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Sports Betting Firms Suspend Operations In Kenya On the 9 August to Allow Gamblers to Vote

Giant sports betting firm Sportpesa on Monday issued a directive to all its customers that it will be suspending operations beginning at midnight.

The suspension is expected to last until when the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission closes polling stations at 5 pm on Tuesday.

Sportpesa, Betika, and Betpawa are some of the big betting companies in Kenya.

The notice by Sportpesa to all esteemed customers read in part:

Esteemed customer,

In compliance with the directive from the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government [Ref: BCLB 8/64 VOL. III (85 and 86)] issued on the 5th of August, 2022 ALL Gaming Operations will be suspended on the 9th of August 2022 from 12:00 a.m until 5 p.m to enable stakeholders in the industry to participate in the general elections. In total compliance with the directive, SportPesa will disable all access to the Gaming Services between 12:00 a.m and 5 p.m on 9th August 2022 and as such, customers will not be able to log in or place bets within the prescribed timeframe.

We will resume our normal operations thereafter.

You may transact and place your bets in advance for your favorite games playing on Tuesday; they are currently available on all our platforms.

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