BETTING KENYA Another blow for SportPesa as Irish FA terminates contract 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 607 Gaming company SportPesa, which started out in Kenya before spreading its world to the rest of the world, has been dealt with another heavy blow as the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) terminated its contract with the company. The Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) has refused to renew the company’s Kenya operating due to concerns over the rapid rise of gambling addiction and the wave is now spreading to the rest of the world with countries very keen to control the sensitive industry. FAI association with SportPesa had raised concerns in Ireland with many condemning it. They seem to have finally taken the cue with a joint statement by the two parties announcing they had agreed to “mutually terminate” the contract. “A re-evaluation of sponsorship focus at the FAI prompted discussions between the two parties which has led to the expiry of this deal. We respect that the FAI has decided to shift its priorities and re-evaluate its partnerships portfolio,” a SportPesa source told The Irish Sun. As an organization that takes responsible gambling incredibly seriously, we understand the new approach taken by the FAI towards its partnerships with those in the gaming sector, – he added. FAI says it is “shifting priorities” and “reevaluating its partnership portfolio” hence the termination of the contract. Source: nairobinews.nation.co.ke About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Nairobi, sport betting, SportPesa Continue Reading Previous Kenya: Why state failed to renew SportPesa licenceNext Betika injects more millions in the countrywide drive to boost local teams More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA 4Racing host the inaugural Championship season at Turffontein 47 mins ago Samuel KENYA ONLINE Leading Africa’s casino GamePawa launches in Kenya 21 hours ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Court orders gambling firm to pay former staff Sh12m in terminal dues 22 hours ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Kambi Group to Continue Supplying SunBet with Solutions 1 day ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Betway extends sponsorship for Ghana Women’s Premier League 1 day ago Samuel BETTING WORLD NEWS LeoVegas Group launches new global partnership with Inter 1 day ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Ndungú’s stake in Sportpesa firm risks seizure without pay 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Parimatch Tech evolves into GR8 Tech 2 days ago Szarlot CASINO KENYA Illicit brew, counterfeit goods retrieved in a nationwide police crackdown 2 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA SIS, Kiron Interactive in Africa partnership 5 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Melbet online betting is a stable source of income 5 days ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS Bookmaker 1xBet denies problems with license and connection with Russia 5 days ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.