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Uganda bans sports betting

Uganda has now banned sports betting thanks to a presidential directive. The Ugandan State Minister for Finance in charge of Planning Mr David Bahati said the president was concerned that youths were paying more attention to betting rather than hard work.

According to Mr Bahati, the government will no longer register any new sports betting, gambling, and gaming companies. The government will also not renew the licenses for any existing company carrying out betting activities.

According to the Daily Monitor, the Ministry of Finance through its spokesman Mr Jim Mugunga could not confirm the directive. The spokesman said that the directive could be legit since it was coming from a Minister.

“I don’t know but since it was said by a minister, quote him. That’s good news,” Mr Mugunga said.

 

~ Daily Monitor, Uganda

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