Kenya plans to scrap the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) and replace it with a National Lottery if proposals by the Presidential Taskforce are adopted.
The draft National Gambling Policy, National Gambling Control Bill, and National Lottery Bill contain a proposal to scrap BCLB.
In addition, a Gambling Regulatory Authority will take over from BCLB in the changes that will replace the Betting Lotteries and Gaming Act of 1966.
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“The sector has for decades been frowned upon as a space that encourages certain immoralities and is tainted with ethical and moral concerns. The proposed policy and legal framework is intended to address the existing gap by establishing a coherent and forward-looking view of the gambling sector as a force for social progress,” said the task force’s vice-chairperson, Gideon Thuranira.
The Taskforce is also mandated to propose reforms that regulate the betting, gaming and lotteries sectors.
As a result, the Taskforce will hold county-based citizen engagement meetings beginning in April 2023.
Am interested in any development happening in the Gambling and Betting industry since am a stakeholder as a trade Union that represent the workers in that sector.