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.


  • Uganda:   Government Bans Sports Betting

    Monitor, 21 January 2019

    President Museveni has ordered that no new sports betting company should be licensed to operate in Uganda and licenses for the existing companies should not be renewed. Read more »

Youth look at football fixtures at a sports betting centre in Arua District recently. Several students in Nebbi District have resorted to sports betting.

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