Betting firm Sportpesa has announced a return to the country’s betting scene after more than a year out.
The betting firm’s ceo Captain Ronald Karauri, while announcing their return to operation in the country, said the company will now operate under a new BCLB licence.
“SportPesa is back! I’m happy to announce that the SportPesa brand is back under a new BCLB licence holder, ” tweeted Captain Karauri.
Mr Karauri said SportPesa will uphold the highest standards of service and responsible gaming, adding that they are ready to work closely with BCLB and all other stakeholders in the gaming industry.
SportPesa is delighted to resume operations in Kenya. Thank you for your support.
— SportPesa Kenya (@SportPesa) October 30, 2020
Further, he pointed out that the firm will explore partnerships in the country with the aim of promoting development of sports in communities in the country.
“As market leaders, Sportpesa will focus on upholding the highest standards of service and responsible gaming. We look forward to working closely with BCLB and all other stakeholders,” said the CEO.
“We are excited to explore a wide range of partnerships in Kenya over the coming weeks and months, which will prioritise the development of sports in communities across our great country,” he added.
SportPesa was among 27 betting firms that had their trading licenses revoked by the government due to failure in meeting tax compliance policies in July, 2019.
Two months later, the betting firm was cleared by the Kenya Revenue Authority making it viable to reacquire its licence.