Uganda has a population of over 45 million people, almost 26 million of whom are active players. Young people are the most active. 70% of Ugandans under 30 bets on sports every day. Despite the low-income level of Ugandans, sports betting is flourishing. Ugandans love sports and appreciate the opportunity to make money from sports betting, including online betting.
By 2020, more than 2,000 operators are available to Ugandans who are online. The National Gaming Board Uganda (NGBU), under the Lotteries and Gaming Act No 7, aims to limit their number and reduce the population’s dependence on gambling. Still, players continue to select more and more new betting sites.
The abundance of bookmakers working under state or European license makes a choice difficult. Nevertheless, excellent bookmakers with a proven reputation are still open to the Ugandans.