SportPesa announced that bettors can continue placing their stakes on its website after the High Court lifted the betting board's ban on the use of the brand name “SportPesa” in the country.
In a statement, Sportpesa said: "Our services are back on. You can withdraw money, deposit and play on your favorite games.
To deposit money log onto http://bit.ly/kesportpesa or the app.
Click “DEPOSIT FUNDS” button at the top of the page. Enter the amount you would wish to deposit then wait for the Mpesa USSD to pop up on your phone. Enter your Mpesa PIN to authorize the transaction."
This comes after the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) had banned Milestone from using the name SportPesa or domains, www.ke.sportpesa.com, www.sportpesa.co.ke or pay bill numbers allocated by either Safaricom or Airtel to Pevans.
Milestone Games had been licensed to run a betting platform known as Milestone Bet but after a deal with SportPesa Global Holdings Ltd, were authorised to use the SportPesa brand name.
However, BCLB fought the move, accusing the company of engaging in illegal deals to return SportPesa back to business.