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Adeniji: Regulatory disconnect a ‘headache’ for operators

The Nigerian national and state regulatory committees must ‘find the synergy to synchronise together’ to achieve a balance between state and national regulations according to Ibukun Okeowo, CEO of Gibet. Speaking on the ‘Challenges of West Africa’ panel on the first day of SBC Digital Summit Africa, Okeowo explained that there is a disconnect between the different types of regulations …

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SBC Digital Summit Africa: Duplicating your European offering in Africa simply won’t work

Operators cannot simply copy and paste their European offerings into the African market, explained Sab Jhooti, CEO of Bonmoja at the SBC Digital Summit Africa, adding that operators must understand the niches and intricacies of each individual market. Speaking as part of the ‘Opportunities in East Africa’ panel, Jhooti gave a run down on his key advice for those eyeing …

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Nigeria is African market with greatest online potential, say SBC Digital Summit Africa experts

SBC Digital Summit Africa

Nigeria is the African market with the greatest potential for online betting and gaming operators, a survey of the expert speakers at this week’s SBC Digital Summit Africa virtual conference and exhibition has found. The online event on 6 – 7 October will take an in-depth look at every aspect of the future of the industry in Africa, with invaluable …

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Pronet appoints Mark Schmidt to lead African commercial drive

Pronet Gaming has confirmed the appointment of Mark Schmidt as its Director of Sales for Africa, who will be charged with accelerating commercial growth across the continent. Lauded as a key executive hire, Schmidt holds 11-years experience working within African wagering and sports markets, having most recently led Africa and Middle East commercial development for IMG Arena. Beyond Schmidt’s proven …

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SB Betting: Preparing to explore more African countries

SB Betting

SB Betting Software is ready to explore more countries with Premierbet, a pan-African operator whose team used the lockdown period to make a major upgrade to its platform. Speaking exclusively to SBC News, SB Betting Software COO Michal Glowacki (pictured) was full of praise for the operator’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Operating across Africa, Premierbet was hit by the …

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SBC & SABA seal partnership ahead of SBC Digital Summit Africa

South African Bookmakers' Association at SBC Digital Summit Africa

SBC and the South African Bookmakers’ Association (SABA) have agreed a strategic partnership ahead of October’s SBC Digital Summit Africa virtual conference and exhibition. SABA is the leading trade association for sports betting operators in South Africa and, during its 69-year history, has established itself as a respected voice within the industry and among regulators.  The agreement will see SABA …

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Luckybet NG selects BtoBet’s Neuron 3 platform to lead systems overhaul

BtoBet has moved deeper into West Africa after announcing that it has become the lead omnichannel systems provider to Nigerian betting group Luckybet (Luckybet.ng).  The agreement follows an extensive review undertaken by Luckybet management as it seeks to find a technology supplier to power its fast-growth retail and online betting operations. The partnership will see Luckybet upgrade its entire systems …

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SBC Digital Summit Africa announces big-name speaker roster

SBC Digital Summit Africa Speaker Preview

The SBC Digital Summit Africa virtual conference and exhibition will feature the strongest speaker line-up ever assembled for an African betting and gaming industry event, with 60 senior executives set to share their experiences of working in markets across the continent. The speaker roster for the event on 6 – 7 October is packed with people who have hands-on experience …

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“Unafraid to invest”: Africa potential drives 22BET’s PSG deal

PSG - Kylian Mbappe - FOOTBALL : OGC Nice vs Paris SG - Ligue 1 Ubereat - Nice (Photo by Lionel Urman/Sipa USA)

While some sportsbooks see Africa as an afterthought, 22BET is “unafraid to invest” in it. That was a key takeaway from an SBC News interview with Olatunji Idowu (Director of 22BET Africa), who took us through the operator’s recent deal with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and mapped out some of its key target markets in the continent. SBC: Can you summarise …

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Explore the betting industry’s greatest opportunities at SBC Digital Summit Africa

SBC Digital Summit Africa

The SBC Digital Summit Africa virtual conference and exhibition is set to provide the most comprehensive analysis yet seen of the long-term opportunities for the betting and gaming industry in Africa’s varied and fast-changing markets.   The event, which takes place on 6 -7 October 2020, features more than 60 expert speakers, including senior executives from betting operators in African markets, …

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