BETTING KENYA Gaming firms lament alleged smear campaigns 11 months ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 278 The tussle for dominance in the betting industry in Kenya has intensified in recent times with foreign gaming firms accusing their local counterparts of damaging their brands in a bid to gain undue advantage. As the industry continues to thrive amid strict regulations from the government, the fear is that a number of local firms are ready to gain advantage through whichever means necessary. “The most recent example is when SportPesa left the market in 2019. We witnessed a careful smear campaign before that happened. There were accusations its foreign owners were involved in shady practices but we never saw them taken to court,” – a stakeholder in the betting industry told Nairobi News off the record. This smear campaign is mostly propagated through social media, mostly targeting foreign owners with unsubstantiated accusations. Kenya has about 50 registered betting companies at the moment. These have contributed to the economy through payment of taxes estimated at billions of shillings each year. The firms have also contributed to the coronavirus pandemic kitty, health sector, and other corporate social responsibility aspects including sponsoring Kenyan Premier League clubs and supporting grassroots sports. Source: nairobinews.nation.co.ke 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 industry, Kenya Continue Reading Previous Do virtual sports betting winning strategy really work or not?Next 22BET: The Ultimate Home of Online Sports Betting More Stories BETTING HOT NEWS PremierBet Partner’s AS Monaco as Official Betting Firm in Africa 1 day ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING KENYA How Ksh50 Can Win You a Luxury Kileleshwa Apartment 2 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Pragmatic Play ventures into lucrative East African market 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING HOT NEWS KENYA Kenya’s football supremo charged with corruption 3 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA South African operator Hollywoodbets teams with Chalkline 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Betika Signs Partnership Deal with Asante Kotoko 4 days ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING NIGERIA Buhari’s N5k cash for subsidy could fuel sports betting 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Why Kenyan bettors are laying record figures on betting sites this year 5 days ago Samuel BETTING ONLINE The Most Popular Betting Apps in Africa 1 week ago Samuel BETTING WORLD NEWS BtoBet boosts its sportsbook offering with extensive coverage of horse racing 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING NIGERIA What are the problems when choosing a bookmaker in Nigeria? 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Cola Group explains expansion strategy 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.