Africa

Sports Betting West Africa – SPWA…We United West Africa!

If you missed it, then you truly missed out. This year’s Sports Betting West Africa is one for the history books. We had record shattering attendance, and an African first by uniting regulatory boards from four nations. Representatives of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (Nigeria), The Gaming Commission of Ghana, The Sierra Leone State Lottery Company and the National Lottery …

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SportPesa acquires majority shareholding in RCS Media’s gambling division

Kenyan sports betting operator SportPesa has expanded its European profile, entering the Italian betting market by acquiring a majority shareholding in RCS Gaming. The deal sees SportPesa governance acquire a 75% stake in RCS Gaming, the betting/gaming arm of European media giant RCS Media Group which operates popular media properties La Gazzetta dello Sport, Marca, El Mundo and La Corriere. …

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Sirplay extends Nigerian market presence with ZenithBet

Malta-based sportsbook and gaming software company Sirplay has extended its Nigerian market presence by signing a platform partnership with ZenithBet Limited. Having entered the Nigerian market over five years ago, Sirplay has provided its betting software to more than 40 bookmakers across the country. ZenithBet is a Nigerian operator licensed and regulated by the Lagos State Lottery Board, as well …

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Unworkable 35% gambling tax sees Sportpesa suspend all Kenyan sports sponsorships

Kenyan sports betting operator Sportpesa has announced that it will end all forms of sponsorship with national sports clubs and bodies, as the operator deems Kenya’s 35% betting/gambling tax to be unworkable. This weekend Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri detailed to Kenya news sources, that his firm would suspend all sponsorships with sports stakeholders from January. Speaking to local press, Karauri …

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Conference Overview – Sports Betting West Africa Summit 2017

The Sports Betting West Africa Summit (17-19 July) is a gathering place, a sales platform, a debating forum, and a social hub for the Western African gaming industry. Every year, representatives from all sectors of the sports betting industry from across West Africa converge upon a pristine destination of our choosing for this prestigious event. Gaming industry growth remains as …

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Sirplay eyes Nigeria expansion with BETABET2000

An industry platform and software supplier for developing markets, Sirplay has made another move in the Nigerian sports betting market in partnership with BetaBet2000. Informing the market, BetaBet2000 has switched its legacy betting solution to Sirplay’s modular platform, as it seeks to continue its Nigerian expansion within the coming months. Moving forward, BetaBet2000 has gained tailored online sports betting solution with access …

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Kenya TNA rushes to pass through 35% gambling blanket tax charge

Kenya’s National Alliance (TNA) government has reduced its blanket industry tax charge to 35% on all gambling activities following backlash from multiple stakeholders. Last March Kenya’s Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich presented a National Budget proposing a betting/gambling ‘all activities’ tax duty of 50%. Kenya betting industry and sports stakeholders immediately moved to halt Rotich’s tax proposal, stating that he acted …

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BetGames.tv targets LATAM & Africa expansion with BestGoldBet live gaming partnership

Lithuania-based live gaming specialist BetGames.tv has announced that it has secured a new licensing agreement to distribute its live content portfolio to industry platform provider BestGoldBet. BestGoldBet is a developing market omni-channel gambling provider with an established presence in the LATAM, CIS and African betting markets. Moving forward, BetGames.tv will integrate its full portfolio of live table games and live …

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President Adam Barrow issues Executive Order to open Gambian gambling market

Gambia President Adam Barrow has issued an executive order which will end the ban on Gambian gambling services for lotteries, casino and sports betting activities. Barrow who won the 2016 Gambia National Election and assumed the official Presidency this January, wants to turn Gambia into the leading West Africa business/commerce hub, liberalising the country’s services and trade. Since 2015 Gambia …

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Victor Chandler starts East African adventure ‘Bet Lion’ with FSB Tech

Industry legend Victor Chandler is set to return to the business, launching new East African sports betting venture Bet Lion this coming August. Following a three-year hiatus, Chandler has partnered with betting platform provider FSB Tech to launch Bet Lion, a sportsbook which aims to be a market leader in Tanzania and Kenya. One of the biggest characters in sports …

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