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Supabets signs Ghana’s first ever betting sponsorship deal with Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC

Ghanaian Football League Champions Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC have announced the first ever sponsorship between a Ghana professional football club and a bookmaker. The football club announced that it had signed a three year betting partnership with African focused sports betting operator – Supabets – http://www.supabets.com.gh/Sport/Default.aspx Kumasi Asante Kotoko senior management announced that the new deal with Supabets was worth ... Read More »

Sahara trek raises £50,000 for Responsible Gambling Trust

The Responsible Gambling Trust has thanked volunteers who raised more than £50,000 for the charity on its latest fundraising expedition. A team of 21 volunteers trekked the Sahara Desert in March to raise funds for the UK’s leading funder of research, education and treatment of problem gambling. They have so far raised £52,000 with donations still being made. The organisation’s ... Read More »

Dispute over horseracing coverage continues in South Africa

A row over broadcast rights to horseracing in South Africa doesn’t appear to be heading to a conclusion soon if press statements from all the warring partners are any indication. The Phumelela-part owned Tellytrack has been aggressively defending its commercial licences of late by clamping down on any retail bookmaker showing its racing TV channel for the domestic environment. Tellytrack ... Read More »

Sports Ministers discuss sports integrity and development in Glasgow

53 international sports ministers met in Glasgow to discuss development and integrity of sports in developing countries. The ongoing meetings took place before the opening of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and has been named by officials as the Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting. The meeting between international ministers focused on the development of professional sports in underprivileged nations within the ... Read More »

bet365 helps Trent Vale School set up Sierra Leone project

The latest news from the bet365 charitable foundation is that a donation of £230,000 has been made to help a school in Trent Vale set up a project for vulnerable children in Sierra Leone. St. Joseph’s College has had a long running partnership with Sierra Leone, and since 2007 has been sending groups of teachers and students to help schools ... Read More »

GB Media secures MGS commercial partnership

GB Media, publishers of the industry leading international gaming titles International Casino Review, Betting Business interactive and Coinslot International, has secured a prestigious commercial contract covering stand sales and associated exhibition and conference sponsorships for November’s second Macao Gaming Show (MGS).  The agreement covers key regions comprising Europe, USA, Central & South America, the Middle East and Africa, all of ... Read More »

Supabets extends its live betting capabilities

Supabets, a sports betting company servicing the African market, has expanded its in-play betting offer to 15,000 live matches per month thanks to the integration of Betradar’s Live Betting Solutions. The in-play portfolio offers a 24/7 coverage of 15,000+ live matches per month of 16 different sports with more than 100 betting markets. The expanded in-play betting offering is with ... Read More »

NETELLER becomes Crystal Palace sponsor

Payments firm Optimal Payments Plc has become the official sponsor of Crystal Palace Football Club for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Optimal Payments will use the platform to raise the global awareness of its NETELLER service and Net+ Card stored-value offering which will be displayed on the front of the team’s shirts from the start of the 2014/15 English Premier ... Read More »

Cameroon to investigate World Cup fix claims

Cameroon have launched an investigation after allegations of match-fixing were made against seven players at the World Cup. FECAFOOT, the country’s football federation, has launched an investigation after concerns that national team members might have been involved in a fix during the World Cup. Of particular concern is Cameroon’s 4-0 defeat to Croatia, mainly because the result and the fact there ... Read More »

BBC reports on the growing popularity of betting in Sierra Leone

The BBC News African focused business program ‘Africa Business Report’, featured a special insight broadcast by BBC Sierra Leone correspondent Umaru Fofana on the rising popularity of sports betting in Sierra Leone (West Africa). The program reports that the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown has witnessed a surge in the number of small telecom/text  operated betting devices, were Sierra Leonese ... Read More »