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Betcentric African businesses hit hard by covid closures

Africa businesses hit gambling covid-19
Retail-reliant and sport-centric African gambling markets are struggling to switch players into novel sports and products through covid-related closures - even where regulation permits

Nigeria adopts multi-agency approach to tackling unlicensed lottery firms

Nigeria lottery tackling unlicensed firms
The Nigerian lottery commission is teaming up with other authorities to tackle an explosion of unlicensed lottery operators in recent years, and bring more play back to transparent and taxpaying firms.

Nigeria bans unlicensed foreign lotteries

Nigeria bans unlicensed lottery Tajudeen Usman
The Nigerian National Lottery Regulatory Commission has responded to reports of certain lottery providers withholding players’ winning by banning all foreign providers from the sector.

Mobile money still booming – especially among the young

Mobile Money Africa booming
Africa’s youth are adopting mobile money at an exponential rate, primarily to pay for digital entertainment services such as gambling, internet streaming and paid TV.

NSofts furthers penetration in African iGaming markets

nsoft african market
NSoft, has expanded its African iGaming operations and subsequently entered two new markets: Ethiopia and Burundi. Emerging markets in Africa have been in NSoft’s focus for quite some time. In order to better explore possibilities that African iGaming market offers, NSoft has expanded its business operation’s team with two more dedicated sales managers settled in SAR and Nigeria.  This strategic decision...

BtoBet launches new content range tailored for Africa

BTOBET AFRICA
Ever increasing its foothold in Africa, BtoBet has launched a portfolio of dedicated content for the African market further presenting the local players with a more customised and tailored betting experience. Speaking about the approach being undertaken, BtoBet’s chief marketing officer Sabrina Soldà said: “There is a general misconception that the challenges in Africa from a technological perspective should result...

1xBet: No future for mediocrity in African betting

1xBet Kenya Anton Ogonyan
iGaming Times caught up with managing director in Kenya, Anton Ogonyan, about 1xBet’s growth in the region.

Eventus International’s events are the ‘Gateway To Africa’s Gaming Market’

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With Africa’s combined gambling market size projected to reach over of $37 Billion the need for all stakeholders in the gaming sector to stay up to date with cutting edge technological advancements, marketing techniques, best practice and

Uganda backtracks on gambling ban, blocks foreign firms

Uganda, gambling
Only days after president Yoweri Museveni ordered a ban on all forms of gambling in Uganda, his finance minister tempers the ban to only foreign companies. Whichever direction Uganda goes, the shockwaves of this ‘flip- flopping’ can be felt as far as Nairobi.

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2019 is officially in full swing with the African gaming industry taking big steps in January. With regulatory uncertainty in Southern and Eastern Africa and the massive growth in West Africa, it’s imperative for operators and service providers...

Gaming Board of Tanzania sees benefits of gaming growth

Gaming Board, Tanzania, growth, africa
Tanzania’s most senior gaming offi- cial has praised the integrity of the country’s gambling industry, stating the Gaming Board of Tanzania is monitoring operators and players. Speaking at an event organised by…

Why the African gaming sector is BiG business in 2019 – BiG Africa Supershow 2019

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In 2015, PwC South Africa’s senior manager; Sanchia Temkin reported in the annual gambling sector outlook that gaming industry revenues are expected to make a massive rise to R30 Billion (USD$2,17 Billion) in 2019. In later editions of the report in 2017 drafted

BetLion leaps into “huge opportunity” of Kenyan market

KENYA, BetLion, gambling, SportPesa, Betway, Africa
BetLion has launched a betting operation in Kenya, after receiving approval from the Kenyan Betting Control and Licensing Board to enter the country’s $351m online industry. The Ugandan operator will now provide its mobile-focused product offering

BiG Africa Supershow 2019 – A new year, new topics and speakers

Eventus International announced that the BiG Africa Supershow will be including some new topics and speakers to ensure that the show remains relevant in the new year. A spokesman for the event says: “We take pride in creating impactful agendas...

Betinvest bolsters third party integration in Africa with M-PESA

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The leading Sports Betting platform provider, Betinvest, has strengthened its commitment to local market partnerships in Africa as it prepares to...

Sportingtech expands into African market closing the deal with 9jawin

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Sportingtech, the gaming platform provider is about to expand its operations in the African market after closing the strategic deal with Nigerian brand 9jawin. With its Pulse Platform and its powerful features, Sportingtech will help 9jawin achieve the...

