LISTEN NOW: Sports Betting and its Relationship with Digital Credit


Author: Sarah Corley

Gambling has been around for centuries, from black jack to poker, through to the roulette wheel and one-armed bandit. It is nothing new in many parts of the world, but the history of gambling is much less documented in East Africa, but now it is familiar past time for many. Sports betting used to be something you paid for in cash at a shop and now a bet can be placed using a smartphone and money in an e-wallet. Technology has brought sports betting more to our attention.

This webinar explores the relationship of sports betting with digital credit, looking at how these have prevailed, the common consumer and amounts bet and borrowed. It also explores the role of regulation and education, and why its impact on financial inclusion and exclusion.

The webinar was presented by Robinson Mbae and Edmond Machengete, who completed this research as part of their journey to become a Certified Digital Finance Practitioner with DFI. You can read their blog post on this topic or their full sports betting and digital credit research paper.

Robinson Mbae is the Digital Product Owner at Bank of Kigali and Edmond Machengete is the Acquiring Manager | Technical Lead at Bank of Kigali.