SportPesa has been issued a license to operate in Kenya from the Bettíng Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) for the years 2022-2023.
“Yes. I confirm that we are in receipt of license number 0000448 issued by the BCLB and valid up to June 2023, Sportpesa noted.
They were among the 97 betting firms which had not complied with their licenses renewed by the BCLB
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) that they had cleared about 105 betting firms giving the way for the issuance of their operating licenses in the financial year ending June 2023.
BCLB boss Cyrus Maina said that only three firms Betika, Betafriq, and Spotika had been found to be compliant with the relevant documents, and went ahead and asked the authorities to take necessary actions against the remaining firms.
“The board hereby notifies you that only the following gaming operators have been found to be compliant with the Bettíng Lotteries and Gaming Act as well as the operating requirements issued by the Board as of 1st July 2022 and, therefore, their 2022/23 financial year licenses have been renewed,” he said.
The confirmation of the firms getting a license comes a few days after their Chief Executive Officer Ranald Karau was declared Mp-elect of Kasani Constituency.
Karauri vied as an independent candidate after he lost out on the Jubilee Party ticket and ended up defeating UDA and Jubilee party candidates.