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Craig Venter aims for South African market takeover with ClickaBet

South African businessman Craig Venter has announced the launch of his new enterprise ClickaBet, in partnership with African online gambling specialist BetTech Gaming. Venter the former CEO of electrical unit and circuit supplier Altech Corp, detailed to local media that he had been working on the new project for the past 15 months. The businessman further declared that it was ... Read More »

Daniel Graetzer – Mediatech Solutions – Building effective international expansion…

Daniel Graetzer Executive Director of Mediatech Solutions speaks to SBC on the realities of creating industry platform services and provisions for effective international expansion.  Focusing on delivering a tailored product for each individual  market, Mediatech Solutions has won a number of new international  clients. Graetzer who heads up strategy for the platform provider details what core factors stakeholders must asses when delivering gambling services to new and developing markets.    __________________________________  SBC: ... Read More »

BetConstruct adds Habanero games to its casino suite

Major industry supplier BetConstruct has bolstered its casino offering with the addition of content from slots and table games provider Habanero. Habanero is  to supply BetConstruct with its full suite of casino games, consisting of 60 plus slots, six table games, and 10 video poker titles. These will now be available via desktop and mobile devices to customers of the sport ... Read More »

Golfer Chris Hanson thankful for OPTIMA support

Betting industry multi-channel supplier OPTIMA has been promoting its brand on the golf circuit with the sponsorship of Chris Hanson, who has claimed a tie of 5th place in the European Tour Trophee Hassan II in Rabat, Morocco. Rounds of 72, 71, 67 & 75 gave Hanson a -3 total, just two shots off the eventual winner. OPTIMA MGS is a multichannel, ... Read More »

Lidoya chooses Sporty-Tech as technology provider

Lidoya, a horse race pool betting operator in Guinea-Conakry, have chosen Sporty-Tech as the technology provider to upgrade its betting solution. The agreement enables the Guinean community to bet on French horse races through various channels. The Sporty-Tech solution has been deployed on the Lidoya network consisting of 20 betting shops and 700 kiosks. There is an SMS/GPRS gateway which ... Read More »

mybet.com nets Ghana Sekondi Hasaacas FC sponsorship

European sports betting operator mybet.com has expanded its profile and coverage in West Africa by agreeing sponsorship terms with Ghana Premier League football club Sekondi Hasaacas FC. Hosting a press conference this Saturday, Sekondi Hasaacas governance unveiled mybet.com as its new season sponsor. The financial terms of the sponsorship were not disclosed, however mybet.com marketing revealed that it had been ... Read More »

Econet deal will bring free Premier League coverage to 50 African countries

The Premier League has announced an agreement with Econet Media which’ll see games from the league broadcast free to a number of countries in sub-saharan Africa.  The deal will last for at least three seasons from 2016-17 and matches will be shown to 50 African countries through Econet’s new platform Kwesé Sports. This is in addition to weekly preview and ... Read More »

Sportradar agrees deal with the South Africa Rugby Union

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has teamed up with Sportradar to release the full potential of its data and to protect the teams involved from the threat of matchfixing.  The agreement’s data component positions Sportradar as a non-exclusive collector, processor and distributor of data from almost 300 matches played in South Africa. This figure includes the ABSA Currie Cup Qualification matches, as well ... Read More »

SportPesa announces sponsorship of AFC Leopards

In a conference held yesterday sports betting operator SportPesa was announced as the official shirt sponsor of Kenyan club AFC Leopards in a five year deal.  The ceremony was attended by SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri, Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa, Leopards Co-Chairman Dan Mule and a host of former players amongst others including Kenyan footballing legend Joe Kadenge. The Nairobi side ... Read More »

Tennis caught in majority of suspicious betting patterns

During the final quarter of 2015, ESSA’s alert system identified 35 sporting events that were reported to the relevant regulatory body as being suspicious, with 24 (69%) of the cases from Tennis and 8 (23%) from Football events. The role of ESSA is to provide an early warning system with the specific aim of detecting and deterring the corruption of ... Read More »