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Powerful city law firm takes on Lotteries & Gaming Board in Shs 250 million BetPawa case

By Dan Mwebaze


A  powerful city law firm has taken on the Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board in a case between BetPawa and its client, Denis Kasibante.

On Saturday, August 2023, Kasibante placed three bets, winning all the three worth Shs 159 million, 1.1 million and 73 million respectively.

The monies were credited to his accounts. However, in a turn of events, the moneies were reversed and all bets cancelled. 

“Our client complained to BetPawa but in vain.. To date, no explanation has been given to our client, hence this complaint. The  actions against BetPawa against our client suffice to predatory dealing and breach of contract,” Mwesigwa Rukutana and Company Advocates writes. The law firm’s letter to the Board is dated September 1, 2023. It was received at the Board on September 4, 2023. 

“Pursuant to Section 40 (2) of the Lotteries and Gaming Act, 2016, we request that you defray the statutory security bond of BetPawa and pay our client a sum of Ugx. 234,194652 …being the total sum of the bets that our client placed and won against betPAWA.”

In addition, the law firm wants an additional Shs 20 million as professional fees. 

The Board is yet to comment on the matter.

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