Oyo shuts six gaming centers over underage betting
No fever than six gaming places have been closed somewhere around the Oyo State government, SAMMYLOADED reports.
The six gaming focuses were closed down on Friday by the State Gaming Board for permitting underage wagering, particularly understudies in outfits during the school hours.
Chief General, Oyo State Gaming Board, Mr. Olajide Boladuro who affirmed the end of the gaming places, added that the focuses have been presented with notice letters before they were closed.
He cautioned different focuses to cease from permitting underage to partake in gaming or permitting them in their premises.
Boladuro mourned that the under-age kids went to the focuses with their school outfits.
Every day POST reviews that the state government had not many days prior shut down some business premises.
It shut down some oil stations, business banks and different organizations over inability to pay land use charges in the state.
Boladuro, while talking on the fixing of the gaming habitats, said that a large portion of the administrators knew that the State government had prohibited under-age wagering.
He said that a portion of the administrators are yet to enlist under the State government.
Boladuro stated, "The greater part of the administrators know that the state government under the initiative of His Excellency, Engr. Seyi makinde scowled at underage gaming however the vast majority of them regardless of having being cautioned severally with letters and through media refinements, actually continued.
"A portion of these kids even go to the focuses with their school outfits when they ought to be in school learning, while some have turned those spots to a den as opposed to going to class or be at home to support their folks.
''Likewise, we have numerous illicit Gaming place administrators that are yet to enroll with the Board and consequently working without permit, there are some that wouldn't satisfy up their tolls and obligations in spite of a few letters of update served on them.
''For government to satisfy all its monetary commitments, all gaming communities as entrepreneurs require to dispatch their tolls and to the legitimate spot as their metro obligations, subsequently, we beseeched the concerned gaming places to help out the public authority by satisfying their legal commitment as at when due."