Rwanda: Why Premier Bet Supports Communities

The new 2019/2020 English Premier League season will not only bring fans cheering, it has already set off a global betting frenzy with more people hoping to become lucky in the multi-billion dollar industry.

In Rwanda, there over six licensed betting companies, but Premier Bet Company is arguably the major and biggest; the betting company has been around since 2013.

For those interested in gaming, the company provides a wide range of games from two channels namely: Sports Betting and Virtual Games.

In Kigali alone, Premier Bet operates over 70 outlets, while in the whole country, they run over 130 betting shops, offering employment to around 500 Rwandans.

The other fact is that the company operates across the African continent, in countries like Tanzania, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ghana and Kenya as a reputable organisation.

For the last six years of operation in Rwanda, the betting company has grown steadily not only by providing fun and entertainment for its customers to enjoy by winning big, but also engaging in outreach activities that empower communities.

The outreach is one way for the company to give back to its customers through sponsoring sports events.

Mario Z. the Chief Executive Officer of Premier Betting explains that betting company is people-centered to support and promote responsible betting where public enjoys and is entertained by having fun while making a fortune.

"We promote sports like football, and recently sponsored a pro-local tennis player, in the coming months we shall start sponsoring basketball events at the newly opened Kigali Arena. We also have plans to sponsor some professional basketball teams," he added.

Female tennis player Jocelyn Umulisa in an interview told The New Times that the sponsorship package she received from Premier Bet was crucial in her chase for the Congebanque Tennis Tournament title.

As part of their corporate social responsibility, this past weekend, the betting company organized Premier Bet Football Cup', at Cercle Sportif with six community teams; Rubilizi FC, Gikondo FC, District Police Unit FC Nyarugenge, Miracle FC, and Winners FC participating in the competition which attracted hundreds of fans.

Over role, Winners FC clinched the title and was rewarded with cash prize of Rwf300,000, District Police Unit FC which finished as runner-up received Rwf150,000.

Celebrated local musician Jay Polly got the fans on their feet when he entertained the audience by rhyming some of his best songs.

The fun day was concluded by an English Premier League game between Tottenham and Aston Villa which was projected for the spectators.

Tottenham won 3-1.

Fans received goodies including company customers playing balls.

Meanwhile, in the last two weeks, Premier Bet organised a seminar in partnership with Rwanda National Police, intended at creating positive impact in community especially among the youth to avoid crime.

For the last six year, the company has maintained a strict policy where only those aged above 18-years can be allowed in staking their bets.

By using sports, the CEO thinks communities can come together and for the youth it is a way of encouraging and bringing them together so that they can be kept away from trouble and crime.

The multi-billion betting industry is rapidly growing worldwide; in Rwanda more sports enthusiasts have joined the industry hoping to become lucky winners.

Patrick Kaka the Sales and Marketing Manager of Premier Bet says that, since the new Premier League season is underway, the Premier Bet Cup has well thought-out about the league.

"Our odds at Premier Bet are decent, the company offers multiple bets. There are many in running fixtures to bet on, which are bountiful. Our record in terms of paying the winners has been matchless to all the other competitors in market players, we offer a host of specials to our new customers in order to get their bankroll up," he says.

He further explained that the gaming company broadcasts the games for the customers to watch their favorite teams after betting this is one reason why they {customers} believe we are the number one in the Rwandan market," he added.

Now that you know a bit more about Premier Bet Rwanda, why not look out for their shops around and try your luck.

In an interview, Jackson Mwiseneza a taxi moto operator from Remera area who bets regularly says; "There other betting companies but I prefer Premier Bet because one can stake with as little as Rwf200."

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