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SportPesa enters into partnership deal with Arsenal FC

Betting firm SportPesa have rolled out a 2022 Qatar World Cup project after entering into a three and half year partnership with English Premier League giants Arsenal FC. The deal that was signed at Emirates Stadium in London, will focus on grassroots football including player and coach development, with Arsenal providing coaches to conduct five-day training camps in Kenya twice a ... Read More »

Colossus Bets products launched in Nigeria by 1960Bet and NairaBet

Two betting operators based in Nigeria, 1960Bet and NairaBet, have agreed a deal with Colossus Bets to launch the company’s products on their sites. Both are leading bookmakers in the country. The terms of the agreement will see both 1960Bet and NairaBet launch the Colossus collection, including the flagship Pick 7 Colossus, which is live now on both sites. Akin Alabi, Founder and CEO ... Read More »

Yahaya Maikori – Law Allianz – ICE 2016: Africa Dynamics & Africa Realities

Yahaya Maikori Senior Partner of Law Allianz will be presenting African market development at ICE 2016 focusing on opportunities in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana & South Africa. Maikori details to SBC readers how these markets have progressed in 2015, and how consumers are developing new habits amid a fast growing and aggressive market place. Maikori has advised state governments, institutions and helped several ... Read More »

Editec launches Premier Bet in Kenya

EDITEC has announced the opening of the first Premier Bet in Nairobi, Kenya.  The store opened on the first weekend of January in the Kawangare area of the capital city. It aims to capitalise on the growing popularity of sports betting throughout the East African region, and will offer a vast array of betting markets. Andrew Batley will head up this ... Read More »

Kelly Eden – TXODDS – 2015 Industry Review

SBCnews caught up with Kelly Eden, Head of TXTRADER at TXODDS, to find out what he made of the industry’s progress in 2015 and beyond. SBC: What industry development caught your eye this year? KE: Betting and gambling in Africa, particularly sports betting seems to be getting bigger and more widespread there. Football is and always will be the biggest ... Read More »

INTRALOT has Acumen to target Kenya with mCHEZA

INTRALOT Group has become the latest brand to target the Kenyan betting market after announcing a 10-year cooperation with Acumen Communications Limited (ACL) to organise sports betting in Kenya, under the brand name ‘mCHEZA’. ACL is a local company authorised and regulated by the Betting Control and Licencing Board of Kenya under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act. ‘mCHEZA’ was ... Read More »

Kenyan sports betting boom continues with mCHEZA launch

A partnership between global gaming company Intralot and Acumen Communications Ltd (ACL) has produced mCHEZA. This is the latest company to be launched in the expanding sports betting industry in Kenya. At the official launch in the capital city of Nairobi, a company spokesperson stated: “mCHEZA is a simple, fun and interactive platform on which fans can put their money on football ... Read More »

Andy MacKenzie – Why the Premier League should ignore international week

Spreadex’s Andy MacKenzie bemoans the hiatus on top level league action during the international break and wants to see them carry on regardless. The international football friendly weekends prompt a collective sigh from footy fans as the Premier League and Championship fixtures take a back-seat for usually fairly drab national affairs. And it’s the same in the betting industry too ... Read More »

Elitebet forms Uganda & Kenya content curation partnership with Your PRSS

East African sports betting operator Elitebet has partnered with London-based content curation platform provider Your PRSS to launch Elitebet Sports News web portals for each of its Kenyan and Ugandan markets. The Your PRSS technology enables Elitebet to deliver a dynamic selection of the latest sports news headlines in real-time from their preferred local and international publishers, all through their brand, in order to boost customer ... Read More »

Editec invests in digital media innovator Chroma Sports

London-based gaming operator Editec UK Ltd has announced a ‘significant seven-figure investment’ in the award-winning digital media innovator Chroma Sports. The investment will see Chroma develop a number of sports digital and fantasy games products and will ensure Editec is at the forefront of development on the digital landscape in its core markets in Africa and emerging markets throughout the ... Read More »