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Virtual football perfect complement to Africa Cup of Nations

With the first round of games at the Africa Cup of Nations kicking off last weekend, football fever is at a boiling point across the African market, where both the real deal and virtual football are already incredibly popular year-round. Additionally, the winning team from AFCON will qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, very much a precursor ... Read More »

Spiffx enters African market with Cheza Gaming

Lennart Gillberg 2016 & Cheza Gaming

Spiffx has entered the African market after signing a deal to launch its B2B white label product, Take5Live, on regional sports betting and gaming operator Cheza Gaming. As a first step for the partnership, Take5Live, a game based on Spiffx market activity that allows customers to place bets on there being a goal within the next five minutes, will be ... Read More »

William Hill agrees long-term media rights partnership with The Racing Partnership

William Hill and The Racing Partnership (TRP) today announce they have agreed a long-term media rights deal. As a result of the deal William Hill will buy betting shop media rights directly from TRP, which represents 15 Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) owned racecourses and seven independent racecourses. This is the first time the company has purchased media rights directly from ... Read More »

Kenyan Parliament to review tougher policies for gambling operators

Kenya’s parliament is reported to be reviewing a number of proposed regulatory amendments to its ‘Betting, Lotteries & Gaming Act’, which could see the introduction of tougher controls and severe fines for non-compliant gambling operators. Central to the proposed amendments will be the introduction of marketing/advertising restrictions on Kenyan sports betting operator services. The amendments have been presented by Orange ... Read More »

ICC Anti-Corruption Unit seeks power to monitor social media

Sir Ronnie Flanagan, Head of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to consider a proposal to force players suspected of match-fixing to hand over their mobile phones. Flanagan, who expects his proposal to be discussed by the ICC board in 2017, is seeking the power to examine players’ personal devices, including messaging applications such as ... Read More »

Martin Wachter – Distinguish yourself as a leader

Martin Wachter, CEO of virtual sports supplier Golden Race, comments on how the firm harnesses innovation and its importance for driving the betting industry forward “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs The global betting market is worth $3 trillion, with up to 90% of that generated by illegal gambling, much of it in Asia. A common ... Read More »

Scientific Games wins 12th contract with Sun International

Scientific Games has earned its 12th contract with South African casino and entertainment group Sun International to supply games, systems and table products to the new Sun Time Square casino in Pretoria. The Sun Time Square casino will maximise its operating efficiencies by incorporating Scientific Games’ SDS®, CMP, Power Promotions with Downloadable Credits and Smartcard Cashless functionality to power its casino ... Read More »

Groundbreaking Golden Race first again with Malta licence

Innovative betting industry supplier Golden Race has become the first virtual sports developer to receive a Class 4 licence in Malta. The company received the recognition from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) earlier this month after an extensive application process. The award of this licence is the latest development in Golden Race’s push to be the biggest virtual sports provider to ... Read More »

BtoBet CEO on esports betting in South Africa at BiG Summit

Stakeholders from across the wide world of igaming will be meeting in Cape Town this week as the 4th Annual BiG Africa Summit gets underway today.  Issues such as compliance, responsibilities and the future of the market in South Africa will be discussed. Another major point of discussion on the table will be esports which continues to garner the attention of major investors, ... Read More »

Optima expands betting inventory with Colossus Bets’ pools

Sports betting platform and provisions provider Optima has become the latest industry supplier to integrate Colossus Bets’ ‘mega jackpots’ pool betting product. Optima management announced that Colossus Bets pools would be made available to its ‘certified partner network’. The supplier informed the market that new platform client Nigerian betting operator NairaBET has become its first partner to integrate Colossus Bets’ ... Read More »