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Kiron & Vermantia to launch African Virtual Games portfolio

Kiron Interactive has partnered with distribution and broadcast expert Vermantia to set up the first pan-African satellite channel dedicated to virtual games. The premium service will showcase their market-leading Virtual Games portfolio, including horses, dogs, football, motor-racing and cycling, with plans to introduce other virtual sports and number games – including Keno – later this year. The 24/7 channel, featuring ... Read More »

South African Parliament set to review online gambling bill

Democratic Alliance Parliament Member Geordin Hill Lewis has set to revive South Africa’s remote gambling bill under the National Gambling Amendment of 2008. Hill Lewis will put the bill forward with its new amendments to South Africa’s Parliament when hearings re-open in February. The politician is optimistic of progressing regulated online gambling services for South Africa. The bill will look ... Read More »

ICE joins forces with SBC to run at show sports betting tours

ICE Totally Gaming, the world’s biggest b2b gaming exhibition which runs across the 3rd, 4th and 5th February at London’s ExCeL Centre, has teamed up with Sports Betting Community (SBC) to provide two Sports Betting Tours of the exhibition floor. The tours, which are part of Betmarkets, one of the eight ICE Conferences being held alongside the exhibition, will give ... Read More »

Success in Nigeria means playing the game with the right rhythm

Johnson Adewale Foye, Head of Operations at HSL Gaming Network Limited which runs Gobet3000, has more advice for companies planning on setting up a retail betting business in Nigeria. From my last post, I specifically stated that companies will make a better harvest with a retail network than the online network because of some of Nigeria’s peculiarities. Here I will ... Read More »

2015 can be the year for the revolution of sports betting in Nigeria

Johnson Adewale Foye, Head of Operations at HSL Gaming Network Limited which runs Gobet3000, believes that next year will be a key time for the development of sports betting in Nigeria. Having spent some years in this sector, and coupled with some of the research I have done in the past and of late, I personally will say that that ... Read More »

Betradar enters Nigeria with 1960Bet

Betradar, supplier of sports and betting related data has announced the  launch of its Live Channel products with Nigerian bookmaker 1960Bet. Betrader will roll out its Live Channel Retail across 5,000 stores by using a local satellite distribution provider and will implement the Live Channel Online into its sports betting website 1960bet.ng. In addition, 1960Bet has also signed up for Betradar’s Managed Trading ... Read More »

Online football betting on the rise in Nigeria

Concerns are growing in Nigeria regarding the growing popularity of European football betting and the expansion of digital sports betting operators targeting male consumers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has published a report stating that Nigerians of all age groups spend almost NGN 2 billion (£7.5 million) daily on betting. NAN further estimates that over 60 million Nigerians (population: ... Read More »

PWC expects no igaming agenda for South Africa

Accountancy firm PWC has stated that the South African government is unlikely to open and regulate its online gambling market, due to continued governmental stalling on the issue and concerns regarding gambling addiction. Nikki Foster Gambling Industry Leader for PWC South Africa, commented that South Africa’s government had been working to introduce online gambling regulations for the past decade, however ... Read More »

SA National Gambling Board to be scrapped

South Africa’s National Gambling Board is to be scrapped after controversy surrounding international expenses, according to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The minister said that the National Gambling Board – which spent R4.1m (£230,000) on travel in the last three years, including a trip to Las Vegas which cost over R1m (£56,000) – told Parliament that the organisation would ... Read More »

Global Bet virtual sports agrees content partnership with 1960bet

Virtual sports gaming provider Global Bet has announced a strategic content partnership with Nigeria based sports betting operator 1960bet to supply virtual sports gaming content to 1960bet retail betting outlets. The exclusive deal will see Global Bet virtual content streamed via two exclusive satellite broadcast channels to 1960bet shops across Africa. 1960bet currently operates more than 5000 retail betting outlets ... Read More »