The National Gaming Board Uganda, under section 4 of the Lotteries and Gaming Act No. 7 of 2016, is mandated to issue licenses for Lotteries, Casinos, Gaming and Betting in Uganda. The mandate includes Licensing, Supervision, Enforcement and dispute resolution.

The Board has powers to conduct investigation, examination, inspection and issue guidelines, directives or instructions for the proper management of the industry.

In relation to the above mandates, National Gaming Board is currently in Ntungamo district enforcing against illegal slot machine operators.

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So far over 50 machines have been impounded and will be destroyed within a months’ time.

NGB is also mandated by law to supervise and regulate the establishment, management and operation of lotteries, gaming betting and casinos in Uganda, and to protect the citizens from the adverse effects of gaming and betting in Uganda.

The Board would like to therefore call upon the general public to report any illegal gaming operations in their neighborhoods, municipalities and towns to NGB (toll free 0800100090 or email to

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