Tag Archives: SportPesa

January to February 2020 in Review: New year sees betting accept its new duties

SBC recounts the events of an unprecedented and relentless 2020, an unforgettable year that has disrupted all betting components and relationships… SBC – Spain cracks the whip as betting leadership accepts wider responsibility remits European online gambling leadership was given no grace period to ease into a new decade of regulatory complexities, as a newly formed Spanish coalition government signed …

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Betting companies in Kenya face competition as Betsafe move in

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It wasn’t long before the gap left by SportPesa in Kenya was filled by a number of international sites that look set to dominate the country’s betting landscape, writes Adam Grimshaw, who manages Leadstar Media affiliate brand BetBlazers.com. With the Kenyan-born betting site SportPesa barred from trading in the country since a dispute with the government and the Betting Control …

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Rome TAR court upholds operator appeals on ‘denied extensions’

Italian online gambling incumbents have received some welcome news as Rome’s Lazio TAR Administrative Court sides with Betway, Sportpesa, Nexigames and Snaitech in their appeals against Italy’s ADM Customs and Monopolies Agency. The operators had lodged separate TAR appeals against the ADM, as the regulatory body had failed to provide assurances that they would be able to reapply for licensing extensions. …

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BCLB order spoils SportPesa Kenyan relaunch  

SportPesa’s return to its home market of Kenya has been impeded following a licence suspension authorised by Kenya’s Betting Control & Licensing Board (BCLB).  Following a year-long hiatus from Kenya’s sports betting market, SportPesa intended to relaunch its betting services this weekend under a licence held by new operating firm ‘Milestone Bet’. Prior to its planned re-launch, SportPesa CEO Ronald …

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Turning behaviour into revenue: Xtremepush bangs the drum for smarter player engagement

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Operators could – and should – be putting their customer data to more effective use, believes Victor Sevciuc, Head of Sales for Sports Betting and Gaming at Xtremepush.   He was speaking to us ahead of an upcoming Xtremepush webinar which will be hosted by SBC on Thursday 29 October, entitled ‘Turning player behaviour into revenue: Building an omnichannel approach to …

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Foreign operators seek ADM reassurances on licensing extensions

Italy’s ADM customs and monopolies agency faces a series of legal battles with foreign-based online gambling operators unless Italy’s government provides reassurances to operators allowing for licence extensions.  Confusion reigns within Italian igaming, following the Senate’s refusal to review two separate appeals to extend online betting, casino and bingo concessions for a further 18-months up to December 2022.   Legal certainty …

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Kenya Finance Bill carries tax rescind waiting on Kenyatta approval 

Kenya’s National Assembly has approved the nation’s new Finance Bill, which will terminate Kenyan betting’s controversial 20% excise tax on all gambling wagers.  First introduced during the 2019/2020 fiscal year, the 20% excise tax saw all Kenya Betting Control Board (BCLB) licence holders protest its enforcement as a market killer. The events of a tumultuous 2019 saw several Kenyan licensees …

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Betsson sees strong prospects in disrupted Kenya

Betsson AB has confirmed its intention to enter the Kenyan sports betting marketplace after starting a joint venture with Bet High Ltd. Yesterday, Kenyan media reported that Betsson’s flagship sportsbook subsidiary Betsafe had replaced blacklisted SportPesa as shirt sponsor of KPL football clubs Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards. Betsafe is yet to register its Kenya Betting Control Board (BCLB) licence. …

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Campaigners call on Boris to ban gambling sponsorship in football

Problem gambling campaigning groups Gambling With Lives and The Big Step will deliver a letter to the prime minister ,Boris Johnson, today calling for an end to gambling sponsorship in football. The groups claim that football’s relationship with betting is at ‘saturation point’, with the letter to be delivered as The Big Step completes its journey from Reading to Downing Street …

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Scottish FA sponsorship deal with William Hill to end

The Scottish FA and William Hill have announced that their partnership will not be renewed at the end of the current agreement after almost a decade of working together. William Hill has been title sponsor of the Scottish Cup and Official Betting Partner of the Scotland National Team since 2011, and the national bookmaker became sponsor of the South Stand …

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