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Kaduna State Clamps Down On Betting Centers, Closes Bet9ja And Others



The Kaduna Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) has launched an operation to clamp down on betting centers that are operating within the state without proper certification.

They have so far shut down most shops belonging to Bet9ja and others citing non-registration as a reason. Head of Gaming at KADRIS Liye Anthony disclosed this to journalists in an interview.

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In his words, the operation begun on Thursday and they have so far closed five offices each of Bet9ja and King Bet, two Access Bet offices and one office of Derby Lotto.

The Tax Codification and Consolidation Law, 2020, of the Kaduna State has mandated gaming companies to register and obtain a license before operating in the state.

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Some sections of the law states that gaming companies that wish to operate in the State need to pay a nonrefundable fee of N400,000 registration fee after which they should apply in writing for an operating license.

According to Anthony, Kaduna Stated has about 1,500 gaming offices operating illegally without registration and license. He noted that the exercise will continue until they rid the State of all illega betting companies.

He said: “We will continue to go after them until all the operators of the gaming companies regularised their operations and obtained the needed license to operate in the state.”

Source: AfricaCelebrities.Com