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Sportpesa’s international footing in doubt as UK agents resign

As Sportpesa remains mired in legal challenges over the potential mismanagement of corporate funds at home, it fails to submit its financial returns by the end of 2020 deadline in the Isle of Man - where two key service providers have now cut their ties

Regulator ‘leak’ reveal extent of Kenyan betting market

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A document said to have been leaked by the Kenyan gambling regulator reveals sports bettors placed around Sh30.6bn ($300m) in wagers in a single month last year.

Is perennial exile Kenya killing Sportpesa?

The Nairobi-listed bookmaker, Sportpesa, has had a series of high-profile sponsorship deals terminated already this year, as its longed-for return to the..

Kenyan tax ruling puts Sportpesa back in play

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Yet another twist in the Kenyan saga sees an appeals tribunal rule in favour of the ousted bookmakers, Sportpesa and Betin, over the controversial..

Sportpesa, Betin exit Kenyan saga citing ‘hostile’ environment

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Kenya’s leading bookmakers, Sportpesa and Betin, both close down operations in the market after MPs vote to add a 20 percent tax on stakes - on top of the..

Kenyan government announces fresh assault on betting industry

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Kenya’s prime minister is attempting to forge ahead with a three-pronged attack on gambling that includes hefty taxes levied on operators, sweeping..

BetLion leaps into “huge opportunity” of Kenyan market

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BetLion has launched a betting operation in Kenya, after receiving approval from the Kenyan Betting Control and Licensing Board to enter the country’s $351m online industry. The Ugandan operator will now provide its mobile-focused product offering

SportPesa celebrate Sport Industry win with Everton partnership

The partnership between SportPesa and Everton has been awarded the Best African Sponsorship and Pan-African Campaign awards at this year’s Sports Industry Awards, South Africa. The agreement, which began when the operator signed as shirt sponsors…

SportPesa named Kenya’s most popular platform prior to sponsorship return

A report by consumer research firm Nielsen has revealed SportPesa to be the most popular online betting platform in Kenya. The study, entitled Understanding the East African Consumer, recorded that 82 percent of Kenyan gamblers subscribe to SportPesa. The report went on to show 40 percent of players are registered through Betin, 22 percent through Elitebet, with Betika and Mcheza...

SportPesa told Kenyan tax hike ‘non-negotiable’

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The fallout from Kenya’s new 35 percent gambling tax continued in January, with the Pambazuka National Lottery suspending operations, and resident betting giant SportPesa accused of blackmailing the government by withdrawing sponsorship from local sport. SportPesa has reiterated its vow to continue appealing the new tax, which PwC says is the highest in the region. However, deputy prime minister William...

SportPesa unveils new UK website

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SportPesa has announced the launch of its new UK online casino website. The entire SportPesa website, including the sportsbook site, has been given a new design "to provide a more sophisticated and seamless betting environment for the brand's loyal players," the company said. The new design offers an enhanced user-friendly site, with improved navigation, functionality and aesthetics. "We're excited to be launching the new look...