Africa

Keith Galea, Helio Gaming: Making lottery products more accessible to players

Helio

Having successfully shaken up the lottery sector, betting on lottery providers have been met with several regulatory roadblocks over the last few years, particularly in mainstream markets. Yet Helio Gaming, which counts the concept as just one part of its flexible gaming engine, was well prepared for such an eventuality.  The Malta-based provider is targeting Africa and Asia as part …

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Highlight Games to supply SOCCERBET to Sisal Loterie Maroc

London-based video virtual sports specialist Highlight Games Limited has secured a new agreement with Sisal Loterie Maroc to supply its flagship SOCCERBET single match product. Under the terms of the agreement, SOCCERBET will become available to customers of the Moroccan National Lottery (SGLN) in over 700 retail locations across Morocco. Nick Gardiner, Director, Highlight Games, said: ““I am delighted to …

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Ghana FA instructs lawyers to ‘take action’ against unauthorised betting operators

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has issued a fresh crackdown on betting operators offering markets on the country’s Premier League, threatening legal action against those which do not comply with the football body’s ruling. The GFA emphasised that it has not given its authorisation for any betting company to place betting on the Premier League or any of its products. …

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1xBet acquires five-year National Licence for Nigeria

1xBet wants to “set new standards of betting culture” in Africa after being granted a full National Licence to operate its sports betting brand in Nigeria until 2024. The licence strengthens the African presence for 1xBet – a long-term supporter of Nigerian football and and an official sponsor of the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF).  1xBet is the registered trademark …

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Industry Report: New channels for BtoBet’s ‘player-centric’ Neuron 3 platform

Neuron 3

BtoBet has targeted “integration of a digitally wider channel spectrum” through Neuron 3 – a ‘player-centric’ platform supporting mobile, desktop, retail, social media and TV betting. The igaming and sportsbook provider believes that new single-solution platforms such as Neuron 3, which will be officially unveiled at ICE London, will reshape an industry “stuck in a phase where most larger bookmakers …

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SBC’s Year In Review: December’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This final edition looks at December and more specifically at an interview with BetConnect’s CEO Daniel Schreiber, the tackling of sports betting corruption, the key to customer loyalty and how sponsorships can lead to the …

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SBC’s Year In Review: November’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This tenth edition looks at November and more specifically at an interview with BtoBet’s CEO Alessandro Fried, the future of retail, Trustly’s Pay N Play celebrations and the four pillars supporting state lottery success. Alessandro …

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SBC’s Year In Review: October’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This tenth edition looks at October and more specifically at Digitain targetting the ‘Netflix Experience’, the lessons to be learnt from SportPesa’s Kenyan withdrawal, the doubts surrounding the IRP tennis data findings and the ‘once in …

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SBC’s Year In Review: July’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This seventh edition looks at July and more specifically at the Kenyan market, the product journey of BetBlocker, Brazil’s sports betting potential and Regulus Partners’ review of UK betting consequences. Winning Post – Kenya bringing …

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SBC’s Year In Review: June’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This sixth edition looks at June and more specifically at the AFCON boost for African sportsbooks, how data changed sports leagues, the importance of both technology and human expertise and Campeón Gaming Partners’ move to …

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