Gaming Commission of Ghana
The Gaming Commission of Ghana is an Agency under the Ministry of the Interior with continuous progression and a common seal, which was established under the Gaming Act 2006, (Act 721). The Act legalizes all forms of Games of Chance in Ghana except Lottery. The Act empowers the Commission, in the discharge of its functions to acquire and hold any movable or immovable property and enter into contracts or other transactions.
The gaming industry in Ghana was previously regulated under the Lotteries and Betting Act, 1960 (Act31), the Football Pools Authority Act 1961, (Act 78) the Gambling Machines Decree 1973 (NRCD 174), and Casino Licensing Decree 1975 (NRCD 320). Until the establishment of the Gaming Commission, the Ministry of the Interior had oversight responsibility for the regulation of Casinos and other games of chance.
The Gaming Act further states that, where there is a hindrance to the acquisition of property, the property may be acquired for the Commission under the State Property and Contracts Act, 1960 (C.A.6) or the State Lands Act, 1962 (Act 125) and the costs shall be borne by the Commission.
The following are under the jurisdiction of the Commission:
The object of the Commission is to regulate, control, monitor and supervise the operation of Games of Chance in the country.
To achieve this objective, the Commission:
To achieve an enviable and sustainable world-class gaming industry for national development.
Regulate the gaming industry to ensure full compliance with the law.
To strive to maintain integrity, consistency, transparency, and professionalism, and respect to enable stakeholders to have confidence in the Commission.
• To achieve an enviable customer service
• To promote the responsible, fair, and legal gaming industry
• Maintain a regulatory environment that promotes compliance
• Develop, retain and value our employees
• Provide accurate and timely information to the public and other stakeholders.
Address: The Commissioner, Gaming Commission of Ghana, PMB 195, KIA, Accra
Location: No. 2 Dei Street, Ambassadorial Enclave, East Legon, Accra
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana