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Betsson places ‘market responsibilities’ at the forefront of Betsafe Kenya launch

Betsson AB has launched its first African market sportsbook property ‘Betsafe Kenya’, pledging the deepest commitment to promoting safer gambling participation amongst customers. This summer, the Stockholm-operator announced its intentions to launch a Kenyan subsidiary by partnering with Kenya Betting Control Board (BCLB) licence holder Bet High Ltd. Forming a strategic partnership, Betsson has commissioned Bet High to operate Betsafe …

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Yellowbet chooses BtoBet’s Neuron 3 to power Cameroon brand

Yellowbet chooses BtoBet’s Neuron 3 to power Cameroon brand

BtoBet has agreed to power Yellowbet’s Cameroon brand via its Neuron 3 platform in a deal which strengthens the omnichannel system provider’s presence in the African market. In a deal which will cover the operator’s digital channels, BtoBet will support Yellowbet in migrating its other brands in Africa to BtoBet’s betting and gaming platform. “I am pleased that Yellowbet have …

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Pronet Gaming grows African presence with Sahara Games deal

Pronet Gaming grows African presence with Sahara Games deal

Pronet Gaming has strengthened its position in another key market after agreeing to supply its full omnichannel solution for Sahara Games. The offering, which boosts Pronet Gaming’s position in Africa, made its debut in Uganda this week and will soon go live in Kenya and Nigeria. It includes a new online sportsbook and casino, as well as retail platforms that …

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Ramaphosa orders investigation of South Africa’s National Lotteries Commission

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, has signed an executive order authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe alleged corruption and maladministration of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC). Signed by President Ramaphosa on 20 October, the order came into effect when it was published in the Government Gazette on 6 November. The Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act’s …

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BCLB order spoils SportPesa Kenyan relaunch  

SportPesa’s return to its home market of Kenya has been impeded following a licence suspension authorised by Kenya’s Betting Control & Licensing Board (BCLB).  Following a year-long hiatus from Kenya’s sports betting market, SportPesa intended to relaunch its betting services this weekend under a licence held by new operating firm ‘Milestone Bet’. Prior to its planned re-launch, SportPesa CEO Ronald …

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Virtual sports is not like slots, says Golden Race CEO

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“Virtual sports is not like a slot game. You can’t just integrate it and let it go. You have to adapt, change according to what the market needs and work on a daily basis.” That was an appeal by Golden Race CEO Martin Wachter to delegates at the SBC Digital Summit Africa, where he joined a panel on ‘Enhancing the …

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How esports betting continues to develop in Africa

In recent months the popularity of esports betting has grown exponentially worldwide, with the industry being one of the only sporting sectors to not be severely impacted by the global pandemic. Nevertheless, the industry’s impact in specific regions has yet to be fully analysed outside of Europe and the US. At SBC Digital Summit Africa, a panel of experts from …

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Thinking Glocal: Digitain on the regional factors beyond the regulation

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Digitain has set about providing the ‘world’s sportsbook’ to operators in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, regardless of the size or relative maturity of the regional markets. It is perhaps best known for its work in ‘developing’ markets, where the challenges are quite different to years gone by. Feliciana Cannillo, Deputy CEO at Digitain, explains why times of porting – …

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Know Your Player… African betting can transition to risk-based-approach 

Meeting an increase in consumer demand and operating scale across multiple markets, African operators are being pressured to significantly upgrade their customer KYC provisions. The ‘Know Your Player’ panel at the SBC Digital Summit Africa observed that African betting will have to overcome ‘distinct market peculiarities’ in order to find a common approach on KYC as a corporate discipline. Robert …

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Africa must set it own course on VIP management

The comparisons between the European experience and Africa’s prospects with regards to servicing VIP programmes was a key focal point on yesterday’s ‘VIP in Africa’ panel at the SBC Digital Summit Africa. Taking part in the discussion was Ilze Jansone, managing director of online gambling in the West Africa region for BetBonanza, Brad Williams, head of VIP at Bet.co.za and …

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