Some mother and father in Ilorin, Kwara, have lamented the speed at which kids trooped to guess centres to gamble, within the space and the nation at massive.
The mother and father expressed their views in separate interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Wednesday.
Mrs. Gbemisola Abiona famous that many kids now most popular to hold in guess centres, playing than being in library studying.
“Children derive more pleasure now in rushing to bet house to stake games than to save money to buy books,” she stated.
Mr. Segun Ariyo stated kids now patronised guess centres than the adults.
“I observe that most bet agents don’t mind the age of the people that patronise them. They only care about the money they make from the business,” he stated.
Mrs. Munirat Ahmed stated playing was regularly turning into a norm within the society, including that it’d destroy the way forward for the youngsters, if not checked.
“Nigerian authorities should critically look into the rise variety of guess centres within the nation.
“Most under-age children now hang in bet house to relax. They turn bet centres to their home,” she stated.
Mr. Femi Abolaji stated most guess centres have been being patronised principally by kids.
“Go to many bet centres and see how children are going in and out. Even some schools never witness the kind of crowd patronising gambling centres,” he stated.
A mother or father who pledged anonymity stated her son spent virtually eight hours in one of many guess centres each weekend.
According to her, the boy most occasions, neglect about meals and spends hours in a guess centre, including that on one event, she has to go the centre to shout on him for him to go away the place.
“He spent good eight hours there before I went and disgraced him,” she stated.
Mrs. Folusho Awe known as on the Federal authorities to be strict on guess brokers who allowed underneath age to gamble and legislate a regulation that may ban kids from playing.
Awe suggested mother and father to watch the motion of their kids, with a view to dissuading them from patronising guess centres or playing.