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Sports betting fans in Kenya, with an incentive to win a handsome load of cash, will have to rely on other outlets as large-players SportPesa and Betin quit the market in a rather disappointing manner.

The duo’s exodus, occurred shortly after a series of engagements with the government, proved to be a failure. SportPesa commented on it’s return ( to the market) conditions, citing that they would resume operations when “adequate taxation and non-hostile regulatory environment” are in place.

The latter was also compelled by the July hit, where the government ordered telcos to shut down 27 sports betting pay bills and shortcodes, SportPesa and Betin inclusively.

According to The Citizen report, the government of Kenya saw uneven distribution of the benefits within the sector, as sports betting companies garnered over $2 billion in 2018, but the government share stood at $40 million.

According to PWC, Kenya is the …