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Sportradar agrees deal with the South Africa Rugby Union

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has teamed up with Sportradar to release the full potential of its data and to protect the teams involved from the threat of matchfixing.  The agreement’s data component positions Sportradar as a non-exclusive collector, processor and distributor of data from almost 300 matches played in South Africa. This figure includes the ABSA Currie Cup Qualification matches, as well ... Read More »

SportPesa announces sponsorship of AFC Leopards

In a conference held yesterday sports betting operator SportPesa was announced as the official shirt sponsor of Kenyan club AFC Leopards in a five year deal.  The ceremony was attended by SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri, Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa, Leopards Co-Chairman Dan Mule and a host of former players amongst others including Kenyan footballing legend Joe Kadenge. The Nairobi side ... Read More »

Tennis caught in majority of suspicious betting patterns

During the final quarter of 2015, ESSA’s alert system identified 35 sporting events that were reported to the relevant regulatory body as being suspicious, with 24 (69%) of the cases from Tennis and 8 (23%) from Football events. The role of ESSA is to provide an early warning system with the specific aim of detecting and deterring the corruption of ... Read More »

SportPesa enters into partnership deal with Arsenal FC

Betting firm SportPesa have rolled out a 2022 Qatar World Cup project after entering into a three and half year partnership with English Premier League giants Arsenal FC. The deal that was signed at Emirates Stadium in London, will focus on grassroots football including player and coach development, with Arsenal providing coaches to conduct five-day training camps in Kenya twice a ... Read More »

Colossus Bets products launched in Nigeria by 1960Bet and NairaBet

Two betting operators based in Nigeria, 1960Bet and NairaBet, have agreed a deal with Colossus Bets to launch the company’s products on their sites. Both are leading bookmakers in the country. The terms of the agreement will see both 1960Bet and NairaBet launch the Colossus collection, including the flagship Pick 7 Colossus, which is live now on both sites. Akin Alabi, Founder and CEO ... Read More »

Yahaya Maikori – Law Allianz – ICE 2016: Africa Dynamics & Africa Realities

Yahaya Maikori Senior Partner of Law Allianz will be presenting African market development at ICE 2016 focusing on opportunities in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana & South Africa. Maikori details to SBC readers how these markets have progressed in 2015, and how consumers are developing new habits amid a fast growing and aggressive market place. Maikori has advised state governments, institutions and helped several ... Read More »

Editec launches Premier Bet in Kenya

EDITEC has announced the opening of the first Premier Bet in Nairobi, Kenya.  The store opened on the first weekend of January in the Kawangare area of the capital city. It aims to capitalise on the growing popularity of sports betting throughout the East African region, and will offer a vast array of betting markets. Andrew Batley will head up this ... Read More »

Kelly Eden – TXODDS – 2015 Industry Review

SBCnews caught up with Kelly Eden, Head of TXTRADER at TXODDS, to find out what he made of the industry’s progress in 2015 and beyond. SBC: What industry development caught your eye this year? KE: Betting and gambling in Africa, particularly sports betting seems to be getting bigger and more widespread there. Football is and always will be the biggest ... Read More »

INTRALOT has Acumen to target Kenya with mCHEZA

INTRALOT Group has become the latest brand to target the Kenyan betting market after announcing a 10-year cooperation with Acumen Communications Limited (ACL) to organise sports betting in Kenya, under the brand name ‘mCHEZA’. ACL is a local company authorised and regulated by the Betting Control and Licencing Board of Kenya under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act. ‘mCHEZA’ was ... Read More »

Kenyan sports betting boom continues with mCHEZA launch

A partnership between global gaming company Intralot and Acumen Communications Ltd (ACL) has produced mCHEZA. This is the latest company to be launched in the expanding sports betting industry in Kenya. At the official launch in the capital city of Nairobi, a company spokesperson stated: “mCHEZA is a simple, fun and interactive platform on which fans can put their money on football ... Read More »