The gaming industry in Tanzania was previously regulated under the Pools and Lotteries Act, 1967 and the National Lotteries Act, 1974. Until the onset of economic reforms in 1985, only national lottery was conducted as a significant gaming activity in Tanzania by the defunct National Lotteries. The economic liberalization policy and reform programs, and particularly the enactment of the National Investments Promotions and Protection Act of 1992, stimulated investment projects in hotel and leisure industry. The continued economic reforms necessitated the formulation of the National Policy on Gaming Activities and subsequently enactment of the Gaming Act Cap. 41, hence the Gaming Board of Tanzania.
To become a world class gaming regulator that contributes meaningfully to social and economic development of Tanzania.
To properly regulate the gaming industry in Tanzania to ensure integrity, maximization of long term social-economic benefits and protection of the gaming public from gaming hazards by enforcing a world class gaming legislation and adapting best practices.
Gaming Board of Tanzania believes on the following guiding principles values: