In the wake of the global pandemic, everyone is so concentrated on COVID-19 that many punters may have missed out on a signal of SportPesa’s comeback.
The betting company, that originated in Kenya, has had its shop closed in Kenya for almost a year now. Just before its exit, SportPesa was the leading betting company in the country with a huge following.
The betting company’s stature did not only surface with its popularity among gamblers but also its effect on sports development in the country. SportPesa was a big player in sports development in the region as it injected money into various sporting projects in East Africa.
With this effect, SportPesa’s exit wounded both the punters and the sports community as a whole. Other betting companies like Betin Kenya also closed shops just about the same time SportPesa did. These betting companies were also pumping money into the sports sector which was hugely affected after the government’s crackdown on betting companies.
According to the betting companies, the government put in place regulations that made it almost impossible to operate profitably. However, some companies remained operational and scrambled for the punters left behind by their competitors.
SportPesa’s Hinted Comeback
Having left the country, SportPesa was not accessible from Kenya. SportPesa loyals were heartbroken when one day they typed in the website’s URL only to find a web error. Betin Kenya’s website was also pulled down in the country.