Female students in Ghana troops into the sports betting world as a result of the economic situation — UPSA SRC PRESIDENT
The widespread belief that males in Ghana are the only ones who gamble on sports is now a thing of the past! Sports betting is becoming increasingly popular among female students in Ghana as a coping mechanism for the challenging economic situation.
Majesty E.K. Ofori, president of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) ‘s Student Representative Council (SRC), Speaking on Ghana television, said, “Some of the ladies engage in betting to some extent even though they may not know how to arrange the odds and other technicalities involved. They bet on the football teams and basketball.”
However, the money earned from gambling will now be taxed. Recently the government has decided to impose a 10% tax on payments from sports betting, lotteries, and games of chance. Young people in Ghana who actively wager on sports have voiced their worries and requested the government to rethink its intentions.
Many male and female students in Ghana have added gambling to their means of earning. Therefore, taxing it will lower their income.
Mr. Ofori stated that “betting has become a school of its own, where people are taught how to bet.”