BETTING KENYA Gamban: Innovation tackling gambling addiction now in Kenya 1 year ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 315 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 HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Sports betting, turnover is growing but so are suspicious matches 1 day ago Iwo Bulski BETTING EXPERTS Is Long-Term Betting a Smart Investment Strategy? 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA MossBets Steps Up Virtual Gaming In Kenya 2 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Can Nigeria Return to the World Cup Finals in 2026? 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA The Future of Online Lotto Payments: Cryptocurrencies and Digital Wallets 4 days ago Szarlot KENYA ONLINE The rise of eSports in the Middle East and North Africa 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Nigerian players running rings in foreign leagues 4 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Analyzing the top 5 online sports betting platforms in South Africa 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Gambler accuses betting firm betPawa of refusing to pay his sh10m 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA PARIPESA Pays Out 500 Million Naira One-Night Win 5 days ago Samuel BETTING UGANDA Pastor closes church after winning over 100m from sports betting 5 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA The Normalisation of Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa 5 days 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.