Tag Archives: nigeria

Editec – seeking the cosmopolitan heart of Africa

Understanding what is happening on the ground is any given market is often said to be one of the keys to success in the gambling world and nowhere is this more evident that on the continent of Africa. Across the sub-Sahara from the Francophone west to the English-speaking countries of East Africa and down to the Portuguese-speaking eastern coastal regions, …

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Zimbabwe blocks sports betting licensing amid growing concerns

The Zimbabwe government has stopped its processing of gambling/betting licenses amid fears of a surge in the nations gambling addiction. Its drastic actions regarding betting licensing have been granted approval by President Robert Mugabe and the Department of Home Affairs. Throughout 2014 and 2015 Zimbabwe ministers have demonstrated concerns regarding the number of new and existing bookmakers targeting the country’s …

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A willing heart will do the magic in Nigeria

Johnson Adewale Foye, Head of Operations at HSL Gaming Network Limited which runs Gobet3000, believes that sports betting can be a source of positive change in Nigeria. Nigeria seems to be a country with a mono-economic structure because we almost solely depend on the harvest we make from our crude oil export. The nation’s budget is usually aligned or backed …

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Success in Nigeria means playing the game with the right rhythm

Johnson Adewale Foye, Head of Operations at HSL Gaming Network Limited which runs Gobet3000, has more advice for companies planning on setting up a retail betting business in Nigeria. From my last post, I specifically stated that companies will make a better harvest with a retail network than the online network because of some of Nigeria’s peculiarities. Here I will …

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2015 can be the year for the revolution of sports betting in Nigeria

Johnson Adewale Foye, Head of Operations at HSL Gaming Network Limited which runs Gobet3000, believes that next year will be a key time for the development of sports betting in Nigeria. Having spent some years in this sector, and coupled with some of the research I have done in the past and of late, I personally will say that that …

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Betradar enters Nigeria with 1960Bet

Betradar, supplier of sports and betting related data has announced the  launch of its Live Channel products with Nigerian bookmaker 1960Bet. Betrader will roll out its Live Channel Retail across 5,000 stores by using a local satellite distribution provider and will implement the Live Channel Online into its sports betting website 1960bet.ng. In addition, 1960Bet has also signed up for Betradar’s Managed Trading …

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Online football betting on the rise in Nigeria

Concerns are growing in Nigeria regarding the growing popularity of European football betting and the expansion of digital sports betting operators targeting male consumers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has published a report stating that Nigerians of all age groups spend almost NGN 2 billion (£7.5 million) daily on betting. NAN further estimates that over 60 million Nigerians (population: …

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Scotland vs Nigeria subject to investigation by the NCA

Scotland’s international friendly against Nigeria was subject to investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA), having been red flagged for potential match-fixing. The national and international law enforcement agency tipped off the Scottish Football Association prior to Wednesday’s kick-off at Fulham’s Craven Cottage. The match itself finished in a 2-2 draw, Nigeria scoring a late equaliser through Nwofor, after an …

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Perumal book rocks football world amid claims of World Cup match fixing

Convicted Singaporean match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal has made claims that he assisted in the qualification campaigns of international football sides Honduras and Nigeria in reaching the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. In a new book published this Monday, the self confessed match fixer sheds details on how his company Football4U helped fix matches, bribe players and influence FIFA …

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