Africa

IGT appoints emerging markets expert Beatrice Bassey as a corporate advisor

New York-listed gambling technology and lottery systems supplier IGT Plc has moved to strengthen its corporate governance and general counsel by confirming the appointment of Beatrice H. Bassey as an independent advisor. The strategic appointment of Bassey will see the executive counsel IGT governance on group legal oversight and support the firm’s executive leadership team on ongoing compliance directives related to …

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Dominik Beier – Interwetten unafraid to test its legacy in Nigeria

Dominik Beier, Group CEO of DACH markets legacy sportsbook Interwetten has spoken to SBC on his firm’s African market ambitions, which will launch imminently within Nigeria. Prior to global betting’s COVID-19 disruption, Interwetten’s executive team had announced that the sportsbook had secured a ‘national licence’ from Nigeria’s Lottery Regulatory Commission (LRC). The announcement sees Beier undertake a key strategic leadership …

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Golden Race to boost retail lotto activity for Bet9ja

Bet9ja

Nigerian sports betting operator Bet9ja has picked Mobiprint from Golden Race to power its new in-shop lotto solution. The device is pre-loaded with Golden Race’s cashier software so customers can place a bet, print a ticket and scan any winning tickets, all with the same hardware solution. Mobiprint will also make it easier for Bet9ja to run the shops as customers will …

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Nigerian authorities team up to combat ‘unscrupulous’ operators

In a move which is hoped will combat ‘unscrupulous companies’ in the betting and lottery industries, the Nigerian National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has secured a ‘long overdue’ agreement with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). Under a new alliance, the duo will work together carrying out a vetting process for licence applications of potential Nigerian lottery and betting operators. Lanre …

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Global Bet nets Betway Africa virtual sports partnership

Industry virtual sports supplier and development studio Global Bet has significantly expanded its African market profile by entering a strategic arrangement with Betway Africa.  Betway Africa serves as the regional licensee partner of the wider Betway Group, operating the Betway brand across the markets of Nigeria, Uganda, Gambia and Ghana. Securing its partnership, Global Bet will service its full virtual …

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New sales managers explore African opportunities for NSoft

NSoft

Patrick Alike and Aluwani Mukhudwana are two of the new dedicated sales managers exploring new opportunities for NSoft in the African market. Both South African Republic (SAR) based Alike and Mukhudwana, who is working out of Nigeria, were added to the company’s team in 2019. “The African emerging market has been in NSoft’s focus for quite some time,” confirmed Ivan …

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Everton cuts ties with SportPesa

Premier League football club Everton FC has issued a statement confirming that it has mutually ended its shirt sponsorship with Kenyan online betting group SportPesa. On Sunday night, Everton management announced that by mutual consent SportPesa would not fulfil its five-year principal shirt sponsorship agreement, secured in May 2017 as a club-record deal for The Toffees. In its statement, Everton …

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Keith Galea, Helio Gaming: Making lottery products more accessible to players

Helio

Having successfully shaken up the lottery sector, betting on lottery providers have been met with several regulatory roadblocks over the last few years, particularly in mainstream markets. Yet Helio Gaming, which counts the concept as just one part of its flexible gaming engine, was well prepared for such an eventuality.  The Malta-based provider is targeting Africa and Asia as part …

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Highlight Games to supply SOCCERBET to Sisal Loterie Maroc

London-based video virtual sports specialist Highlight Games Limited has secured a new agreement with Sisal Loterie Maroc to supply its flagship SOCCERBET single match product. Under the terms of the agreement, SOCCERBET will become available to customers of the Moroccan National Lottery (SGLN) in over 700 retail locations across Morocco. Nick Gardiner, Director, Highlight Games, said: ““I am delighted to …

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Ghana FA instructs lawyers to ‘take action’ against unauthorised betting operators

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has issued a fresh crackdown on betting operators offering markets on the country’s Premier League, threatening legal action against those which do not comply with the football body’s ruling. The GFA emphasised that it has not given its authorisation for any betting company to place betting on the Premier League or any of its products. …

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