Kenya

Kenya 07-10-2019

Betin & SportPesa Halt Kenyan

Betin and SportPesa Quit Kenya After Betting Tax Increase Two of the biggest sportsbooks in Kenya, Betin and SportPesa, have stopped operating in the country. This is in response to the new 20% betting tax being levied by the Betting Control and Licensing Board. This payment will be on top of the levies already present […]

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Kenya 23-09-2019

Sportpesa Back in Business in Kenya

SportPesa’s Kenyan Operations to Resume Kenya’s Betting Control and Licensing Board rejected SportPesa’s license, along with those of 26 other brands, in July this year. This happened mere weeks before it ordered various telecom companies to freeze the pay bill and shortcode numbers that allow customers to fund their online accounts. But the sports betting […]

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Kenya 09-09-2019

SportPesa Announces Kenyan Relaunch

SportPesa Resumes Activity in Kenya Online gambling giant SportPesa has just been granted permission to resume its operations in Kenya. This follows the recent news that Betway Kenya, another leader in the Kenyan online betting industry, was allowed to start working again. Kenya’s large desktop and mobile gambling community will no doubt be pleased to […]

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Kenya 23-08-2019

22bet is Now a Licensed Kenyan Operator

22bet brings joy with M-Pesa and Airtel to Kenyans What a great start to the weekend, 22Bet announced today that they have successfully obtained a license to operate in the Kenyan market. What does this mean to you as a online betting player? Well, to begin with, you can now make use of two 22Bet’s […]

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Kenya 29-07-2019

SportPesa Expands With Everton Sponsorship

SportPesa Continues British Expansion Nairobi-based sports betting giant SportPesa is continuing with its efforts to expand into the British market. A big part of this drive is the sponsorship of various United Kingdom sports teams, which the company started doing in 2016. To date, the online bookmaker has seen its name splashed across various Premier […]

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Kenya 27-07-2019

KRA Clears 10 Betting Firms for Operation

KRA Clears 10 Betting Operators On Monday 22 July 2019 the Kenya Revenue Authority, or KRA cleared 10 previously suspended betting companies, allowing them to resume their operations. Lucky 2u, Eazibet, Kick Off, Eastleighbet, Palms Bet, Betway, Betboss, OdiBets, Mozzartbet, and Ken Bookmakers were the businesses that were cleared. The news comes as a great […]

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Safaricom Kenya
Kenya 19-07-2019

Safaricom Halts Sportsbook Payments

Safaricom Ordered to Stop Sportsbook Payments Kenyan telecoms firm Safaricom has been ordered to stop processing payments made to and from unlicensed sports betting companies. The order comes directly from the government amid concerns about, and tighter regulations, on the country’s burgeoning online gambling industry. Exponential Gambling Growth Regulators are scrambling to gain control of […]

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Kenya 05-07-2019

Kenya Clamps Down On Gambling Permits

Cancelled Kenyan Gambling Licenses Cause Uproar Kenya’s Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) have refused to renew the operating permits for nineteen gambling firms. Licence renewals for thirteen other casinos, eight sportsbooks and six lotteries also hang in the balance, having been deferred to a later date. This essentially gives them a grace period to […]

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Kenya 20-06-2019

Tenlot Buys Kenya Charity Sweepstake

Tenlot Acquires Control of Kenya Charity Sweepstake Kenya’s gambling sector continues to make headlines, this time with the news that a United Kingdom-based operator has acquired a controlling share in the African country’s oldest public lottery. Tenlot Group Ltd., a licensed lottery and gaming provider, is reportedly looking to expand its markets. As the gambling […]

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Kenya 17-06-2019

New Kenyan Gambling Taxes Introduced

Kenya to Tax All Gambling Activities Kenya’s crackdown on betting and casino games continues with the latest announcement by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich. On Thursday 13th of June 2019, Rotich presented the Financial Budget for 2019/2020. One of the new measures to be put in place is a new 10% excise duty would be […]

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