BETTING NIGERIA Nigeria – Government reiterates moves to check underage sport betting 2 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 591 The Lagos State Lotteries Board (LSLB) has said that its regulations are designed to address concerns bordering on addiction and underage betting.The head of Legal Unit, LSLB, Mrs Banke Ogunde noted that addressing concerns relating to responsible betting is a global issue. In a chat with journalists, Ogunde said: “Even in the UK last year, they passed a law on the maximum amount that people can spend in slot machines. It is all over. “So everyone in the gaming industry is constantly taking measures on how to address the issue of addiction and underage gaming. What we are trying to be, like abroad, you will see the not-for-profit organization that counsels people on different issues. We don’t have that here because it’s not everyone that understands gaming itself. “Abroad, there are institutions that offer Gaming. It is a course and you can become a professor in it, so they can counsel addictions in that area. All operators abroad are expected to ensure that they have relationship with those NGOs and they pay certain amount to keep them. So when people see they have a problem, they speak to the counsellor”, she added.She also noted that the Board has been looking at how to digitise its operations, saying, “we are engaging the operators because they have a role to play. “This is supposed to be an entertainment thing and create jobs. The infrastructure, security, all of those comes from the revenue we generate from games. It is not a vice. It is just like drinking alcohol, when you do it in excess, it becomes a problem. There is a line that you must draw”. On enlightenment and capacity building, she said: “we do a lot of encouragement with banners to advance people not to game with illegal operators. The ones that are licensed by us has terms and conditions, which the legal team provides. It includes under aged gaming, trying to put certain things in place in terms of responsible gaming. “Those under our jurisdiction work within the laws. We are going beyond that too to address advertisement. Those are in the laws as the terms and condition. You can’t advertise where you have schools. “We are not saying those laws are perfectly followed but it is a constant reminder and we take action when there is any report of such. We remind them of the terms and conditions because that is why we are giving them a license”. On measures to address underage betting, the Board’s Head of Information Technology, Iwayemi Remi said: “Part of why we started licensing agents and registering them is to put them together and engage them. When there is no awareness, they won’t know that what they are doing is wrong. We need to address that. Not that we will not put it in the fine prints, we realize that putting it in the paper is not enough. We will now engage them and give them new terms and conditions, which you must operate, in Lagos state”. Source: guardian.ng Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: betting, Nigeria Continue Reading Previous Kenya – SportPesa pulls plug on Kenyan sponsorship dealsNext Nigeria – Estate Agent Wins Betway N50m More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA 4 held in Gurugram for betting on T-20 World Cup match 6 hours ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Gambling alive and well amid Covid-19 ravages 7 hours ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA The Worst Problems When Using An Android Betting App In Nigeria 7 hours ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS Super Group’s Betway adds 5th US market, enters Poland 3 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA SportPesa add new games with an Incentive deal 5 days ago Samuel NIGERIA ONLINE Africa may become the new gaming hub 6 days ago Iwo Bulski NIGERIA ONLINE Nigerian payment space, one of the most dynamic in the world 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING ETHIOPIA Cola Group invests $14.5M to expand its iGaming brand, gets Nigeria license 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA FKF end Odibets Sponsorship Deal 1 week ago Adeleye Awakan NIGERIA ONLINE How Many Nigerians Make Money Online? 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Cola Group announces $14.5m investment in igaming expansion 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Odibets Supports Amputee Football Federation 2 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan 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.