Museveni Bans Gambling, Sports Betting in Uganda
The state minister for finance David Bahati says that there will be no further licences issued for gambling and betting companies as per President Yoweri Museveni's directive. Bahati says that the directive follows concerns, especially from religious leaders, that Uganda's youth are wasting their lives and money on betting.
Youth look at football fixtures at a sports betting centre in Arua District recently. Several students in Nebbi District have resorted to sports betting.
The Conversation Africa, 31 January 2019
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has ordered that no new licenses can be issued for established sports betting, gaming, and gambling companies. In addition, permits issued to… Read more »
Monitor, 8 December 2016
Local government authorities in Teso sub-region have banned sports betting machines which they say are killing innovation among the youth (See Daily Monitor December 7, 'Teso bans… Read more »
Observer, 19 September 2016
The National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board has revealed that Ugandans spend an estimated Shs 150bn annually on gambling. Read more »