Kenya To Turn Betting Licensing And Control Regime 'Inside Out'

Kenya is preparing a major overhaul of its betting regime, with licence holders warned to pay their taxes or see their licences suspended.

Fred Matiang’i, cabinet secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Security in Kenya, has promised to turn the country’s gambling industry “inside out”.

“We would be lying if we did not point out that the betting licensing and control regime in our country must change,” he said.

Matiang’i announced on April 1 that he had met with members of Kenya’s gambling regulator, the Betting Control and Licensing Board, to discuss possible changes.

According to Matiang’i, he and the regulator agreed to the introduction of a “betting policy”.

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