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How to Apply for a Bookmaker License in Kenya

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How to Apply for a Bookmaker License in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Sat Jan 2020 08:57am
A person who desires to obtain makes application to the Board in the form and manner prescribed.

The Board investigates or requires the submission of declaration or further information as it may deem necessary in order to enable it to examine the application.

After making investigations and considering any information or declaration as may have been required, the Board grants a license or refuses a license thereof without reason given.

Required Documents
Completed Form 1A
Local authority recommendation
Submission of audited accounts and tax compliance certificates from KRA.
Submission of bank guarantee of Kshs. 100,000, report of compliance with the law

Office Locations & Contacts
Betting Control and Licensing
Physical Address: Kenya Charity Sweepstake House,3rd and 8th Floor Mama Ngina Street
Postal Address: P.O. Box 30478 - 00100 Nairobi Kenya
City: Nairobi City County
Tel: +254 (020) 2220186, 316471,343578,9
Email Address:
Operating Hours: 8.00am to 1.00pm 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Resolution Criteria:

Meet requirements
Due diligence investigations
Board's policy i.e. general moratorium

Application Fee: Kshs. 10,000/=
License Fee: Kshs. 100,000/=

One Year

Completion of Form 1A
Investigation by the Board to determine suitability of applicant and Premises(s)
Local authority recommendation
Investigation fees

Required Information
Full name and address of the applicant
Name under which business will be conducted
Full names and addresses of all partners, directors and secretary of a body corporate, managers, if any
Principal place of business
Distance between principal place and nearest premises licensed for sale and consumption of liquor
Previous engagement in the bookmaking business
Expected amount of the gross turnover for the first twelve months

Need for the Document
A bookmaker means a person who, whether on his own account or as servant or agent to another person, carries on, whether occasionally or regularly, the business of receiving or negotiating bets, or who in any manner holds himself out, or permits himself to be held out in any manner, as a person who receives or negotiates bets.

Information which might help
A person who knowingly makes a false statement or declaration in an application for a license or is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate
Authorize Bookmaking

External Links
Bookmakers License

Betting, Lotteries And Gaming Act

Betting Control and Licensing Board rel=nofollow>

Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government of Kenya

No license is issued under the Betting, Lotteries And Gaming Act unless and until the Board has satisfied itself that the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold the license and that the premises, if any, in respect of which the application is made are suitable for the purpose.

No license is issued under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act unless the Board has sent a copy of the application for the license to the local authority within whose area of jurisdiction the applicant proposes to conduct his business and has given the local authority reasonable opportunity to object to, or make recommendations with respect to, the application.


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