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Gambling has always been popular in Africa with land-based casinos and bookies dating back some 50 years or so. While there’s no denying that casino gambling comprises a large segment of the market, sports betting has been rising in popularity over the past few years. Currently, the industry is worth around $37 billion and looks set to continue booming over the next few years. As it stands, the fastest growing markets for sports betting are South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, while the East Africa states of Tanzania and Uganda are slowly but surely following their lead. The most popular sports that African citizens place bets on are all the major ones like football, horse racing and rugby, all of which attract thousands of punters each year. However, other more niche options are also gaining ground such as golf along with the African sport of Juksei. Is Sports Betting Legal in Africa?