Tag Archives: Africa

PE Forum: The payout partner challenge in emerging markets

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The pursuit of the perfect payout process for a gaming operator can “stutter” if the payment service provider (PSP) struggles to adapt to new markets. That’s according to Paloma González Mascaraque, Head of Payments at BetConstruct, who joined a panel on ‘Payments in emerging markets’ at this year’s PaymentExpert Forum (18 September) – held as part of the Betting on …

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Global interest in politics drives new 1xBet site layout

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1xBet has reacted to customer demand by moving a growing set of political betting markets to a different section of its B2C website.  The new section of the website, said the company, was prioritised after users showed particular interest in the political betting markets on offer, while the layout has been “designed to be as informative and user-friendly as possible”.  …

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Valentyn Kyrylenko: Nigeria passes key criteria test for Betinvest

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Having passed the five criteria against which it assesses new target markets, Betinvest is ready to make its move in Nigeria – by far Africa’s most populous country. However, while upwards of $5 million is spent on sports betting each day, the market is still under-prepared on the online side – only 46 per cent are mobile internet users despite recent …

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International drive sees Digitain open UK regional office

Bolstering its commercial capacity, industry omnichannel systems provider Digitain has confirmed the opening of a new UK regional office in Sheffield.   Recently appointed Head of International Business Development Simon Westbury will head up the Sheffield hub, which will provide ‘localised client-facing and account-management services’ supporting Digitain’s international growth plans. In its update, Digitain confirms that it has begun to …

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Betgenius: AFCON delivers ‘European summer’ boost for African sportsbooks

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Starting in Egypt this week, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will take place in Europe’s summer for the first time, having been moved from its traditional January/February slot. We caught up with Will Westcott, Head of Business Development – Africa at Betgenius, to discuss what impact this change might have on African sportsbooks, what betting behaviour to expect across …

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BtoBet expands African presence through Innobet

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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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Technology catch up drives huge African opportunity says BtoBet

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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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BtoBet launches dedicated content for the African market

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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

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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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Golden Race launches new Live Keno TV channel for Africa

The new Live Keno TV satellite channel from Golden Race is now exclusively live for the African gambling market, having replaced the firm’s existing Dog Race/Keno satellite solution. The channel is a betting solution, specially designed for African countries with limited internet connection, which airs the popular Live Keno Deluxe lottery game from Golden Race’s certified and licensed professional studio …

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