Stop Using Celebrities To Promote Gambling Amongst The Youth – GGC Cautions Stakeholders

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The Ghana Gaming Commission (GGC)  has issued out a warning to various stakeholders who own betting companies to stop using celebrities to promote their business.

The commission in a statement available to Ghbase.com ordered the owners of these companies to stop using celebrities or face the consequences.

Per the new guideline, it is prohibited for people with huge social media following to be engaged with the aim of encouraging people to bet.

“Operators shall not use celebrities in their advertisements to entice the general public to gamble.

“To ensure the new guideline is followed all advertisement must be approved by the commission to help protect not only underage persons but the interests of punters, customers and stakeholders,” part of the statement read.

Again, there is a restriction on how betting advertisements are to be broadcasted. The likes of Nadia Buari, John Dumelo, among other celebrities in Ghana have been using their various social media platforms to encourage betting.

Read the full statement below;

 

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