Maiden national gaming conference holds Wednesday

The National Gaming Conference (NGC) put together by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) for the enhancement of lottery business in Nigeria will take off tomorrow (Wednesday).

The two-day conference, to be held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, is the first of its kind in the history of lottery in Nigeria.

Director-General of the NLRC, Mr Lanre Gbajabiamila, who made the disclosure in a statement, on Tuesday, said all the major and critical stakeholders in the lottery business have been specially invited to take part in the conference and make contributions towards further development of lottery in Nigeria.

He stated that the conference, a product of series of developmental activities of his commission, would examine all the various aspects of the trade, particularly factors militating against its much-expected growth and come up with solutions which, he said, would be implemented.

Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, would open discussion at the conference, while Yahaya Maikori, founder of Law Alliance, is billed to give the keynote address.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator Obinna Ogba; chairman of the House Committee on Sports, Honourable Akin Alabi and the chairman, Governing Board of the Commission, Alhaji Abdulfatai Ibikunle, would give the legislative and executive perspectives, respectively.

Topics to be treated at the conference include understanding financial regulatory obligations of gaming operators; legislative reforms for the gaming industry in the 21st century; developing local technology for the Nigerian gaming industry: a possibility or myth and responsible gaming and players protection: a call for improvement.

The sponsors are; Premier Lotto (Baba Ijebu), Winners Golden Chance, R&S Lotto, Bet9ja, Bet king, Bet Bonanza, Bet Biga, Bet Winner, ilot, Wys Solicitors, Mel Bet, Bang Bet and ANB.

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