Football betting in Nigeria is regulated by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission. The lottery was legalized by the National Lottery Act 2005 and gambling is defined in Chapter 22 of the Penal Code, adopted in 1990. The Act divides games into two categories: legal and illegal. Legal games are lotteries, land casinos and sports betting. Roulette, dice games and unskilled card games are illegal. The law regulates the operation of slot machines and gambling may only be provided by licensed operators. Money laundering activities are covered by the 2011 Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act. Nigerian law does not mention online space, and there are no restrictions on people getting to local or foreign gambling sites.
Although the Internet space is not specified in law, companies are obliged to comply with regulations and laws, as is the case with land casinos. All types of online games are available except those that are illegal.
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