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Gambling Activities: A Guide for Beginners and Experts What You Need to Know



Gambling Activities

Gambling is one of the oldest and most popular forms of entertainment in the world. In case you not know, people have been wagering money or other valuables on games of chance for centuries, all with the hope of winning big or simply having fun.Gambling can be exciting, rewarding, and sometimes addictive, but it can also be risky, costly, and harmful. In Kenya, sports betting has gained prominence, attracting the government's attention.
The franchise was huge before Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and the Betting Control and Licencing
Board (BCLB) started tightening regulations. This resulted in the closure of giant bookmakers like Betika and SporstPesa. Three years ago, SportPesa reopened its shop in Kenya after striking a deal with market regulators.
In this article, we will understand the different types of gambling activities, how they work, and what you can do to gamble responsibly and legally. We will also give you some tips for
responsible gambling, legal aspects of gambling, and strategies for winning and it doesnt matter if you are a beginner or an expert, this article will be invaluable to you.

The importance of Understanding Gambling Activities

Gambling is a global phenomenon, with millions of people participating in various forms of
gambling every year. According to statistics on Gambling Industry News, around 26% of the world's population gambles, and 4.2 billion gamble at least once every year.
The global gambling market size was estimated at $230.9 billion (an equivalent of KSh
35331449999999996) in 2021 and the figure is projected to grow until 2028.
Gambling can be a source of entertainment, socialisation, and relaxation for many people, but it can also have negative consequences for some.

Understanding gambling activities can help you make informed decisions about your gambling behaviour, such as how much money and time you can afford to spend, what games you prefer,
and what strategies you can use. Further, it can also help you avoid falling prey to common gambling misconceptions, such as
believing that you can predict the outcome of a random event, or that you can regain your losses by betting more.
Moreover, understanding gambling activities can help you comply with the legal and ethical
standards of gambling in your country since different jurisdictions have different laws.

Types of Gambling Activities

There are many types of gambling activities, each with their own rules, odds, and strategies.

Casino Games

These are played in a casino or a similar venue, such as a hotel, cruise ship, or online
platform. Casino games are divided into two main categories:

table games and gaming machines.

Table games are played on a table and they include games like blackjack, roulette, baccarat, craps, and poker. They involve cards, dice, or a wheel and are played against the dealer or other players. Here, skills, strategy, and luck are required.
Gaming machines: Here, games that are played on a device, such as slot machines, video poker,and keno. They usually involve spinning reels, matching symbols, or drawing numbers and are played against the machine. Here, it is a game of chance. No skill or strategy is required.
Casino games have become popular among gamblers since they offer a variety of options,
themes, and prizes.
Recent trends and innovations in casino gaming:
 Live casino games – which are online games that are streamed live from a real casino or studio. They allow players to interact with real dealers and other players.
 Progressive jackpot games – Here there is a jackpot that increases every time someone plays, until someone wins it.
 Virtual reality games – In Kenya, virtual games gained prominence during COVID-19
period. They use VR technology to create an immersive and realistic gaming experience.

Sports Betting

This involves wagering on the outcome or events of a sporting event, such as a football match, a tennis tournament, or a horse race. In some extreme cases, some people offer their spouses as a prize, raising the question of morals and human dignity when it comes to betting.It can be done in person, online, or through mobile apps.
Sports betting is one of the most popular and profitable forms of gambling, attracting millions of fans and enthusiasts around the world.

Many people have become millionaires from this franchise. Examples of such people are Samuel Abisai, Gordon Ogada and Cosmas Korir, who won a combined KSh 659 million from SportPesa, according to
Sports betting can also be challenging, risky, and addictive. Some of the tips for effective sports
betting are:
 Do your research and learn as much as you can about the sport, the teams, the players,
and the odds offered.
 Be selective, only bet on the games or events you are confident about, and avoid betting
on too many games or events at once.
 Manage your money by setting a budget and limit for your sports betting, and stick to it.
 Be objective, and avoid betting directed by your emotions. Bet based on facts, statistics,
and logic, and not on your feelings, hopes, or loyalties.

