Africa

Success in Nigeria means playing the game with the right rhythm

Johnson Adewale Foye, Head of Operations at HSL Gaming Network Limited which runs Gobet3000, has more advice for companies planning on setting up a retail betting business in Nigeria. From my last post, I specifically stated that companies will make a better harvest with a retail network than the online network because of some of Nigeria’s peculiarities. Here I will …

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2015 can be the year for the revolution of sports betting in Nigeria

Johnson Adewale Foye, Head of Operations at HSL Gaming Network Limited which runs Gobet3000, believes that next year will be a key time for the development of sports betting in Nigeria. Having spent some years in this sector, and coupled with some of the research I have done in the past and of late, I personally will say that that …

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Betradar enters Nigeria with 1960Bet

Betradar, supplier of sports and betting related data has announced the  launch of its Live Channel products with Nigerian bookmaker 1960Bet. Betrader will roll out its Live Channel Retail across 5,000 stores by using a local satellite distribution provider and will implement the Live Channel Online into its sports betting website 1960bet.ng. In addition, 1960Bet has also signed up for Betradar’s Managed Trading …

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Online football betting on the rise in Nigeria

Concerns are growing in Nigeria regarding the growing popularity of European football betting and the expansion of digital sports betting operators targeting male consumers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has published a report stating that Nigerians of all age groups spend almost NGN 2 billion (£7.5 million) daily on betting. NAN further estimates that over 60 million Nigerians (population: …

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PWC expects no igaming agenda for South Africa

Accountancy firm PWC has stated that the South African government is unlikely to open and regulate its online gambling market, due to continued governmental stalling on the issue and concerns regarding gambling addiction. Nikki Foster Gambling Industry Leader for PWC South Africa, commented that South Africa’s government had been working to introduce online gambling regulations for the past decade, however …

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SA National Gambling Board to be scrapped

South Africa’s National Gambling Board is to be scrapped after controversy surrounding international expenses, according to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The minister said that the National Gambling Board – which spent R4.1m (£230,000) on travel in the last three years, including a trip to Las Vegas which cost over R1m (£56,000) – told Parliament that the organisation would …

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Global Bet virtual sports agrees content partnership with 1960bet

Virtual sports gaming provider Global Bet has announced a strategic content partnership with Nigeria based sports betting operator 1960bet to supply virtual sports gaming content to 1960bet retail betting outlets. The exclusive deal will see Global Bet virtual content streamed via two exclusive satellite broadcast channels to 1960bet shops across Africa. 1960bet currently operates more than 5000 retail betting outlets …

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Ugandan football threatened by match fixing

Ugandan football and sporting authorities have expressed concerns that the Uganda Super League (USL), the top tier of Ugandan football may be vulnerable to match fixing. The nations sporting authorities have requested for help and advice in monitoring and policing football corruption in its fixtures. Uganda sports betting authority the Sports Betting Association of Uganda (SBAU), stated its concerns as …

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Big Africa Summit 2014 Review

The second annual BiG Africa Summit & Exhibition which was held at Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Johannesburg South Africa, took place on the 6th to 8th October 2014. It focused on the development of online gaming regulations, online lottery, latest gaming technology, gaming opportunities and the African gaming market. This event was attended by big names in Betting and iGaming …

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Match fixing & betting key agendas at Soccerex Africa Forum

The Soccerex African Forum, 4-5 November, Durban, South Africa, will feature leading African sports governance figures discussing impacts and strategies on match fixing and sports corruption within African football. Soccerex have confirmed Sam Nyamweya, President of the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) and Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana Football Association as key football governance speakers attending the forum. The leaders …

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