ICE brand shows its appeal as industry gives huge support to Africa launch

ICE Africa London Clarion
The first edition of ICE Africa has been declared a milestone event by delegates, sponsors and organisers alike. 1,597 visitors from 79 countries, including 23 African nations, attended the historic two day learning and senior level networking event, which was the first occasion the world renowned ICE brand has been exported outside of its UK home.

NSoft launches mobile app for Sima Communications in Africa

NSoft Sima
Software solutions provider for the gaming and betting industry, NSoft, has released its mobile app to its long term customer Sima Communication from Lesotho. It is NSoft’s commitment to improve and continuously upgrade the existent products, deliver new…

Israel issues first online injunctions as gambling crackdown increases

ISRAEL, LEGISLATION, africa, politics
A court in Israel has levied its first injunction on three online gambling sites, ordering local ISPs to block the operators under authority granted by the Powers to Prevent Offenses Through an Internet Site Law 5767-2017. The Tel Aviv District Court,

“Africa has the potential to be one of the largest legal online gambling markets in the world.”

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Susan O’Leary, CEO of Alderney eGambling, discusses the opportunities and challenges Africa presents iGaming operators and suppliers, and what they need to do for successful market entry. Africa has the potential to be one of the largest legal online gambling...

Africa: The importance of mobile platform localisation

Africa, mobile platform, localisation, Digitain, API technology
Suren Khachatryan, CEO of Digitain, explains how his API technology can help firms cater to however consumers in Africa prefer to pay and play, wherever they may be. Africa is the world’s second largest and most populous continent with a population of over…

Kamara: Data is the key to unlocking African trade

Africa, data, gaming, trade,
Africa is on the verge of a massive economic growth spurt, says serial entrepreneur and gaming consultant, John Kamara, as data helps drive more trade on the continent. At only 11 percent, trade between African nations is the lowest of all the continents.

R. Franco’s IRIS platform is “perfect match” for digital development in Africa

ICE Africa R. Franco Digital IRIS
R. Franco Digital has heralded the first edition of ICE Africa (Sandton Convention Centre on 24-25 October 2018) as a “huge opportunity” for the company as it prepares to expand its online betting platform, IRIS, across the continent...

BiG Africa supershow 2019 speaker interview: Duncan Pollock

Duncan Pollock
Players want to be entertained, and if they aren’t they simply won’t come back, it’s that simple, or is it? Based in Cape Town, Duncan heads up marketing at global gaming and jackpot systems service provider DRGT, who’s rather apt vision is: ‘…to develop and deliver…

ICE Africa poised to make historic debut attracting delegates from 91 countries

ICE Africa 91 countries
The international gaming industry has shown its support for Clarion's vision to deliver a stellar business event for the continent, with the inaugural edition of ICE Africa (24 and 25 of October at the Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa) now at 90% capacity...

Eventus International announces new dates for The BiG Africa SuperShow

Kampala, Uganda
Eventus International has announced new dates for its flagship event; the BiG Africa Supershow. The firm has long been a gateway to the African gaming sector. For nearly 7 years, they have created one-of-a-kind agendas and exhibition opportunities…

Helio Gaming takes second stride into African lottery market

Nigeria
Helio Gaming has announced a partnership with Nigerian operator Hammer Lottery, launching the developer’s suite of games in the country for the first time. The Malta-based company’s customisable lottery games, which include individually branded daily, weekly, and event-focused draws, marks a significant step in Helios’ expansion strategy. “We have ambitious plans in Africa, which has a number of markets which are...

East African law firm predicts key growth for African countries ready to invest in gaming

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Talking ahead of the inaugural ICE Africa (24-25 October, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg), which is set to provide regulators and operators with an ideal platform to discuss the growing market, Amne Suedi, Principal at Shikana Law Group...

Botswana: Distilling best bidders from ‘fly-by-night’ opportunists

Botswana
A simple matter of one delayed application has left the bidding process for Botswana’s National Lottery postponed for over a year. Although frustrating for those involved, the case reveals “both the ugly and beautiful sides of the rule of law and due…

umAfrika joins line-up as ICE Africa continues to grow

Women in Gaming Kate Chambers ICE Africa Clarion umAfrika
Support for the inaugural ICE Africa, which is being held across 24th and 25th October at Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre, continues to gather momentum with leading distributor umAfrika the latest blue chip commercial organisation to join the list of notable exhibitors...

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