Crackdown on unlicensed

Zimbabwe government takes action against illegal gambling operations

Zimbabwe Minister of Home Affairs, Kazembe Kazembe.
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The Zimbabwean government has issued a firm directive aimed at curbing illegal gambling activities across the country. Minister of Home Affairs Kazembe Kazembe recently addressed concerns regarding unauthorized betting shops and casinos operating without the required approvals from the Lotteries and Gaming Board of Zimbabwe (LGB).

Minister Kazembe stated that several gaming establishments have been identified as operating outside the bounds of the law. According to him, these operators have failed to obtain the necessary licenses as mandated by Section 31 of the Lotteries and Gaming Act Chapter 10:26.

"It has come to the notice and attention of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage that certain individuals and entities are establishing gaming operations and setting up gaming shops and/or casinos without the approval from the LGB of Zimbabwe as required by the law," Minister Kazembe stated in a public address.

Highlighting the risks associated with illegal gambling operations, Minister Kazembe stressed that such activities pose a threat to public safety and undermine regulatory efforts. He urged citizens to exercise caution and refrain from engaging with these illegal establishments.

"We urge the public to be cautious and avoid patronizing these illegal gaming shops and casinos. We will work with the relevant authorities to ensure that those operating outside the law are brought to book."

According to him, the government is prepared to promptly shut down these unauthorized operations and hold accountable those involved. They are dedicated to overseeing that gaming activities in Zimbabwe are conducted within a secure and regulated framework.

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