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BetVictor and Timeform team up to give punters the South African racing downlow

BetVictor has announced that it has become the first operator to provide Timeform’s South African horse racing data and analysis to its customers. This becomes the latest move in its partnership with the data and content provider.  The announcement means that BetVictor is now displaying Timeform horse racing data and selections for all South African race meetings across all channels. Coupled ... Read More »

SIS strikes pricing agreement with Mauritius Turf Club

Racing information and content provider SIS has agreed an exclusive three-year deal with the Mauritius Turf Club to distribute racing pictures, data, and fixed-odds prices to UK retail betting shops and online operators for the first time. The agreement will see the SIS service broadcast eight races a day for 37-weekend fixtures, with an average of nine runner races for ... Read More »

BetConstruct announces new agreement with Hollywoodbets

BetConstruct has announced a new partnership agreement with the Isle of Man-based Hollywoodbets, to focus its reach on the burgeoning African market. Hollywoodbets International will take advantage of BetConstruct’s Sportsbook which now features over 30,000 live matches every month, with 40,000+ pre-match events and 50 sports types. BetConstruct, a provider of online and land-based betting and gaming solutions, will also ... Read More »

South Africa wicketkeeper gets 12-year ban for match fixing

Thami Tsolekile, a South African wicketkeeper that toured England with the Proteas in 2012 and was centrally contracted as recently as 2013/14, has been banned from cricket for 12 years. Tsolekile is one of four players caught up in the match fixing scandal linked to Gulam Bodi, who was banned for 20 years by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on January ... Read More »

FSB Technology enters Africa via deal with Mkekabet

Platform provider FSB Technology Ltd has made its first move into Africa with the launch of a website and SMS betting service for Tanzania’s Mkekabet. The London-based supplier has designed a bespoke site for the popular sports betting operator, which is available in both English and Swahili. The platform has also been integrated into Oxygen8’s mobile payment gateway making use ... Read More »

SportPesa signs shirt sponsorship deal with Hull City

It has been revealed that SportPesa, a bookmaker based in Kenya, has signed a three year deal with Hull City to become the club’s new official shirt sponsor. The agreement is said to be the most lucrative in the Tigers’ history and it’s also a clear signal of intent from the bookmaker. Simon King, Commercial Manager at Hull City Tigers, ... Read More »

Nigeria betting stakeholders want end to ‘double taxation’

Nigerian sports betting industry stakeholders have put pressure on the Federal Government to tackle the lingering issue of double taxation, claiming that current tax-inefficiencies are stagnating sector growth. At a summit hosted by industry body the Association of Nigerian Bookmakers (ANB), syndicated operators were all in agreement that taxes charged by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) and individual states were ... Read More »

Safaribet looks to become Ghana Premier League title sponsor

West African bookmaker Safaribet has stepped up to become the title sponsor of the Ghana Premier League 2016/17 football season. Reported by Ghanaian football news source GhanaSoccerNet.com, Ghana FA and Premier League officials were seeking a secure a title sponsor for its sixteen team league failing to secure sponsorship in 2016. The bookmaker has operated in Ghana since 2012, becoming ... Read More »

Betway Ghana leads fight against underage gambling

Betway Ghana (a syndicated Betway brand) has stepped up its efforts to prevent under-age gambling, requiring its customers to provide foolproof identification and further stringent checks when placing bets via its services. The operator stated that it wanted to improve Ghana industry practices with regards to monitoring customers and discouraging any form of underage gambling, a matter which has hit ... Read More »

Third LBO racing channel set to shake-up UK betting shops

Betting shop operators in the UK are set to see another shake-up in how they present horseracing after the announcement that a third horseracing channel for LBOs is to be launched. The Racing Partnership (TRP) – a joint venture between Arena Racing (ARC) and seven independent racecourses comprising Fakenham, Ffos Las, Hexham, Newton Abbot, Plumpton, Ripon and Towcester – announced ... Read More »