BETTING KENYA Kenya – SportPesa pulls plug on Kenyan sponsorship deals 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 647 SportPesa has opted to pull out of all its sports sponsorship deals in Kenya due to an ongoing tax dispute with local authorities. The operator sponsors football, rugby and motorsport teams across Kenya. The Kenyan government has made it a requirement for bookmakers to prove they are tax compliant by 1 July in order to receive a new license. This came about due to reports which found schoolchildren were placing bets with street bookmakers. SportPesa has maintained it is tax compliant, suggesting the new market conditions were “extremely challenging” to operate within. Local media suggest Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, two of Kenya’s biggest football clubs, could potentially pull out of the Kenya Premier League due to lack of funds without the company’s support. A SportPesa spokesperson said – “We regrettably wish to announce, due to the uncertainty of this situation, SportPesa will be cancelling sports sponsorships effectively immediately. All clubs and partners have received notices as provided for in their contracts.” 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, Kenya, SportPesa Continue Reading Previous Cameroon: the Anglophone crisis and footballNext Nigeria – Government reiterates moves to check underage sport betting More Stories BETTING NIGERIA All About Cricket Betting 13 hours ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Poor tax policy erodes Kenya’s investor attractiveness – survey 14 hours ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Kenyan government orders all operators to close for election day 14 hours ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA The government should work with the betting industry 1 week ago Iwo Bulski KENYA ONLINE The influencers paid to push hashtags 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Eighteen new firms enter booming betting arena 1 week ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Kenya launches AML probe focusing on betting operations 1 week ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Digital scams have hit Kenya’s gambling and travel industry 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Tanzania joins Kenya, Uganda tax squeeze on gamblers’ winnings 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING HOT NEWS KENYA BCLB clears 11 betting companies to receive operating licenses 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA South African start-up wagers on peer-to-peer betting 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Betway charts path in compliant sports betting with conferences 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.