Africa

Sportingtech to show Pulse power in Uganda through BetOn

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Sportingtech has increased its African market share by closing a deal with MENA Sports Consulting, trading as BetOn in Uganda. BetOn will be running off Sportingtech’s multi-management platform, Pulse, which combines sports, technology, casino games and betting into a single solution.  The Sportingtech platform is available through online, mobile and retail, utilising key features such as risk analysis tools, content …

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SportPesa sponsorship termination triggers Kenyan football crisis

Kenyan football is involved in the escalating tax dispute between the Uhuru Kenyatta government and the betting industry, after SportPesa – the title sponsor of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) – confirmed that it has terminated all national sports sponsorships. Closing Friday trading, SportPesa issued a media statement confirming that it would withdraw all sports sponsorships, as it had been ‘subjected to punitive …

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Westernbet deal continues Digitain’s African expansion

Multi-channel sports betting and casino platform provider Digitain has teamed up with Nigerian operator Westernbet to expand its presence in Africa.  The agreement will see Digitain continue its rapid expansion on the continent, while Westernbet will benefit from the company’s full-service enterprise tools for mobile, desktop and retail channels. Ajay Tripathi, Managing Director of Westernbet, said: “We are happy to …

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Vbetnow and Konfambet launch white label gambling service from BtoBet

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Nigerian operators Vbetnow and Konfambet will be offering a white label gambling service through STM Gaming, BtoBet’s Certified Partner for Africa. Focusing on delivering an enhanced user experience to its players, the operators will be delivering a diverse portfolio of live sports events, online and live casino, jackpots, special bets and virtuals. It comes just two months after STM Gaming, …

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SportPesa tells stakeholders it has no fear in its Kenyan position

Leading Kenyan bookmaker SportPesa has issued a statement to media and its corporate stakeholders underlining that its business will not be ‘shut down’ by Kenya’s current hostile agenda against licensed betting incumbents. A turbulent week saw Kenyan betting grab global business headlines as the Uhuru Kenyatta government instructed a number of national departments to undertake the strictest of enforcements against gambling …

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International operators and speakers give Betting on Sports 2019 a global outlook

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Betting on Sports 2019 will reflect the sports betting and igaming sector’s rapid global expansion, with senior representatives of 160 operators from around the world among the 3,500 delegates travelling from 60 countries to attend.  The establishment of an increasing number of regulated online gambling markets has created enticing international opportunities for both operators and suppliers, and as the biggest …

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Kenyan government triggers nightmare scenario for bookmakers

A frantic 24 hours has seen Kenyan betting’s regulatory dispute intensify, as local news sources report that the government has demanded that national telecom operators instruct their users to withdraw all funds from their betting accounts. The strict order has been sanctioned by Liti Wambua, the acting director of the Kenyan Betting Control & Licensing Board (BCLB), who is reported …

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Winning Post – Kenya bringing down the big beasts

Regulus Partners details how the tables have turned on Kenyan sports betting incumbents, operating in a market which was formerly branded as the ‘leading example’ for further regulated African gambling jurisdictions… ________________    The Kenyan government has reportedly written to telcos including Safaricom, the country’s leading mobile (and therefore payments) provider, with a list of operators that have not had …

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OPTIMA hits compliance high points for GLI-33 certification

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OPTIMA has achieved Gaming Labs International (GLI) certification GLI-33 for its OPTIMAMGS™ sports betting and gaming system. Meanwhile, the award-winning betting technology supplier also secured GLI certification to service the re-regulated gambling market in Sweden, after passing special checks around player protection and self exclusion systems. This Swedish go-ahead arrives just a week after the company obtained the certification to …

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Digitain appoints Simon Westbury as international sales lead

Industry multi-channel platform and systems provider Digitain has enhanced its commercial development capacities after confirming the appointment of Simon Westbury as Head of International Business Development. A seasoned executive in gambling technology sales and commercial strategy, Westbury most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for virtual games provider VSoftCo Ltd, an enterprise sold to Pragmatic Play last January. In …

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