Thursday, March 30, 2023

Tag: Africa & Middle East

Playstudios purchases Israeli online game studio

Playstudios Scene53
Californian developer of free-to-play casino games Playstudios has  announced that it has acquired Scene53, an Israeli-based game studio specialising in real-time, multi-player mobile games. The two companies already have a history of partnership – having jointly developed the newest Playstudios mobile app, POP! Slots, together. The game allows players to play in groups, share jackpots and interact with friends as they...

FSB Technology partner with Tanzania’s Mkekabet

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Platform provider FSB Technology has launched a new website and SMS betting service for Tanzania's Mkekabet, marking the London-based supplier’s first move into the African market. FSB designed a bespoke site for the popular sports betting operator, which is available in both English and Swahili. The platform has also been integrated into Oxygen8's mobile payment gateway making use of both M-pesa...

Summit underlines ‘huge potential’ in African betting

Nigeria African Payment Solutions Summit
Africa is already a major sports betting market, but banking networks across the continent remain undeveloped. How will the market evolve over the coming years, and will the retail sector eventually be superseded by mobile and online channels? These questions were raised by Lanre Gbajabiamila, general manager and CEO of the Lagos State Lottery, at this year’s Payment Solutions Summit,...

South Africa raises the stakes for online gambling operators

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South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has presented its proposals for a new national gambling policy which will extend government agencies’ powers to clamp down on unregulated online gambling. The measures put forward in the DTI’s policy paper, National Gambling Policy 2016, aim to address issues with the effectiveness of the earlier National Gambling Act, 2004. “South Africa is...