Kaduna state seals offices of Bet9ja, Access Bet, King bet, others

The Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS) of Kaduna State has sealed 13 gaming offices in the state.

The Gaming Agency Head, Mr Liye Anthony, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Sunday.

Anthony disclosed that the operation, which began on Thursday, had so far shut down five offices of bet9ja and King Bet respectively, two Access Bet offices and one office of Derby Lotto.

He clarified that there were about 1,500 gaming offices across the state operating illegally without due registration and license.

Anthony said the exercise will continue until all the illegal gaming offices are shut down.

“We will continue to go after them until all the operators of the gaming companies regularized their operations and obtain the needed license to operate in the state,” he said.

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Dr Zaid Abubakar, who is the Executive Chairman of the agency, had told newsmen that apart from operating illegally, the gaming companies were mopping about N2.0 billion monthly from the state and were not paying a kobo to the state government as tax.

He also said that the operators of the gaming companies were equally required by law to integrate their operations into the KADIRS Service Software, stressing that the companies failed to do so.

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