When it comes to advertising betting, lottery, and gaming activities, the Betting and Control Licencing Board (BCLB) has decided to refrain from using the 'Speed Dial' feature that is available on a variety of internet browsers.

Speed dial betting on Kenya

As the other pending issues were scheduled to be heard in May of this year, BCLB and other parties came to an agreement on the order through a signed agreement of mutual consent that was registered in court.

It is stated in the consent document that "that the Betting Control and Licencing Board does and is hereby directed that all gaming operators to cease the use of speed dial feature forthwith."

In the case at hand, the Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) filed a lawsuit against BCLB, arguing that betting companies were using the feature to target Kenyan internet users without taking into account their age.

According to COFEK, the use of the feature puts children in danger of suffering serious and irreparable harm, which is in direct opposition to the advocacy efforts of the government to protect minors while they are using the internet. 

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