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Europe accounts for 169 betting alerts in GLMS Q3 update

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has identified 358 suspicious sports betting alerts throughout the third quarter of 2021, with Europe accounting for the majority of alerts. Publishing its Q3 update, the GLMS reported that it was alerted to 169 cases of suspicious wagering activity in Europe – a trend which was demonstrated in its Q1 2021 report earlier this …

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IBIA records 14% decrease in suspicious sports fixtures

The number of suspicious sports matches has declined by 14%, according to the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Publishing its Q3 2021 report, the IBIA reported 65 cases of suspicious betting activity to relevant authorities, as opposed to 76 during the corresponding time period one year prior. Geographically, Europe accounted for 60% of all alerts during the third quarter of …

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Cola Group enters Nigeria with $14.5m capital

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Pan-African igaming operator Cola Group has secured a $14.5 million investment to accelerate its growth within multiple African online gambling marketplaces. The venture investment follows the licensing approval granted by the Lagos State Lotteries Board of the group’s Nigerian subsidiary, Cola Games Limited, for the launch of Cola.bet. Lagos’ approval will see Cola enter its fourth African igaming marketplace, following …

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Betta1 taps into BtoBet’s Neuron 3 in new partnership

Betta1 taps into BtoBet’s Neuron 3 in new partnership

BtoBet has strengthened its presence in the Zambian iGaming market after signing a new partnership with Betta1. Under the terms of the agreement, igned alongside BtoBet’s regional Certified Partner STM Gaming, BtoBet will power the Betta1 online brand with its Neuron 3 platform. “The African market is continuing to register strong shifts towards mobile,” commented Sabrina Soldà, BtoBet’s Chief Marketing …

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James Everett: Why Africa is a home away from home for BetGames

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The Lithuanian-based BetGames has expanded into territories across the globe, such as the UK, Malta, Latvia, Estonia and Italy. However, the company’s most prominent area of success has been Africa, more specifically the South African market.  Speaking to SBC News, BetGames’ Sales Director James Everett elaborates on how and why the region has become such a successful voyage for the …

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Delasport strives for GLI standards to drive EMEA expansion

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Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has welcomed iGaming, sports betting and casino solutions provider Delasport into its growing portfolio of new clients in the EMEA region.  GLI will test Delasport’s iGaming and Sports Betting platform using GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems and GLI-19: Interactive Gaming Systems. Each jurisdiction has the authority to set their own standards; however, many use the GLI standards …

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SoftSwiss sportsbook makes Africa entry with N1Bet.ng launch

SoftSwiss sportsbook makes Africa entry with N1Bet.ng launch

The SoftSwiss sportsbook platform has made its first foray into the African market after launching N1Bet.ng in partnership with N1 Group. The platform will launch under a local licence in Nigeria, which SoftSwiss received in February 2021. The launch of N1Bet.ng, it says, will be a “natural step” in the development of its sportsbook brand.  “We have been working on …

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BtoBet consolidation helps Aspire to record Q2 returns

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BtoBet’s proprietary sportsbook is becoming a key competitive advantage when talking to new as well as existing partners, said Aspire Global as it reacted to recording ‘all-time high’ revenues and EBITDA in Q2 2021 (April to June). Aspire’s platform and managed services business line grew by 7.7%, with the sub-segment Aggregation and Games (Pariplay) up 72.2%, while BtoBet – consolidated …

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Betway becomes first betting partner of Springboks Rugby 

Betway has signed a ground-breaking agreement with South African Rugby (SA Rugby) to become an ‘associate partner’ of the Springboks national team.  Securing a three-year partnership, Betway has become the first betting operator to partner with SA Rugby – an agreement that will see its brand promoted on the matchday shorts of the Springboks from September onwards. SA Rugby Chief …

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