Africa

BtoBet expands African presence through Innobet

Innobet

STM Gaming, the first partner of the ‘White Label Certification Program’ from BtoBet, has struck the latest in a series of African-based partnerships with Ugandan operator Innobet. Operators across Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Chad, Guinea and Namibia, amongst other countries, are going live this year through “a lite and simplified version” of the BtoBet igaming platform. Innobet will provide its players …

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Richard Mifsud, Helio Gaming: The lottery cross-sell opportunity for sports betting operators

Helio

Malta-based lottery provider Helio Gaming is gearing up for another busy period after a hectic first quarter in 2019. SBC caught up with CEO Richard Mifsud (pictured) to see what’s happening in the world of lotteries, and how other operators are getting in on the act. SBC: Can you give us a quick summary of where the world of lotteries is …

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Technology catch up drives huge African opportunity says BtoBet

BtoBet

African countries combine to form an “interesting betting market” that is marked by an “exponential growth” in technology, according to a new industry report from BtoBet. ‘Francophone Handbook: Augmenting user experience through tailored content‘, provides operators with essential data and statistics for the region’s 26 countries in regards to internet and smartphone penetration, mobile internet usage, the local population’s access …

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Unique gaming solution to drive “significant global expansion” for Finunion

Finunion

Finunion has targeted market share in Europe, Asia, LatAm and Africa after the successful deployment of its proprietary software for the Finbet brand. Founded in 2015, the company is ready to take its unique gaming solution to markets across the globe. It already provides a turnkey solution for both Finbet.kz – a multichannel brand for the Kazakhstan market – and …

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BtoBet launches dedicated content for the African market

Innobet

BtoBet has launched a new portfolio of dedicated content for the African market focused on sportsbook, virtual sports, novelty bets and casino. The company’s Chief Marketing Officer Sabrina Soldà said that this new content had been designed to present local players with a more customised and tailored betting experience. “There is a general misconception that the challenges in Africa from …

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Eight out of 10 virtual bets in Africa placed through Golden Race

Golden Race

Eight out of 10 bets placed on virtual sports in Africa last year were facilitated by Golden Race, through either the company’s Golden Box or Online platform. That was one of the key messages from the firm’s CEO Martin Wachter as part of an interview at last month’s Betting on Sports America conference in New Jersey. Wachter also spoke about …

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SportPesa faces €120m Kenyan tax showdown

East African betting group SportPesa faces turbulent times in its home market of Kenya, as the Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) demands that the company pays back its KSH multi-billion tax arrears. In 2018, the KRA filed a KSH 10.3 billion (€80m) demand against ‘Pevans East Africa‘ the holding company of SportPesa Kenya, stating that the bookmaker had purposely withheld taxes …

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Kenya to introduce tough advertising restrictions protecting public from addiction

Sanctioned by the Ministry of the Interior, Kenya’s Betting Control Board has moved to introduce a number of gambling advertising/marketing restrictions aimed at ‘protecting the general public from addiction’. Issuing a statement on 30 April, Control Board Acting Director Liti Wambua confirmed that the regulator would introduce tougher measures restricting gambling advertising across Kenya. These measures include an outdoor advertising …

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FDJ alert triggers Tunisia football probe

A match fixing alert triggered by Française des Jeux (FDJ) has led to an ongoing international ‘match manipulation’ investigation attached to Tunisian football. French state owned betting operator FDJ, is reported to have alerted national police in relation to €32,000 being wagered on Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 club US Ben Guerdane beating rival ES Metlaoui  on7 April 2019. FDJ alerted the police …

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Suren Khachatryan, Digitain: Focusing development on the customer’s need for speed

Digitain

Digitain CCO Suren Khachatryan discusses the company’s new set of offices, why African operators are switching platform providers to meet new local market demands and how its own sportsbook solution stood up to the World Cup challenge, as well as why page load, scroll and click speeds remain fundamental to the success of its partners. SBC: The company is preparing to open …

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