CASINO KENYA Nairobi to restrict gambling to five-star hotel casinos 1 year ago Samuel Post Views: 770 Nairobi has launched a fresh assault on the multi-billion betting industry with legislative proposals that restrict gambling to five-star hotels with casinos and impose a four-year jail term or a Ksh10 million ($87,519) fine for opening outside of operating hours. The Nairobi City County Betting, Lotteries and Gaming (Amendment) Bill, 2021, currently before the Nairobi County Assembly seeks to restrict the betting and gambling establishments in the city to operating between 8pm and 6am. If passed, it will mark a departure from the current situation where gamblers can place bets any time of the day. South B ward representative Waithera Chege, the sponsor of the amendments, said the Bill is meant to have the youth engage in productive work and prevent gambling addiction. “All licensed betting, lotteries and gaming premises and online gaming shall only operate within the hours of 8pm and 6am. A person who contravenes this provision will be liable, upon conviction, to a fine of Ksh10 million or four years imprisonment, or both,” – said Ms Chege. Ms Chege has raised concern about how Kenyans are spending a lot of their productive time on gambling. A 2017 Geopoll survey ranked Kenya as the country with the highest number of youths engaging in gambling in sub-Saharan Africa. The report estimated that 76 percent of Kenyans were taking part in betting, with a majority of them being youth aged between 17 and 35. Source: theeastafrican.co.ke 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: Casinos, Kenya, Nairobi Continue Reading Previous Best Sports Betting Apps in KenyaNext Casinò di Campione reopens with brand new NOVOMATIC offering More Stories EXPERTS KENYA KRA gains more from gaming and betting collections 10 hours ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Betting firms inflating sponsorships to avoid taxes 10 hours ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Kenyan Govt Invites Public Submissions in the Creation of National Lottery 1 day ago Szarlot CASINO WORLD NEWS Novomatic to debut its NOVOVISION CMS at GAT Expo in Cartagena 2 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Naira Marley advises Muslims to forget betting during Ramadan 2 days ago Samuel KENYA LOTTERIES Ruto boosts national lottery plan with two new Bills 2 days ago Szarlot CASINO How Do You Figure Out If a Slot Machine Will Win? 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA MossBets Steps Up Virtual Gaming In Kenya 6 days ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Where in the world are the most luxury casino destinations? 6 days ago Szarlot CASINO ZIMBABWE Zimbabwe: Man killed at a gambling table 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA The Future of Online Lotto Payments: Cryptocurrencies and Digital Wallets 1 week ago Szarlot KENYA ONLINE The rise of eSports in the Middle East and North Africa 1 week 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.