Bishop Day Heward Mills advised the youth in a recent sermon to refrain from betting to secure a prosperous future.
He echoed that sports betting robs the youth off their monies with juicy offers but they lose all their earnings.
In reaction to the preacher’s comment, musician Kofi Kinaata, who is a sport betting ambassador, said had it not been betting, many youth would have died.
Kofi Kinaata said Sports betting has filled the pockets of some broke youths and given a future to some people of the streets.
“by the time we finish this interview, I’m very sure that you’d have ended up giving me problems. Proverbially it is said that what the elderly sees whilst sitting, the young cannot see even if they’re standing” he told Amansan Krakye.
He added, “So probably it depends on what he has seen that’s why he’s advising the youth to stay away from sports betting because he’s been in this world for a long time. However, it is two-sided when it comes to sports betting,”
“There are some people who were also wallowing in abject poverty but through staking a sports bet they won and have suddenly become billionaires. So, does it mean their riches from sports betting is a misfortune,”
“There are some people who get their daily wage from betting. So, the same betting that he claims can make people poor has also made some people filthy rich.” Kofi Kinaata concluded on Kastle FM.