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Local online betting company betPawa suspends mobile money betting

Local online betting company – betPawa has announced that people betting from Zimbabwe will no longer be able to use mobile money to bet on their site. Visitors to betPawa.co.zw are being met with the following banner on the site’s homepage; Dear customer. Due to mobile money issues in Zimbabwe, we’ve suspended depositing and betting […]


Online Betting Is Still Illegal So If You’re Scammed, You’re On Your Own

So we recently got an email from someone claiming that he had been the victim of a scam being run by BetMargin50. BetMargin50, as the name suggests, is a betting company and the guy who alleges that they ripped him off had this to say: Hello guys,i just wanna urge all those who are registered […]


Lessons from East Africa: the dark and ugly side of online gambling

Ordinary Kenyans love sports and direct sports betting so much so that the advent of popular sites such as sportpesa has seen losers committing suicide after losing money for house loans, school fees, etc – while in many other cases, families have reportedly been torn apart by a habit taken too far. Is this something […]


The business of betting and the big opportunity for Zim mobile money

M-Pesa, the mobile money platform which falls under telecoms giant Safaricom in Kenya, is the most developed one in Africa. Recently, after shifting the servers for the service from Germany to Kenya to cut costs and improve efficiency, the M-Pesa machine is sharper than ever, capable of completing 900 transactions per second, compared with 320 previously. A fortnight ago, […]


With online gambling, the betting industry is set for another boom

More convenience and guaranteed privacy when placing a bet from a remote location are some of the reasons betting houses are set for another boom when the local regulations change to allow online betting. The Gaming Board of Zimbabwe is expected to release updated regulations within the next few months, making it legal for interested Zimbabweans to use the […]