BCLB suspends Sportpesa licence saying the brand belongs to Pevans E.A not Milestone Games

 

Online gaming company SportPesa

 

Online gaming company SportPesa halt by the state after announced to have resumed operations in the country.

This is after Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) Saturday suspended the license of Milestone Gaming Limited which was to operate as Sportpesa.


BCLB chairman Cyrus Maina alleged that the betting firm went behind their back to get the go-ahead.

“The Board has been brought to the attention of information circulating in the media to the effect that “Sportpesa” has resumed operations in the gaming industry. According to the records in our possession, the trade name “Sportpesa” belongs to M/S Pevans E.A Ltd, a company that has filed an appeal in Nairobi case no.471 of 2019.


"The matter before the Court of Appeal contests the issuance of the gaming license to M/S Pevans E.A Ltd t/a “Sportpesa”. The matter is scheduled to be heard on November 16, 2020. As at now, M/S Pevans E.A Ltd, the known owners of the trade name “Sportpesa” is not licensed to operate any gaming business in Kenya,” said BCLB Chairman Cyrus Kibera Maina as he warned SportPesa of dire consequences. 

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