KENYA Kenya – State tightens betting ads rules to check addiction 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 661 The Kenyan government has published fresh rules restricting advertisement hours by betting firms in a signal of yet another tough ride for sector players this year after a tumultuous 2019. The Betting Licensing and Control Board (BLCB) has pushed all TV betting adverts to the hours between 8pm and 6am during school days. Betting firms will, however, be allowed to promote their community uplifting projects between 6am and 9am and to educate the public on responsible betting between 9am and 4pm. “The hours between 4pm and 8pm during school days, there will be no advertising whatsoever,” – the new rules state. Adverts during school holidays and Saturdays will only be allowed between 9pm and 6am while on Sundays, the betting firms will only advertise between 8pm to 6am in strict measures aimed at protecting children from the addictive practice. The new rules come months after the High Court thwarted a similar attempt to restrict advertising hours, saying the regulations published last year were – “procedurally unfair, tainted with illegality and could not stand legal scrutiny.” There have been rising concerns over the number of youth gambling. Last year, the betting and gambling firms faced a sustained State crackdown marked by hefty tax demand and physical raid on premises that culminated in the exit of firms like Sportpesa and Betin. State the new rules issued on December 16 last year: “Adverts are prohibited around children shows, religious programmes and family shows.” Source: businessdailyafrica.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 Licensing and Control Board, Kenya Continue Reading Previous How the Casino Industry is Changing in KenyaNext The history of gambling in Africa More Stories EXPERTS KENYA Poor tax policy erodes Kenya’s investor attractiveness – survey 15 hours ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Kenyan government orders all operators to close for election day 15 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 KENYA Sportpesa’s nine lives in regulatory onslaugh 3 weeks ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Kenya’s Gambling, Travel Sectors Top Target For Online Fraudsters 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA 10bet donates gear to former Kenyan Premier League club 3 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.