Popular betting company, Bet9ja is in hot soup as the Senate has threatened to shutdown the company.
The senators issued the threat on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 in Abuja during the verification of Lotto companies with license to operate in Nigeria.
Chairman, Senate committee on Youth and Sport, Senator Obinna Ogba, revealed that it was unfortunate that Bet9a refused to honour their invitation.
He said, “Clerk, write to Bet9ja again. If they did not honour your our invitation again, we will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal their offices. We wanted to see bet9ja. They can’t runaway.”
Senator Ogba said that their verification followed series of complains against the betting companies.
He added that some do not even have offices while others have not been making remittances to the government.
According to the lawmaker; “While verifying, about 20 betting companies that honoured Senate invitation, some got the licenses but they are not operating. The new regulation only gives them one year to start operations.”