Africa

PWC expects no igaming agenda for South Africa

Accountancy firm PWC has stated that the South African government is unlikely to open and regulate its online gambling market, due to continued governmental stalling on the issue and concerns regarding gambling addiction. Nikki Foster Gambling Industry Leader for PWC South Africa, commented that South Africa’s government had been working to introduce online gambling regulations for the past decade, however …

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SA National Gambling Board to be scrapped

South Africa’s National Gambling Board is to be scrapped after controversy surrounding international expenses, according to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The minister said that the National Gambling Board – which spent R4.1m (£230,000) on travel in the last three years, including a trip to Las Vegas which cost over R1m (£56,000) – told Parliament that the organisation would …

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Global Bet virtual sports agrees content partnership with 1960bet

Virtual sports gaming provider Global Bet has announced a strategic content partnership with Nigeria based sports betting operator 1960bet to supply virtual sports gaming content to 1960bet retail betting outlets. The exclusive deal will see Global Bet virtual content streamed via two exclusive satellite broadcast channels to 1960bet shops across Africa. 1960bet currently operates more than 5000 retail betting outlets …

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Ugandan football threatened by match fixing

Ugandan football and sporting authorities have expressed concerns that the Uganda Super League (USL), the top tier of Ugandan football may be vulnerable to match fixing. The nations sporting authorities have requested for help and advice in monitoring and policing football corruption in its fixtures. Uganda sports betting authority the Sports Betting Association of Uganda (SBAU), stated its concerns as …

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Big Africa Summit 2014 Review

The second annual BiG Africa Summit & Exhibition which was held at Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Johannesburg South Africa, took place on the 6th to 8th October 2014. It focused on the development of online gaming regulations, online lottery, latest gaming technology, gaming opportunities and the African gaming market. This event was attended by big names in Betting and iGaming …

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Match fixing & betting key agendas at Soccerex Africa Forum

The Soccerex African Forum, 4-5 November, Durban, South Africa, will feature leading African sports governance figures discussing impacts and strategies on match fixing and sports corruption within African football. Soccerex have confirmed Sam Nyamweya, President of the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) and Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana Football Association as key football governance speakers attending the forum. The leaders …

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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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