KENYA LOTTERIES The Kenyan regulatory board suspends 81 lottery account numbers 12 months ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 544 The Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB), working in conjunction with Safaricom PLC, has suspended 81 pay bill numbers for various unauthorized radio and television promotions over an eight-month period ending in August. The Board’s Director Peter Mbugi said the suspension that took place between December 202o to August 2021 is part of the ongoing crackdown aimed at curbing the rampant betting and gaming in the broadcasting space. “These activities by the media have harmful impact on the public and especially children,” – he said. While citing the economic effects brought forth by COVID-19, Mbugi decried that a majority of radio stations in particular had resorted to exploitative and unauthorized gambling so as to remain afloat. Mbugi said the Board is working with the Communication Authority (CA) with a view of establishing harmonized guidelines and procedures relating to adverts and programming on gaming aired by radio and television stations. “This will ensure the two agencies work together to reign in any media house violating gaming, lottery and the betting advertising guidelines,” – he said. Members of the National Assembly are also considering amendments to the Gaming Bill 2019 to tighten the law on betting and gaming activities in the country. The Gaming Bill 2019 is currently before the Committee of the Whole House. Source: capitalfm.co.ke About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: betting, Betting Control and Licensing Board, Kenya Continue Reading Previous Kapsabet-based contractor wins Sh1m Betsafe jackpotNext TVBET goes live in Kenya and Nigeria via Sahara Games More Stories KENYA ONLINE African Countries With Gaming Industry 8 hours ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Taxman clears 105 betting companies to get permits 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Gambling operators ignore orders to close during the election 5 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Kenyans spend over KSh 300b on bets, cigarettes and liquor yearly 6 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Poor tax policy erodes Kenya’s investor attractiveness – survey 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Kenyan government orders all operators to close for election day 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA The government should work with the betting industry 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski KENYA ONLINE The influencers paid to push hashtags 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Eighteen new firms enter booming betting arena 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Kenya launches AML probe focusing on betting operations 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Digital scams have hit Kenya’s gambling and travel industry 3 weeks ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Tanzania joins Kenya, Uganda tax squeeze on gamblers’ winnings 3 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.