Malawi Gaming Board, in conjunction with Malawi Police Service on Wednesday burnt gaming machines worth K6 million confiscated from illegal operators in Mzimba District.
The machines, whose owners are from Tanzania, were confiscated in August last year following a patrol the board conducted with the police.
The burning exercise took place at Msilo Dumping Site in Mzuzu on Wednesday following a court clearance.
In an interview on the sidelines of the burning exercise, Malawi Gaming Board legal affairs director Ofwa Alide said government loses a lot of revenue due to illegal gaming operators.
“It is illegal to start operating games without obtaining the licence from the board,” she said.
On his part, National Police prosecution in-charge Solomon Mchawi asked the public to tip the police on illegal gaming operations.
Malawi Gaming Board was established in 1996 to regulate gaming and licence gaming premises, among others.