Tag: South Africa

Betway becomes first gaming sponsor of SA rugby

Betway SA Rugby partnership
Continuing its steady march across the African continent, UK betting firm, Betway, has signed a seminal partnership with South Africa Rugby (SA Rugby) to sponsor the Springboks national team.

Fantasy Sports Interactive launches Fixed-Odds-Fantasy

Fantasy Sports Interactive Fixed odds fantasy
Fantasy Sports Interactive (FSI) are delighted to announce the launch of their innovative odds-based Fantasy Sports offering, Fixed-Odds-Fantasy, in South Africa on the region’s most popular Sports Betting operator, Hollywoodbets.

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

LaLiga looks to South Africa with Hollywoodbets sponsor

LaLiga South Africa Hollywoodbets sponsor
After signing a deal until the end of the current season the Durban-based betting company, Hollywoodbets, has become the official LaLiga Betting Partner..

Prize money to be slashed for SA horse racing

prize money SA horse racing Phumelela
A combination of legislative changes and poor performance means South African horse racing is set to have its prize-money slashed by 13 percent across the..

Sportingbet SA: Policymakers should be striving for a level playing field

South Africa Cape Town Sportingbet Tyrone Dobbin
Tyrone Dobbin, MD of Sportingbet South Africa, gives us an operator’s perspective of the continent’s most successful market – and why working together is the key to maintaining a stable regulatory environment.

Lottoland launch in South Africa

Lottoland South Africa Licence
Lottoland has introduced its fixed odds betting range into the South African market. As well as the B2C licence allowing access to Africa’s largest betting..

NSoft participates at ICE Africa 2018

NSoft ICE Africa
Software solutions operator NSoft will be attending ICE Africa 2018, a 2-day event taking place from October 24 - 25 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is the first time that ICE is leaving its hometown London in order to meet the emerging industry sectors

BetConstruct joins up the first edition of ICE Africa

BetConstruct ICE-Africa
BetConstruct will be attending ICE Africa to explore the potential across the various igaming sectors and offer its outstanding solutions for the region. The first occasion of the ICE extension beyond its home will take place оn October 24 - 25 in Johannesburg…

BiG Africa SuperShow 2018 Speaker Interview: Robert Koning

Eventus International reached out to Robert Koning to gain his thoughts on the following matters leading up to the 6th Annual BiG Africa Supershow which will be held at Emperors Palace from 25-26 March 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Sports Betting. Koning started Best Sports Betting in 2016, with the intention of building a South African sports bettors portal that...

Kenya rejects hybrid tax system, upholds 35 percent regime

Controversial proposals for a betting tax cut to 15 percent - supplemented by a 20 percent tax on winnings - appeared to offer some hope to struggling firms. Having now been rejected by legislators, Toddy Thairu, tax manager at KPMG Kenya, argues that the industry…

Clarion confirm Sandton Convention Centre for ICE Africa

ICE Africa Sandton
The decision to move to the Sandton, which was made following consultations with the industry, was based on the opportunity it delivers for the ICE Africa brand to grow, as well as the ability to provide stakeholders with enhanced levels of choice and flexibility.

Eventus International’s BIG idea to bring BiG Africa 2018 back

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In celebration of the 6th Annual BiG Africa Supershow, Eventus International has announced their 6 brand new events in 6 new countries and regions worldwide. The 6th Annual BiG Africa Supershow will take place at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg...

Central banks address cryptocurrencies growth in SA, Nigeria

cryptocurrency central
Two of Africa’s most significant gaming markets continue to see the rapid adoption of cryptocurrencies, as their respective central bank express the first signs of the jitters.   In Nigeria, where the trade in digital currencies such bitcoin grow faster than anywhere else on the continent, the central bank has warned that using their fluctuating value as an income stream is...

Table Talk Johannesburg serves up a slice of success

South Africa johannesburg
Whilst enjoying a meal that the Radisson Blu hotel chef had prepared for the guests of the 2nd Instalment in the Table Talk Series, attendees were also treated to an equally satisfying meal of the mind that Prof Peter Collins had prepared.   Prof Peter Collins was responsible for the various research and reports between 1995 and 1999 which were sponsored...

SBGI 2018 Summit prepares to go live next week

After a robust start in planning the Sports Betting & Gaming India 2018 Summit, Eventus International is scheduled for the 27th and 28th of February 2018 at the Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa. Ahead of the summit, Yudi Soetjiptadi, the managing director of Eventus International has issued an advance vote of thanks to all the speakers and attendees who...

BetConstruct secures National Manufacturer Licence in South Africa

BBi - South Africa PairPlay manufacturer
  BetConstruct receives a highly anticipated National Manufacturer Licence by the National Gambling Board to provide sports betting solutions in South Africa.   BetConstruct’s commitment to offering innovative technologies and support equips B2C operators to offer an all-inclusive experience to their users. "We have achieved another strategic victory by being granted a Manufacturer Licence in South Africa. This will allow BetConstruct to roll...

BiG Africa Supershow organisers lay out guidelines for breaking into Africa

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In a statement, the organisers of the BiG Africa Supershow, which takes place 7-8 November in Johannesburg, South Africa, have laid out guidelines for operators hoping to break into the African market:   Africa is one of the last frontiers for gaming industry growth and has an ever-increasing market share every year, but this highly diverse region is quite unique in...

Hollywoodbets and NetRefer launch affiliate programme

BBi - Affiliate
The leading South African betting brand, Hollywoodbets PTY Limited, has launched its affiliate programme with NetRefer.   NetRefer will empower the company with its premium product suite, allowing enhanced management of marketing activities relating to its affiliates both online and offline. Hollywoodbets' marketing team claim they are now able to link valuable information stored within the NetRefer Platform and automatically transform the...

Pariplay Ltd. teams up with South Africa’s LottoStar

BBi - South Africa PairPlay manufacturer
The leading provider of Internet Gaming Systems, PairPlay, will be integrating its content portfolio with the South Africa-focused iLottery betting brand, LottoStar.   Pariplay Ltd. has confirmed it has partnered with LottoStar, a multi-platform online lottery betting brand focusing on the South African market. Under the agreement, Pariplay will supply its entire portfolio of games to the LottoStar brand following its...

William Hill signs UK and SA horseracing broadcast deal

Betting Business William Hill media rights
William Hill has completed a media rights deal with The Racing Partnership (TRP) allowing them to broadcast a range of British and South African races within their betting shops.   The deal represents the first time that William Hill has purchased betting shop media rights without the use of an intermediary party. The deal with TRP, a joint venture between Arena Racing...

BtoBet talk eSports at the 4th Annual Big Africa Summit

Betting Business BtoBet africa
BtoBet CEO Alessandro Fried gave a speech about the eSports market at the 4th Big Africa Summit in South Africa. During the 4th Annual Big Africa Summit in South Africa, BtoBet’s CEO Alessandro Fried spoke about the position of the eSports market in South Africa and the business opportunities related to eSports betting. Fried said: “The speaking session gave an insight...

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...