The outlawed Betting company in Kenya, SportPesa seems to be eager for a comeback. The betting site CEO Captain Ronald Karauri has urged the government to allow their venture to comeback and continue operating in the country.
In an exclusive Interview with MC Jessy in his new online show on Youtube Jessy Junction, the head of SportPesa also revealed some minor details about his life that most people have never really cared to understand.
The pilot noted that he had to leave hanging his degree course at the University of Nairobi following a successful stab at an opportunity to be employed by Kenya Airways. The Mangu High School alumnus took and ran away with an opportunity to be trained as a pilot by the air transport company.
Ronald Karauri and SportPesa
So one day when he was in a casino playing poker, his current business partners fronted the idea of starting a betting company. He decided to invest the whole KES 30 million he’d saved all his life and quit his job as a pilot.
“My family and a few colleagues that I approached thought I was mad. Clearly, it was a gamble but I believed in it,” Ronald told a shocked MC Jessy. The rest, as they say, is history.
The father of three revealed that SportPesa license application is still pending at the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB). They will be back in business any time they are given the license. He still has hope that the government will allow them to get back to work as soon as possible.
It has been more than a year since they exited the market in Kenya but the country so far has new betting platforms operating. Be it as it may, many more customers are still waiting for their comeback and had much more faith in them than in all the others.