BETTING KENYA Another blow for SportPesa as Irish FA terminates contract 4 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 660 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 EXPERTS KENYA Ministries, State Departments to cut expenditure by 10 per cent 15 hours ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA SportPesa Kenya mobile betting app: Get a new experience 17 hours ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Nigeria bans multiple operators 17 hours ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA KRA Online Auction Opens Bidding Process To All Taxpayers 17 hours ago Samuel BETTING TANZANIA SportPesa plays a crucial role in turning boxing a money-making business 3 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Betwinner Expands Sport Betting Options to Over 45 Sports 3 days ago Samuel HISTORY KENYA Sports in Africa: A Tapestry of Culture, History, Identity 3 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Nairobi Businessman Wins KSh 2m SportPesa Jackpot 6 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pariplay® set for rapid South African expansion following Bet Network deal 6 days ago Samuel BETTING UGANDA Bookmakers in Uganda: Which Sites Offer the Fastest Payouts? 7 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Nigeria’s Portable Becomes LuckyBet Brand Ambassador 7 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Eguavoen, Amokachi laud sponsor of grassroots football tourney 7 days ago Iwo Bulski 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.