The House of Representatives has demanded the integration of Nigeria integrate the National Identity of all gaming operators in the country.
The motion which was unanimously adopted during Thursday’s plenary was moved by Rep. Ibrahim Isiaka (APC-Ogun).
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the lawmakers urged the National Lottery Regulatory Commission to ensure that all gaming operators integrate the NIN into their data.
Presenting the motion, Isiaka said that the global gaming market was huge and that it was estimated that between 400 dollars and 500 dollars was being generated annually through the gaming business.
“If the current trend continues, gaming business will worth around 565 billion dollars, especially with the increasing revenue from online gaming.
“With age-restricted businesses like casinos and online gaming platforms, the critical barrier to entry for customers is age and identity verification; therefore there is an increased need for such verifications in virtual situations in order to secure both the customers and the operators,” he said.
In his ruling, the Speaker of the house, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila mandated the Committee on Governmental Affairs to ensure compliance. (NAN)