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Betting Control and Licensing Board(BCLB) lifts the suspension on Sportpesa's operation licence under Milestone Games Ltd.

BCLB on Friday said as a result of a meeting after a planned meeting on November 26 has been cancelled.

"Pursuant to section 4(1)(b) of the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, Cap.131 of the Laws of Kenya, the suspension of your bookmaker's Off-The Course license for 2020/2021 FY has lapsed," the board said.

 "Further, our letter of October 30 mentioned herein is hereby withdrawn..... the meeting that had been scheduled for November 26 as communicated vide our letter dated November 19 is hereby cancelled".

The comes just a day after a judge revoked a decision banning the use of Sportpesa brand.

Justice Pauline Nyamweya's order in effect allowed Milestones games limited use of its Safaricom Pay Bill numbers concurrently with Sportpesa domains.

In a ruling dated November 16, the judge additional certified the case by the gaming company as urgent saying that there are likely effects of the decision being challenged in court.

Her judgment emerged out of an application by the gaming company challenging a decision by the BCLB made on October 30, 31 2020.

BCLB stopped the Milestone games limited from using the trade name Sportpesa, the domains,, shortcodes 29050, 79079 and paybill numbers.

Consequently, Milestone games moved to court seeking orders to nullify the decision of BCLB.
The court was told that the board in reaching its decision acted outside its powers.

The decision was made without the gaming company being given a chance to make any representation.

The judge directed the parties to file their replies to the suit papers and scheduled the case for hearing on January 25, 2021.

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