Kenyan Lawmakers Move To Ban Use Of Phones In Online Gambling

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Kenyan lawmakers are currently deliberataing on a bill in parliament that aims to ban use of mobile phones in online gambling, according to reports.

Reports say if the law is passed, anyone who uses a phone to place a bet will be fined 2m Kenyan shillings ($20,000; £15,000).

This will increase to 50m Kenyan shillings for businesses placing bets using mobile phones.

Gamblers who currently make bets on their mobile phones do not necessarily need a bank account.

The bill aims to curb a business which preys on unemployed youth who spend an average of 5,000 Kenyan shillings on betting each month.

Gambling is a multi-million Dollar, growing business in Kenya.

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