Gaming board urges public to bet with local firms

THE Gaming Board of Tanzania (GBT) has urged the public engaged in betting to use locally registered companies that will raise government revenue.

The GBT Communication Officer, Ms Zena Athuman, made the remarks when speaking about the government campaign against the unregistered betting machines, illegally operating within the country.

“Participating in our local betting helps to increase the government income through taxes paid from the registered betting companies,” she said.

The officer added that while playing betting games people must observe whether the companies are registered within the country and have a gaming board logo.

This is important, she expounded, because betting with external companies threatens their money safety like conning while reducing government revenue.

She urged youth to participate in legal games while avoiding illegal ones and inform the government about unregistered betting companies that operate the business in the country.

She also counselled the youth to act responsibly in betting, since betting is leisure and not a source of income nor is it an employment.

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