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Virtual sports is not like slots, says Golden Race CEO

virtual sports

“Virtual sports is not like a slot game. You can’t just integrate it and let it go. You have to adapt, change according to what the market needs and work on a daily basis.” That was an appeal by Golden Race CEO Martin Wachter to delegates at the SBC Digital Summit Africa, where he joined a panel on ‘Enhancing the …

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FIFA to highlight steps to protect the integrity of football at Betting on Sports Europe – Digital

FIFA Head of Integrity Ennio Bovolenta

FIFA Head of Integrity Ennio Bovolenta will deliver the keynote for the Sports Integrity track at this month’s Betting on Sports Europe – Digital conference and exhibition. The virtual event on 21 – 22 October will bring together senior executives from the European sports betting industry to share knowledge and ideas about the key issues influencing the future of the …

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Africa must set it own course on VIP management

The comparisons between the European experience and Africa’s prospects with regards to servicing VIP programmes was a key focal point on yesterday’s ‘VIP in Africa’ panel at the SBC Digital Summit Africa. Taking part in the discussion was Ilze Jansone, managing director of online gambling in the West Africa region for BetBonanza, Brad Williams, head of VIP at and …

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Five valuable insights for operators on day two of SBC Digital Summit Africa

SBC Digital Summit Africa Day Two Preview

Day two of the SBC Digital Summit Africa virtual conference and exhibition will again provide invaluable opportunities to learn what it takes to succeed in the continent’s betting and gaming markets.  The conference agenda for Wednesday 7 October will see senior executives with on-the-ground experience of a wide variety of African markets share their knowledge of the key issues affecting …

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Adeniji: Regulatory disconnect a ‘headache’ for operators

The Nigerian national and state regulatory committees must ‘find the synergy to synchronise together’ to achieve a balance between state and national regulations according to Ibukun Okeowo, CEO of Gibet. Speaking on the ‘Challenges of West Africa’ panel on the first day of SBC Digital Summit Africa, Okeowo explained that there is a disconnect between the different types of regulations …

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SBC Digital Summit Africa: Duplicating your European offering in Africa simply won’t work

Operators cannot simply copy and paste their European offerings into the African market, explained Sab Jhooti, CEO of Bonmoja at the SBC Digital Summit Africa, adding that operators must understand the niches and intricacies of each individual market. Speaking as part of the ‘Opportunities in East Africa’ panel, Jhooti gave a run down on his key advice for those eyeing …

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SBC announces 2021 live events calendar

SBC Live Events Schedule 2021

SBC has announced the return of its physical events programme, with betting and gaming industry events in Malta, New Jersey, Barcelona, Colombia, and London confirmed for 2021.  While digital conferences have proved a valuable way for the industry to stay connected during 2020’s unprecedented conditions, the face-to-face interaction only possible at physical events has been sorely missed.  SBC will restore …

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ICE moves to a summer 2021 schedule

Next year’s ICE 2021 and iGB Affiliate London conferences are expected to take place from 29 June to 2 July after event organisers Clarion Gaming carried out a ‘close consultation with the international community of stakeholders’. Citing global covid concerns, back in July Clarion Gaming announced that its flagship ICE 2021 conference would be rescheduled to a provisional date in …

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Nigeria is African market with greatest online potential, say SBC Digital Summit Africa experts

SBC Digital Summit Africa

Nigeria is the African market with the greatest potential for online betting and gaming operators, a survey of the expert speakers at this week’s SBC Digital Summit Africa virtual conference and exhibition has found. The online event on 6 – 7 October will take an in-depth look at every aspect of the future of the industry in Africa, with invaluable …

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SB Betting: Preparing to explore more African countries

SB Betting

SB Betting Software is ready to explore more countries with Premierbet, a pan-African operator whose team used the lockdown period to make a major upgrade to its platform. Speaking exclusively to SBC News, SB Betting Software COO Michal Glowacki (pictured) was full of praise for the operator’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Operating across Africa, Premierbet was hit by the …

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