Uganda Preparing To Halt Gambling Licences

Uganda’s newly-regulated gambling market is preparing to shut up shop, as the country will not be awarding any new gambling licences, nor will it allow for the extension of existing licences, according to the country’s finance minister, David Bahati.

Bahati claimed in a speech last weekend that he had been informed by President Yoweri Museveni that he was preparing to issue a presidential directive that would see the end of licensed gambling in Uganda.

Lotteries, gaming, betting and casinos are currently permitted in the country under the Lotteries and Gaming Act No. 8 of 2016 and five supplementary regulations, which all came into force in that same year.

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