Tag Archives: Africa

Yahaya Maikori – Law Allianz – ICE 2016: Africa Dynamics & Africa Realities

Yahaya Maikori Senior Partner of Law Allianz will be presenting African market development at ICE 2016 focusing on opportunities in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana & South Africa. Maikori details to SBC readers how these markets have progressed in 2015, and how consumers are developing new habits amid a fast growing and aggressive market place. Maikori has advised state governments, institutions and helped several …

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Rasmus Sojmark – Oddslife – My ICE 2016

Rasmus Sojmark is the CEO of Oddslife, a fast growing social sports and gaming network operated in partnership with leading sports media brands around the world. Clients of Oddslife include media brands such as Marca.com in Spain, Gazzetta.gr in Greece, LiveSport.cz in Czech Republic, Bold.dk in Denmark, Sportal.bg in Bulgaria and Football.ua in Ukraine. Formerly of BetBrain and EveryMatrix, Rasmus …

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Soccabet launches in Ghana with 50 Accra betting shops

Ghana welcomed new betting operator Soccabet, who announced its official launch this weekend at a special media event in Accra. Soccabet CEO Gungoreen Arslan outlined plans for the operator in Ghana, stating that the brand would cater the best sports betting experience for both betting shop and online customers, in the fast growing Ghanaian market. The launch of Soccabet will …

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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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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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Lee Richardson – Gaming Economics – Africa…untapped gold?

In January Gaming Economics analysed the relationship between global sports-betting and television audiences for the English Premier League (EPL). We highlighted the fact that, despite garnering 15% of the global TV audience for the EPL, Africa woefully under-served its 1.4 billion population wanting to bet on the sport it undoubtedly adores. Does the continent therefore represent an opportunity on the …

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