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Zimbabwe blocks sports betting licensing amid growing concerns

The Zimbabwe government has stopped its processing of gambling/betting licenses amid fears of a surge in the nations gambling addiction. Its drastic actions regarding betting licensing have been granted approval by President Robert Mugabe and the Department of Home Affairs. Throughout 2014 and 2015 Zimbabwe ministers have demonstrated concerns regarding the number of new and existing bookmakers targeting the country’s …

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BET.co.za creates sports content partnership with Your PRSS

South African online sports betting operator BET.co.za c has partnered with London content platform provider Your PRSS to launch BET.co.za Sports News, a dedicated betting and sports news aggregation portal. Your Prss technology enables sportsbooks to deliver a dynamic selection of the latest sports news headlines in real-time from the leading publishers from across the web, all through their brand, …

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Online casino gaming now regulated in 61 countries

Over 60 countries around the world license online casinos, the US is the worst country for gamblers, and 56 percent of the world’s population faces some form of online gambling ban, but ordinary players are not penalised in most cases. These are the main findings of a research project into online gambling access, by affiliate KeyToCasino. Looking at sources in …

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Inspired Gaming Virtual Sports enters Nigeria with Surebet247

Inspired Gaming has announces that its Virtual Sports product is now live in Nigeria across  retail venues via a satellite TV feed. Surebet247  Nigeria has over 1,900 betting shops.The operator has launched nine of Inspired’s Virtual Sports and games – horses, dogs, cars, speedway, cycling, tennis, football, roulette and keno. Inspired’s Virtual Sports are already live in 1,100 of Surebet247’s …

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Colossus Bets enters Nigeria with 1960Bet

Football pools mega jackpots provider Colossus Bets,has made its first steps into the burgeoning African sports betting market by announcing a distribution partnership with Nigerian operator 1960Bet. The partnership will see Colossus Bets products including the pools operators’ flagship £10,000,000 Colossus jackpot being distributed throughout 1960Bet Nigerian sports betting network. Bernard Marantelli, founder and CEO of Colossus Bets commented on …

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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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