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.