Gaming Comission Shuts Down Rogue Betting Operator SafariBet for Refusing to Pay Ghanaian who Won Ghc 57m

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The Gaming Commission of Ghana has finally responded with some force to the petition of a Ghanaian punter who won Ghc 57m in betting but has yet to be paid.

Theophilus Morgan won that gargantuan sum last year but since then, Safaribet has been tossing him up and down, refusing to pay the whole sum he won in the bet.


Theophilus won by placing the same bet over 200 times but Safaribet where willing to pay out only one slip instead of all of them. He refused the paltry sum and reported the company to the Gaming Commission, who up till now had failed to take any regulatory action.

However, they seem to have finally found their backbone. In a notice put out in today’s Daily Graphic, the Commission has shut down Safaribet and advised the public to refrain from engaging in any business with them.

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Read the statement announcing the Gaming Commission’s decision below…

“The Gaming Commission of Ghana wishes to bring to the notice and attention of the general public that African Gaming and Entertainment trading as Safaribet Sports Betting CAN NO LONGER OPERATE any games of chance in the country until further notice.

The general public is hereby advised not to conduct any form of betting on SAFARIBET’s BETTING platform or at any of their shops and branches.

Anyone who deals with SAFARIBET SPORTS BETTING does so at their own risk and the COMMISSION would not be liable in any event.”



Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com

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