Editor's Review

The government has cleared 11 betting firms to get licenses.

The Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) has cleared 11 betting companies to get licences for the financial year 2022/2023.

In a letter to the Communications Authority of Kenya CEO Ezra Chiloba dated July 4, BCLB chairman Cyrus Maina said that the companies had been scrutinized and were eligible to get the licences.

Maina copied the letter to Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i and ICT CS Joe Mucheru requesting the enforcement.

The betting companies cleared to get the licences are as follows:

1. Betika   

2. Odibets 

3. Dafabet 

4. Bangbet 

5. Kilibet 

6. Kwik Bet 

7. Sportika 

8. Betviva 

9. Scorepesa 

10. A Kick-off Sports Bar 

11. Betafriq 

According to a Parliament Act on Lotteries and Gaming, any licence or permit issued under the Act expires on June 30 of the next year following the date of issue.

Matiang'i had set conditions for the renewal of the licenses among them clearance by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA).