EXPERTS KENYA Gambling firms lose bid to stop new levies in Nairobi 3 weeks ago Samuel Post Views: 250 The High Court has declined a request by gaming and betting operators in Nairobi to temporarily stop the implementation of a new law that allows the county government to charge higher fees for various licences. In an application filed by the Association of Gaming Operators of Kenya, the investors argued that the new tax is bad for business amid the harsh economic downturn caused by the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic. But Justice Anthony Mrima said the operators failed to lay the basis for the grant of the temporary order. The judge also said the petitioners delayed filing the application within the three months grace period before the enactment of the law. Although the Nairobi City County Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, 2021, came into effect in May, the gaming and betting operators filed their petition in July. “Whereas petitions on infringement of Bill of Rights are not time-bound, a party, however, must account for the time between the alleged infringement or threat of infringement of the human rights and fundamental freedoms and the filing of the claim,” – said the judge. Source: businessdailyafrica.com 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: Association of Gaming Operators, Kenya, Nairobi High Court Continue Reading Previous The Most Popular African Countries for GamblingNext 6 tech trends to watch out for in the world of online gambling More Stories EXPERTS KENYA Media houses on the spot over gambling pay bill numbers 1 day ago Samuel HOT NEWS KENYA Kenyans Lead in Peer-to-Peer Crypto Trade Globally 2 days ago Adeleye Awakan EXPERTS TANZANIA Eventus International Announces Sports Betting East Africa+ and Sports Betting West Africa+ Merger 5 days ago Iwo Bulski HOT NEWS KENYA ONLINE Crypto gambling business gaining popularity in Kenya 5 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Kenyan lawmakers propose ban on gambling programmes on broadcast media 1 week ago Iwo Bulski KENYA ONLINE Are You Addicted In Sports Betting? 1 week ago Samuel BETTING KENYA TVBET goes live in Kenya and Nigeria via Sahara Games 1 week ago Iwo Bulski ANGOLA EXPERTS HOT NEWS Unitel Finally Launch Mobile Money in Angola 2 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan KENYA LOTTERIES The Kenyan regulatory board suspends 81 lottery account numbers 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Kapsabet-based contractor wins Sh1m Betsafe jackpot 2 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS HOT NEWS KENYA Banks in Kenya Push for Return of Mobile Money Charges- Could it Impact Betting Industry? 2 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING KENYA Paul Midega Killed Self After Losing Sh80,000 Bet 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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.