Is online gambling becoming legal in Kenya?

There is growing interest in gambling online in Kenya. Gambling using online casinos is completely legal in Kenya, meaning that players are able to enjoy gaming on their electronic devices.

Is online gambling becoming legal in Kenya?

Online casinos in Kenya are monitored closely by the Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya. The regulatory institution has been operating since 1966 and is responsible for quality assuring the casinos available on the internet. In order for online casinos to operate, they must be approved by the regulatory body.

There are some online casinos that are run by companies based in Kenya, however, most of the online casinos operating in Kenya are sourced from overseas.

Guide to online gambling in Kenya

Gambling in Kenya has become incredibly popular in recent years. The advances in technology across the globe has seen an influx of players using online facilities for gambling.

Online casinos based in Kenya offer an engaging experience for players. There are a variety of outlets for gamblers to source their favourite games. With many international online casinos operating in Kenya, players can expect a high-quality experience when gambling.

A quick guide to picking the top online casinos in Kenya

With many options available, it is really important for players to carefully select online casinos. Below is a comprehensive list of aspects to look out for when choosing an online casino.

  • Licensing 

Licensing is the most important thing for potential players to check when considering a certain online casino. Online casinos must have valid licensing to provide players with a safe and secure experience.

All licenses are provided by the Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya. This means that an online casino with valid licensing has had all of its games approved by the regulatory body. There are a variety of trusted choices available in Kenya.

  • Gaming Catalogue

Of course, the most important feature of an online casino is the gaming catalogue. Players will want to explore the catalogue available on the site to ensure that their favourite games are available. This step is an absolute must for avid gamers.

  •  Methods of making deposits and withdrawals

For many players, the profits made are one of the most important aspects of gambling. Therefore, it is really important for gamblers to check that their preferred payment option is available. Many of the popular Kenyan-based online casinos will offer the main payment methods used globally, such as VISA, a variety of credit card providers, and PayPal.

  • Available bonuses when you sign up 

Some online casinos will provide bonuses to entice new players. An exciting, hefty bonus could be a reason for gamblers to choose a certain casino. Examples of great bonuses include a welcome bonus whereby players are provided with 2x the profit of their first bet.

  • Perks and offers

An exciting perk of many online casinos is the offers that they provide. In addition to sign up offers, you will be pleased to know that many online casinos provide promotions for existing players too. Examples of bonuses for existing players include seasonal bonuses, free spins for certain games, and matched deposits.

  • Customer services 

The key to any website, particularly online casinos, is a supportive customer service team. There may be circumstances whereby profits, deposits, or withdrawals aren’t going quite to plan and support service will be required.

When picking an online casino, it is important to check the reviews on the customer service of the site. This will give you an insight into the quality of the service you can expect, as well as how quickly your issue will be resolved.

Land-based casinos are slowly decreasing in popularity with online casinos becoming the preferred method of gambling. Online casinos are able to offer a much bigger catalogue with a variety of gaming genres. Players will be able to choose from hundreds of slot and table games, if they choose the online casino wisely, as well as having the option to attend live games with other online players.

Many gamblers hope for an online casino that is compatible with mobile devices. Players can rest assured because many online casinos also provide the same service on a mobile device. If mobile play is your preferred method of gaming, be sure to check the site on your device to ensure that the gameplay is sufficient.

Another important factor of mobile gambling is to check whether the online casino provides an application on Android or iOS devices. Apps on smartphones often provide a higher-quality gaming experience with up-to-date visuals and animations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Top-quality casinos can be defined by a variety of factors. Each player will have several factors which determine how good an online casino is. Therefore, the best online casino is a matter of each player’s choosing.

However, each player must consider the following when choosing an online casino:

  • Licensing
  • Gaming catalogue
  • Methods of depositing and withdrawing funds
  • Available bonuses for new sign-ups
  • Perks and offers
  • Customer services

Players can deposit and withdraw money with ease at many Kenyan-based casinos. Each casino will have its own individual method of payment but will provide instructions to help support deposits and withdrawals.

All Kenyan-based online casinos must be regulated by the Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya to operate within Kenya. Therefore, all players can rest assured that they can have a safe and assured experience on the licensed online casino.

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