Zambia has launched the country’s very first fully Zambian-owned online sports betting operator, Betta1. The grand launch took place at Lusaka’s premium Sarovar Hotel in August. Several prominent keynote speakers, including Betta1 regional manager Ray Phiri, addressed the media during the launch.

Phiri explained that Betta1 will focus on premium entertainment offerings and allow locals to relax and turn a profit. He said it’s a proud moment that a home-grown operator should make all this possible.

Phiri described the Betta1 platform as unique, outstanding, and one that will strive to remain the preferred provider in the country. He said locals will enjoy betting on various sporting events, including football, ice hockey, tennis, and Formula 1. 

Home-Grown & 100% Local

In addition to sports betting, Betta1 will offer Zambian customers a variety of online games. These include a live clubhouse offering, several math-driven strategy games, and well-known live casino games such as Aviator and Rocketman.

Moreover, Phiri explained, local bettors will enjoy bonus offerings of up to an incredible 600%. This is currently the most lucrative bonus offered in all of Zambia.

Betta1’s interface, he continued, was created to resonate specifically with local online betting and gaming enthusiasts. Phiri then thanked the Zambian government, its Ministry of Finance, and President Hichilema Hakainde for putting the legislation and infrastructure into place to make it happen. He said the country’s policies are responsible for the stable economy enjoyed by Zambians. He said these create lucrative investment opportunities for local and international businesses and investors.  

Zambia Comes Together 

Also speaking during the address was Betta1’s chief executive, Angad Chhabra. Chhabra kicked off his address by offering words of congratulations to Betta1’s team of gaming and betting experts. He congratulated the Zambian population for producing and receiving the first-ever range of truly home-grown products. He said that Zambia is now a premium destination for investment and tourism. The country’s stable and growing economy and peaceful environment are major appeals to foreign investors. 

He continued, adding that the new operator would bring only the best service delivery to the country’s people. He said a substantial secondary benefit is job creation for Zambia’s unemployed and disenfranchised youth. Chhabra invited everyone of legal gambling age (18+) to join the Zambian online gambling platform. 

Local Artist Comments  

Moses Wesley Chibambo, popularly known as Dandy Krazy, made his voice known too. The artist said he was enormously excited to be a part of Betta1’s launch and the making of history. He said the operator has its core values centred on providing job opportunities for unemployed young people in the country and that this was to be greatly commended.

The good news for locals is that they’ll get to place bets from as low as K1 when using the platform. Dandy Krazy closed off his address by inviting locals to register at the site, where they’ll enjoy betting on the football season.

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