Tag Archives: Uganda
- 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...
- Uganda launches crackdown on unauthorized gambling operators
May 8, 2017
Uganda has launched a nationwide crackdown on illegal gambling operations in advance of the government introducing new laws to manage the sector. Late last week, inspection teams led by Uganda’s Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board began fanning out across the country, targeting gambling businesses deemed to be operating either without...
- Uganda to shift gambling tax burden from operator to gambler
April 17, 2017
Gambling is a threat to Uganda’s national security, at least, according to the country’s top military commander. Uganda has a thriving gambling industry, with local gamblers able to partake in a variety of gaming options, including 12 casinos, 40 licensed sports betting operators, a national lottery as well as online...
- Kiron & Vermantia launch virtual games in Uganda market
May 30, 2015
Producers of Virtual Games TV, Vermantia and Kiron Interactive, have launched their joint virtual games service with two operators in Uganda. Virtual Games TV is a satellite channel dedicated to virtual games, showcasing sports including horses, dogs, football, motor-racing and cycling, and soon additional sports such as keno. The virtual solution...
- Zimbabwe blocks new betting licenses
May 21, 2015
Zimbabwe has stopped giving out betting licenses on Tuesday to limit the surge of gambling on sports and lotteries in the southern African nation. Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Ziyambi Ziyambi told Bloomberg that betting needs to be under control, that people are betting everywhere, and that there are too...
Law panel leans towards regulating gambling in India
March 20, 2017
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