Public Notice on Acclaim BLQ Sports Football Uganda
The attention of the National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board has been drawn to a company trading as BLQ FOOTBALL Uganda on social media platforms such as Facebook, operating through the following url: website (https://blq66.com/#/) on Facebook at https://facebook.com/groups/ugandablq/?ref=share) and Twitter https://twitter.com/BLQFootballClub
BLQ has been conducting betting activities illegally without a licence from the National Lotteries and gaming Regulatory Board for the said activities.
The National Gaming Board Uganda (NGBU) is a body corporate established under the Lotteries and Gaming Act No. 7 of 2016 which came into effect on 8th April 2016.
Section 4 of the Lotteries and Gaming Act, 2016 is mandated to issue licenses for Lotteries, Casinos, Gaming and Betting in Uganda. The mandate includes Licensing, Supervision, Enforcement, and dispute resolution.
Upon investigation, the Board has established that Acclaim BLQ Sports SMC Ltd t/a BLQ Football Uganda is operating illegal online gaming activities without a licence.
BLQ is using the gaming industry as a strategy to market its membership. It claims to be an investment company where members make money by recruiting people to join the BLQ Football Club platform.
We have alerted @UCC_Official and are also in receipt of a directive to @mtnug @Airtel_Uganda and other internet service providers to block this site from providing any gaming services to Ugandans.
The public is advised to refrain from dealing with unlicenced or illegal gaming operators who lure and defraud unsuspecting members of the public. The public is also advised to always verify the registration and licence status of such companies and schemes before engaging with them. This information is listed on the National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board website at www.lgrb.go.ug