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2 GoBet 231 Companies Shut Down 

2 GoBet 231 Companies Shut Down 

A well-placed source within officialdom at the weekend confided in the Independent Authoritative Heritage that GoBet 231 in Clara Town and GoBet 231 in New Kru Town respectively have been shut down by their owners over failure to meet up with their rent payments.

Clara Town and New Kru Town are situated on the outskirts of Monrovia.

Our source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, divulged that the two GoBet231 companies in question were subsequently thrown out, with one of the companies’ generator seized. When quizzed about the incessant reported difficulties GoBet continues to endure, our source attributed the situation to what he called the lack of proper financial due diligence during the registration of some of the betting companies, making specific reference to GoBet 231.

When the management of GoBet231 via its media person was contacted by this paper for comment regarding the information it obtained, he promised to comment on the matter later, but up to press time, he could not comment on the issue.

Since its operations within the territorial confines of Liberia, GoBet231 has been in the middle of series of allegations ranging from poor labor practices to illegal (unregistered) operation of some slot machines.

It can be recalled that on February 8, 2019, the authorities of the National Lottery Authority(NLA) officially wrote Mr. Charles Collins Yorke, General Manger of Palm Springs and GoBet231 in which the NLA authorities cautiously warned the company against the installation of additional slots machines without obtaining license from the NLA.

In disregard to the order, it has been reported in the media that the company (GoBet231) was ignoring the warning and was installing additional slots machines without license with affirmation from the suspended Director-General of the NLA, Mr. Martin S. Kollie.

The alleged action by the betting company is said to have cost the Government of Liberia (GoL) thousands of dollars in revenue from the gaming sector.

There have also been allegations that the owner of GoBet231- Palm Springs Resort, which operates a Casino in Congo Town, had failed on numerous occasions to pay winners, something which pundits in the gaming sector say, is a violation of the law that governs the gaming sector.

They (pundits) believe that companies that are entering the gaming sector should be financially strong, especially when winners have to be paid. They added that when a company cannot pay its winners, it erodes the credibility of the gaming sector and also contradicts the much publicized “Pro-Poor” Agenda espoused by President George Manneh Weah.

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