Types of bets

There are many types of bets that a player can place on a sporting event, such as:

 Single bet: This is a bet on a single game and a single outcome or event, such as
the winner of a match.
 Multiple bet: Here, the play bets on several teams or several outcomes in one
betting slip. You will win the bet if all the selections are correct. The player will lose the bet even when only one game is lost.
 Parlay bet: A parlay bet is a special type of multiple bet where the player bets on
a series of outcomes or events that are dependent on each other, such as the
winners of several matches in a tournament. The player will win the bet if all their
selections are correct, and the payout is calculated by multiplying the odds of each
selection. However, if one of the selections is wrong, the player loses the entire
 Proposition bet: A proposition bet is a bet on a specific aspect or occurrence of a
sporting event, such as the number of yellow cards, the number of fouls, or the
time of the first goal. Proposition bets are also known as props, specials, or
novelty bets.
 Futures bet: A futures bet is a bet on a long-term outcome or event that will
happen in the future, such as the winner of a league, the winner of a tournament,
or the top scorer of a season. Futures bets are also known as outrights or ante-post

Radio and TV Gambling

In Kenya, gambling on radio and TV has become very popular. It is also a norm in many other countries.
The stations ask viewers and listeners to participate in lotteries, and then they are awarded after a draw is done.
Nealy, all commercial radios and TV in Kenya have this type of games. They are popular early in the morning, afternoon and late evening.The trend is also cropping up in upcoming religious TVs.

However, concern is rife that most of these games are con schemes, and the winnings are usually stage-managed. You will need to exercise caution when you engage in them.

Online Gambling

Online gambling is the activity of gambling on the internet using a computer, smartphone, tablet,or other device.
It can include various forms of gambling, such as casino games, sports betting, poker, bingo,lottery, and more. Online gambling has many benefits and risks, such as:
 Convenience – It can be done anytime and anywhere, without having to travel or dress
 Variety – It offers a wide range of games and options.
 Bonuses – You can get incentives and rewards, such as free spins, cashback, loyalty
points, or welcome offers.
 Privacy – Here you can gamble anonymously without having to reveal your identity.
 Addiction – Since it is easy convenient and stimulating, it and can make you lose track of time and money.
 Fraud – If not careful you can land in scams or hackers, who can steal your money, data,or identity, or manipulate the games or outcomes.
 Regulation – Different laws and regulations are targeting this activity. In South Korea,
Brunei, Cambodia, Japan, Singapore and Lebanon, betting is illegal, according to Lawyer
Monthly.  Therefore, it is important to choose reliable online gambling sites, that are licensed, regulated,secure, fair, and reputable.

Recommendations for choosing reliable online gambling sites are:

 Check the license and regulation of the site, and make sure it is valid, by counterchecking it on websites of regulators such as Kenya's Betting Control and Licensing Board.
 Check the security and privacy of the site, and make sure it uses encryption, firewall, and anti-virus software to protect your data and transactions.
 Check the reputation and reviews of the site.
 Ensure they offer a variety of games and options.
 Check the bonuses and promotions of the site, and make sure they are generous, realistic,and transparent.
 Be sure to read the terms and conditions to ensure they are reasonable. Tips for Responsible Gambling
 Set money and time limits for gambling and stick to them.
 Don't borrow money to gamble and don't gamble under the influence of drugs.

 Take regular breaks from gambling and engage in other enjoyable forms of
 Educate yourself about problematic gambling to recognise the signs of wrong gambling
like lying about your gambling, neglecting your responsibilities and feeling depressed.
 Seek help if you have a gambling problem or if you are affected by someone else's
 Contact experts like Mugwenu Doctors, who have expertise in dealing with gambling
problems. You can also contact Gambling helplines, such as  GamCare .

Legal Aspects of Gambling

Gambling is a legal activity in many countries and regions around the world. It is subject to
various laws and regulations Some of the legal aspects of gambling are:
Licensing and registration: These are processes of obtaining permits to operate a gambling franchise. The permit is obtained from competent authorities. In Kenya, this is handled by the Ministry of Interior and the Betting Control and Licensing Board.
Taxation and Reporting: Gambling winnings, including prizes, jackpots, or bonuses, may be subject to taxation and reporting. In Kenya, taxes are handled by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) who have a comprehensive guide on how the deductions are made. In Kenya, the lottery tax is charged at a rate of 15% of the lottery turnover.Age and Identity Verification: Gambling is restricted to adults. Operators need to verify the age of players. Verification helps prevent underage gambling, fraud, money laundering and identity theft.
Responsible Gambling and Consumer Protection: Gambling laws need to promote
responsible gambling and consumer protection. Deposit limits and a system of dispute resolution are needed.
Dynamic Nature of Gambling Laws: To stay up to date, consult reputable resources, such as tax experts and betting regulators, for additional information.
Reputable Legal Resources: You need to stay updated; refer to reputable legal resources for further information. Lawyers who have experience in dealing with betting cases or betting lawscan be of help.

