Africa

Nairabet goes virtual with Betradar

Nairabet is the first bookmaker worldwide to successfully implement Betradar’s Virtual Basketball League (VBL) into its portfolio of products. Virtual Basketball has been live since the beginning of August and complements Nairabet’s Virtual Sports offering perfectly. It is the fifth sport the Nigerian based company offers from Betradar’s portfolio of Virtual Sports. With this addition of an exclusive product, Nairabet underlines its role …

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Synot Group invests in Australian slot manufacturer Atlas Gaming

Eastern European gambling and betting operator Synot Group has acquired a minority stake in Australian machine gaming manufacturer Atlas Gaming. The investment in the manufacturer is part of its strategic partnership with South African gambling investment firm Grand Parade Investments (GPI). The Synot Group investment in Atlas Gaming, will see the Czech based gambling operator provide global distribution services as …

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Finnplay enters Ghana with kiosk solution partnership

Finnish based gambling technology and gaming platform provider Finnplay has announced that it has provided its sports betting kiosk solution to Ghanaian based betting agency Simplebet. Simplebet will integrate the solution throughout its Ghana based retail sports betting agency portfolio, giving players access to greater market selection and easier customer processing Erkki Nikunen, Vice President of Sales for Finnplay, commented on the …

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Scott Longley – Betting on football’s coattails in West Africa

Editorial consultant Scott Longley takes a look at the burgeoning African betting market and how football is paving a way for the industry. Now might not be the best time to be citing statistics from Fifa to bolster an argument, but when it comes to the popularity of football in the West African nations, we can at least set some …

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Kiron & Vermantia roll out virtual games for Uganda market

Gambling technology providers Kiron Interactive and Vermantia have launched their virtual games TV channel with two operators in East Africa. Uganda’s Kings Bet and BETnSport are the country’s first retail bookmakers to take the premium service, which went live with Nigeria’s largest operator, Nairabet, last month. The virtual solution, which features human commentary, showcases Kiron’s market-leading portfolio, including sports such horses, …

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EIG heading back to Berlin

Clarion Events has announced that EiG (Excellence in iGaming) will return to Berlin in October, with mergers, acquisitions and consolidation set to be high up on the agenda. EiG 2015, which will run from October 20-22 at Arena Berlin, will serve as a platform for debate surrounding the evolving iGaming sector, with the confirmation this week of multiple bids for …

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Zimbabwe blocks sports betting licensing amid growing concerns

The Zimbabwe government has stopped its processing of gambling/betting licenses amid fears of a surge in the nations gambling addiction. Its drastic actions regarding betting licensing have been granted approval by President Robert Mugabe and the Department of Home Affairs. Throughout 2014 and 2015 Zimbabwe ministers have demonstrated concerns regarding the number of new and existing bookmakers targeting the country’s …

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BET.co.za creates sports content partnership with Your PRSS

South African online sports betting operator BET.co.za c has partnered with London content platform provider Your PRSS to launch BET.co.za Sports News, a dedicated betting and sports news aggregation portal. Your Prss technology enables sportsbooks to deliver a dynamic selection of the latest sports news headlines in real-time from the leading publishers from across the web, all through their brand, …

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Online casino gaming now regulated in 61 countries

Over 60 countries around the world license online casinos, the US is the worst country for gamblers, and 56 percent of the world’s population faces some form of online gambling ban, but ordinary players are not penalised in most cases. These are the main findings of a research project into online gambling access, by affiliate KeyToCasino. Looking at sources in …

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Inspired Gaming Virtual Sports enters Nigeria with Surebet247

Inspired Gaming has announces that its Virtual Sports product is now live in Nigeria across  retail venues via a satellite TV feed. Surebet247  Nigeria has over 1,900 betting shops.The operator has launched nine of Inspired’s Virtual Sports and games – horses, dogs, cars, speedway, cycling, tennis, football, roulette and keno. Inspired’s Virtual Sports are already live in 1,100 of Surebet247’s …

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