LOTTERIES NIGERIA Nigeria bans unauthorised foreign lotteries 3 years ago Samuel Post Views: 765 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 BETTING NIGERIA All About Cricket Betting 3 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA SBWA + 2022 Summit this week in Nigeria 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA Money laundering: ECOWAS agency fingers Nigerian casinos 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski NIGERIA ONLINE BGaming develops compression algorithm to cut game loading time 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING NIGERIA BetConstruct Takes Harmony to Africa 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING NIGERIA Chukwuemeka Donatus Discuss How Being A BetKing Agent 3 weeks ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Top Lottery Exec to Face New Corruption Inquiry 4 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Who are the best Nigerian footballers? 1 month ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA R7.5 Billion in Mega winnings up for grabs with Lottoland SA! 1 month ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA The West African Gaming Market – A Sure Bet 1 month ago Iwo Bulski BETTING NIGERIA BetKing Customers To Win All-Expense Paid Trip To UK 2 months ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA Nigerian lawmakers want to collect NIN customers before betting 2 months 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.