Gambling is not only illegal but also very popular in Ghana. The lottery, for example is a very popular and well used type of gambling and there is a national weekly lottery in Ghana and anyone can buy a ticket the world’s the biggest lotteries.
The idea of the lottery in Ghana is to create money for people who are socially disadvantaged and just like with other lotteries around the world it also creates revenue for other infrastructure and government needs. The idea is that you pick five numbers and they get pulled out in a weekly draw on television at random. As with most other countries you can buy tickets for the lottery and most shops.
There are four land-based casinos in Ghana they are open to tourists and to people who live in Ghana. The capital of Ghana is Accra and they have two of those four casinos – the other ones are in Temi and Kumasi. Popular games in these casinos are poker and jackpot slots as well as some online and computer games.
And online gambling is also a very popular past time for people in Ghana. It is legal to gamble online and there are a myriad online casinos, poker sites and bingo and sports books available to people from the country.
Internet usage in Africa and Ghana in particular is growing very fast there are now 4 million users of the internet and so an increasing number are taking to online gambling with poker games such as Omaha and Texas Holden particularly popular it’s much easier for people who don’t want to travel to one of those four casinos to get involved in some online gaming.
Sports gambling is legal in Ghana and it’s also becoming increasingly popular. The fastest growing sports betting company in Ghana is mybet.com which is based in Europe but also serves Africa.
Another popular mobile-based online gambling site in Ghana is Dreambet which allows people to make bets via SMS or the mobile phone app.
Gambling is already very popular in Ghana and it looks as if the future is bright for the gaming industry as more more people take up this past time.