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GiG partners with Full Games SA to make Angola market debut

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has secured market access to the Angolan betting and gaming sector, delivering its solutions to Full Games SA in the country.  A newly regulated market, GiG’s entry into Angola also marks its first expansion into an African nation, which the firm believes will provide a foothold for further growth on the continent as the regional betting …

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Audrey Bouctot tasked with streamlining Honoré’s finances as new CFO

Sportsbook and igaming platform provider Honoré Gaming has announced a new Chief Financial Officer, appointing Audrey Bouctot to the role.  In her new position as CFO, Boycott will be responsible for development and growth of Honoré’s financial department, including the streamlining process, undertaking monthly closing, monitoring costs and setting KPIs.  Boycott’s 15 years of experience in corporate finance has seen …

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Honoré Gaming pushes PMU partnership into Senegal

Online sportsbook platform and technology provider, Honoré Gaming, has strengthened its partnership with Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) which has entered the Senegal market for the first time. The operator has collaborated with Senegalese National Lottery (Lonase) to allow bettors in the country to gamble on the same horse races and with the same payouts at PMU’s customers in France – …

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888 backs Christopher Coyne led AFRICA joint venture

888 Holdings has backed plans to launch 888AFRICA as a joint venture business, expanding the FTSE250 firm’s presence within ‘select regulated African markets.’ This morning, 888 confirmed that it had “invested in a minority stake in 888AFRICA, with the option to increase its control, and ultimately own up to 100% of the venture in the future”. The business will be …

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MDJS updates tender terms for Morocco lottery and sportsbook contract

La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports (MDJS) – Morocco’s state-owned lottery operator, has published an updated procurement notice for bids to participate in its tender to manage its lottery, sports betting and gaming activities.  This January, MDJS alerted global lottery stakeholders that it would launch an international tender to find a new operating partner for its flagship LOTO Maroc …

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GiG extends Betway partnership to provide compliance tool in Africa

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) and Betway have extended their partnership for the provision of the GiG Comply marketing compliance tool in African markets.  By utilising GiG Comply for its African operations, Betway will be able to scan web pages for content “igaming code red words”, links and regulatory requirements, to ensure marketing efforts remain proactive.  This will also assist Betway …

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Rainbow Sports launches free data centre for African football’s commercial development 

Pan-African sports agency Rainbow Sports Global has launched its ‘African Football Data Centre’, an open information platform tracking the commercial developments of Africa’s professional football leagues. The data centre has been co-developed by Football Benchmark, the dedicated football analytics and commercial reporting tool of Big-4 auditor KPMG – with a view to provide stakeholders the most comprehensive and accurate information …

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South African lottery & trade commissions dispute unresolved tender

South Africa’s National Lotteries Commission (NLC) has pointed the finger of blame at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTIC) as the R200bn operating licence still remains on the market. As reported by Business Report, the process was supposed to be initiated in February 2021, and completed by June 2023. However, NLC sources claim there are ‘orchestrated moves’ by the DTIC to …

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BetKing provides player tracking in Intelitics data-driven partnership

KingMakers has formed a deal with marketing and analytics platform supplier, Intelitics, in order to power the customer acquisition program for its BetKing brand. The collaboration sees Intelitics provide its data-driven products so that the operator can manage all affiliate and paid media activity. This includes real-time media campaign monitoring and player tracking. Neil Bothma, CEO at BetKing Nigeria, commented: …

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