Sportpesa given green light to resume operations

Sportpesa given green light to resume operations

The betting firm has been given the green light to resume operations after a suspension on their license was lifted.

The nation’s betting control, Betting Control and Licensing Board, has lifted the suspension on the firm’s operation license under Milestone Games Limited.

In a statement, the Board said:

“Pursuant to section 4(1)(b) of the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, Cap.131 of the Laws of Kenya, the suspension of your bookmaker’s Off-The Course license for 2020/2021 FY has lapsed,”

“Further, our letter of October 30 mentioned herein is hereby withdrawn….. the meeting that had been scheduled for November 26 as communicated vide our letter dated November 19 is hereby canceled”.

The board had stopped the Milestone games limited from using the trade name Sportpesa, the domains www.ke.sportpesa.com, www.sportpesa.co.ke, short codes 29050, 79079 and paybill numbers.

Consequently, Milestone games moved to court seeking orders to quash the decision of the board.

The court was told that the board in reaching its decision acted outside its powers.

The decision was made without the gaming company being given a chance to make any representation.

The judge directed the parties to file their replies to the suit papers and scheduled the case for hearing on January 25, 2021.