BETTING KENYA Betting rules are about to change: Here is how 1 month ago Szarlot Post Views: 85 Children will be barred from betting if the government implements recommendations of a task force. Among the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Establishment of a National Lottery is to outlaw betting by Kenyans below 18 years. Currently there is no law restricting any person of any age from gambling. The team also wants the minimum amount one can stake raised from Sh1 to Sh20. “At the moment, you can bet even with Sh1, Sh2 or Sh5, we are trying to raise that to Sh20 because that stops children from participating in gambling,” – revealed the task force’s vice-chairman Gideon Thuranira. The task force, chaired by billionaire Narendra Raval, is currently winding up its work. It has already concluded its public participation tours across the country in which it sought views from the public and owners of betting firms on how to streamline the sector. Today, the revised Draft National Lottery Bill 2023 and the Gambling Control Bill 2023 will be made available to the public for their input. The task force is in the process of finalising the incorporation of the comments gathered into the two Bills and the Draft Gambling Policy for Kenya 2023. “The revised draft policy and Bills will be available for access on the task force’s website by Friday (today). This is the reason we as a task force have scheduled to undertake a virtual national validation forum on the revised policy and Bills by next week,” – said Mr Raval through an advertisement in the media. “The spirit of this task force and that of its mandate is to grow and develop a national gambling industry that is inclusive and properly regulated. There has been an outcry regarding the state of betting, lottery and gambling in Kenya with many people saying there is no control or regulation. Since 1966 to now, a lot of developments and changes have come into the sector, like online gambling, gambling across borders that aren’t addressed by the 1966 Act.” – said Mr Thuranira. The Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) is the current regulator of the sector. The government seeks to transform it into the Gambling Regulatory Authority with an expanded mandate and greater capacity once the task force completes its work. Mr Thuranira said the authority will bring in proper regulations without killing small players. Source: nairobinews.nation.africa About Post Author Szarlot I am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. See author's posts SzarlotI am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: betting, igaming, Kenya, task force Continue Reading Previous Betway, empowers entrepreneurs in Lagos with specialised kiosksNext Why Nigeria’s soccer is such a big target for South African companies More Stories BETTING NIGERIA Challenges and Future Trends of Sports Betting in Africa 3 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Kenya: New OCS To Combat Nakuru Gangs 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Protecting Stakers From Gaming Exploitation 5 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Get Started with Sports Betting in Kenya 5 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA How Kenyan Sports Betting Newcomers Are Becoming Popular 6 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA How to Avoid Unhealthy Gaming Habits 6 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Kenya Kwanza MPs To Defend Ruto’s Fiscal Reform Agenda 1 week ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Esports Melbet betting – take a risk and win 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Suspension of online casino services in Kenya 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Broda Shaggi and Tobi Bakre sign endorsement deal with BetKing 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING ZIMBABWE African Betting Success Stories 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA MOA opposed to 15pc excise duty on alcohol, gambling ads 2 weeks ago Szarlot 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.