The Malawi Gaming and Lotteries Authorities says it will not relent in engaging people into indulging in responsible gambling and utilizing legit platforms.
The remarks have been said when the MAGLA engaged people at Lizulu in Ntcheu where messages about gambling were laid out.
According to Mirirum Kumbuyo, Compliance and Regulation Manager at MAGLA, the campaign seeks to address illicit and irresponsible gambling.
She said as a means of addressing the issues MAGLA has also initiated a toll free line of 4245 which will allow people express their situations and report cases.
Kumbuyo said so far, they are already working with councils to deal with prevalent cases of illicit games locally known as ‘wachiona ndani,’.
On his part, Jonathan Mangulenje from Lizulu Police said it is sad to note that irresponsible gambling is leading to disturbance of social life as people are falling into the dungeon of betting outside their means.
He said that for instance, they have ten to fifteen cases monthly, most of which are attached to families labouring to make ends meet.
Meanwhile Kumbuyo has highlighted that MAGLA will carryon with intentions so that gambling is exercised with all legal cautions.