Machines used for sports betting in Sierra Leone
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A soaring passion for sports betting in Sierra Leone

27 June 2014 Last updated at 12:49 BST

Hundreds of millions of people have been glued to their TV sets watching the matches at the World Cup, but for some followers there is even more at stake.

In Sierra Leone sports betting has seen an explosion in popularity, and for a country whose large youth population are mostly out of work, there are both winners and losers, as the BBC's Umaru Fofana reports.

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