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Andy MacKenzie – Why the Premier League should ignore international week

Spreadex’s Andy MacKenzie bemoans the hiatus on top level league action during the international break and wants to see them carry on regardless. The international football friendly weekends prompt a collective sigh from footy fans as the Premier League and Championship fixtures take a back-seat for usually fairly drab national affairs. And it’s the same in the betting industry too ... Read More »

Elitebet forms Uganda & Kenya content curation partnership with Your PRSS

East African sports betting operator Elitebet has partnered with London-based content curation platform provider Your PRSS to launch Elitebet Sports News web portals for each of its Kenyan and Ugandan markets. The Your PRSS technology enables Elitebet to deliver a dynamic selection of the latest sports news headlines in real-time from their preferred local and international publishers, all through their brand, in order to boost customer ... Read More »

Editec invests in digital media innovator Chroma Sports

London-based gaming operator Editec UK Ltd has announced a ‘significant seven-figure investment’ in the award-winning digital media innovator Chroma Sports. The investment will see Chroma develop a number of sports digital and fantasy games products and will ensure Editec is at the forefront of development on the digital landscape in its core markets in Africa and emerging markets throughout the ... Read More »

INTRALOT extends African market presence with ILGL Nigeria

Lottery technology and services provider INTRALOT has announced that it has signed a 10 year supplies agreement with the International Lottery and Gaming Limited (ILGL) of Nigeria. The partnership will see ILGL, launch its new lottery services by the end of 2015. INTRALOT detailed that it had tailored its lottery system ‘Points of Sales’ operations for the Nigerian market place. ... Read More »

Eight candidates submit for FIFA presidency

A frantic last day ended with eight candidates submitting applications to become the outgoing Sepp Blatter’s replacement at Fifa, including the Uefa General Secretary, Gianni Infantino. Confusingly, Michel Platini, the current President of Uefa, has submitted his own application despite an ongoing a 90 day ban concerning an investigation into a disputed payment of £1.3m in 2011. Despite the ban ... Read More »

RGT announces Kilimanjaro Trek industry fundraisers

Marc Etches CEO of the Responsible Gambling Trust has announced the fundraisers of the 2016 Mount Kilimanjaro Trek for charity. The planned trek will be RGT’s fourth annual fundraising expedition and the charity’s second visit to Kilimanjaro National Park. The previous expeditions have raised more than £170,000 to help minimise gambling-related harm in Britain. A total of 31 industry trekkers, ... Read More »

Editec – seeking the cosmopolitan heart of Africa

Understanding what is happening on the ground is any given market is often said to be one of the keys to success in the gambling world and nowhere is this more evident that on the continent of Africa. Across the sub-Sahara from the Francophone west to the English-speaking countries of East Africa and down to the Portuguese-speaking eastern coastal regions, ... Read More »

Scott Longley – BRIC’s decay impacts regulatory debate

With the cash strapped governments of the once mighty BRIC nations, seeking to implement new economic policies to boost their dwindling funds. Scott Longley examines how the current BRIC downturn will impact betting’s regulatory debate and progress amongst emerging economies  _______________________ Like a worried bunch of Chicken Little’s, the economic commentaries have been busily scaring the world’s markets with the doleful ... Read More »

Soccabet launches in Ghana with 50 Accra betting shops

Ghana welcomed new betting operator Soccabet, who announced its official launch this weekend at a special media event in Accra. Soccabet CEO Gungoreen Arslan outlined plans for the operator in Ghana, stating that the brand would cater the best sports betting experience for both betting shop and online customers, in the fast growing Ghanaian market. The launch of Soccabet will ... Read More »

Nairabet goes virtual with Betradar

Nairabet is the first bookmaker worldwide to successfully implement Betradar’s Virtual Basketball League (VBL) into its portfolio of products. Virtual Basketball has been live since the beginning of August and complements Nairabet’s Virtual Sports offering perfectly. It is the fifth sport the Nigerian based company offers from Betradar’s portfolio of Virtual Sports. With this addition of an exclusive product, Nairabet underlines its role ... Read More »