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Kenya bill aims to ban use of phones in online gambling

A bill is currently going through parliament in Kenya that aims to ban use of mobile phones in online gambling, according to Kenya's Business Daily newspaper. 

If the law is passed, anyone who uses a phone to place a bet will be fined 2m Kenyan shillings ($20,000). 

This will increase to 50m Kenyan shillings for businesses placing bets using mobile phones. 

Gamblers who currently make bets on their mobile phones do not necessarily need a bank account. 


The bill aims to curb a business which preys on unemployed youth who spend an average of 5,000 Kenyan shillings on betting each month. 

Gambling is a multi-million dollar, growing business in Kenya.

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