Gorilla Games, a new online betting company has been officially inaugurated in Rwanda to enrich betting enthusiasts’ experiences with unique top-notch services promoting responsible betting aligning with Government of Rwanda regulations.
The official launch that coincided with the opening of English Premier League (EPL) took place on Saturday 10th August 2019 at Amahoro Stadium. It was characterized by final matches of selected teams from all provinces in football and basketball, athletics, a lot of fun games as well as performances of artiste Bruce Melody who also joined Gorilla Games to present awards to winners.
Running from 9am to 5pm, the entrance to watch games and attending Bruce Melody performance was free.
At the grand launch, betting enthusiasts who had filled Gorilla Games coupons were selected through a transparent raffle draw in presence of the public where five lucky winners received cash prizes and flight ticket.
These include Felicien Musabyemwiza from Rwamagana who won flight ticket to Dubai, Clementine Bazubagira won Rwf 500,000, Epimaque Ntagozera walked away with Rwf 300,000, Fabien Sindikubwabo won Rwf 200,000 while Emmanuel Kanyanzira walked away with a smartphone.
Huye football team won Gorilla Games tournament and walked away with brand new jerseys, a trophy, Rwf 100,000 while each player of the team received a smartphone.
Amateurs football team from Kigali emerged the second and received a trophy and jerseys followed the 3rd team from Rwamagana which walked away with jerseys.
Alain Brax Nkengurutse was the top scorer in basketball while Tresor Kwizera from Huye was the top scorer in football matches. Both winners received smartphones and T-shirts.
There was also athletics competition with participants segmented in groups of five in 100 meters run where each winner walked away with a T-shirt.
The official launch of Gorilla Games, was preceded by the unveiling of its gaming services on Thursday 8th August 2019 during a media breakfast that took place at Kigali Marriot Hotel.
Epimaque Ntagozera who won Rwf 300,000 thanked Gorilla Games for transparent selection of winners highlighting that it is a reflection of quality services it is posed to offer with the official launch of online betting in Rwanda.
The excited Ntagozera who was among winners called in presence of the public said the money will be utilized effectively to uplift his wellbeing.
Gorilla Games, is a responsible gaming platform providing quality entertainment to passionate players in a modern interactive environment. It is a uniquely integrated modern online and land-based sports betting and gambling systems.
Gorilla Games is a product of Cheza Rwanda Games Ltd, a locally registered and authorized betting and gaming company which prides itself as the pioneer of pure online betting and gaming in Rwanda and will enjoy sole online exclusivity for a period of two years.
Gorilla Games comes on Rwanda’s market to change the game with an online betting feature that easily allows one to bet anytime from anywhere.
The online betting company officially unveiled on Saturday follows a month-long build-up cross country launches of Gorilla Games in the districts of Rwamagana, Musanze, Rubavu and Huye where mammoth crowds of fun loving Rwandans turned up for the festivities characterized by Bruce Melody concerts and lots of entertainment, games and prizes including; amateur mini football, amateur basketball among others.
Throughout all activations countrywide, Bruce Melody was the official brand ambassador of Gorilla Games entertaining participants with non-stop music.
With the grand launch, Gorilla Games is live where sports and fun-loving Rwandans can bet from anywhere, anytime by simply logging in to www.playgorillagames.com .
Users of ordinary phones can as well place a bet through a USSD code *878# or short messaging system.
Cheza Rwanda Games (CRG) Ltd is locally registered and licensed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM).
According to the management of CRG, Gorilla Games value proposition or niche in Rwanda’s growing sports betting industry lies in convenience brought to clients.
It indeed aligns with Rwanda’s agenda of engendering cashless economy.
By using Mobile Money or Airtel Money or Bank Account, anyone can easily transact with Gorilla Games by filling their online wallet.
In adhering to new regulations and betting and gaming standards, Gorilla Games requires all its subscribers(or clients) to first register online by simply logging in to key in your brief biodata , including ; Names, National ID No or Passport and telephone number. The system restricts users below 18 years old.
With this regard, users will find it cheaper to bet because one does not need to move with cash anymore.
Being a largely online platform system, much time and investment have gone into securing the system with strong firewalls. According to the management, the system is protected from any form of Cyber-crime, fraud and piracy.
Cheza Games Rwanda is introducing responsible betting in Rwanda deeply rooted on its corporate social investment policy to ensure that users, especially the youth do not run bankrupt or spend beyond their means.
Hebert Kalisa, the Marketing Manager at Cheza Rwanda Games said: “Gorilla Games users can place a bet using a short message or USSD code. They can access games online, their money and stakes from anywhere without physical presence to betting shops.”
He explained that the mother company managing CRG has more than 15 years’ experience in betting and developing secure and responsible platforms with footprints in Europe, USA and Asia among others making him confidence enough to assure clients of top notch services.