The situation regarding live casinos and online gambling, in general, is complicated in Kenya, to say the least. While land-based gambling is legal in the country for more than 60 years, online gambling is sort of a grey area.
Online gambling was a state-run monopoly in Kenta, but the only operator that was allowed to offer live casino games, called betkenya.com, closed down operations, and currently, there are no legal options for Kenyans to play at. The local regulations in Kenya allow online casino gambling, but live casinos are still unsure about entering the market.
The main reason for that can be put to the taxation system, as the government imposes big taxes on the players’ winnings, which are 20%, so it is only logical that punters will avoid playing at licenses sites, and look for an alternative elsewhere. Live casinos know the situation in the market, so there are no licensed ones at the moment.
Kenyans love to gamble online, it has become one of the main hobbies of the residents, and luckily for them, there are countless international live casinos that gladly accept players from Kenya. The government does not block these sites and there are no penalties in place for players who play live games at offshore live casinos, so the situation is ideal for any Kenyan who likes to gamble online.
There are many foreign live casinos that have a relevant license from one of the main regulators in the world, so the players need to check that information first. As they gamble at sites that are not licensed in Kenya, they might be subject to a scam, as there are tons of fraudulent sites circulating, and in case of fraud, they have no authority to turn to.