Africa

SportPesa denies €80 million Kenya player winnings tax dispute

Business Daily Africa has reported that the Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) has placed a demand for a minimum KSH 10.3 billion (€80m) on market-leading bookmaker SportPesa, attached to backdated taxes spanning a period of three-years. The KRA tax charge has been filed against SportPesa’s private entity ‘Pevans East Africa’, stating that the betting group had withheld taxes that should have …

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1xBet to sponsor AFCON as part of official CAF deal

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1xBet will be associated with Africa’s most prestigious football competitions after striking an official sponsorship deal with the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF). The partnership will see 1xBet sponsor CAF’s main events across Africa including both club tournaments – CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup, CAF Super Cup – and the governing body’s flagship tournament, the Africa Cup of Nations …

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BetLion forms alliance with Incentive Games targeting new African appeal

Betting innovation studio Incentive Games (formerly Premier Punt Group) has confirmed two major announcements strengthening its industry position as the firm targets significant growth this 2019. Updating the market, Incentive Games becomes the lead development partner for leading East African bookmaker BetLion. The partnership will see Incentive Games develop a tailored ‘free-to-play’ proposition for BetLion, a brand that seeks to …

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F1 rumours see Sportpesa partner with team Racing Point

Motorsport community RaceFans.net has reported that Kenyan betting group Sportpesa has secured a ‘landmark title sponsorship’ of Formula 1 team ‘Racing Point’ for the upcoming F1 2019 season (start date – 17 March). Undertaking its second full season in F1, the Racing Point team (formerly Force India) is backed by Canadian finance magnet Lawrence Stroll, who is reported to have …

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SBC to organise Sports Betting Tours at ICE London 5-6 February

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SBC (Sports Betting Community) will once again be organising the Sports Betting Tours at ICE London from 5-6 February as the sports betting industry gathers for the largest gaming event in the calendar. ICE London comes with a massive exhibition floor and tens of thousands of attendees, making finding and connecting with high quality or specific suppliers really challenging. The …

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BtoBet’s African ‘know-how’ drives white label rollout for STM

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The first partner of BtoBet’s ‘White Label Certification Program’ will take the technology live with a number of African-facing operators ahead of this year’s ICE conference. STM Gaming has signed agreements with operators in Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Tanzania to provide “a lite and simplified version” of the BtoBet platform. This platform features casino, live casino, poker and …

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Sportradar: Tennis data blackout doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

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Major data supplier Sportradar has criticised the conclusion of the Independent Review Panel (IRP) to have a data blackout on the lower levels of professional tennis, saying that such a recommendation doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The panel, represented by the the four organisations principally responsible for governing professional tennis – the ATP, WTA, ITF and Grand Slam Board – …

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BetLion takes sports betting brand into Kenya

BetLion has followed up its successful launch in Uganda by taking its jackpot-focused sports betting product into the neighbouring market of Kenya. The operator, whose customers in Uganda can land the ‘Cranes Jackpot’ of UGX 150,000,000 (£30,000) from a stake of just UGX 3,000 (60p), is ready to offer a midweek and weekend jackpot in Kenya. The vast majority of …

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Racing Post continues global growth with South Africa launch

Racing Post B2B has unveiled the expansion of its international portfolio, launching a South African racing content package, adding to its growing international stable that already includes Hong Kong and the UAE. The launch comes a week after the South African government’s Committee on Trade and Industry accepted the National Gambling Amendment Bill, which placing a specific emphasis on “existing …

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Fortune Bets Nigeria enhances retail engagement with Vermantia live racing channel

Nigerian bookmaker Fortune Bets has enhanced its betting shop retail dynamics fully launching Vermantia’s premium content ‘Ultimate Live Greyhound Channel’. One of Nigeria’s fastest growing bookmakers, Fortune Bets boosts its in-store betting capacity securing comprehensive coverage of more than 40,000 greyhound races per year from countries including the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia. Moving forward, Fortune Bets retail portfolio …

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