Photos: Police Close Down 36 Betting Companies


sildenafil geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>According to Namuwoza, order police was asked by the Uganda National Lottery body through a letter written to the IGP to crackdown on all defaulters of licenses.

One of the proprietors pleads for mercy

“We are supporting the national lottery body in their crackdown on these companies and I can assure you, this is only the beginning because more are to be closed down for defaulting taxes,” Namuwoza explained.

More pleas

He added: “No one will be allowed to open business not until the licenses have been paid.”

Among the outlets closed include; Gal’s, Winners and Sure sporting betting companies, some of which had already closed business by the time of the operation by Police.

The padlock is finally locked

In November last year, government through the National Lotteries Board announced strong rules which all Betting and Casino companies had to follow.

“Of all the lottery and betting companies, only 34 companies have registered. I would like to warn all other unregistered companies that NLB together with Police shall close all of them without further notice,” warned Manzi Tumubweine, the body chairperson while addressing journalists in Kampala.

Some of those who had come to bet stand helplessly

The chairperson quoted the Gaming and Pool Betting Control and Amendment Act stating that everyone involved in the business ought to have a license adding, that it must be renewed a month before expiry period and failure to comply would lead to closure of the business.


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