The Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) has cleared SportPesa to resume operations in Kenya under Milestone Games Limited.
Through a statement on Friday, BCLB said it has reinstated the operating license of Milestone Games Limited, which was revoked on October 31st.
The lifting of the suspension comes after the High Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of Milestone in a case where BCLB sought to prevent it from using the SportPesa name, pay bill numbers, and USSD codes.
“Pursuant to section 4(1)(b) of the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, Cap.131 of the Laws of Kenya, the suspension of your bookmaker’s Off-The Course license for 2020/2021 FY has lapsed.”
“Further, our letter of October 30 mentioned herein is hereby withdrawn…. the meeting that had been scheduled for November 26 as communicated vide our letter dated November 19 is hereby canceled,” BCLB said in a letter to Milestone.
The betting regulator had banned Milestone from using the trade name SportPesa, the domains www.ke.sportpesa.com, www.sportpesa.co.ke, shortcodes 29050, 79079 and pay bill numbers 521521, 9555700, and 955700.