Other bodies supposedly tried to provide their licences. This induced the GBT (Gaming Board of Tanzania) to emanate a clarification regarding the issuance of gaming licences in the country. The authority said in its statement that it had detected numerous “breaches” of licensing procedures. And this, it said, caused confusion among operators. Among other things, it stated that other government authorities allow gambling in Tanzania. And logically, thanks to issuing licences and permits that contravene the Tanzanian Gaming Act No. 4 of 2003.
The aim is to avoid misunderstandings and any further trouble
Additionally, the GBT clarified once again that it remains the only authority that has the authorization to issue gaming licences in Tanzania. Furthermore, it reminded operators that they issue licences only after a thorough background check of the recipient.
Moreover, the authority explained that the aim of this clarification is to “avoid repeated confusion between operators and some business, cultural and police officials in various areas of the country.” And it added that the ambiguity over licensing “significantly complicates the operation and management of the gambling industry in the country. And it does so by inconveniencing operators and depriving the government of revenue.”
In Tanzania, the advertising of sports betting is mostly banned from 6am GMT+3 to 9pm GMT+3
In last November, the authority published a proposed guideline for sports betting promotion in Tanzania. This focuses on the promotion of responsible gambling. The development of the proposal took place in August. Nevertheless, the publication followed approximately five months ago. And it refers, for example, to advertising in electronic media. They included TV broadcasts, radio, internet services, fax broadcasts, social media, computer applications, electronic billboards, and cinema projections.
Moreover, it applies equally to print media. Apart from newspapers, magazines, these comprise brochures, leaflets, circulars, direct mail, posters, printed billboards, and notices on buildings as well as vehicles. Except for sports channels, advertising is banned from 6am GMT+3 to 9pm GMT+3.
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