Africa

Betinvest: The provider’s part in the personalised player experience push

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There is so much talk about sportsbook personalisation for the B2C market. In fact, according to Betinvest COO Max Dubossarsky it represents the “horn of plenty” for operators wanting to get as close as they can to their players. But what is the role of the provider? Dubossarsky thinks that it is primarily to provide the tools which help “operators …

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Alessandro Fried: BtoBet – Providing a real omni-channel environment

Alessandro Fried, CEO of BtoBet, has emphasised how finding the right technology partner is vital for operators who are looking to establish themselves in the African market.  Speaking to SBC, Fried looked into the differences between the established markets of Europe and new markets such as Africa whilst also discussing how betting brands risk wasting years attempting to understand the African …

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BtoBet boosts African presence with Allbet partnership

Strengthening its presence across Africa, BtoBet has secured a new agreement with Namibia based operator Allbet, which will see the iGaming platform provider integrate its Neuron platform across the operator’s retail offering ahead of a rollout across online channels. Neuron is BtoBet’s omni-channel platform based on artificial intelligence (AI) technology that facilitates easy management of iGaming and sports betting operations. …

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Ugandan referee Kiwewa at the centre of bribe allegations

Ugandan football referee Emmanuel Kiwewa has been suspended for allegedly soliciting a bribe for a University Football League match. The Federation of Ugandan Football Association (Fufa) is investigating the allegations after he was suspended by the Fufa Referees Standing Committee (FRSC). As reported in the Daily Monitor, the FRSC has directed the following statement at the official. “The [Fufa] referees …

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BetConstruct sets November date for Gbets South Africa launch

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BetConstruct will launch its sportsbook with Gbets in South Africa before the end of the year after securing the necessary certification from the The Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. The fully managed sports betting solution was developed under BetConstruct’s National Manufacturer licence for the country, while the Letter of Certification by the province’s board was based on a report …

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Hmayak Arakelyan, Digitain: USSD / SMS betting set for a red-letter day in Africa

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In Africa, as with most emerging markets for gambling, it’s vital to get a firm handle on the complexities of this partitioned region writes Hmayak Arakelyan, Digitain’s Regional Director for Africa. For any African operators looking to make a sportsbook leap with a digital upgrade, or simply get started in a fast-moving marketplace, the most fundamental decision has to be selecting the …

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PE Forum: The payout partner challenge in emerging markets

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The pursuit of the perfect payout process for a gaming operator can “stutter” if the payment service provider (PSP) struggles to adapt to new markets. That’s according to Paloma González Mascaraque, Head of Payments at BetConstruct, who joined a panel on ‘Payments in emerging markets’ at this year’s PaymentExpert Forum (18 September) – held as part of the Betting on …

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Nigeria’s SureBet247 to integrate BtoBet’s Neuron platform

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Nigerian bookmaker SureBet247 will deliver a complete local and international sports betting experience including live sports events, online and live casino, jackpots, special bets and virtuals after striking a long-term multi-channel deal with BtoBet. The deal will see the Nigerian licensee integrate BtoBet’s Neuron platform to all its channels, which also encompass circa 1500 betting facilities in the country, making …

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SportsPesa and Betin cease Kenyan operations following tax increase

“Severe consequences” are on the horizon for Kenya’s sporting sector and betting revenue following the announcement that both SportsPesa and Betin will cease operations within the country.  The move follows on from a lengthy standoff with the Kenyan government regarding a change to a legal bill which saw a 20% tax increase on game, betting, and lottery winnings. SportsPesa released …

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BtoBet: Transforming the South African iGaming industry into a model for Africa

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South Africa (SA) is deemed by many industry experts as the greatest opportunity when it comes to the gambling industry in Africa.  The country is, according to BtoBet Chairman Alessandro Fried, way ahead of its neighbours in terms of technological infrastructure.  All factors are indicating that should the country introduce a legal framework and regularise its online market, the chances …

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