Bet­ting board on the spot over li­cens­ing, says firms with per­mits were ap­proved

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics | General -

The Bet­ting Con­trol and Li­cens­ing Board is on the spot over ir­reg­u­lar li­cens­ing.

Lucky Bet, Ad­vanced In­no­va­tions, and Rambo Re­sources have re­tained their li­cences while all oth­ers have been re­voked.

BCLB Di­rec­tor Charles Wam­bia has said that the board and se­cu­rity agen­cies will con­tinue with the crack­down on il­le­gally gam­bling ma­chines across the coun­try. “We are not giv­ing per­mits to any­one un­less we in­spect and are sat­is­fied that the en­vi­ron­ment they op­er­ate in is ideal for gam­bling,” Wam­bia said.

He was, how­ever, un­able to give rea­sons the three were al­lowed to op­er­ate de­spite the gov­ern­ment an­nounc­ing a war on gam­bling ma­chines, which are a se­cu­rity threat and a recipe for gam­bling ad­dic­tion among the youth. County Com­mis­sion­ers have in the past month im­pounded gam­ing ma­chines.

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