The Kenyan government has shutdown 27 Betting companies by:
1. Not renewing their gambling licenses and
2. Ordering Safaricom to suspend their paybill numbers.
What this means is that you will not be able to deposit or bet with any of these 27 betting companies until the issue has been resolved and the Paybills are made active again.
The main companies which have been shutdown include Sportpesa, Betpawa, Betin and Betway. Together, these betting companies control over 85% of the market.
So what should you do?
As a player, to protect yourself you should withdraw your money from the betting wallets of these companies asap. Although it is highly likely that these betting companies will be un-suspended soon and you can bet again, for now the safest thing to do is to withdraw your money.
Then, who should you bet with during the Betin, Betway, Sportpesa, Betpawa shutdown?
You can still deposit and bet with any of the betting companies in Kenya who have not been suspended. These include: Powerbets, Odibet, Gamemania and Betlion.