Strategies for Winning

Gambling is a game of chance, but it is also a game of skill.
Below are some of the general tips for improving your gambling.

 Know the game: You should know the game that you are playing, such as the rules, the
odds, the payouts, the strategies, and the tips. Understand other things like, the players,
the team's statistics, and their trends.
 Choose the game: You should choose the game that suits your preferences, skills, goals,
and limits. Go for a game that offers the best value and return for your bets.
 Manage the game: Be in control of your money, time, emotions, and behaviour. Be also
ready to manage the outcome. This will help control and balance your gambling actions
and reactions.


As listed above, betting or gambling provides entertainment, excitement, and profits. However,gambling also requires knowledge, skill, strategy, and responsibility.
We have explored the world of gambling and provided some useful information and tips to helpyou enjoy gambling responsibly and legally.
We hope that you have learned something new and interesting and that you will apply what you have learned to your gambling activities.
If you want to learn more about gambling, if you want winning tips or are struggling with betting addiction, contact Mugwenu Doctors for immediate help.
Phone: +254740637248

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Exclusive: Mohan Galot Shares His Story on Overcoming Obstacles in Manchester Outfitters Ltd



Mohan Galot

In a legal battle that spanned over a decade, Mohan Galot, a billionaire, successfully reclaimed his company, Manchester Outfitters Ltd (MOL), from his nephews who had embezzled billions of shillings in revenue. Yesterday, the High Court ruled in favor of Galot, declaring him the rightful director of the garment maker, bringing a satisfying end to the long-standing dispute.

Mohan and his nephew Pravin Galot have been battling in court for the control of the company incorporated on November 3, 1977.

But Justices Lilian Mutende, Chacha Mwita and Mugure Thande on Thursday found that the director of Manchester Outfitters Ltd is Mohanlal Pusharam Galot who is also the governing director.

Mohan testified in court that Manchester Outfitters was established in 1954 by his father the late Lachman Pusharam Galot as a sole proprietorship to carry on the business of uniform production and distribution.

It was later converted into a 50/50 partnership between Pusharam and Mohan.

They employed Mohans brothers, Lalchand Pusharam Galot, Ganeshlal Pusharam Galot and Sohanlal Pusharam Galot.

When Pusharam died on November 12, 1973, he left a will dated October 27, 1973, in which he bequeathed his four sons a quarter of his 50 per cent interest in the partnership.

As a result, Mohan’s share of the partnership increased to 62 per cent while each of his brothers got 12.5 per cent of the business.

The issues for determination according to the bench were who the shareholders of MOL are, and who are the directors of MOL.

They relied on the company’s articles of association, specifically article 10 which indicated that once Lalchand died, Mohan was to automatically and without any meeting of shareholders or directors assume the position of governing director of MOL.

He was to hold office until his death or vacate office under Article 13.

As the new governing director, the Judges said Mohan could exercise all the power and authority of the position.

“One of the powers he could exercise was the removal at any time of a director of MOL, howsoever appointed, other than a permanent director,”

Judges said it is not in dispute that Pravin was appointed managing director but at the same time indicated no evidence was placed before the court to demonstrate that Pravin or Rajesh Galot were ever permanent directors in MOL.

“The claim by the defendants that they were permanent directors is therefore without any basis,” the judges ruled.

During the hearing, Pravin and Rajesh admitted that their father Ganeshlal, Mohan, Sohanlal and Lalchand are brothers and the sons of Pusharam.

According to Pravin, he was appointed Managing Director of MOL in 1991.

His case was that there was no board resolution removing him from an office he had held for 31 years.

But the Judges in their ruling found that the removal of Pravin, Rajesh and Ganeshlal as directors of MOL by Mohan in 2007, was an exercise of the power conferred upon him as governing director by Article 10.

“In the circumstances, the conclusion we come to on this issue is that Pravin and Rajesh ceased to be directors of MOL on 14 March 2007 while Ganeshlal ceased to be a director on June 7, 2007,” they said

“It follows therefore that Mohan is the only remaining director of MOL,” they added.

The three-judge bench also cited a registrar record which contains notification of change of directors and secretaries dated March 17, 2007 showing that Pravin and Rajesh ceased to be managing director and executive director respectively, with effect from March 14, 2007.

They subsequently found and held that the shareholders of Manchester Outfitters Limited are Lalchand Pusharam Galot with 1 management share and 349 ordinary shares.

