BETTING KENYA Kenya: illegal betting machines found, deported owners from China 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 723 The Court has ordered the deportation of five Chinese nationals who were found in possession of illegal betting machines. Five Chinese citizens: Liao Pobing, Lu Junyu, Lu Jianfang, Lu Jun and Lin Rong pleaded guilty to the offences. Principal Magistrate Bernard Mararo gave the verdict through Zoom, a video link application, on Wednesday afternoon. “Besides being foreigners, the accused have committed serious offences, and a deterrent sentence is required,” – reads an excerpt from the magistrate’s ruling. The five admitted that they were found in possession of 169 illegal gambling machines worth Sh4,225,000 and 2,300 pieces of Sh20 coins at Blankets in Section 58 within Nakuru County on December 24, 2019. Further, they admitted to operating the gambling machines without a license. The five also admitted to giving false information to police after three of them – Rong, Juanfang and Pobing – were arrested by police at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on February 20, as they tried to flee the country. They also pleaded guilty to failing to comply with conditions of their tourist visa by conducting gambling business contrary to the their tourism visa requirement. They allegedly lied to police officers at the Parklands police station that they had lost their passports. They had earlier denied all the charges but pleaded guilty on Wednesday. “The accused persons are hereby fined Sh200,000 each, for giving false information to police, failure to which they will serve a 12-month jail term,” Mararo ruled. He then explained that the five would be deported to their home country after paying the fine or completing their sentences. The magistrate also fined the accused persons Sh746,507 or three years in jail, for being found in possession of illegal machines. The fine will be split among the five. For operating the gambling machines without a licence, the five were fined Sh100,000 each or in default serve 12 months in prison. The court further ordered the destruction of the impounded gambling machines which are currently in possession of the police. Source: allafrica.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, Chinese, illegal machines Continue Reading Previous How betting ban left Sh1.9bn hole in Safaricom profitsNext Covid19 Lockdown – what next for the sports betting industry? More Stories BETTING GHANA Why Ghana Must Widen the Distance Between Sports Betting and Education Centres 1 day ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS 1xBet Statement: Curaçao License is Valid and Fully Operational 1 day ago Iwo Bulski BETTING GHANA How to bet on sports responsibly? 1 day ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA BetEngines launches the first Sportsbook software solution tailor-made for the African market. 2 days ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING UGANDA Up To 20 Arsenal Fans Arrested Over Trophy Parade In Uganda 2 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA 13 players win over N160m via BetKing’s ACCA 2 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Ronald Karauri’s Inspiring Journey from Pilot to SportPesa Billionaire 2 days ago Szarlot KENYA ONLINE The Rise of Crypto Casinos in Kenya 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Betting firms rush to comply with new tax regulations 3 days ago Samuel BETTING GHANA GFA urged to ban sports betting in Ghana Premier League 3 days ago Samuel BETTING HOT NEWS WORLD NEWS 1XBet declares bankruptcy 4 days ago Iwo Bulski KENYA ONLINE NCC, NLRC collaborate to fight illicit gamers 4 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.