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Institute warns that "online sports betting" is prohibited

The Institute of Supervision of Games (ISJ) warned this Tuesday that the exploitation of the game of sports betting on the online platform or remote online games "is prohibited and illegal", admitting "criminally liable" its authors.

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In a statement, the public authority expressed "concern" about the fact that natural and legal persons promote online sports betting on social networks in order to obtain "financial advantages without observing the law".

According to ISJ, the body charged with regulating, supervising, supervising and monitoring all activity of games of chance, social games and remote online games in Angola, the exploitation of these games "is reserved for the State".

"The exercise by private parties is only possible through an exploration concession contract signed with the State, as required by the Law on Gaming Activity", the note said.

ISJ stressed that of the three types of games provided for in the law that regulates gaming activity in the country, "remote online or online gambling needs to be regulated".

As long as the President of the Republic, the entity competent to regulate remote online gambling, does not do so, the exploitation of sports betting on the online platform is prohibited, “the activity being considered illegal and its authors liable to criminal liability, under the terms the law, "said the agency.

The institution also calls on the public not to join online sports betting games "because it is prohibited and illegal", until its rules are approved by the President.