The gambling environment in Kenya has, for a long time, been friendly to the gambler. For many years, there have existed land-based casinos, mainly in the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa, which is popular with tourists. With internet penetration, however, the online casino enthusiasm spread across the country. There are no express laws prohibiting casino lovers from playing in online sites. The practice has, thus, flourished legally. Casinos have flocked the country both physically and through online advertisements. The country has been reviewing its gambling laws, but none of those have affected offshore online gaming so far.
Despite Kenya being a welcoming nation for online casinos, there are those that do not have the country within their regions of operations. This is usually a result of their license not covering that region. These casinos issue warnings to players who try to access them. Still, some players try to bypass this restriction using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
This is, however, not advisable for casino players both in Kenya and other regions. Playing in an illegal casino, no matter what country you are in, will bring nothing but problems. In an unlicensed casino, the player has no legal protection. He can easily lose his winnings.