KENYA ONLINE NCC, NLRC collaborate to fight illicit gamers 8 months ago Samuel Post Views: 228 The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) are collaborating to stop unapproved lottery and gaming practices on telecommunications platforms through information and intelligence sharing. The two regulators signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta said will impact the gaming industry. He said it was in sync with the Commission’s Strategic Vision Plan (SVP), adding that it was in a bid to promote fair practices in the industry for the protection of telecoms consumers in relation to lottery and gaming activities. He said the collaboration is in line with the provisions of Commission’s SVP 2021-2025, which provides for facilitation of strategic partnership and collaboration with other bodies to enhance service delivery. “The initial MoU expired in 2022, amendments and modifications have been made since no MoU is cast in stone, especially given the industry’s dynamic nature,” – he said. Lanre Gbajabiamila The Director-General, NLRC, Mr Lanre Gbajabiamila, expressed confidence that the MoU will yield favourable outcomes in curbing illegal online gambling as he expressed hope that NCC and NLRC will achieve their intentions in the interest of gaming stakeholders. He noted how unapproved lottery and gaming activities and practices undermine the integrity of domestic and global gaming markets to the detriment of stakeholders in addition to undermining consumer confidence in these markets, hence the collaboration with the Commission to arrest such tendencies. The Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Mr. Adeleke Adewolu, said the MoU was designed to address recent technology information-sharing capabilities and consumer satisfaction and to enhance areas of co-regulation in line with the Federal Government’s digital economy mandate. The new MoU replaces the one that was first signed by both organisations, which expired last year. It provides complementary approaches to deter unapproved lottery/gaming practices on telecommunications platforms through information and intelligence sharing in recognition of how unapproved lottery and gaming activities and practices undermine the integrity of domestic and global gaming markets to the detriment of stakeholders in addition to undermining consumer confidence in these markets. Under the agreement, following requests from NLRC, NCC shall endeavour to block or disable illegal lottery gaming operators on the telecommunications service providers’ platform in Nigeria and NLRC The document was developed by a Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) comprising representatives of NCC and NLRC to implement the MoU and other matters that promote collaboration between both organisations in their regulatory functions. Source: thenationonlineng.net 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: igaming, Kenya, NLRC, sports betting Continue Reading Previous Bangbet Review: Everything You Need to KnowNext Google suspends 5.6m advertisers in Nigeria More Stories ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA List of best no deposit casinos bonus South Africa 2023 5 hours ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Tools Kenyan players can use instead of GamStop for responsible gambling 5 hours ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Beez FC Wins 13th Edition Of KOT 5 Aside Tournament 5 hours ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Digital wallets as an enabler for financial services in Africa 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Betting firms tax remittance hit Ksh 15B in FY2022/23 3 days ago Szarlot GAMES ONLINE Burning Seven 4 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Unlocking the power of mobile trading: A financial revolution in Kenya 4 days ago Samuel ONLINE WORLD NEWS Games from Slotegrator are available on Bazed Bet 5 days ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE WORLD NEWS Gamers of Cybersports Host Educational Event for Young Gamers in Dubai 5 days ago Samuel GAMES ONLINE Aviator Predictor App: A Game-Changer for Aviator Players? 5 days ago Szarlot ONLINE WORLD NEWS STATSCORE renews sports data agreement with Slovenian PrvaLiga 6 days ago Iwo Bulski CASINO ONLINE Discovering JetX: The Game Changer in Casino Gaming 6 days ago Samuel 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.