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Kenyan Parliament to review tougher policies for gambling operators

Kenya’s parliament is reported to be reviewing a number of proposed regulatory amendments to its ‘Betting, Lotteries & Gaming Act’, which could see the introduction of tougher controls and severe fines for non-compliant gambling operators. Central to the proposed amendments will be the introduction of marketing/advertising restrictions on Kenyan sports betting operator services. The amendments have been presented by Orange ... Read More »

ICC Anti-Corruption Unit seeks power to monitor social media

Sir Ronnie Flanagan, Head of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to consider a proposal to force players suspected of match-fixing to hand over their mobile phones. Flanagan, who expects his proposal to be discussed by the ICC board in 2017, is seeking the power to examine players’ personal devices, including messaging applications such as ... Read More »

Martin Wachter – Distinguish yourself as a leader

Martin Wachter, CEO of virtual sports supplier Golden Race, comments on how the firm harnesses innovation and its importance for driving the betting industry forward “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs The global betting market is worth $3 trillion, with up to 90% of that generated by illegal gambling, much of it in Asia. A common ... Read More »

Scientific Games wins 12th contract with Sun International

Scientific Games has earned its 12th contract with South African casino and entertainment group Sun International to supply games, systems and table products to the new Sun Time Square casino in Pretoria. The Sun Time Square casino will maximise its operating efficiencies by incorporating Scientific Games’ SDS®, CMP, Power Promotions with Downloadable Credits and Smartcard Cashless functionality to power its casino ... Read More »

Groundbreaking Golden Race first again with Malta licence

Innovative betting industry supplier Golden Race has become the first virtual sports developer to receive a Class 4 licence in Malta. The company received the recognition from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) earlier this month after an extensive application process. The award of this licence is the latest development in Golden Race’s push to be the biggest virtual sports provider to ... Read More »

BtoBet CEO on esports betting in South Africa at BiG Summit

Stakeholders from across the wide world of igaming will be meeting in Cape Town this week as the 4th Annual BiG Africa Summit gets underway today.  Issues such as compliance, responsibilities and the future of the market in South Africa will be discussed. Another major point of discussion on the table will be esports which continues to garner the attention of major investors, ... Read More »

Optima expands betting inventory with Colossus Bets’ pools

Sports betting platform and provisions provider Optima has become the latest industry supplier to integrate Colossus Bets’ ‘mega jackpots’ pool betting product. Optima management announced that Colossus Bets pools would be made available to its ‘certified partner network’. The supplier informed the market that new platform client Nigerian betting operator NairaBET has become its first partner to integrate Colossus Bets’ ... Read More »

BetVictor and Timeform team up to give punters the South African racing downlow

BetVictor has announced that it has become the first operator to provide Timeform’s South African horse racing data and analysis to its customers. This becomes the latest move in its partnership with the data and content provider.  The announcement means that BetVictor is now displaying Timeform horse racing data and selections for all South African race meetings across all channels. Coupled ... Read More »

SIS strikes pricing agreement with Mauritius Turf Club

Racing information and content provider SIS has agreed an exclusive three-year deal with the Mauritius Turf Club to distribute racing pictures, data, and fixed-odds prices to UK retail betting shops and online operators for the first time. The agreement will see the SIS service broadcast eight races a day for 37-weekend fixtures, with an average of nine runner races for ... Read More »

BetConstruct announces new agreement with Hollywoodbets

BetConstruct has announced a new partnership agreement with the Isle of Man-based Hollywoodbets, to focus its reach on the burgeoning African market. Hollywoodbets International will take advantage of BetConstruct’s Sportsbook which now features over 30,000 live matches every month, with 40,000+ pre-match events and 50 sports types. BetConstruct, a provider of online and land-based betting and gaming solutions, will also ... Read More »