Uganda gaming operators faced new customer identification rules.
On Monday, 25 February, the prestigious PML Daily newspaper reported the new regulations approved by the National Gaming Board Uganda (NGBU). According to it, all players will be required to identify themselves with identity cards, so that operators can verify their age. The minimum player age is now 25 years old.
Also, the new rule, which comes into force on March 1, obliges players to preregister in the gambling establishment, specifying their mobile phone number. Only after that, users will have access to gambling entertainment.
Last year, the government announced this customer registration policy and the plan to establish a Central Monitoring System to track the activity of local players.
The CEO of NGB, Edgar Aqaba, said that the regulator will require gambling business owners to clarify the source of their income in the fight against money laundering. Operators who try to circumvent the new regulations will face serious consequences, such as the cancellation of the license and the complete closure of the gambling business.