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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 »

South Africa wicketkeeper gets 12-year ban for match fixing

Thami Tsolekile, a South African wicketkeeper that toured England with the Proteas in 2012 and was centrally contracted as recently as 2013/14, has been banned from cricket for 12 years. Tsolekile is one of four players caught up in the match fixing scandal linked to Gulam Bodi, who was banned for 20 years by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on January ... Read More »

FSB Technology enters Africa via deal with Mkekabet

Platform provider FSB Technology Ltd has made its first move into Africa with the launch of a website and SMS betting service for Tanzania’s Mkekabet. The London-based supplier has designed a bespoke site for the popular sports betting operator, which is available in both English and Swahili. The platform has also been integrated into Oxygen8’s mobile payment gateway making use ... Read More »

SportPesa signs shirt sponsorship deal with Hull City

It has been revealed that SportPesa, a bookmaker based in Kenya, has signed a three year deal with Hull City to become the club’s new official shirt sponsor. The agreement is said to be the most lucrative in the Tigers’ history and it’s also a clear signal of intent from the bookmaker. Simon King, Commercial Manager at Hull City Tigers, ... Read More »