Africa

Trade report labels South Africa’s NGB in a “sorry state”

South Africa’s National Gambling Board (NGB) have been described as being in a “sorry state” by a report commissioned by the Department of Trade & Industry on irregularities which led to last years suspension of the board. The preliminary report presented by Dr Rob Davies to the Portfolio Committee on Trade & Industry, gave insight into the financial affairs of …

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Ghana FA reports players over match fixing allegations

A group of Ghana Premier League (GPL) players have been accused by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) that they bet on their sides to lose matches. GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi stated that his association were taking the matter very seriously as it was a “very dangerous development for football in Ghana”. Last week former GPL manager Mohammed Gargo, stated that …

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Andy MacKenzie – Spreadex – Spread betting trends on the Cricket World Cup

Andy MacKenzie, Marketing Communications Manager for sports and financial betting company Spreadex – the only bookmaker to offer fixed odds and spread betting from one account, takes a look at some of the trends that the spread firm has encountered during the Cricket World Cup. There have been thrills and spills galore so far at the Cricket World Cup with …

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Lee Richardson – Gaming Economics – Africa…untapped gold?

In January Gaming Economics analysed the relationship between global sports-betting and television audiences for the English Premier League (EPL). We highlighted the fact that, despite garnering 15% of the global TV audience for the EPL, Africa woefully under-served its 1.4 billion population wanting to bet on the sport it undoubtedly adores. Does the continent therefore represent an opportunity on the …

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A willing heart will do the magic in Nigeria

Johnson Adewale Foye, Head of Operations at HSL Gaming Network Limited which runs Gobet3000, believes that sports betting can be a source of positive change in Nigeria. Nigeria seems to be a country with a mono-economic structure because we almost solely depend on the harvest we make from our crude oil export. The nation’s budget is usually aligned or backed …

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ICE 2015- Yahaya Maikori – Law Allianz – Africa in Focus

African sports betting and gaming market garnered much focus in 2014 as operators looked to extend services and competencies beyond western borders. Team SBC and ICE caught with Yahaya Maikori Senior Partner of Law Allianz – a law firm with core expertise in African Entertainment law  (gaming, technology, media & IP matters). Yahaya has advised state governments, institutions and helped several …

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Kiron & Vermantia to launch African Virtual Games portfolio

Kiron Interactive has partnered with distribution and broadcast expert Vermantia to set up the first pan-African satellite channel dedicated to virtual games. The premium service will showcase their market-leading Virtual Games portfolio, including horses, dogs, football, motor-racing and cycling, with plans to introduce other virtual sports and number games – including Keno – later this year. The 24/7 channel, featuring …

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South African Parliament set to review online gambling bill

Democratic Alliance Parliament Member Geordin Hill Lewis has set to revive South Africa’s remote gambling bill under the National Gambling Amendment of 2008. Hill Lewis will put the bill forward with its new amendments to South Africa’s Parliament when hearings re-open in February. The politician is optimistic of progressing regulated online gambling services for South Africa. The bill will look …

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ICE joins forces with SBC to run at show sports betting tours

ICE Totally Gaming, the world’s biggest b2b gaming exhibition which runs across the 3rd, 4th and 5th February at London’s ExCeL Centre, has teamed up with Sports Betting Community (SBC) to provide two Sports Betting Tours of the exhibition floor. The tours, which are part of Betmarkets, one of the eight ICE Conferences being held alongside the exhibition, will give …

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Success in Nigeria means playing the game with the right rhythm

Johnson Adewale Foye, Head of Operations at HSL Gaming Network Limited which runs Gobet3000, has more advice for companies planning on setting up a retail betting business in Nigeria. From my last post, I specifically stated that companies will make a better harvest with a retail network than the online network because of some of Nigeria’s peculiarities. Here I will …

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