Tag Archives: Kenya
- Kenya lottery sues gov’t over planned gambling tax hikes
October 13, 2017
A Kenyan lottery operator has sued the government over its plans to hike gambling taxes by 35% starting next year. On Thursday, Business Daily Africa reported that the Pambazuka National Lottery (PNL) had filed a High Court lawsuit against Kenya’s Betting Control and Licensing Board, the National Assembly, the Kenya...
- Kenya gets strict on slot machine investors
October 12, 2017
Kenya is tweaking its current gambling law to curb the proliferation of slot machines across the country. The Daily Nation reported that the Kenyan government plans to make several changes to the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, which – if approved – will give county governments the ability to thumb...
- Kenyans don’t support betting tax hike; SportPesa lobbies Uganda
August 2, 2017
A majority of Kenyans want their government to rethink its new 35% tax on sports betting operators due to fears over what impact the tax will have on local sports teams. A new survey by Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA) found that 60% of the 822 respondents surveyed thought...
- Dafabet Kenya sued for name infringement by local design firm
July 24, 2017
Online gambling operator Dafabet is being sued by a Kenyan interior design firm for allegedly infringing on its intellectual property. Asian-focused betting operator Dafabet launched its Kenya-facing Dafabet.co.ke site in March, joining the likes of SportPesa, Betway and Elitebet in targeting this large African market. But local firm Dafabet Kenya...
- SportPesa walks back threat to close Kenya ops over betting tax
July 10, 2017
Kenya-based sports betting operator SportPesa is walking back threats to close its local operations if the government doesn’t rethink proposed gambling tax hikes. On Friday, SportPesa made headlines by announcing that it would shut its Kenyan operations by January 1, 2018, the same day that the new uniform 35% tax...
- SportPesa to shut Kenya ops if tax hikes aren’t rolled back
July 7, 2017
Sports betting operator SportPesa says it will close its operations in its native Kenya if the government presses ahead with plans to impose higher gambling taxes. In June, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta approved legislation that imposed a new uniform 35% tax on all gambling revenue. The rate was lower than...
Kenya gov’t imposes new 50% tax on all gambling revenue
March 30, 2017
Dafabet launch Kenyan site as springboard to rest of Africa
March 16, 2017
PwC says Kenya’s new betting tax rate actually closer to 70%
March 31, 2017