News & Analysis

News In Brief: April 11-April 15, 2022

U.S. regulators step in to block a metaverse NFT casino, Buenos Aires Province to allow debit card gambling and Macau draft puts further pressure on junkets.

Kenyan Finance Act Hands Industry Massive Win

Kenyan gambling firms have been handed a major victory via the swift passage of the Finance Act 2021, as they avoided the feared reintroduction of a 20 percent excise duty on betting.

Research & Reports

Interactive Map: Gambling in Africa

In this map, VIXIO GamblingCompliance shows the status of gambling in African jurisdictions. The map provides information, where available, on whether the countries allow or prohibit gambling. By hovering over a jurisdiction, further information on the allowed types of gambling can be found.

Q&A: Gambling Regulation in Kenya

A new Gaming Act is currently pending before the Kenyan parliament, which would replace the current legislation dating back to 1966.

Special Report: Africa Gambling Outlook 2019

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.

Kenya: Information, Communications and Technology Ministry Consults on Reforms to National Data Protection Framework

On August 19, 2018, the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology launched a consultation seeking feedback on the proposed data protection framework, comprising the Privacy and Data Protection Policy 2018 and the Data Protection Bill 2018.

By means of this reform, Kenya aims to stay aligned with international and domestic developments and technological growth, as the new regime will allow its citizens to harness the benefits of the digital economy without the fear of abuse of their privacy.  

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