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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Safaricom enters the Gambling business

SafCon in its own sneaky fashion introduced the "Lipua Mamilioni" compaign which claims you can win Kes 1 million a day.

In very small print... to enter... you send an sms that costs 3.50 to SafCon. 1 sms per entry.

So shouldn't this 'promotion' be labelled as gambling?
Where is the CCK?
Where is the Betting & Gambling Licensing Board?

7 comments:

pink m said...

Stop hating! These kind of competition together with others like Sasanet, Clip and other pyramid schemes are perfectly legal in Kenya. *SMH*

Do we have any rules in these campaigns?

*Off to Lipua Mamilioni*

Anonymous said...

Atleast i have got some1 who thnks ths is 'Safcom Casino Royale Ltd'.its mandated by BCLB so no problem on that part n CCK cannot do anythng since its not in their ToR...ol i kan say its a smart move.n that plus Okoa Jahazi forms 'corporate hustling'

coldtusker said...

pinkm: Sure... either you work for safcon or they send you a cheque as a commission... LOL...

Okoa Jahazi is a service. Shylocking but a service. The lipua campaign is a pure gambling campaign. Mandated by BLCB?

Anonymous said...

BLCB-Betting and Licensing Control Board...btw tha corporate hustle is OK,only coz am a shareholder

voice_of_the_customer said...

Safaricom is anyway in teh business of EXPLOITING its customers and we kenyans allow ourselves to be exploited, without realizing that by supporting such initiatives we are creating another evil for the poor people who would get tempted to pay the KES 3.5 again and again and, in the process increase the cashreserves of Safaricom. This guy Michael Joseph is ofcourse simply cares about making tons of money for himself and Safaricom only, and does not care anything about the community and surely not at all about customers

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