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Kenyan government triggers nightmare scenario for bookmakers

A frantic 24 hours has seen Kenyan betting’s regulatory dispute intensify, as local news sources report that the government has demanded that national telecom operators instruct their users to withdraw all funds from their betting accounts. The strict order has been sanctioned by Liti Wambua, the acting director of the Kenyan Betting Control & Licensing Board (BCLB), who is reported …

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Kenyan business community embroiled in KRA betting tax dispute

The Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) states that it will not shy away from its tax battle with bookmakers SportPesa and Betin, in a row that could pit multiple Kenyan business stakeholders against licensed betting incumbents. This week, Asha Salim KRA debt enforcement manager demanded to Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom, a payment services provider for SportPesa and Betin, pay the …

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INTRALOT has Acumen to target Kenya with mCHEZA

INTRALOT Group has become the latest brand to target the Kenyan betting market after announcing a 10-year cooperation with Acumen Communications Limited (ACL) to organise sports betting in Kenya, under the brand name ‘mCHEZA’. ACL is a local company authorised and regulated by the Betting Control and Licencing Board of Kenya under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act. ‘mCHEZA’ was …

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