Tag Archives: SBC Digital Summit Africa

Virtual sports is not like slots, says Golden Race CEO

virtual sports

“Virtual sports is not like a slot game. You can’t just integrate it and let it go. You have to adapt, change according to what the market needs and work on a daily basis.” That was an appeal by Golden Race CEO Martin Wachter to delegates at the SBC Digital Summit Africa, where he joined a panel on ‘Enhancing the …

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How esports betting continues to develop in Africa

In recent months the popularity of esports betting has grown exponentially worldwide, with the industry being one of the only sporting sectors to not be severely impacted by the global pandemic. Nevertheless, the industry’s impact in specific regions has yet to be fully analysed outside of Europe and the US. At SBC Digital Summit Africa, a panel of experts from …

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Africa must set it own course on VIP management

The comparisons between the European experience and Africa’s prospects with regards to servicing VIP programmes was a key focal point on yesterday’s ‘VIP in Africa’ panel at the SBC Digital Summit Africa. Taking part in the discussion was Ilze Jansone, managing director of online gambling in the West Africa region for BetBonanza, Brad Williams, head of VIP at Bet.co.za and …

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African betting needs to move from its dependence on mobile money

The management of effective payment services has long been maintained as the critical discipline for betting operators servicing Africa’s unique market-by-market challenges. Expert insights detailed at the SBC Digital Summit Africa outlined that betting incumbents should prepare for new compliance demands, as all African markets will yet again be disrupted by rapid consumer changes and distinct technology take-ups.    “Not …

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Five valuable insights for operators on day two of SBC Digital Summit Africa

SBC Digital Summit Africa Day Two Preview

Day two of the SBC Digital Summit Africa virtual conference and exhibition will again provide invaluable opportunities to learn what it takes to succeed in the continent’s betting and gaming markets.  The conference agenda for Wednesday 7 October will see senior executives with on-the-ground experience of a wide variety of African markets share their knowledge of the key issues affecting …

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Adeniji: Regulatory disconnect a ‘headache’ for operators

The Nigerian national and state regulatory committees must ‘find the synergy to synchronise together’ to achieve a balance between state and national regulations according to Ibukun Okeowo, CEO of Gibet. Speaking on the ‘Challenges of West Africa’ panel on the first day of SBC Digital Summit Africa, Okeowo explained that there is a disconnect between the different types of regulations …

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SBC Digital Summit Africa: Duplicating your European offering in Africa simply won’t work

Operators cannot simply copy and paste their European offerings into the African market, explained Sab Jhooti, CEO of Bonmoja at the SBC Digital Summit Africa, adding that operators must understand the niches and intricacies of each individual market. Speaking as part of the ‘Opportunities in East Africa’ panel, Jhooti gave a run down on his key advice for those eyeing …

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Nigeria is African market with greatest online potential, say SBC Digital Summit Africa experts

SBC Digital Summit Africa

Nigeria is the African market with the greatest potential for online betting and gaming operators, a survey of the expert speakers at this week’s SBC Digital Summit Africa virtual conference and exhibition has found. The online event on 6 – 7 October will take an in-depth look at every aspect of the future of the industry in Africa, with invaluable …

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SB Betting: Preparing to explore more African countries

SB Betting

SB Betting Software is ready to explore more countries with Premierbet, a pan-African operator whose team used the lockdown period to make a major upgrade to its platform. Speaking exclusively to SBC News, SB Betting Software COO Michal Glowacki (pictured) was full of praise for the operator’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Operating across Africa, Premierbet was hit by the …

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SBC & SABA seal partnership ahead of SBC Digital Summit Africa

South African Bookmakers' Association at SBC Digital Summit Africa

SBC and the South African Bookmakers’ Association (SABA) have agreed a strategic partnership ahead of October’s SBC Digital Summit Africa virtual conference and exhibition. SABA is the leading trade association for sports betting operators in South Africa and, during its 69-year history, has established itself as a respected voice within the industry and among regulators.  The agreement will see SABA …

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