BETTING KENYA CA Directs Telcos to Halt Renewing Pay Bill Numbers for Unlicensed Betting Firms 5 months ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 245 Betting is a big thing in Kenya, and while some betting companies have seen their operation clipped by not following through with existing laws and regulations, those that have abided by existing legal frameworks have been thriving. To note, online betting platforms are facilitated through online portals, USSD codes, shortcodes, and pay bill numbers that are processed through mobile money wallets. The services are offered by telcos, which are, in turn, licensed by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). It should be remembered that at the moment, the Betting Control and Licensing Board, also known as BCLB, is, at the moment, renewing licenses for betting firms, including those that provide lotteries and gaming companies. Now, this is where the CA comes in too: the Authority is tasked to ensure that the said services are aligned with regulatory frameworks. Telcos have also been directed to issue the said services (pay bill numbers, et al) to betting companies that have only been licensed by the BCLB. This also means that betting firms that need to offer their services in collaboration with the said additional services offered by the mobile operators must be licensed by the BCLB. Now, the CA, through its Chief Mr. Ezra Chiloba, is directing telcos to immediately discontinue the issuance of licensed ICT platforms and services to betting companies that have not renewed licenses for the 2022.23 FY. “Additionally, the MNOs shall be required to provide returns to the BCLB and the Authority detailing numbering resources (USSDs, shortcodes, and Pay Bill numbers) allocated to licensed betting and gambling service providers on a monthly basis,” says Chiloba. Source: techweez.com 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: betting, Kenya, not legaly Continue Reading Previous Ethiopia’s Ministry Ban Sports BettingNext Betting is hurting our game – Nii Lante Vanderpuye cautions More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pragmatic Play Expands South African Footprint with World Sports Betting 3 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA 5G Technology Gives Rise To Sports Betting In Africa 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Ugandan health worker loses 6,7 million bet on World Cup game 4 days ago Samuel KENYA ONLINE Safaricom launches M-PESA Go a product for kids aged 10 to 17 years 5 days ago Szarlot KENYA LOTTERIES How much do people spend on lottery tickets over a lifetime 5 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA 10 secrets of successful online football betting 5 days ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Different types of soccer bet you can place any time 6 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Hollywoodbets Announces Bafana Bafana Legend Teko Modise as a Brand Ambassador 1 week ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pragmatic Play Expands South African Footprint with World Sports Betting 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING TANZANIA 10Bet Continues Expansion in Africa 1 week ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Hooked: Sports betting addiction in Ghana youth 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Operator bet365 launches in Ghana 2 weeks 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.