Sports Betting Offers Ghanaians New Focus
J Derobie, born Derrick Obbobbie Junior, is one of the fastest-rising dancehall artists in Ghana and feels that sports betting opportunities are keeping youths off the streets and on the straight and narrow. This is in direct contrast to Serwaa Amihere, the broadcast journalist and newscaster for GHOne TV, who called it a canker consuming the country.
Ghanaians took to social media to chastise Amihere however, saying that wagering is a potentially very profitable venture for those looking for ways to make extra money and is keeping youngsters honest.
A Positive Direction for Youth
While there certainly were a few supporters for Amihere’s post that sports betting should be more tightly controlled by the government, most people seem more than happy with the current standing of this type of gambling in Ghana.
J Derobie, in particular, had opinions on the matter, which he aired when he appeared on the Class 91.3 FM radio show recently. As the face for betPawa.ug, Derobie told Prince Benjamin, the show’s host, that he felt that betting has had a great effect on Ghanaian youth.
Betting companies are also providing jobs for young people, and this economic support ensures that they’re always made to feel welcome. Additionally, as more bettors are joining in, the impact of the unemployment level is starting to be mitigated to a degree.
The Tale of a Man Named Prosper
One man who is firmly on the side of sports betting and can prove how profitable it is Prosper Twentor, who will be only too happy to tell you about how his GH¢2 bet recently brought him big returns. Twentor is a banana farmer based in the Eastern Lower Manya Krobo Akuse District whose incredible 20-leg multi-bet saw him collecting a payout at odds of 23760.1. He won almost GH¢50.000, an amount which then doubled thanks to a 100% Win Bonus from his chosen online sportsbook.
Prosper’s living up to his name thanks in part to the clumsy work of the Bulgarians during their recent loss of 4 – 0 against England. They ended up giving away 2 penalties in their game, which saw the Akuse winner’s Total Goals Over 3.5 bet win. He had placed a multi-bet, made up of 5 different wagers, from a 1X2 Match Result to Over 3.5 Goals across 20 different games at 6 am on the betPawa website, which he says is incredibly easy to use.
Prosper hopes to continue his run of good luck by putting the money he has won straight back into his business. As a banana farmer, he has stated that he intends to use his windfall to expand his business and will also be setting some aside so that his family’s taken care of in the future.
He stated that he would be a lifelong supporter of sports betting thanks to his win and that he plans to keep wagering now that he’s had a taste of what it feels like to get his hands on such huge sum of money.
It’s safe to say that Prosper is firmly in agreement with J Derobie in terms of the effects of sports betting on Ghanaians, and that many others agree too.