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Nigerian superstar Yakubu to open SBC Digital Summit Africa

Yakubu at SBC Digital Summit Africa

SBC Digital Summit Africa is to open with an exclusive interview with Yakubu Ayegbeni, the Nigerian football legend and Interwetten brand ambassador.  The interview on 6 October 2020, the opening day of the virtual event for the African betting and gaming industry, will see the former striker discuss his playing career and his work with Interwetten’s recently-launched Nigerian sportsbook. Delegates …

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Tyrone Dobbin: Local partnerships are key to understanding complexities in African markets

Establishing a brand in an African market requires a level of local expertise and knowledge, explained Tyrone Dobbin, Managing Director – Africa at Sportingbet at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital.  Speaking on SBC’s ‘Africa – the market of the future’ panel, Dobbin emphasised that betting companies must not take a holistic approach to the African market when trying to …

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Agenda announced for new African betting & gaming industry event – SBC Digital Summit Africa

SBC Digital Summit Africa Agenda

SBC Digital Summit Africa, the new dedicated African edition of the world’s leading virtual event for the betting & gaming industry, has unveiled its agenda.  The virtual conference and exhibition on 6 – 7 October is free to attend, providing everyone with an interest in the region with an opportunity to learn from 60 senior executive speakers with hands-on experience …

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FSB extends BetLion agreement

Sports betting platform provider FSB has added a four-year extension to its partnership with African operator BetLion. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. The partnership extension follows an initial two-year agreement between the duo, which reportedly ‘generated tremendous growth for the operator’. Commenting on the extension, David McDowell, CEO …

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SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission

SBC Awards 2020

The SBC Awards, which is now in its seventh year, has officially opened its nominations section allowing individuals to reward and celebrate the very best in sports betting and gaming. In our latest webinar, ‘SBC Awards – How to write an Awards submission’ a panel of esteemed experts discussed the do’s and don’ts when it comes to writing the perfect …

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Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela

South African business news sources report that Betfred is preparing a counter-offer ranging between ZAR 875-to-925 million (€44-46m) to acquire embattled heritage wagering and racetrack operator Phumelela Gaming & Leisure.  Forced to close its venues due to coronavirus restrictions last May, Johannesburg high court placed Phumelela assets under bankruptcy protection, allowing the company to seek investors to avoid outright liquidation. …

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BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal

BtoBet has expanded its presence across the African market after its local Certified Partner, STM Gaming, secured a new agreement with Nigeria-based Booster99. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Under the terms of the agreement, Booster99 will power its online and mobile channels by using BtoBet technology, with Nigeria …

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BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile 

BtoBet has has formed a strategic partnership with Tola Mobile to amplify its payment processing capacities for new and established African betting markets. The partnership is marked as a key strategic directive by BtoBet, as it moves to integrate Tola Mobile’s ‘Wallet API’ system across its tailored African platform, allowing bookmaker partners a greater depth of localised payment solutions. Since 2011, …

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MELBET grows African footprint with Kenya entry

As Kenya begins to open up its online betting market, MELBET has confirmed its expansion into the market via its MELBET.ke platform. By expanding into Kenya, bettors will be able to ‘wager on an international scale’, gaining access to more than 2000 betting markets with features such as cashout, boosted odds, live-in-play betting, VIP gaming and esports wagering. MELBET Kenya …

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AstroPay sells B2B payment gateway to focus on end user

payment gateway

AstroPay has completed the sale of its B2B payment gateway to focus on B2C solutions headlined by the AstroPay Card. The ‘flagship’ prepaid virtual card solution, AstroPay Card, gives merchants the ability to receive deposits and process withdrawals from a single integration. Mikael Lijtenstein, CEO of AstroPay, explained: “The recently completed sale of our B2B payment gateway indicates a new …

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