Tag Archives: Kenya Revenue Authority

MELBET grows African footprint with Kenya entry

As Kenya begins to open up its online betting market, MELBET has confirmed its expansion into the market via its MELBET.ke platform. By expanding into Kenya, bettors will be able to ‘wager on an international scale’, gaining access to more than 2000 betting markets with features such as cashout, boosted odds, live-in-play betting, VIP gaming and esports wagering. MELBET Kenya …

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Kenyan BCLB reinstates Betway’s licence after 20% tax introduction

The Kenyan regulator has decided to reinstate Betway’s operator licence after the bookmaker had agreed to introduce a controversial 20% tax on sports betting winnings. Kenya’s Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) announced the tax this week, and has since reinstated Betway’s licence after a month-long absence from then Kenyan market. Previously, the 20% tax was only applicable to the …

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SportPesa sponsorship termination triggers Kenyan football crisis

Kenyan football is involved in the escalating tax dispute between the Uhuru Kenyatta government and the betting industry, after SportPesa – the title sponsor of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) – confirmed that it has terminated all national sports sponsorships. Closing Friday trading, SportPesa issued a media statement confirming that it would withdraw all sports sponsorships, as it had been ‘subjected to punitive …

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