Online Betting

Online Betting

ONLINE GAMBLING PENETRATION IN ZIMBABWE COMPARED TO SOUTH AFRICA.

Despite the economic hardships, gambling in Zimbabwe has been gaining more and more popularity in recent years, which many see as a potential source of income. Since gambling in Zimbabwe has been made legal with the enactment of the Lotteries and Gaming Act mandated by the Lotteries and Gambling Board, there is nothing wrong about focusing on gambling as a source of income, as long as it doesn’t grow into irresponsible gambling hobby.

Despite the Act, online gambling is not specifically regulated. Therefore, online gambling in Zimbabwe is sort of a grey area just like in many other countries across the world, mainly third-world countries. The Act mentions electronic gaming devices, but none of the specifically applies to online gambling. So, Zimbabweans can freely gamble online, those that can afford to. Their favourite are usually foreign sites, generally South African online casinos like Fhats Casino and Yebo Casino but there is a new player on the field directly focusing on the zim market i.e 1xBet. Its a very big international betting company and offers the best odds compared to many other big betting companies. To have a feel of the site go to http://bit.ly/2qbCeE5.

In South Africa on the other hand online gambling is limited mainly to online bookmakers, but there hasn’t been a case of online casinos being taken down. Therefore, online gambling in South Africa is much more spread, especially mobile gambling. Mobile gambling is great because no matter where you are and as long as you have an internet connection, you can always play your favourite casino game for real money or wager on sports.

The entertainment industry in South Africa has exploded in the last five years, with video games having the highest growth including online casino gaming. The widespread penetration of internet connectivity and new technology such as cutting-edge smartphones and tablets, as well as PCs and laptops has given the ability to the South African population to connect more easily to online gambling sites.

In Zimbabwe on the other hand this kind of penetration is at a bit of a standstill due to the suffering economy, which is why land-based betting shops are much more popular among the population. Nevertheless, recent stats have shown an increase of 92.8% in active mobile penetration at the beginning of 2016, 108% in 2015 and 104% in 2014.

South African gambling market is the biggest on the African continent, where the online gambling sites contribute with billions of Rands to the overall gambling revenue. This trend is a reflection of the global trend where online gambling and especially mobile online gambling is growing by an uncontrollable rate. More and more South Africans turn to online gambling instead of leaving their homes to go to their local casinos or betting shops.

The same cannot be said for Zimbabweans, but they tend to follow the same trend nevertheless, as much as their resources allow them to. As with any aspect of society, the economy has an essential role in online gambling too in respect of how much the population can keep up with the worldwide trends, which is why online gambling in Zimbabwe will be a big game!

 

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THE CONVINIENCE OF ONLINE BETTING

People been betting online for some years now. It amazes us that it has been that long already, but it’s true. We started placing wagers online almost as soon as the first betting sites began appearing on the internet.To say a lot has changed since then would be an understatement.Online sports betting has been constantly evolving since the early days, and betting sites today have so much more to offer than they used to. The top sites in particular just keep on getting better and better, so it’s no surprise to us that online betting continues to increase in popularity.

Every day there are millions of people all over the world placing their wagers online, many of which refuse to bet in any other way. And yet there are also many people who are RELUCTANT to bet online. Some have valid concerns, while others just don’t know everything that online betting has to offer.Want to know the benefits of online betting? Then you are in the right place! This article was designed to outline those advantages for you. We also address some of the common concerns that people have.

Imagine you’re at home on a Sunday afternoon, waiting for the big game to start. You find out that the star player for one of the teams has picked up an injury during the warm-up, so they won’t be playing. You decide that the other team is now very likely to win, so you decide to bet on them.

What do you do?

Well, the answer is simple if you bet online.

  • Turn on your computer or laptop, or pick up your phone or tablet.
  • Visit a betting site and log in.
  • Deposit some funds into your account if it’s not already funded.
  • Place the wager.
  • Get back to the game.

Pretty convenient, right? The whole process should take a couple of minutes at the most.

What do you do if you DON’T bet online? That depends on where you live of course, but chances are there may not be many options. You might need to go to the city center if there are no betting shops in your hood but obviously you’re not always going to be in such a hurry to place a wager. But even when you’re not, why make things harder than they need to be? Regardless of where you live, betting online is THE most convenient way to bet. There’s no arguing with that fact.

The convenience of using online betting sites is arguably the single biggest reason why online betting is so popular.

There’s no need to leave the house. There’s no need to pick up the phone and talk to a betting ugent to place a bet for you. There’s no need for any physical cash. You can place a wager at any time of the day or night, from the comfort of your own home. Or from anywhere may it be at your rural home Mzarabani ,in fact if you have a mobile device with internet access.

Seriously, why would you bet any other way?

Perhaps you’re worried that online betting is not safe. Don’t be!

IT’S SAFE

It’s entirely natural to worry about the safety of online betting. Plenty of people get nervous about signing up with a betting site and depositing real money. Here are the concerns we hear most often.

  • Will the site disappear with my money?
  • Will my personal banking details be at risk?
  • Will the site refuse to pay me my winnings?

As common as these concerns are, they’re all relatively unfounded. There’s very little chance of a site disappearing with your deposited funds, compromising your banking details, or refusing to pay out your winnings. This is especially true if you’re careful about which sites you use.

Most online betting sites are international reputable operators. They’re licensed and regulated, so they HAVE to adhere to certain rules. They couldn’t get away with ripping you off even if they wanted to. And they really don’t want to anyway. They’re legitimate businesses that are required to meet certain standards. They can definitely be trusted to look after your funds and personal information.

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