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Africa 24-11-2019

Technology Aiding Responsible Gambling

Tech Advances Promote Responsible Gambling Problem gambling is an issue around the world, including in African countries. Technology continues to develop at a rapid rate, and is responsible for the explosion of gambling activities, and thus for at least part of the worldwide problem with irresponsible gambling behaviours. Now however, it seems tech could also […]

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Africa 17-11-2019

Top Trends in African Sports Betting

African Sports Betting Trends In The Spotlight It’s no secret that online sports betting is a rapidly growing industry in Africa, and in Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya and other regions it has gone far beyond just a hobby, and has become a money making opportunity for many. Local residents flock to online sportsbooks to place their […]

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Africa 12-11-2019

Kenyan Betting Operators Win a Tax Victory

Tax Victory for Kenyan Betting Operators In the latest news from Kenya’s sports betting industry, Nairobi’s Tax Appeals Tribunal has sided with Betin and SportPesa. This is according to reports in the 7 November edition of African news site Business Daily. The Tribunal is said to have agreed with the operators that the new 20% […]

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rugby
Africa 11-11-2019

Sport Sponsorship Powering Brand Awareness

The final whistle has blown on one of the most important Rugby World Cup events to date, and South Africa deservedly claimed the Webb Ellis Cup for the third time. According to World Rugby, it was one of the most important World Cup events in terms of raising the sport’s profile internationally and attracting new […]

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Africa 04-11-2019

M-Pesa Grows Amidst Industry issues

M-Pesa Grows Despite Betting Shutdowns Mobile phone-based financing, microfinancing and money transfer service M-Pesa announced positive growth in its report of the first half of 2019’s fiscal year. The company, which is owned by network operator Safaricom, was expected to struggle with a loss of revenue following Kenya’s crackdown on the mobile betting industry. However, […]

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Africa 31-10-2019

Rugby World Cup Betting Boom In SA

Rugby World Cup Betting Captures South Africa’s Attention  On the 2nd of November South Africa and England will go head to head at Japan’s International Stadium Yokohama, in what promises to be a nail-biting final for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. After outright favourite New Zealand lost their semi-final game to England, the atmosphere surrounding […]

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Africa 28-10-2019

Hollywoodbets Sponsor The Sharks

Hollywoodbets Sponsors The Sharks Rugby Team South African online sportsbook Hollywoodbets has just announced a 3-year deal with Rugby Union team The Sharks. The agreement will see the operator function as an associate sponsor of the popular team, and is expected to benefit both brands. A Commitment to Community Hollywoodbets is known for working to […]

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Africa 24-10-2019

Betway and EFC Now Official Partners

Betway Becomes Official EFC Betting Partner Worldwide sports betting brand Betway has announced its partnership with Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC). Under the new agreement the bookmaker will be the official betting partner to the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) broadcaster. The deal was announced in late September, just before EFC 82, which took place at Carnival […]

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Uganda Gambling Law
Africa 23-10-2019

New AML Measures For Ugandan Gambling

Uganda Institutes New Anti-Money Laundering Measures Regulatory uncertainties continue to plague Uganda’s gambling industry, but the country has moved forward on stricter anti-money laundering (AML) legislation. Recently the Ugandan Financial Intelligence Agency, or FIA, highlighted the fact that the revenue from criminal activities is being laundered through the county’s real estate and gambling sectors. Current […]

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Lotto
Africa 19-10-2019

African Lotto Could Get Blockchain Boost

How Blockchain Could Improve The Lottery in Africa The gambling industry across the African continent is experiencing exponential growth. The biggest factors include increased access to mobile technology and changing socioeconomic conditions. The United Nations Development Programme, or UNDP, advocates using lotteries to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Clearly, player protection and industry-regulated tax collection are […]

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