Africa

Nigel Quadros – Supabet – “Africa is the new frontier of business”

It’s no secret that Africa, as a continent, encompasses a number of the world’s fastest-growing economies. With that in mind, it’s little wonder that companies from across the globe have identified it as a region to focus on. The sports betting industry is no different, and at last week’s ICE Totally Gaming conference, a panel entitled “Localising your African expansion …

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Extensive new racing channel launches in Africa

Kiron Interactive has struck a deal with Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited to launch a fixed odds betting channel – including live British, Irish and South African horse racing, and virtual racing – in betting shops throughout Africa. The new satellite channel, named Racing World, will offer fixed odds betting on British and Irish racing (Jumps and Flat), South African …

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Sirplay continues African expansion

Maltese software house, Sirplay is continuing to gain steps in the African market after signing a deal with Mlott Gaming & Technologies Inc., the only official licensed National Lottery Operator in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The deal means that Sirplay will enter its fourth country in the African gaming market,  additionally the mobile, online and retailer Lottery Operator …

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BetGames.TV continues expansion with NovusBet partnership

Lithuanian provider of live games, BetGames.TV has announced a newly signed deal to provide its full suite of live presented games to NovusBet. Founded in 2015 with European headquarters in Malta, NovusBet offers its solutions to online and land-based operators with an extensive choice of Sports betting, Virtual and Casino games, providing services to Eastern and Southern European markets as …

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What does Kyle Edmund success mean for UK tennis betting market?

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Does the United Kingdom have a new tennis star in its midst? With 23-year-old Kyle Edmund, a 300/1 shot before the Australian Open, now a shock semi-finalist and narrowed to 16/1. The Johannesburg, South Africa, born star now stands just one win from reaching the final of the years first major (also known as a grand slam), after a stunning …

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BtoBet secures Betsoft Gaming partnership

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Global markets are the target for BtoBet and Betsoft Gaming, following the signing of a new partnership between the two firms. Software providers BtoBet, winners of the Rising Star in Sports Betting Innovation at the 2017 SBC Awards, and iGaming developers Betsoft, detail that Europe, Africa and Latin America are the focus moving forward. Under the terms of the partnership …

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How Kenya’s gambling tax hike could affect its economy

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In June 2017, Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law a 35% tax on all gambling revenue from the country’s lotteries, betting operators, online sportsbooks, and similar. This rate is now one of the highest in the world, and is in addition to a 30% corporate tax operators must also pay. The new rate is a major increase from the …

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Betting on Football casts its eye over the sports betting world

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Betting on Football 2018, held at Stamford Bridge from 20-23 March, will demonstrate its international appeal by delivering updates around the biggest sports betting jurisdictions. Global Market Profiles, which takes place on the first full day of #bofcon2018 on Wednesday 21 March, is one of five main tracks at the event, which will feature a total of more than 40 …

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SportPesa CEO seeks open dialogue with Kenyan government

Following the termination of all SportPesa Kenyan sports sponsorships, Chief Executive Ronald Karauri has defended his firm’s position against MP backlash. Entering 2018, Karauri ordered SportPesa to suspend all active sports sponsorships in protest of the Kenyan TNA government’s blanket 35% tax hike on betting and lottery services. During 2017 High Court hearings, Karauri had previously warned the government that …

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Winning Post – Shake up in Sweden

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Sweden: remote POC legislation – drafts or chess? The Swedish government has published a draft law to regulate gambling across channels, with an implementation date of 1 January 2019 (replacing the Lottery …

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