BETTING KENYA The double-edged sword of closing betting companies in Kenya 3 years ago Samuel Post Views: 580 Recently, Kenyans have witnessed major betting companies closing shop in Kenya. SportPesa laid off 400 employees as it closed its operations in Kenya. Thousands more lost their jobs when Betin quit operating in Kenya. However, the exit of the betting companies means doom for Kenyan sports, especially soccer. Sportspesa was a significant sponsor of Kenya Premier League, and with the exit of the sponsors, KPL faces a blurred future. For a long time, sports gambling was a menace in Kenya, especially among the youth. Therefore, it was a relief when the betting companies stopped operating in Kenya. However, the exit of the betting companies means doom for Kenyan sports, especially soccer. Sportspesa was a significant sponsor of Kenya Premier League, and with the exit of the sponsors, KPL faces a blurred future. Fatuma Zarika, the best female boxer in Kenya, lost her world title in Mexico. Zarika said that she was frustrated at how the government abandoned her after Sportspesa quit sponsoring her matches. According to Zarika, negligence from the government contributed to her loss. Indeed, Kenyans have lost a great deal since the closure of the giant sports betting companies in Kenya. Thousands of Kenyan youths are currently jobless while sports in Kenya face a blurred future after major sponsors withdraw their support. Source: standardmedia.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: Fatuma Zarika, sponsoring, SportPesa Continue Reading Previous Kenya: Betting woes could play Russian roulette on M-Pesa revenuesNext Fast Track enters African market with Parimatch deal More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pragmatic Play Expands South African Footprint with World Sports Betting 4 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA 5G Technology Gives Rise To Sports Betting In Africa 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Ugandan health worker loses 6,7 million bet on World Cup game 5 days ago Samuel KENYA ONLINE Safaricom launches M-PESA Go a product for kids aged 10 to 17 years 6 days ago Szarlot KENYA LOTTERIES How much do people spend on lottery tickets over a lifetime 6 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA 10 secrets of successful online football betting 6 days ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Different types of soccer bet you can place any time 7 days ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Hollywoodbets Announces Bafana Bafana Legend Teko Modise as a Brand Ambassador 1 week ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pragmatic Play Expands South African Footprint with World Sports Betting 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING TANZANIA 10Bet Continues Expansion in Africa 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Hooked: Sports betting addiction in Ghana youth 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Operator bet365 launches in Ghana 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.