EXPERTS KENYA Kenyan lawmakers propose ban on gambling programmes on broadcast media 1 week ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 86 Kenya’s ICT House Committee has announced that Kenya’s National Assembly could soon adopt measures that restrict or ban gambling and betting-themed television programmes. This could be put in place if the House considers a host of recommendations made by gambling regulators. The announcement comes two months after Kenya’s Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) set out Kenya’s guidelines for gambling advertising, permitting broadcast ads for the first time. The rules include restrictions around broadcasting times and responsible gambling message integration. The potential measures are currently being considered by the Departmental Committee on Information, Communication and Innovation in the form of amendments to the country’s planned overhaul of its gambling legislation, first proposed in 2019. During a meeting yesterday (September 8th) between legislators, the Communication Authority and the BCLB, the Committee expressed concerns regarding the potentially harmful effects of gambling advertising on children. The committee also questioned why there was a sizable increase in the amount of betting licenses distributed by the BCLB. In response, the Communication Authority explained that media companies that broadcast third party content are are currently allowed to air gambling-themed programming, but added that broadcasters must ensure that the third-party content is “honest, decent and truthful”. The BCLB expressed that although it had issued advertising warnings to gambling operators, it is the media bodies behind the advertisements that need to adhere to broadcasting guidelines. In addition, the BCLB provided evidence that it had blocked M-Pesa mobile payments from 70 “unscrupulous” operators in the country between December 2020 and August 2021 Source: igamingbusiness.com 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: ICT House Committee, Kenya, Kenya's National Assembly Continue Reading Previous Are You Addicted In Sports Betting?Next Crypto gambling business gaining popularity in Kenya More Stories EXPERTS KENYA Media houses on the spot over gambling pay bill numbers 1 day ago Samuel HOT NEWS KENYA Kenyans Lead in Peer-to-Peer Crypto Trade Globally 2 days ago Adeleye Awakan EXPERTS TANZANIA Eventus International Announces Sports Betting East Africa+ and Sports Betting West Africa+ Merger 5 days ago Iwo Bulski HOT NEWS KENYA ONLINE Crypto gambling business gaining popularity in Kenya 5 days ago Samuel KENYA ONLINE Are You Addicted In Sports Betting? 1 week ago Samuel BETTING KENYA TVBET goes live in Kenya and Nigeria via Sahara Games 1 week ago Iwo Bulski ANGOLA EXPERTS HOT NEWS Unitel Finally Launch Mobile Money in Angola 2 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan KENYA LOTTERIES The Kenyan regulatory board suspends 81 lottery account numbers 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Kapsabet-based contractor wins Sh1m Betsafe jackpot 2 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS HOT NEWS KENYA Banks in Kenya Push for Return of Mobile Money Charges- Could it Impact Betting Industry? 2 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING KENYA Paul Midega Killed Self After Losing Sh80,000 Bet 2 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS Digital ad spend rises 8bn, signals economic recovery 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski 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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.