Paul Ndung’u, the former chair of Pevans East Africa, the entity behind SportPesa in Kenya, has accused the company’s foreign shareholders of siphoning more than $250m to offshore accounts at the expense of local investors.
Tanzania is among a group of increasingly attractive gambling opportunities in Africa thanks to new regulations, industry experts have said, but Nigeria remains the most exciting prospect despite recent difficulties, as several other markets on the continent face an uncertain future.
In this map, VIXIO GamblingCompliance shows the regulatory status of gambling in African jurisdictions. The map provides information, where available, on whether the countries allow, partially prohibit or forbid gambling.
This special report takes a look in detail at the six African jurisdictions that are considered to be most relevant to the gambling industry: Ghana; Kenya; Nigeria; South Africa; Tanzania; and Uganda. The report discusses the degree of development of juridical systems, the maturity of the gambling markets and both the political and regulatory developments that occurred in the countries in the first half of 2019.