By Emmanuel Afonne
The National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) said on Wednesday that it has cleared 19 more sports betting and gaming operators in the country.
Mr Lanre Gbajabiamila, Director-General of the commission, in a statement, listed the operators to include ZEBET, BETIKA, GOBET, MSPORT, AFRIBET and BANGBET.
Others are BETWAZOBIA, KORETBET, PARIPESA, LIVESCOREBET, BLACKBET/BETTY BINGO, CLOUDBET, HALLABET, N1BET, KONFAMBET, SCRATCH2WIN, NAIJABET, LOTTOMANIA and MILLIONAIRE POWERPLAY.
Gbajabiamila stated that the operators were duly licenced to conduct lottery and sports betting business in Nigeria in spite of the publication by the Lagos State Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LSLGA) which claimed that they were unlicenced.
The lottery Commission boss said that the clearance given to the listed operators was for the public to know their status as it concerned sports betting and Gaming in the country.
“It is therefore necessary for NLRC as the Agency, created by law to regulate Lottery and Gaming in Nigeria, to make clarification.
“So, the following gaming operators listed as “unlicenced and illegal” in the publication of LSLGA are duly licenced to conduct lottery and sports betting business in Nigeria,” he said.
According to Gbajabiamila, the comprehensive list of national gaming operators in the country is available on the NLRC website, https://nlrc-gov.ng/list-of-approved-gaming-operators.
“NLRC deeply regrets any misconceptions the unfortunate publication may have caused the national gaming licencees operating within the ambit of the law in Nigeria,” he added. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Vincent Obi