EXPERTS KENYA Media Council of Kenya raises concern over rise in gambling ads 6 days ago Samuel Post Views: 42 The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has urged the country’s media to remain vigilant with gambling advertising after voicing its concern over an increase in adverts and promotions. Appealing to journalists, media practitioners and media enterprises, MCK chief executive and secretary David Omwoyo Omwoyo reiterated that gambling advertising is limited to licensed activities. The Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) is responsible for licensing operators to offer gambling such as lotteries, betting and gambling. However, the MCK regulates and monitors the media sector, including ensuring journalists and media entities write fair, accurate and unbiased stories of matters of public interest. As such, in line with the Media Council Act 2013, Omwoyo said media organisations must ensure any promotion or advertising for gambling on their platforms only promotes licensed activities. “This advisory is issued in public interest to protect investor and to ensure the highest standards of media practice in relation to advertisement of gaming activities on media platforms,” – Omwoyo said. Source: igamingbusiness.com About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Kenya, Media Council of Kenya, sports betting Continue Reading Previous KRA targets record Sh16bn in betting taxes as experts see field of landminesNext African Betting Success Stories More Stories EXPERTS WORLD NEWS How has the gaming industry changed in 2023? 13 hours ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS UGANDA Online gambling firms accused of exploiting lucrative African markets 16 hours ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Betting firms warn proposed tax will drive up black market 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Nicky Bigfish unveiled as the latest 22Bet brand ambassador 4 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA IMF staff agree to expand credit for cash-strapped Kenya by $1 bn 5 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS RWANDA dLocal secures payment service licence for Kenya and Rwanda 6 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS ZIMBABWE African Betting Success Stories 6 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA KRA targets record Sh16bn in betting taxes as experts see field of landmines 7 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Johannesburg Police Shutdown Illegal Online Gambling Shop in Randburg 7 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS WORLD NEWS SPiCE Series – Bridging iGaming Across Asia 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA How Ronald Karauri Turned SportPesa Into A Betting Giant 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Exploring the Pros & Cons of Gambling In Kenya 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.