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Altenar takes sportsbook platform to Congo with Wild-Bets

Congo

“Everyone is obsessed with Nigeria, but there are other countries in Africa,” said Altenar Director and COO Dinos Stranomitis, as the software provider prepares to launch an omnichannel sportsbook offering for its new partner in Congo, Wild-Bets. Stranomitis explained that, for African countries, it is crucial to provide a sportsbook platform that enables the client to collect bets via physical …

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IGT downsizes board following departure of Beatrice H Bassey  

IGT Plc has informed investors that Beatrice H Bassey has chosen to retire from all duties as an independent director of the NYSE gambling technology group.  The former General Counsel and Compliance Officer of emerging markets private equity fund Atlas Mara, Bassey had joined the IGT board in March 2020, a month prior to the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Incentive Games forms new FTP alliance with FSB

Incentive Games continues its strong 2021 commercial momentum, securing a licensing and distribution arrangement with FSB Technology of its free-to-play (FTP) betting-related games content. Under terms of the arrangement, sportsbook platform provider FSB will promote Incentive Games FTP suite to new and existing partners, helping them optimise their customer acquisition channels and marketing campaigns. FSB has backed betting innovation studio …

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‘Striking while the iron is hot’: Why Slotegrator is eyeing new opportunities in Africa

‘Striking while the iron is hot’: Why Slotegrator is eyeing new opportunities in Africa

Africa has been widely touted as the next land of opportunity for the igaming industry, according to Slotegrator, who points to advancements in technology, economic expansion and mobile penetration as three key drivers for growth across the region. Africa offers a unique set of conditions that is likely to result in a rapid expansion of the online gambling industry in …

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SBC Digital – Africa: Technology is the way forward for lottery

SBC Digital - Africa: Technology is the way forward for lotteries

Technology in the lottery sector was among the key talking points at this week’s SBC Digital – Africa, with Dhrupal Amin – Non-Executive Director of GameCover – emphasising that the right software is ‘critical’ to make lotto ‘easy to play’. Taking part in the BetConstruct-sponsored panel titled ‘A Lottery of Trust’, Amin was joined by Neil Jasper (Consultant at Tenica …

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SBC Digital Africa – Raising brand awareness crucial in ‘fast growing’ Nigeria market

The betting and gaming market in Nigeria holds many opportunities for both domestic and international operators. Moderating a panel at the SBC Digital – Africa event – sponsored by Pronet Gaming and Zugi – Dan Phillips, CEO of NEL Advisory and host of the Big Betting Balagan Podcast was joined by three guest speakers to discuss the dynamics of this …

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SBC Digital – Africa: Product focus is needed to succeed in Kenya’s volatile regulatory conditions

Kenya’s betting and gaming market has seen a number of regulatory challenges in recent years, particularly with regards to tax, but the sector still holds many opportunities for operators. In a panel at the SBC Digital – Africa event – sponsored by PM Affiliates and betgames.tv – David Moshia, Managing Director of Gaming Advisory Africa, moderated a conversation between four …

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SBC Digital Africa announces 60-strong expert speaker line-up

SBC Digital Summit Africa Speakers

This week’s SBC Digital Africa conference and exhibition is set to feature a speaker line-up of 60 senior executives and specialists, all ready to share hard-to-find information about the continent’s best opportunities for betting and gaming operators. The agenda for the event on 30-31 March 2021 includes sessions that examine the future of the markets in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, …

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‘Affil U Bro’: How the Affilka platform is solving pain points for iGaming operators

Affilka

It might be a ‘new kid on the block’ among more established affiliate tracking platforms for iGaming operators, but Affilka – an offspring of SoftSwiss – has made huge strides since evolving into a platform independent of its parent company in 2019.  Anastasia Borovaya (pictured), Affilka Product Owner at SoftSwiss, tells us about the platform’s key features, delivering performance data …

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SportPesa in regulatory limbo as Kenyan Judiciary’s rejects Pevans re-licensing appeal

SportPesa continues to operate without legal certainty in its home market of Kenya, following the Kenyan Judiciary’s rejection of an appeal made by ‘Pevans East Africa’ to reinstate its gambling licence. On Friday, Kenya’s Court of Appeal rejected Pevans injunction against its licence suspension imposed by the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) in July 2019. Pevans, the former operating …

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