The Gaming commission of Ghana have with immediate effect revoked the licenses of Sports Betting companies ,SafariBet and Lollibet.
In a public notice dated 15th April, 2019, the commission warned the general public against dealing with the said companies.
The two companies are suspected to have flouted section 46 of the 2006 Gaming Act (Act 721) which states:
The Board may revoke a licensee granted under section 43 if:
a) The Board is satisfied that the license has contravened or failed to comply with the terms or conditions of the license or a requirement of this Act,
(b) the Board is satisfied that it is in the public interest to do so;
c) the licensee is convicted of an offence in relation to a gambling machine.
In the case of Lollibet, officially known as Lord of The Bet, the commission claims it has been operating without a license since it started operations for over a year now.
No reason was given in the case of African Gaming and Entertainment, popularly known as SafariBet Sports Betting. It is however important to note that a few months ago, a customer of SafariBet ,Emmanuel Morgan, petitioned the Gaming Commission after the betting company failed to pay him his winnings in excess of ¢57m. The case, has since been sent to court.