BETTING KENYA Kenya – SportPesa fires 400 employees 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 967 SportPesa has made good its threat and closed operations in Kenya, in the process rendering about 400 employers jobless. This message was passed over to these employees on Wednesday by the gaming firm’s chief executive Ronald Karauri “I don’t know what to say, but it appears this journey cannot continue. I’m disappointed,” – he is reported to have said. The dispute between SportPesa and the government has been on for three months now ever since the government withdrew licences of 15 betting firms it claimed were not paying taxes as required. Other firms – Betway and Mozzart – were cleared to operate but SportPesa and Betin, considered the firms with the largest market share in the country, couldn’t find their way back. SportPesa’s exit also affects sponsorship deals it had signed with several football entities including Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Kenyan Premier League and Football Kenya Federation valued at hundreds of millions of shillings. “It is not possible to operate under the new tax rules. This has become a hostile business environment,” – the company said in a statement. SportPesa also has partnerships with English Premier League sides Everton and Hull City which led to the teams travelling to Kenya to compete in friendlies against local sides Gor Mahia and Kariobangi Sharks. Source: nairobinews.nation.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Tags: Kenya, SportPesa Continue Reading Previous The future of betting in KenyaNext Video games in Kenya are becoming outdated More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pragmatic Play Expands South African Footprint with World Sports Betting 4 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA 5G Technology Gives Rise To Sports Betting In Africa 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Ugandan health worker loses 6,7 million bet on World Cup game 5 days ago Samuel KENYA ONLINE Safaricom launches M-PESA Go a product for kids aged 10 to 17 years 6 days ago Szarlot KENYA LOTTERIES How much do people spend on lottery tickets over a lifetime 6 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA 10 secrets of successful online football betting 6 days ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Different types of soccer bet you can place any time 7 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Hollywoodbets Announces Bafana Bafana Legend Teko Modise as a Brand Ambassador 1 week ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pragmatic Play Expands South African Footprint with World Sports Betting 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING TANZANIA 10Bet Continues Expansion in Africa 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Hooked: Sports betting addiction in Ghana youth 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Operator bet365 launches in Ghana 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.