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Kenya’s Senate again postpones voting on Gambling Control Bill 2023

Updated:2024-06-18 11:08    Views:111

Senate on Thursday failed to pass the Gambling Control Bill 2023 with amendments, forcing voting on the Bill to be postponed for the second time this week.

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The Bill was referred to the Senate for consideration after it was passed by the National Assembly on December 6, 2023.

The Bill seeks to among other things provide betting regulations for casinos and other forms of gambling, authorization of prize competitions and public lotteries, establishment of the Gambling Regulatory Authority and the imposition of tax on betting and other forms of gambling.

Key contested amendments in the Bill include the Minimum Capital Deposit by gambling operators at Ksh.200 million [$1.5 million] up from Ksh.20 million [$150,000].

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