BETTING KENYA Nairobi introduces citywide gambling regulations 4 days ago Samuel Post Views: 60 The Nairobi City County Assembly has approved a Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act which will introduce a local regulatory gambling body and specific licence fees in the county. The Act was brought forward by the Nairobi City Council Assembly and was enacted on 6 May 2021. It outlines the inclusion of different forms of gaming as eligible for prize competitions and public lotteries, in order to impose a 10% entertainment tax on gross proceeds of betting, lottery and gaming activities. The Act will require a licence for anyone who wishes to operate betting, lottery and gaming activities. For betting premises, the licence grant fee stands at KSh600,000 (£3,929/€4,567) with an application and renewal fee of KSh10,000 (£65/€76). For gaming and casino premises, the licence grant fee is KSh1,500,000 (£9,825/€11,418), while the application and renewal fee is KSh10,000. The cost of a licence to be granted for a public lottery is KSh4,000,000 (£26,199/€30,449) with an additional KSh1,000,000 (£6,549/€7,612) application and renewal fee. An application for a licence must be lodged with the Nairobi City County Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Control Board director, whose establishment is outlined in the Act, and will be valid for one year from the date of issue. The Board will promote and oversee proper procedure for gaming activities in the county. It will consist of a non-executive chairperson, a chief officer, a director, and six trade and finance persons. The non-executive chairperson and the six trade and finance persons will hold office for three years before they are eligible for reelection for a further term. “This act is aimed at providing for the implementation of National Government policy, standards and norms in relation to betting, lotteries and gaming in the county.It will also provide for the county institutions and for procedures applicable to the regulation and licensing of betting, lotteries and gaming within the county and make provisions for periodic monitoring and evaluation of betting, lotteries and gaming activities within the city.” – said Nairobi City County Deputy Governor H.E Ann Kananu. Last month, the Kenyan Treasury moved to restore a 20% excise tax on betting stakes through its 2021 Finance Bill. This tax has been a source of major controversy in the country, causing Kenya’s largest operator Sportpesa to leave the market for more than a year. Rival Betin left the market at the same time. 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: Gaming Control Board, Kenya, license Continue Reading Previous Smartphone penetration fuels gambling in Kenya.Next Rwanda Gaming Operators Reopened After one year More Stories BETTING APO Group’s new deal with Getty Images will introduce African sport to the world 3 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING NIGERIA Multichoice Announced Plans to Increase it Stake in BetKing 3 days ago Adeleye Awakan HISTORY KENYA Kenya – Gamblers among losers in treasury’s Kshs. 3.03T budget 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING HOT NEWS RWANDA Rwanda Gaming Operators Reopened After one year 4 days ago Adeleye Awakan KENYA NEWS Smartphone penetration fuels gambling in Kenya. 5 days ago Fahad Luyzburg BETTING WORLD NEWS Pronet Gaming unveils innovative sports betting widgets ahead of UEFA’s Euro 2020 5 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Hollywoodbets Announced Sponsorship for SA women League 6 days ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING UGANDA Fortebet unveils mighty Alex Muhangi as ambasador 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Betfred purchases Betting World to crack South Africa 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski CASINO KENYA Illegal gambling machines are returning to Meru, Kenya 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski KENYA ONLINE Kenya shifts gambling market from credit cards to mobile transactions 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING NAMIBIA NSoft’s Betting Platform to boost Oudrew-Man Betting’s business 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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.