BETTING KENYA Nairobi County legislators considering gambling curfew measure 3 weeks ago Samuel Post Views: 204 Legislators for Kenya’s most populated jurisdiction are reportedly considering a measure that would prohibit punters from being able to gamble between the hours of five o’clock in the morning and 8 o’clock in the evening. According to a Monday report from The Star newspaper, the proposition before the Nairobi County Assembly is the brainchild of local representative Waithera Chege and would also ban the placement of physical advertisements for betting and gaming near wagering establishments. Loitering limitation: The newspaper reported that Chege’s proposal, which is known as the Nairobi City County Betting, Lotteries and Gaming (Amendment) Bill 2021, would moreover forbid those in Nairobi County, which is coterminous with the nation’s largest city, Nairobi, from utilizing their mobile devices to gamble and endeavor to reduce the time local punters spend within wagering establishments by obliging such venues to begin accepting cashless transactions. Rising rates: A first-term representative with the conservative Jubilee political party, Chege serves as the Deputy Majority Whip for the Nairobi County Assembly and reportedly stated that her measure would look to amend the Nairobi City County Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act 2021 so as ‘to further regulate this sector and not to totally do away with betting and gaming’. She purportedly moreover admitted to being dismayed at Kenya having the highest estimated rate of youth gambling in sub-Saharan Africa at 76% but did acknowledge that the gaming and betting industry ‘plays a key role in contribution of revenues for both levels of government.’ Chege reportedly told the newspaper… “I have observed the operation of betting and gaming establishments in the county for a while now and I believe something must be done to curtail the hours spent in these establishments by our youth if we are to secure our future as a county. I shall be proposing that the county and national licensing board limit the operating hours of these establishments from 8pm to 5am so as to help keep productive hours among the citizenry and avoid wastage of time by some youths who are, sadly, now addicted to gambling and spend a lot of time in these establishments.” Pervasive popularity: The Standard newspaper used a subsequent report to cite a Geopoll survey in asserting that young adults in Kenya gamble more than their compatriots in Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana or South Africa and spend an average of $50 every month on a range of wagers with football-related bets being the most popular. This review purportedly questioned 3,879 people spread across the six nations aged 17 to 35 and asserted that local punters were often swayed by stories of jackpot successes and have begun to view gambling as an easy way of making money. Source: news.worldcasinodirectory.com 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: curfew measures, Kenya, Nairobi City County Betting Continue Reading Previous Online Sports Betting Hits Records in AfricaNext The Rising Adoption of Online Betting in Africa More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA 4 held in Gurugram for betting on T-20 World Cup match 6 hours ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Gambling alive and well amid Covid-19 ravages 7 hours ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA The Worst Problems When Using An Android Betting App In Nigeria 7 hours ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS Super Group’s Betway adds 5th US market, enters Poland 3 days ago Iwo Bulski HOT NEWS KENYA ONLINE $1bn Digital Transformation Project Key to Africa’s Online Gaming Industry 3 days ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING KENYA SportPesa add new games with an Incentive deal 5 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Flutterwave Partners with Airtel Money 6 days ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING ETHIOPIA Cola Group invests $14.5M to expand its iGaming brand, gets Nigeria license 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA FKF end Odibets Sponsorship Deal 1 week ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING NIGERIA Cola Group announces $14.5m investment in igaming expansion 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Odibets Supports Amputee Football Federation 2 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING ETHIOPIA The new Ethiopian Sport Betting Directive 2 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. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.