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SBTech goes live in South Africa with Bet.co.za deal

Multi-channel sportsbook and systems provider SBTech has secured its entry into the South African market after launching its full sportsbook and igaming platform with Bet.co.za. The partnership will allow Bet.co.za to take advantage of a tailored trading and risk management strategy which has been localised for the South African market. Andrew Cochrane, Chief Development Officer at SBTech, said: “We are …

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1xBet defies COVID-19 disruption to keep 2020 plans in place

1xBet

It is business as usual for 1xBet, said the company, as it continues to deliver uninterrupted online services for both players and its B2B customers in spite of COVID-19 disruption. While admitting that the total number of betting markets had been “significantly reduced” due to the mass postponement of sporting events, 1xBet is confident that customers can mitigate the impact …

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IGT appoints emerging markets expert Beatrice Bassey as a corporate advisor

New York-listed gambling technology and lottery systems supplier IGT Plc has moved to strengthen its corporate governance and general counsel by confirming the appointment of Beatrice H. Bassey as an independent advisor. The strategic appointment of Bassey will see the executive counsel IGT governance on group legal oversight and support the firm’s executive leadership team on ongoing compliance directives related to …

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Dominik Beier – Interwetten unafraid to test its legacy in Nigeria

Dominik Beier, Group CEO of DACH markets legacy sportsbook Interwetten has spoken to SBC on his firm’s African market ambitions, which will launch imminently within Nigeria. Prior to global betting’s COVID-19 disruption, Interwetten’s executive team had announced that the sportsbook had secured a ‘national licence’ from Nigeria’s Lottery Regulatory Commission (LRC). The announcement sees Beier undertake a key strategic leadership …

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Golden Race to boost retail lotto activity for Bet9ja

Bet9ja

Nigerian sports betting operator Bet9ja has picked Mobiprint from Golden Race to power its new in-shop lotto solution. The device is pre-loaded with Golden Race’s cashier software so customers can place a bet, print a ticket and scan any winning tickets, all with the same hardware solution. Mobiprint will also make it easier for Bet9ja to run the shops as customers will …

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Nigerian authorities team up to combat ‘unscrupulous’ operators

In a move which is hoped will combat ‘unscrupulous companies’ in the betting and lottery industries, the Nigerian National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has secured a ‘long overdue’ agreement with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). Under a new alliance, the duo will work together carrying out a vetting process for licence applications of potential Nigerian lottery and betting operators. Lanre …

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Global Bet nets Betway Africa virtual sports partnership

Industry virtual sports supplier and development studio Global Bet has significantly expanded its African market profile by entering a strategic arrangement with Betway Africa.  Betway Africa serves as the regional licensee partner of the wider Betway Group, operating the Betway brand across the markets of Nigeria, Uganda, Gambia and Ghana. Securing its partnership, Global Bet will service its full virtual …

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New sales managers explore African opportunities for NSoft

NSoft

Patrick Alike and Aluwani Mukhudwana are two of the new dedicated sales managers exploring new opportunities for NSoft in the African market. Both South African Republic (SAR) based Alike and Mukhudwana, who is working out of Nigeria, were added to the company’s team in 2019. “The African emerging market has been in NSoft’s focus for quite some time,” confirmed Ivan …

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Everton cuts ties with SportPesa

Premier League football club Everton FC has issued a statement confirming that it has mutually ended its shirt sponsorship with Kenyan online betting group SportPesa. On Sunday night, Everton management announced that by mutual consent SportPesa would not fulfil its five-year principal shirt sponsorship agreement, secured in May 2017 as a club-record deal for The Toffees. In its statement, Everton …

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Keith Galea, Helio Gaming: Making lottery products more accessible to players

Helio

Having successfully shaken up the lottery sector, betting on lottery providers have been met with several regulatory roadblocks over the last few years, particularly in mainstream markets. Yet Helio Gaming, which counts the concept as just one part of its flexible gaming engine, was well prepared for such an eventuality.  The Malta-based provider is targeting Africa and Asia as part …

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