Gaming Board of Tanzania sees benefits of gaming growth

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Tanzania’s most senior gaming official has praised the integrity of the country’s gambling industry, stating the Gaming Board of Tanzania is closely monitoring operators and players.

Speaking at an event organised by Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania Ltd, GBT’s senior gaming inspector Chiku Saleh hailed the potential of the gambling industry to be beneficial to both society and the economy.

“Gaming and gambling are becoming easy ways to earn money by many Tanzanians and in this regard, transparency is an issue of big concern among players who are many,” said Saleh. “The board is watching and we would like to see gaming being used as a tool to empower people economically.”

The GBT was officially formed in 2003 to oversee regulatory changes resulting from the National Investments Promotions and Protection Act of 1992, and has witnessed considerable growth, with tax generated by the industry rising from $4.9m in 2013, to $16m in 2017.

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