Kenya boasts of having the most young gamblers in Africa

Kenya is said to have the highest number of gambling youths on the continent.

If you win, it’s easy money, which makes it highly addictive.

Kathryn Omwandho caught up with one of the lucky ones. But he’s definitely in the minority. There are thousands of young people who squander their money in this game of chance.

A recent GeoPoll rapid survey carried out among youth between the ages of
17-35 in Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya showed that the latter has the the highest number of betting youth.

The report also noted that, gambling is becoming popular among male African Millennials in sub-Saharan Africa due to their high affinity towards sports and the proliferation of local sports betting players.

Kenya leads at 76% followed by Uganda at 57%. Ghana has the least number at 42%.

75% of those who bet do so using their mobile phones with Kenya having the highest number of mobile usage for gambling at 96%. South Africa, though having the highest rate of mobile penetration in Africa, has the lowest usage of the mobile for gambling at 48%.