P.O.Box: 43977-00100 Nairobi Nairobi
K C S Bldg, 8th Flr, Mama Ngina St, Nairobi
(254) 20 2220186 - (254) 20 316471 (254) 20 343578/9
(254) 20 22 271 27 (254) 20-2093062 (254) 20-232
InformationBetting Control and Licensing Board was established by an Act of Parliament Chapter 131 Laws of Kenya of 1966. Prior to the Act, the functions of the board were being handled by the Police Department. The Board has nine sitting members and it plays a big role in changing the notion that gaming is a vice. Given the positive contributions the gaming industry makes to the economy in terms of employment and revenue generation, gaming becomes a legitimate consumer pursuit and hence the need for vigorous promotion.

The Act provides for the control and licensing of Betting and Gaming premises and the activities carried therein; for the authorization of lotteries and prize competition as well as eradication of illegal gambling.


To be a leader in Technology transfer in training in the sub-Saharan Africa. To be a world class gaming regulatory agency in Africa.


To ensurethat gaming is condected honestly and competitively with minimum costs but maximum contribution to society, and that it is free from criminal activities.

Our Objectives

•Regulate and Control Betting, Lotteries and Gaming
•Promote members of the public against fraud
•Eradicate illegal gambling
•Promote Responsible Gaming

Our Core Values


ServicesCore Functions

•Issuing of Licenses and Permits
•Supervising and inspecting Betting and Gaming activities
•Presiding over Public Lottery and Prize Competition draws
•Conducting spot checks on betting, lotteries and gaming operations countrywide
•Authorizing amusement machines and pool tables
•Eradicating and curbing illegal gambling
•Promoting responsible gambling
•Creating awareness and public confidence in Betting, Lotteries and gaming

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