Source: addis standard 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: banned, Ethiopia, sports betting Continue Reading Previous The Best Bet: Efficient Methods When Playing for a ProfitNext Pragmatic Play develops African profile More Stories BETTING NIGERIA PARIPESA Pays Out 500 Million Naira One-Night Win 5 hours ago Samuel BETTING UGANDA Pastor closes church after winning over 100m from sports betting 5 hours ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA BetKing Celebrates Nigeria’s New Para World Champion 3 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Why Sports Betting Continues To Gain Traction in Nigeria 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS Parimatch suspends B2C operations in Ukraine 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING BetKing Nigeria Launches Jackpot 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Online betting is making many Nigerian youths go broke 6 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Why there’s little corporate support in sports management 1 week ago Samuel BETTING UGANDA Ugandan among three suspects detained in Kenya over match fixing 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Flutterwave’s troubles in Kenya yet to end as second case proceeds 1 week ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Sportsbet.io Brings Cryptocurrency Golf Betting to Kenya 1 week ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA NLRC extends Betway Nigeria’s operation for 5 years 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.