Obaseki signs new law to regulate lottery, sports betting

Governor Godwin Obaseki has signed a new law to regulate lottery, online sports betting and gaming in Edo State, with a view to restore sanity and rid the sector of fraudulent actors. The law, known as the Edo State Gaming Law 2020, was passed by the Edo State House of Assembly and consented to by Obaseki. It seeks to regulate lotteries, lotto and online sports betting businesses in Edo State. Igbinidu Inneh, the executive chairman of Edo State Internal Revenue Service (EIRS), said the Gaming Law of Edo State 2020, which repealed the Bendel State Lotteries Edict 1990, empowers the EIRS to regu…

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