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Enugu eyes gambling tourism destination status

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The Enugu State Government is seeking to establish itself as a leading destination for gambling tourism in Nigeria.

It plans to achieve that through the Enugu State Gaming Conference set to take place at the Amadeo Event Centre, Enugu next month.

According to a statement on Monday, the conference is being organised by the Enugu State Gaming and Lotto Commission to provide a platform for industry stakeholders to explore new opportunities and collaborations within the gaming sector.

The conference has the theme ‘Exploring the Future of Gaming: Innovations and Collaborations.

The Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of ESGC, Arinze Arum, said the maiden conference “marks a pivotal moment for the gaming industry in Enugu State. It’s an opportunity for us to showcase how far we’ve come in regulating and managing the gaming landscape in our state”.

He mentioned, “We believe that through strategic partnerships between casino operators and hospitality providers, we can unlock new avenues for growth and prosperity within our state.

“This conference is about more than just discussing ideas – it is about taking concrete steps towards making Enugu a premier destination for gaming enthusiasts.”

He added that the conference would provide attendees with valuable insights into regulatory practices, market trends, and potential investment opportunities within the gaming sector.

He further stated that participants would have the unique opportunity to engage directly with the state Governor, Peter Mbah on his vision for promoting sustainable growth within the industry.

Mbah is expected to be the special guest of honour, at the conference.

ESGC is the regulator of gaming, gambling, lotto activities within Enugu State.

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