LOTTERIES NIGERIA Nigeria bans unauthorised foreign lotteries 4 years ago Samuel Post Views: 979 The Nigerian National Lottery Regulatory Commission has prohibited the operation, promotion and sale of tickets of all unapproved foreign lottery games after multiple instances of operators failing to pay players’ winnings. The Commission said that following an increase the non-payment of winnings by these operators, it found six features of the games that it felt justified the ban. These were that the games are foreign to Nigeria, the draws are not conducted in Nigeria, the schedule of these draws is “varied and inconsistent,” the draws are “not conducted in a transparent and credible manner,” the public cannot watch the draws the games are not approved by the government. “The fundamental criteria for the business of lottery are the transparency and credibility of the draw process. Where they are absent, the games are compromised and provide opportunities for fraud. This breach of trust is detrimental to the playing public and the reputation of the lottery business.” – the Commission said. As well banning the unauthorised foreign lotteries, the Commission said that lottery operators must conduct all draws in-house and allow members of the public to witness the draws. Nigeria’s National Lottery Act 2005 allows for foreign lotteries lotteries from other countries to be available to players in Nigeria. However, this may only occur when the President of Nigeria has authorised the availability of the lottery in Nigeria. Source: igamingbusiness.com 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: ban, lotteries, Nigeria Continue Reading Previous Mobile Betting: Explosive Growth in the Coming Years?Next $277 Million Powerball Jackpot Winner from Uganda? More Stories LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Someone is holding a R25 million Powerball jackpot ticket 1 day ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA From savannah to silicon: Africa’s tech emergence unfolds 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA CBN to Freeze Bank Accounts without BVN, NIN from March 2024 2 days ago Szarlot NIGERIA ONLINE Nigeria’s Economic Landscape and Forex Trading 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Nigerian Bookmakers Strengthen Partnership with Gamble Alert 6 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA The Dark Side of Virtual Betting 1 week ago Szarlot NIGERIA ONLINE Nigeria’s Battle With Online Betting 1 week ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA How to Watch the African Cup of Nations? 1 week ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA The innovative Melbetapk.com betting app 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS NIGERIA Naira maintains stability in crypto market as Nigerians digest Binance $4.3 billion settlement 2 weeks ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA Uncategorized Lagos Gambling Regulator LSLGA Issues Ban On Unlicensed Gambling Sites 2 weeks ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA Nigeria: 15 Years After, Supreme Court Hears Lottery Regulation Dispute March 13 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.