BETTING KENYA Kenya – SportPesa is back with a new offer 4 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 978 After a hiatus which was forced by the government, SportPesa, Kenya’s leading sports gambling organization, is back in business. The organization, along with several other gambling operators, were forced by the KRA (Kenya Revenue Authority) to cease operations. This move came after the Kenyan government went ahead to rewrite their tax related laws. This caused a massive problem for most of the operators as they had to start looking for or hundreds of millions of dollars. As luck would have it, the KRA has restored SportPesa’s license which permits the company to get back to business. The relaunch of business activities was released by SportPesa in a statement, explaining, “Sportpesa has been engaging stakeholders on the current licensing issue. Our sessions with regulators and government are targeted towards creating a better understanding of the gaming industry with the view of creating a shared perspective on related regulation, including tax administration. There has been notable progress in these sessions and we are pleased to announce that Kenya Revenue Authority has now cleared us to have our license renewed. SportPesa is confident that these processes will be completed soon allowing the company to resume full operations.” Recently, Kenya made changes to how its tax code was interpreted in relation to gambling. This meant that a 20% tax on the gross amount staked was to be paid, not on the amount won. Operators like Betway and SportPesa were shocked to see that their licenses were suspended by the Betting Control and Licensing Board. Betway was the first company to resume operations after it was determined by the KLA they were in full compliance with the law. In addition to SportPesa’s statement, they further added; “We recognize the support of our employees, customers, and key stakeholders in this process and will be communicating soon on when we will be commencing operations. As Sportpesa, we reaffirm our commitment to supporting the government’s economic development agenda by operating as a law-abiding business that is committed to tax compliance.” There’s a serious possibility that SportPesa realized they were fighting a battle they could not win, so they decided to give in. When issues with the government started, they took the case to court, but a judge ruled that they did not have enough grounds to claim injustice. For now, the operators believe the matter can be settled and it was time to resume operations. It’s not smooth sailing yet as all operators are still tentative as they’re awaiting a presidential directive which may either allow them to continue operations or ban them entirely. Source: news.tunf.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: Kenya, renewed licence, SportPesa Continue Reading Previous Kenyan bookmakers are trying different solutions when licensing requirements become clearNext Kenya – Another Betway customer wins big More Stories BETTING NIGERIA The innovative Melbetapk.com betting app 1 day ago Szarlot BETTING ONLINE The Interplay of Fantasy Sports and Sports Betting 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING Turn Your Football Passion Into Lucrative Bets and Win Big! 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING Movies About Sports Betting 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA President Ruto unveils plan to privatise 35 state companies in Kenya 5 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Top 10 African payment trends for 2024 6 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Kasarani Teams Get Sh5 Million SportPesa Sponsorship 7 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA 7 Companies Owned By Nigerian Gambling Magnate, Kessington Adebutu 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Nigerians resort to gambling 1 week ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Kenya is plotting to steal the shine from gambling craze 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING HOT NEWS WORLD NEWS The Legal Landscape of Sports Betting 1 week ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Sports Law And Practice In Nigeria 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. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.