Africa

Boje takes key role at Aristocrat

Experienced gaming industry executive James Boje has been appointed to the post of Managing Director for Aristocrat’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, subject to receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals. In a gaming career spanning almost 30 years, Boje has held senior executive positions for some of the most respected brands in the industry, encompassing slot operations, manufacturing, machine …

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Ladbrokes – Betting heats up for Nobel Prize in Literature

The 111th NobelPrize in Literature promises to be the closest in recent memory, with Kenyan poet Ngugi Wa Thiong’o  neck-and-neck with Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami as favourites to win the prestigious Nobel Medal for literature. The winner is set to be announced by the Swedish Academy in Stockholm on Thursday 9 October. The Noble Prize in Literature rewards the author from a country …

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Trade Minister suspends South African Gambling Board

South Africa’s Trade & Industry Minister Rob Davies has suspended the country’s National Gambling Board pending the outcome of a forensic investigation. The Trade & Industry ministry has confirmed its actions, stating that the National Gambling Board had been temporarily suspended pending further information. However it remained silent on its reasons for the actions undertaken. Spokesperson Sidwell Medupe says two …

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Millicom & Kalixa create payments partnership for Africa & Latin America

Digital Payment providers Millicom  and Kalixa announced today the establishment of a joint venture to develop a payments service provider to operate in Africa and Latin America, initially commencing in Colombia and Brazil later this year. The joint venture will offer payment acceptance services for both businesses and consumers, including payment gateway and point of sale solutions for merchants as …

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Supabets signs Ghana’s first ever betting sponsorship deal with Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC

Ghanaian Football League Champions Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC have announced the first ever sponsorship between a Ghana professional football club and a bookmaker. The football club announced that it had signed a three year betting partnership with African focused sports betting operator – Supabets – http://www.supabets.com.gh/Sport/Default.aspx Kumasi Asante Kotoko senior management announced that the new deal with Supabets was worth …

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Sahara trek raises £50,000 for Responsible Gambling Trust

The Responsible Gambling Trust has thanked volunteers who raised more than £50,000 for the charity on its latest fundraising expedition. A team of 21 volunteers trekked the Sahara Desert in March to raise funds for the UK’s leading funder of research, education and treatment of problem gambling. They have so far raised £52,000 with donations still being made. The organisation’s …

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Dispute over horseracing coverage continues in South Africa

A row over broadcast rights to horseracing in South Africa doesn’t appear to be heading to a conclusion soon if press statements from all the warring partners are any indication. The Phumelela-part owned Tellytrack has been aggressively defending its commercial licences of late by clamping down on any retail bookmaker showing its racing TV channel for the domestic environment. Tellytrack …

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Sports Ministers discuss sports integrity and development in Glasgow

53 international sports ministers met in Glasgow to discuss development and integrity of sports in developing countries. The ongoing meetings took place before the opening of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and has been named by officials as the Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting. The meeting between international ministers focused on the development of professional sports in underprivileged nations within the …

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bet365 helps Trent Vale School set up Sierra Leone project

The latest news from the bet365 charitable foundation is that a donation of £230,000 has been made to help a school in Trent Vale set up a project for vulnerable children in Sierra Leone. St. Joseph’s College has had a long running partnership with Sierra Leone, and since 2007 has been sending groups of teachers and students to help schools …

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GB Media secures MGS commercial partnership

GB Media, publishers of the industry leading international gaming titles International Casino Review, Betting Business interactive and Coinslot International, has secured a prestigious commercial contract covering stand sales and associated exhibition and conference sponsorships for November’s second Macao Gaming Show (MGS).  The agreement covers key regions comprising Europe, USA, Central & South America, the Middle East and Africa, all of …

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