BETTING KENYA Gambling operators ignore orders to close during the election 1 year ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 1,048 Some betting firms in Kenya have ignored a government order to cease trading between midnight on Monday 8 August and 5pm on Tuesday 9 August, so citizens can vote in the election. With the presidential election currently underway in Kenya, the country’s Betting Control and Licensing Board told gambling firms, including casinos, to close doors so that Kenyans would be encouraged to head to the polls on Tuesday. The directive, stemming from the current Government, has hit other industries across the nation too, as nightclubs, bars and restaurants were all given the same order. However, while Sportpesa, Kilibet, and Betviva all obeyed the order and closed up during the ordered hours, many did not, continuing to trade anyway. The likes of Betika, Betsafe, Odibets and Betpawa were all still operating when checked by local sources – in clear violation of the decree issued by the Betting Control and Licensing Board. The current election battle in Kenya is being fought between Raila Odinga and William Ruto, the two frontrunners, in a tightly contested race – with current president, Uhuru Kenyatta, backing Odinga. The news comes as Kenya recently flagged jackpots paid to gamers as a potential means for money laundering. The African nation has begun clamping down on the gambling industry, as it believes money laundering and terror-related activities are rife in the country. At present, Kenyan law has no requirement for sportsbooks to report suspicious activity to the Financial Reporting Centre (FRC) which traces illegal money – leaving it open for criminal activities. Source: gamblinginsider.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, elections, Kenya, SportPesa Continue Reading Previous Ghana: Gaming Commission Must Regulate IndustryNext Mobile Betting in Uganda – Why Is It So Popular? More Stories BETTING KENYA Nairobi Businessman Wins KSh 2m SportPesa Jackpot 2 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pariplay® set for rapid South African expansion following Bet Network deal 2 days ago Samuel BETTING UGANDA Bookmakers in Uganda: Which Sites Offer the Fastest Payouts? 3 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Nigeria’s Portable Becomes LuckyBet Brand Ambassador 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Eguavoen, Amokachi laud sponsor of grassroots football tourney 3 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Ten new betting firms enter market within two months 4 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA With the 1xBet support, 1XCUP starts in Lagos – a football tournament for amateur teams with a 5,000,000 NGN prize pool 4 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING NIGERIA Abios Powers Nigerian Esports Betting Brand Oyawin with Data and Widgets 4 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING WORLD NEWS BetConstruct introduces iGaming Bot, a new application for Telegram 5 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Team Capital FM in Action At the Casino Cup 6 5 days ago Szarlot KENYA ONLINE What kind of betting predictions are available to bettors in Kenya? 5 days ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA PCG Moderator calls on government to crack down on sports betting 5 days 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.