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Kenya choses Amaya Gaming

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It wasn’t too long ago the Canadian company Amaya Gaming Group celebrated securing an online gambling license in the Dominic Republic, and now there’s cause for more celebrations for Amaya Gaming Group.

After the launch last week of an SMS lottery in Kenya, Canada’s Amaya Gaming Group has been selected by the Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya to launch a trial online gaming operation in the country, the launch is scheduled for the second quarter of 2011.

“Many online gaming sites were operating in our country without our knowledge and approval,” said Lucas Maitha, Chairman of the Betting Control and Licensing Board. “As such, we believe that the valuable insights we will certainly gain from the online gaming test case study conducted by Amaya will provide us with the ability to fully evaluate online gaming and therefore properly formulate appropriate rules and regulations.”

David Baazov, president and chief executive of Amaya said, “We are proud to have been chosen by the Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya as their exclusive partner of choice to set up a case study for online gaming evaluation.”

“As more and more countries start regulating online gaming, we believe our recognised gaming solutions and expertise will play a key role in ensuring the integrity of their gaming network environment. Our real-time technological reporting capabilities ensure both the authenticity and accuracy of all the data collected.”

With the borders of major markets slowly loosening up around the world, Amaya Gaming may have timed their moves perfectly. They’ve certainly positioned themselves nicely in Africa.