Stakers reject Reps’ move to stop sports betting

The House of Representatives has resolved to stop sports betting in the country and urged the National Lottery Regulatory Commission to comply with the Lottery Regulatory Commission Act, 2005.

The resolution followed the adoption of a motion by Kelechi Nwogu (PDP-Rivers) at plenary in Abuja on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria had earlier reported that approximately 60 million Nigerians aged between 18 and 40 engage in sports betting.