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Africa Public Service Day - 23rd June, 2013 Africa Public Service Day - 23rd June, 2013. >> View gallery of event
Donation of Generator to Kachere Rehabilitation Centre Malawi Gaming Board donated a generator to Kachere Rehabilitation Centre. View gallery of event.   >> Click here to view gallery of event
First National Tourism Fair, 27th to 29th September 2012 The Board participated in the first national tourism fair from the 27th to 29th September 2012 organized by the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI).

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Colony Club gets a new Casino Licence On 28th September 2012, the Minister for Tourism, Honorable Daniel Liwimbi, MP officially presented a casino licence to Colony Club Casino operated by KaiRo International (Malawi) Ltd at a cocktail function held within the casino’s premises.


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About Malawi Gaming Board

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Promoting Responsible Gambling

The Malawi Gaming Board was established to regulate gaming; control and license gaming premises; to impose and collect tax on gaming; and further to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing. (Gaming Act No. 26, 1996). The Malawi Gaming Board established under the Gaming Act No. 26 of 1996, as amended in 1998 as a statutory body has, in terms of section 4, powers to: Issue licenses, vary, or, for good cause, suspend or cancel the licences. Inquire into complaints against licensees. Subject to any general or special direction by the Minister, regulate its own procedure. Authorize the Chief Executive Officer and other Officers of the Board to exercise on its behalf, at any time when it is not meeting, such powers as it may specify.

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Mission Statement

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The Board shall ensure that:

  • Licencing is rigorous
  • Gaming is crime free
  • Gaming brings meaningful economic benefits to the country
  • Problems associated with gaming are minimized

Gaming Act & Regulations

Main Content 0The Malawi Gaming Board established under the Gaming Act No. 26 of 1996, as amended in 1998 as a statutory body has, in terms of section 4

Gambling Responsibly

Main Content 0Gambling should be for leisure and entertainment. Although problem gambling has not been a concern amongst our people, it is reasonable to assume that as the gaming industry grows and advances, it brings about both good and adverse impacts. The gaming law clearly prohibits participation of children in gaming activities. Equally, the remaining part of our society requires protection against irresponsible gambling.

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News Updates

The Malawi Gaming Board (MGB) is a statutory body established by the Gaming Act (Act No.26 of I996) (as amended).The mandate of the Board is to regulate or control all gambling activities within the country. This includes the issuing and revocation of gaming licenses protection of the public against unscrupulous gambling practices
and control of illegal gambling activities in Malawi. Read more...

africa-day3Africa Public Service Day, 23rd June, 2013. Please view gallery of the event.

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kachere3The Board donated a state of the art generator to Kachere Rehabilitation Centre in Blantyre. Please view gallery of the event.

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The Honorable Minister being taken through one of the table gamesOn 28th September 2012, the Minister for Tourism, Honorable Daniel Liwimbi, MP officially presented a casino licence to Colony Club Casino operated by KaiRo International (Malawi) Ltd at a cocktail function held within the casino’s premises.

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National FairThe Board participated in the first national tourism fair from the 27th to 29th September 2012 organized by the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI). The fair was launched on 27th September 2012, which coincided with the World’s tourism day. The theme of the fair was, “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Empowering Sustainable Development.”

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The Malawi Gaming Board has paid K10 million to Malawi Government as its first dividend. In a statement, board chairperson Scholastica Chidyaonga said they have not registered a loss since their inception as an autonomous board in 2003. She said year on year surplus has grown to K43 million from K3 million over a five-year period. Read more...

Malawi Gaming Board (MGB) on donated assorted items worth over K500,000 to special needs children at Mary View School in Chiradzulu. The items included cooking oil, bags of maize and beans, bales of sugar and mosquito nets. Speaking at the function, MGB chairperson, Scholastica Chidyaonga, said the donation came from a fund that her organisation set up to manage the board's social responsibility activities.

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It there were no Malawi Gaming Board, regulator of all gaming activities in the country, life would be tough. Most people would be addicted to gambling. Most marriages would break easily since people would be spending much of their time gambling. Read more...

A casino is not the breeding places for prostitution or any other ill minded people as other people speculates. Both ladies and gentlemen and youngsters of 18 years of age of all races whether Blacks, Indians, Chinese or colored, all of them are welcome into the gaming and gambling environment. Read more...

Domestic violence victims, migrants from rural areas that get stranded in town after failing to find jobs or identify relatives, orphans and countless other homeless victims often have nowhere to go. Read more...

As part of promoting the tourism industry, the Malawi Gaming Board light up the "tourist information desk" Kamuzu International Airport. Read more...

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