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Kenyan operators urge congress to stop ‘industry killing’ gambling bill

Kenyan betting stakeholders have warned the government that proposed laws drafted by MP Jakoyo Midiwo may end up stagnating the growing industry and killing off any potential tax revenues. Represented by industry body the Association of Gaming Operators of Kenya (AGOK), representatives have asked the National Assembly to halt Midiwo’s proposed National Gambling Bill, stating that its industry directives were deeply ... Read More »

Betting on Football 2017 covers the globe with football betting market updates

Betting on Football

Betting on Football 2017 will underline its international credentials by delivering an extensive update on football betting markets across the globe, from an increasingly digitalised Africa, to a newly regulated Italy and the potential for legalised sports betting in Donald Trump’s North America. With less than three months to go until the fourth incarnation of the event at Stamford Bridge ... Read More »

FSB announces second African collaboration with BetYetu

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FSB Tech has followed up the successful launch of Mkekabet in Tanzania last year by announcing a second African collaboration with Kenyan operator BetYetu, which is part of the Oxygen8 Group. BetYetu focuses primarily on football betting, but also offers facilities for a variety of other sports. The multi-channel offering will include a brand-new pool betting product as well as ... Read More »

Virtuals growth relies on the betting experience

Golden Race’s Jimmy Bone explains why the future of virtual sports will be about creating the perfect betting experience for players, which is completely manageable and customisable for each operator, market, and player tastes. And why the fact that Golden Race have been doing this since the beginning is what makes it the best. Virtual sports are a huge part ... Read More »

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 »