What comes to mind when you hear the word Casino? Well, that’s none of my business. However, for the first time, I had the opportunity to visit one last night.
The gaming industry is rapidly growing in Kenya and worldwide. It generates billions of revenue for governments.
Fortunately, I won ALL my games despite being a first-timer. I was supposed to leave by 10pm; I ended up going home at 2 in the morning.
If you take a stroll along Ronald Ngala Street and Bus Station in Nairobi CBD, you will never miss a gambling point surrounded by many people willing to lose/make some extra money. But did you know that it’s illegal to gamble in public? According to the Betting Lotteries and Gaming Act;
(1) Subject to this Act, a person who takes part in gaming in a street or other place to which, whether on payment or otherwise, the public have or may have access, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding three thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both.
(2) A police officer may arrest without warrant anyone whom he finds in a street or other place referred to in subsection (1) and whom he suspects, with reasonable cause, to be committing an offence under this section.
In this case, Casinos are the place you can go and gamble without worrying about anything (maybe your money) because they are regulated by Betting Lotteries and Gaming Act.
If you feel you were born to win, it’s up to you to decide if you want to win some money like me. I think the title should have been; “you won’t believe what won”.