New bill seeks to limit daytime gambling in Kenya

The Nairobi County Assembly is thinking of no matter if to limit gambling during the daytime in Kenya.

The Nairobi Town County Betting, Lotteries and Gaming (Modification) Invoice 2021, sponsored by South B MCA Waithera Chege, wants to defend operating human hours by proscribing gambling involving 6am and 8pm.

Ms Waithera commented: “I have noticed the functions of betting and gaming establishments in the county for a though now. I believe that anything need to be accomplished to curtail the hrs expended in these establishments by our youth if we are to secure our potential as a county.

“I shall be proposing that the county and National Licensing Board limit the functioning hrs of these institutions so as to help protect successful several hours amongst the citizenry and stay clear of wastage of time by some of our youth who are sadly now addicted to gambling and devote a whole lot of time at these establishments.”

The proposal’s intention is to also control cellular betting and to ban advertising and marketing inside of the vicinity of betting and gaming places.

Information from a survey made by US-based research business, Geopoll, demonstrates that 76% of young Kenyans had engaged in gambling at least when as of March 2017. (The survey took into thought youthful gamblers from Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.)

The survey also indicated that, when compared to millennials from other sub-Saharan counties, Kenyan youthful gamblers have put extra bets (most of them on football) and shell out an typical of $50 regular monthly.

In accordance to the solutions of the individuals, advertising and marketing had an essential contribution to that higher share, as the youth commenced observing betting as a way of making quick dollars.

Posted by: Timothy Cox on Category: Online