Everton sponsor refused renewal of betting licence

5 August 2019

Photo: Getty Images SportPesa has been on the front of Everton's shirts since 2017. The five-year deal between SportPesa and Everton is worth £9.6 million each season.

The Kenyan government has refused the renewal of SportPesa’s betting licence.

Betting companies accused of contributing to huge growth in youth addiction.

SportPesa claims the dispute is a tax issue.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

The Kenyan government is continuing its attack on betting companies, as the Everton and Hull City front-of-shirt sponsor SportPesa has been refused a renewal of the company’s betting licence, the Daily Mail reports

According to the newspaper, the Kenyan government has accused the betting companies of contributing to substantial growth in issues relating to addiction and suicide among young people. 

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