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Oyo Seals Six Gaming Centres

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Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Oyo State Gaming Board has sealed six gaming centres for admitting underage betters and students in uniforms during school hour.

The centres were sealed off by the agency on Friday.

The Director-General, Oyo State Gaming Board, Olajide Boladuro, during the enforcement exercise said most of the centres were served with warning letters to desist from allowing underage betters.

He said, ‘’Most of the operators are aware that the state government frowned on underage gaming but despite having being warned, they still persisted.

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“Some of these children go to the centres with their school uniforms when they should be in school learning while some have turned those places to a hideout instead of going to school or at home to help their parents.

‘’We have many illegal gaming center operators that are yet to register with the Board and thereby operating without license. There are some that refused to pay up their levies and dues.”

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