Mohanlal Pusharam Galot with 1 management share and 349 ordinary shares. Galot Limited with 700 ordinary shares and the director is Mohan.

Following the court’s ruling, Mohan in a notice to its employees welcomed the decision saying “I have been reaffirmed as not only the sole director but also its chairman and Governing Director of MOL.”

He assured the staff members that their employment remains secure amidst the changes which will be made.

“We appeal for your patience and cooperation during this period of transition,” read the notice.


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Land Grabbing Scandal: Lawyer Mwenda Njagi Takes Legal Action against President Ruto



Lawyer Mwenda Njagi
  • MP Kihara‘s Controversial Utterances Fuel Lawyer Mwenda Njagi’s Lawsuit against President Ruto

Ndabibi farm residents through their city lawyer Mwenda Njagi have vowed to sue President William Ruto in his personal capacity over the link to land grabbing after MP Kihara utterances.

The threat comes days after the MPJane Kihara made a public utterance insisting that President William Ruto is the bonfide owner of the said land.

Lawyer Mwenda Njagi while speaking her secured the release of A 90-year-old man had been remanded in an Industrial area prison for 12 years said that nobody is above the law.
The old mzee allegedly encroached on the disputed land which he has lived for decades.

The threat comes days after Naivasha Member of Parliament Jane Kihara made a public utterance insisting that President William Ruto is the bonafide owner of the contested 5000-acre piece of land at Ndabibi area in Naivasha.

Speaking at the Industrial area prison after securing the release of a 90-year-old man believed to be an alleged beneficiary of the land for over four decades Mwenda said that residents have instructed him to sue,

” Since the Naivasha member of parliament has told us who the owner is, We shall be moving to court to sue the President, ” Lawyer Mwenda said.

He said that court restraining orders related to the said parcel have already been violated.

Naivasha Mp Kihara Speaking at a public baraza, Kihara accused a section of leaders of being behind a syndicate of land grabbers targeting unsuspecting owners.

The defense comes one week after 19 people were arrested for taking down a concrete fence surrounding the land and destroying property worth 2.3 million shillings.

In the case the residents obtained an injunction with restrained inspector James Karanja of GSU, OCS Kongoni police station, IG,Attorney, and area chief Ndabibi location as interested party

here is a video

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Surprising Details Emerge as Two Men Face Charges for Python-Related Bombing Incident



  • Shocking: The Story of Two Men Accused of Bombing a Woman’s House and Using a Python

  • How Two Men Allegedly Used a Python in an Explosive Crime: What We Know

Two men accused of bombing a woman’s dream home in Georgia also plotted to have a “python eat the victim’s daughter,” according to prosecutors. 

The suspects — identified as 37-year-old Stephen Glosser and 34-year-old Caleb Kinsey — were indicted on March 7 on multiple federal charges in connection with the bombing that occurred in Richmond Hill last year.

Investigators said the men used an explosive device involving Tannerite that ultimately blew up part of the woman’s home on Jan. 13, 2023. No one was injured in the explosion.

Two 18-year-olds arrested in Philadelphia bus stop shooting that injured 8 teens

While a motive is unclear, NBC News reported that one of the men “had a prior relationship” with the woman, though the extent of that relationship was not disclosed.

According to prosecutors, the suspects used surveillance equipment to spy on the victim from December 2022 until the time of the bombing, and they created “a plan to kill, intimidate, harass, or injure” her in various ways — like shooting arrows into her door.

Two men have been arrested for allegedly bombing a woman’s house in Richmond Hill, Georgia, on Jan. 13, 2023. (Credit: WSAV)

The pair also planned to release a “large python into the home to eat the victim’s daughter,” mail dog feces or dead rats to the victim’s home and scalp the victim, court documents allege.

In an interview with Nexstar’s WSAV last year, the victim, Larissa Apperson, said she and her daughter had only lived in their new home for less than 12 hours before the explosion.

“This home on Demeries Lake was my dream home… I am absolutely devastated by what happened. I am still in disbelief,” Apperson previously said, adding that she was planning to rebuild the part of her house that was destroyed.

Glosser and Kinsey have since been charged with stalking, using an explosive to commit a felony, conspiracy to use an explosive to commit a felony, and possession of an unregistered destructive device. Kinsey also faces additional charges of making false statements during the purchase of a firearm and possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

The conspiracy charge carries a statutory penalty of up to 20 years in prison with an added 10 years if convicted for the charge of using an explosive to commit a felony.

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