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Gaming Commission destroys over 600 jackpot machines


The National Gaming Commission has destroyed over 600 illegal jackpot machines it seized at bars and restaurants in the Greater Accra Region, Eastern region and the Central region.

The commission carried the exercise through a task force it set up recently.

Speaking to Citi Business News after the destroying the machines at landfill site in Nsawam, the Commissioner at the Gaming Commission, Peter Mireku stated that the commission will soon digitize all jackpot machines to rake in revenue for the state.

Peter Mireku

Peter Mireku

Mr. Mireku stated that the analogue jackpot machines currently used in bars and restaurants are not properly monitored, hence abused by their owners.

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“We want to go digital so that we can monitor all jackpot activities to rake in revenue for the state. These analogue ones are illegal and must not be allowed to operate,” he stressed.

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By: Lawrence Segbefia/

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