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BetConstruct’s sportsbook software gets South African stage

Armed with a Manufacturer’s Licence for the South African market, BetConstruct is ready to present its “most complete multi-channel sportsbook software for the region”.

Having obtained the licence from the National Gambling Board for South Africa in November of last year, the developer and provider of online and land-based gaming solutions is ready for the first extension of ICE away from its traditional London base.

The inaugural ICE Africa, featuring an expo stand for the BetConstruct team, will take place from 24-25 October at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A spokesperson for BetConstruct commented: “We will be attending ICE Africa to explore the potential across the various igaming sectors and to offer our outstanding solutions for the region.

“Our team will be presenting our most complete multi-channel Sportsbook software, dynamic Virtual Sports and of course our retail software package designed for physical premises such as Cashier PC, Touch Screen PC for clients, Pocket Betshop, Hand Held Terminals and Self Service Betting Terminal.”

The event is also expected to feature high-level discussions over the divisive Amendment Bill, a work-in-progress since 2016, which aims to challenge South Africa’s main gambling legislation by implementing stricter protocols and revising current regulations.

Meanwhile, the scale of the opportunity across the whole continent will be highlighted in the opening session of the advanceAFRICA stream – one of three alongside microscopeAFRICA and networkAFRICA, which will explore the five-year plan for African regulation.

Research completed by H2 Gambling Capital for iGaming Business and the event’s ‘Africa iGaming Dashboard’ has projected that igaming gross win for the region will rise by 36% from €385.4 in 2018 to €523.9m in 2023.

It also confirmed that while sports betting remains the most popular product with an estimated 40% market share, casino is expected to overtake state lotteries (24%) by reaching 25% by the end of 2018.