BETTING KENYA Gamban: Innovation tackling gambling addiction now in Kenya 9 months ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 249 Battling any form of addiction is no easy task, especially when it becomes ingrained into the fabric of society. For most people, gambling can be a form of entertainment, but for others, it can cause significant harm. For Jack Symons, overcoming his gambling addiction led him to develop a solution. Having previously exhausted all of the available options at the time, from parental control solutions to even chopping up his debit and credit cards when he became fearful of the financial damage he was causing himself. Launched in 2016, Gamban blocks access to gambling sites and apps across, Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices. The firm is now rolling out in Kenya, due to the growing proliferation of gambling harm and lack of protective offerings from gambling operators. The firm also plans to introduce the product in other African countries. Jack Symons It is a mental health solution that reduces gambling harm regardless of the jurisdiction. The Gamban team made a collective decision to roll out a specific landing page for Kenyan users which offers access to the software for a free seven-day trial for those that have been severely impacted. Kenya has one of the largest African online gambling markets, with the global pandemic appearing to have further fast tracked the growth of the sector. According to research conducted by Geopoll in 2018, Kenya has the highest number of gambling youths aged between 17-35 years in Sub Saharan Africa. A high internet penetration has aided growth in gambling. Gamban is working with the Responsible Gaming Federation of Kenya under the leadership of Mr Weldon Koros to help drive positive social impact and help build the early foundations of harm minimisation in Kenya. Whilst gambling operators say they have made a positive impact in the Kenyan economy through revenue generation and job creation, they ignore the far-reaching negative implications that such growth brings about. A survey by KARF in 2017 found that gambling operators in Kenya promote a ‘rags to riches’ narrative by marketing gambling as an alternative income stream. Source: standardmedia.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: Gamban, gambling addiction, Kenya Continue Reading Previous Pragmatic Play expands East Africa igaming footprintNext Paysafe’s Income Access partners with Sahara Games More Stories BETTING KENYA Gambling operators ignore orders to close during the election 2 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING GHANA Ghana: Gaming Commission Must Regulate Industry 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Kenyans spend over KSh 300b on bets, cigarettes and liquor yearly 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA All About Cricket Betting 3 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Poor tax policy erodes Kenya’s investor attractiveness – survey 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Kenyan government orders all operators to close for election day 4 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA The government should work with the betting industry 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski KENYA ONLINE The influencers paid to push hashtags 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Eighteen new firms enter booming betting arena 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Kenya launches AML probe focusing on betting operations 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Digital scams have hit Kenya’s gambling and travel industry 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Tanzania joins Kenya, Uganda tax squeeze on gamblers’ winnings 2 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.