Corporates Embrace Online Sports Betting

Sitting in his brightly lit office, James Opio, an Accountant in one of Uganda’s leading manufacturing firms casually scrolls through the day’s fixtures on Sports Betting websites.


On identifying his ‘sure’ wins as he prefers to call them, Opio clicks away and with a face depicting satisfaction gets back to his daily chores.

According to him, it is easier and very convenient to place his bets while at his desk without having to head to one of the betting outlets.

“Once in a while I would walk into one of the outlets and place my stakes. But at times, it was very uncomfortable…in fact, I would send someone to bet on my behalf.

But now, within five minutes, I’m done and back to my day’s assignments, no hustle,” he beams.

Johnny Nzabanita, the Online Manager at Gal’s Sports Betting, says that the number of people betting online has more than doubled since the service went live in 2012.

“We have seen a marked increase in the number of online users. The advantage online betting has is that it makes winning easy. You can do it anywhere at any time and on so many games,” he explains.

Nzabanita also adds that the minimum amount one can deposit on their Gal’s Sports Betting online account is UGX1,000 and the maximum pay out on this platform is UGX150m. This probably explains the massive influx of online users.

Once one opens a Gal’s Sports Betting account for instance, they can place stakes on a wide array of games; Football, Rugby, Keno, Spin and Win, Tennis, live betting among others.

Gal’s Sports Betting is also in the process of connecting its online platform to that of the different e-commerce providers.

Once this is complete, it will enable online users access their winnings (money) via their Mobile Money wallets.

Gal Sport Betting covers online, mobile and retail operations. As one of Uganda’s leading betting companies, the firm offers customers the widest range of betting opportunities and best gaming products mix and portfolio.

With a retail deployment of over 60 shops distributed throughout Uganda, Gal’s Sports Betting provides its customers with the best service and support wherever they are located.