Sports Betting Companies Ripping Off Students – Police


website geneva; font-size: small;”>Kampala Police boss Andrew Kaweesi has today January 23 told journalists at the Central Police Station the move comes after a huge number of parents complained to police over lost school dues.

“Parents are complaining everyday that their kids are losing money to betting companies,” Kaweesi said.

“I have sent officers to three companies to investigate whether minors are allowed to participate in gambling because this is not allowed,” Kaweesi said.

He further stressed the companies being probed are Sports Betting, Gaming International and Royal Sports Betting.

The gambling business is very lucrative in Uganda. It has attracted youthful sports lovers who have hopes of making quick money.

Kaweesi says betting fee must be raised to a staggering Shs500,000 to kick out students.

Gambling in Uganda is one of the new businesses that hit the market with a bang. Like most of Africa, sports’ betting was traditionally illegal in Uganda until recently.

After South Africa legalised recreational sports betting, Uganda followed in their footsteps, and now it is easier than ever to bet on sports from almost anywhere in the Capital city of Kampala, as long as that sport is soccer.


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