Africa

CSA selects Stats Perform as its exclusive official data partner

Stats Perform has been selected as the exclusive Official Data Partner for Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) domestic and international competitions. As part of the agreement, Stats Perform’s Opta and RunningBall data brands will collect, analyse and deliver official data as well as ball-by-ball in-play data to both broadcasters and betting operators. Further provisions, see Stats Perform further distribute exclusive live …

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Betway takes sponsorship of South African Cricket teams 

Betway has come to the rescue of Cricket South Africa after becoming the lead sponsor of its One Day International (ODI), T20 and Test Series teams. Securing a three-year sponsorship arrangement, Betway will replace Standard Bank, who in April triggered a contract break clause terminating its partnership with Cricket South Africa. Standard Bank chose to break its contract with Cricket …

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Kenya Finance Bill carries tax rescind waiting on Kenyatta approval 

Kenya’s National Assembly has approved the nation’s new Finance Bill, which will terminate Kenyan betting’s controversial 20% excise tax on all gambling wagers.  First introduced during the 2019/2020 fiscal year, the 20% excise tax saw all Kenya Betting Control Board (BCLB) licence holders protest its enforcement as a market killer. The events of a tumultuous 2019 saw several Kenyan licensees …

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Betsson sees strong prospects in disrupted Kenya

Betsson AB has confirmed its intention to enter the Kenyan sports betting marketplace after starting a joint venture with Bet High Ltd. Yesterday, Kenyan media reported that Betsson’s flagship sportsbook subsidiary Betsafe had replaced blacklisted SportPesa as shirt sponsor of KPL football clubs Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards. Betsafe is yet to register its Kenya Betting Control Board (BCLB) licence. …

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Cross-selling in lockdown: what have we learnt?

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The recent unforeseen hiatus in live sporting events has presented the betting and gaming industry with one of the biggest challenges it has ever had to face, yet the experience has also been a learning curve, writes Pronet Gaming CCO Bobby Longhurst (pictured). The transition of sports bettors to alternative gambling content streams provided us with unique insight into player …

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George Shamugia, Singular: How the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped Nigerian sports betting

During the recent quiet period with sports events cancelled and betting shops being forced to close their doors, virtual sports have played a crucial role in minimising the negative impact of COVID-19 for so many operators, particularly in Europe. So why has Africa fallen behind? George Shamugia, CEO of Singular, identifies a couple of “major culprits” for why Nigeria – …

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DOWNLOAD: BtoBet’s report on East Africa betting potential

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The online betting and gaming industry in Africa is garnering a lot of attention from major operators, both locally and internationally. However, with a widespread improvement from a technological perspective, and a wider regulatory imprint legalising the iGaming industry, many experts consider the continent’s Eastern region as having the most potential. TO DOWNLOAD BTOBET’S ‘EAST AFRICA BETTING REPORT’, CLICK HERE.

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Igor Vasilj: Making sure the price is still right for NSoft

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Price management will become challenging for the betting industry as sports return to action, said NSoft Senior Sports Trader Igor Vasilj (pictured), because of the impact the enforced break has had on some of the information used to determine match odds. Vasilj has now spent more than six years with NSoft – a software solutions provider which provides both pre-match …

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Pin Projekt enters South Africa with Hollywoodbets deal

Live lottery supplier Pin Projekt will make its portfolio of games available to players in South Africa after securing a new agreement with Hollywoodbets. Under the new agreement, Hollywoodbets will use ‘unique technology’ to offer the full scope of games developed by Pin Projekt via a continuous stream that will make it available 24/7. A statement released by Pin Projekt …

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Deji Enwezor to lead Quanta Nigeria as new CEO

Blockchain lottery Quanta has continued to grow its footprint in the African market by confirming the appointment of Deji Enwezor as the Chief Executive Officer of Quanta Nigeria. Enwezor joins Quanta from International Lottery & Gaming where he was CEO. Prior to that, he was a Sports Lotto Consultant at National Sports Lottery and also worked in executive and operations at …

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