LAGOS STATE LOTTERIES BOARD PROHIBITS UNDERAGE GAMING
The Lagos State Lotteries Board is appealing to the General Public to sensitize and caution persons below the age of 18 (Eighteen) to refrain from betting in Lagos State.
All operators must ensure that they adhere to responsible gaming policy by ensuring that underaged are prevented from gaming. Any agent caught may be suspended, or penalized.
Furthermore, LSLB emphasized with a note of warning that any operator can be shut down for failure to adopt responsible gaming policies and adhere to same.
This was disclosed by Chief Executive Officer/General Manager, Lagos State Lotteries Board, Mr. Bashir Abiola Are during the launch of the responsible gaming campaign in November 2019.
Any underaged who provides inaccurate information regarding their true age may have all winnings forfeited and could face criminal prosecution.
The Lagos State Lotteries Board was established by the Lagos State Lotteries Law 2004 (as amended) as the sole authority to regulate gaming activities in Lagos State. These activities include Public Online Lottery, Online Sports Betting, Scratch Card & Interactive Games, Casino, Gaming Machine, Pools Betting operations, Other Games, etc.
LSLB’s essential function includes the regulation of all gaming activities in the State; protection of stakeholders and the public through open door policies that comprises of access to information, timely dispute resolution; promoting and ensuring conducive business environment for stakeholders and embarking on good causes projects to improve the standard of living of residents of Lagos State.
Stakeholders are therefore enjoined to cooperate with LSLB to achieve the desired growth in the gaming industry.