EXPERTS KENYA Kenyan lawmakers propose ban on gambling programmes on broadcast media 1 year ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 243 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 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: 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 WORLD NEWS Schmalzer heads sales at Novomatic 2 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS UGANDA Tackling dangers of gaming is top priority 3 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Ruto pledges wealth tax on tycoons to fix Kenya’s budget 3 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 3 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Report Reveals Sectors With Highest Digital Fraud Rate in Kenya 6 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Betika partners fast track to drive retention in Africa 6 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS NIGERIA The new frontier – why Africa should not be undervalued or underestimated 6 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Ruto: Betting companies are operating in opaque space 7 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Sportpesa commits to settle outstanding KothBiro prize money 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA MTN is currently constructing 5G private networks for use in South Africa 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Boxer Fatuma Zarika excited about SportPesa 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS GHANA Africa Bitcoin Conference launches maiden ABC hackathon 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.