BETTING HOT NEWS KENYA BCLB clears 11 betting companies to receive operating licenses 2 weeks ago Samuel Post Views: 302 In June, the Betting Control and Licensing Board reported that the majority of betting and gaming firms had not complied with licensing requirements. In a letter to the Communications Authority of Kenya director general Ezra Chiloba, BCLB said the eleven companies are eligible to get the licenses. The Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) has cleared 11 betting companies in Kenya to receive financial year 2022/2023 operating licenses. In a letter to the Communications Authority of Kenya director general Ezra Chiloba, BCLB said the eleven companies are eligible to get the licenses. “After review and scrutiny of the applicants, the following firms have been cleared for issuance of licenses,” – reads the letter by BCLB chairman Cyrus Maina. Cyrus Maina The firms include; Betika, Odibets, Dafabet, Bangbet, Kilibet, Kwik Bet, Sportika, Betviva, Scorepesa, A Kick-off Sports Bar and Betafriq. In June, the Betting Control and Licensing Board reported that the majority of betting and gaming firms had not complied with licensing requirements. BCLB came to the conclusion after finalising a report for the Financial year 2022/23 on the compliance status of licensing of the firms. On May 31, the Interior CS Fred Matiang’i directed the Board to ensure that the betting and gaming firms have been cleared by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), the Financial Reporting Centre and the Interagency security team before being licensed to operate. The firms were also required to have clearance from the Communication Authority. In July CA directed Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to ensure the use of licensed ICT platforms for betting is done to duly licensed firms. Chiloba further ordered the Operators to immediately discontinue the issuance of licensed ICT platforms and services to gaming and betting firms that are yet to be licensed, including; USSDs, Short codes and PayBill numbers. Source: the-star.co.ke About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: BCLB, Kenya, licence, regulation Continue Reading Previous South African start-up wagers on peer-to-peer bettingNext Tanzania joins Kenya, Uganda tax squeeze on gamblers’ winnings More Stories BETTING KENYA The government should work with the betting industry 6 days ago Iwo Bulski KENYA ONLINE The influencers paid to push hashtags 6 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Eighteen new firms enter booming betting arena 1 week ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Kenya launches AML probe focusing on betting operations 1 week ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Digital scams have hit Kenya’s gambling and travel industry 1 week ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Tanzania joins Kenya, Uganda tax squeeze on gamblers’ winnings 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING SOUTH AFRICA South African start-up wagers on peer-to-peer betting 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Betway charts path in compliant sports betting with conferences 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA BetConstruct Takes Harmony to Africa 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Sportpesa’s nine lives in regulatory onslaugh 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING Types of Basketball Bets 3 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Kenya’s Gambling, Travel Sectors Top Target For Online Fraudsters 3 weeks 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.