EXPERTS Punters reaction to coronavirus over sports ban 4 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 866 As coronavirus spreads across the globe, the world is currently experiencing one of the worst time in the history of humanity perhaps this virus has alt all significant events across the globe, and some countries had to shut down its economy, the virus was declared a pandemic by (WHO). Importantly the sports industry is the most hit, forcing the NHL, NBA and major football competitions and European leagues to postpone all football-related activities. The spread of the virus has had a significant blow to the sports betting markets. Especially in Africa, football has become a culture for the African people even to the extent that some punters take football betting as they everyday job routine. However, despite having limited sports to bet on, relatively African players have no other options to consolidate to other betting markets. Some of which include virtual football betting, zoom soccer, dog race, lotto game, a poker game and online casinos. Perhaps according to reports over the weekend, significant bookmakers in the retail segment reported that punters are leveraging on other gambling segments, rather than having a boring weekend as football-related activities are not in action over the weekend. Even though football betting is the most preferred choice of gambling in Africa, these were possible because Africa still has a relatively low number of coronavirus cases. Perhaps, stood at more than 100 confirmed cases in 22 countries in the continent Egypt remains the nation with the most reported cases with 59 more than half of all confirmed cases in the continent. In contrast, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Gabon and Ghana have all reported the case of the coronavirus. Despite the circumstances of the virus, there hasn’t been any lockdown of movement in Africa, unlike other most hit countries across the globe. However, it was reported that there were drop in market sales over the weekend as major retail outlets were a bit scanty, unlike the normal weekend football activities. However, pending until all activities come back to normal across the globe, the gambling sales revenue in Africa is expected to drop over this period as betting on football is the most popular in the continent. Adeleye Awakan About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues 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. See author's posts 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: coronavirus, countries, football Continue Reading Previous Casino Fair Economic Benefits of Casino GamblingNext Legal status of gambling in Central African Republic 2020 More Stories EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA How South Africans Are Embracing Online Gambling Trends 4 hours ago Szarlot EXPERTS UGANDA Uganda: 70-year-old woman gives birth to twins 1 day ago Samuel EXPERTS GHANA Sex, screen addiction a threat to mental health – Psychiatrist 1 day ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Scan to Pay launches new voucher solution for consumers 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS Apex African iGaming: Unmatched Regional Event Lineup for 2024 3 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA From savannah to silicon: Africa’s tech emergence unfolds 3 days ago Samuel EXPERTS Elevate Your Home Decor: The Top 12 Canvas Prints Companies with Wallpics Leading the Way 3 days ago Tools EXPERTS NIGERIA CBN to Freeze Bank Accounts without BVN, NIN from March 2024 3 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS ONLINE Top 12 Invoice Generator Software to Boost Your Business Efficiency 5 days ago Tools EXPERTS Top 12 Companies Offering IT Certifications: A Comprehensive Guide to Advancing Your Career 6 days ago Tools EXPERTS KENYA Gamblers stake Sh620 billion in four years as betting craze rises 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS WORLD NEWS Entain To Pay Almost $730 Million To Settle Turkish Bribery Claims 1 week 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.