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Africa 09-12-2019

Kenya’s Private Betting Sector Faces Shutdown

In the latest news of Kenya’s tumultuous gambling industry, the private betting sector faces possible shutdown. This, along with several other recommendations about various issues, is what has been suggested by a recent report on possible changes to the country’s constitution. Kenya’s Gambling Overhaul Like many African countries, Kenya is currently dealing with a burgeoning […]

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Africa 29-11-2019

Tanzania Introduces Gaming Act Amendments

New Gambling Regulation Amendments in Tanzania Tanzania’s gambling regulations have been amended, allowing the Gaming Board to approve advertisements for different gambling products. The government passed the revision to Section 51 of the Gaming Act in late October 2019, following the advertising ban on all electronic media that was applied in January. The amendments, which […]

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Africa 27-11-2019

Sports Betting in Zambia Hits New High

Zambian Sports Betting at All-Time High All forms of gambling in Zambia are more popular and widespread than they have ever been, but sportsbooks are growing particularly fast. The country’s traditional economic mainstays are mining and tourism but, as with so many other African nations right now, the online sports betting business is booming. Land-based […]

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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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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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