Betting Control and Licensing Board

Address: Betting Control and Licensing Board Kenya Charity Sweepstake House 3rd and 8th Floor, Mama Ngina Street Nairobi, Nairobi Municipality Kenya
Phone: +254-20-2220186 / 316471 / 343578/9
Fax: +254 20 227 127
Executive Director: Mr. A. O. Kwasi

About Betting Control and Licensing Board

The Betting Control and Licensing Board is under the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government. The Board was established by an Act of Parliament i.e. Betting Lotteries and Gamming Act Cap 131 Laws of Kenya.


  • To be a world class gamming regulatory agency


  • To ensure that gamming is conducted honestly, responsibly and competitively with minimum cost but maximum contribution to society, and that it is free from criminal activities

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Equity


The Act provides for the control and licensing of Betting and Gamming premises and the activities carried therin; for the imposition and recovery of taxes, for the authorization of lotteries and prize competition as well as eradication of illegal gambling.


  • To regulate and control betting, lotteries and gamming
  • To protect members of the public against fraud
  • To eradicate illegal gambling
  • To promote responsible gamming

What we do

  • Supervising and Inspecting Betting and Gamming Activities
  • Presiding over Public Lottery and Prize Competition draws
  • Conducting spot checks on betting, Lotteries and Gamming Operations Country wide
  • Authorizing amusement machines and pool tables