Gambling in Africa
Gambling poker is quite popular in Africa, especially in its southern part, that in 2005, went through several national poker tournaments. In this regard, in 2004 was founded a special poker association under the auspices of the South African Poker Association. It represents the interests of the poker community in the country and aims to develop standard guidelines for common variations of poker in accordance with generally accepted international rules. To register for South African Poker Association organizations must pass a series of rigorous qualification procedures to ensure that they are suitable for the qualifying criteria, that they are operating legally, follow the established rules and have a good reputation.
Among the most popular for gambling among players of African countries may be called Botswana, Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Uganda. For example, in Egypt, there are three gambling establishments of the international corporation Raineau group. According to the organizations that control the gambling industry in Botswana there are 8 casinos, 2 of them being the largest – Gaborone Sun and Grand Palm.
Regarding sweepstakes, people set against each other, not against the house as in gambling case, so the odds of winning depend on the size of the bets in each case. Tote is usually associated with horse competitions or dog runs, but you can make bets on many other sporting events. Lottery in the Ivory Coast is the only one in south-Saharan Africa, using automated systems and information technology. In all other cases, the data is processed manually. In addition, in South Africa, all bets are combined into a national sweepstakes pools under the sign Saftote.
In addition to gambling, tourists in Africa have many forms of entertainment. Tourists coming to Africa can visit more than 20 national parks, take a dip in exotic beaches, visit wineries plantations or natural reserves, which are many on the continent.