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Media Owners Association of Kenya appeals for reconsideration of proposed gambling ad tax

Successful summit: SiGMA Foundation trekkers reach Toubkal peak

Toubkal Challenge: SiGMA Foundation is summiting new heights

William Hill partners with celebrity South Africa tv series

Elite level content arrives at PrideBet Ghana with Pragmatic Play partnership

National Football League expands to Kenya

Africa: Young and hungry opportunities

Entering the African Market: Experts’ insights to operators

Challenges and opportunities for Kenya’s gaming sector – Fredrick Mbasi

Women empowerment takes centre stage: SiGMA Foundation’s latest initiative

Illegal gambling machines confiscated in South Africa

Lottery Operator ITHUBA tackling educational inequality in South Africa

Winnings secure financial freedom for unemployed African woman

A giant emerging market – Nigeria’s esports sector

Gaming in Nigeria is on the rise

Tanzania’s gambling tax rates are 25 percent of gross gaming revenue

South African gaming start up raises US $27 million

Slots account for one third of Kenya’s online casino profits

Kenya leads the region in iGaming adoption

Ghana women’s premier league football sponsorship extended

Tender awarded for significant North African sportsbook licence

Upside of iGaming in Ghana

New iGaming frontier in Ghana

Education in East Africa supported by Maltese voluntary projects 

SiGMA Foundation’s new Ethiopia school: From an idea to education for 1,000 children

ESA Gaming enters Nigeria with betBonanza

SiGMA Foundation inaugurates 3-in-1 school in Jimma Bonga, Ethiopia

How can African operators benefit from lessons learned from the rest of the world?

Common crypto for Africa? Panellists discuss at SiGMA event in Kenya

‘We want to give Kenya’s BCLB its independence again’

SiGMA Africa roundtable – January 2023

SiGMA Africa: Importance of responsible gaming debated in Kenya

Kenyan Gambling Commission invites SiGMA back for 2024

SiGMA’s inaugural African expo opens its doors in Kenya

Pitch Competition returns to SiGMA in Nairobi Africa this January

Africa is slowly becoming an iGaming hub on all fronts

SiGMA Group reflects on 2022 success, prepared for a busier 2023

Online sports betting in Eastern Africa to experience strong growth

SiGMA Group launches a global roadmap for 2023

SiGMA Foundation raises over €300,000 for charity in 3 years

Africa – Unlocking the power of mobile products

iGaming Ethiopia: No hope or late bloomer?

MGA welcomed Ghanaian delegation with the goal of supporting Ghana’s lottery regulation

Tanzania’s online boom seen phasing out retail sports books

Bizin Africa joins SiGMA as brand ambassador for 2023 Nairobi Summit

Kenya to host first SiGMA Africa summit

S.Africa GGR recovery led by betting, limited payout machines

Virtual sports seen as ideal match for African betting habits

NSW crime body calls for cashless gaming in pubs and clubs in AML crackdown

888 Holdings launches across four countries in Africa

Sun, sea and smiles – SiGMA Foundation training regimen underway

Is Kenya’s promise outweighed by regulatory risks?

EveryMatrix and Intralot launch landmark new website for Morocco state lottery, MDJS

GAMOMAT enhances Fire Respins series with Alexandria Fire launch

Africa online gambling boom fuelled by mobile growth

Amelco ready for landmark debut in South Africa

BGaming to improve game loading time with a cutting edge compression algorithm

SCCG facilitates odds feed agreement between OddsAI and prominent African sportsbook, Worldstar Betting

SCCG and Genius Gaming Consult Enter into Business Development Partnership for Africa

SiGMA World Podcast: Keith Marshall and the SiGMA Foundation

SOFTSWISS Sportsbook: 2021 Recap

African hip hop artist King Kaka joins as global ambassador

New Horizons: The dawn of iGaming on the African Content

Tanzania’s gaming market research report 2019: Key findings  

Lagos government unveils new gaming regulatory brand

Leading gaming markets in Africa

SOFTSWISS Sportsbook launches

No more bets on National Lottery draw for South Africa’s LottoStar

SiGMA Roadshow: the Nigerian gaming landscape

Betsson Group partners with Fast Track in African markets

Kenya’s biggest football clubs criticise 20% excise tax on betting firms

Nigeria: Lottery Commission seeks collaboration with the Federal Inland Revenue Service

Zambia steps closer to single gambling regulation entity

SiGMA Foundation announces new educational initiative in Ethiopia

Nigerians not banned from trading in Crypto says governor

COVID-19 accelerating the move from retail to online in Africa

Vice President of Nigeria calls for crypto regulation

5G: The technology that will change our world

SoftSwiss expands to the African continent

The iGaming report of 2020/21

We strongly believe our products must directly respond to customer’s expectations at Promatic””

Ethiopian regulators deny claims that Safaricom is shortlisted for telecom licence

Mercedes-Benz breaks into esports with ATK partnership

Reveal crypto earnings or face consequences, says South African Revenue Authority

Leadstar Media set to take My Betting Sites brand into South Africa

iGaming academy launches collaboration with Lagos state lotteries board

SiGMA Virtual Roadshow launches: First stop Ukraine

Cryptocurrency ban in Nigeria: A bad financial policy

African affiliates: The rise of the local publisher

Tanzania imposes a new tax scheme on virtual gaming operators

SiGMA adds Korean as its 9th language complementing the company’s global media strategy

Congolese women venturing into sports betting and casino gambling amid crisis

South African lottery registers second biggest win in history

Pining up the world: Pin-up partners speaks to SiGMA Magazine

Seychelles has reopened its borders to tourists

How ‘Techpreneurs’ are shaping the future of Nigeria

[WATCH] Event website becomes leading portal for news and events

Tanzania: The race for iGaming success pt.2

UK firms cut ties with Kenyan betting brand Sportpesa

Tanzania: The race for iGaming success

Kenya: Foreign and local gaming firms go head-to-head over smear campaign

Nigeria tops Bitcoin Google searches

Africa: A region of Fintech and Mobile money opportunities

Gaming in Africa: Looking past sportsbook

Kenya introduces $45 million Crypto exchanges tax project

[WATCH] SiGMA rebrands with new global vision

The need for homegrown gambling events in Africa

Delasport strikes a deal with MTN Group Limited for launching their flagship brand AfricaWinner

Unaffordable internet data hurdle to iGaming growth in Africa

Nairobi City Hall imposes strict new regulations on gamblers

African esports: Road to mainstream

Google’s Play Store expands its app paid usage across Africa

Africa Travel Week to drive Diversity & Inclusion initiatives for 2021

2020 Africa Visa Openness Index reveals upward trend

Nigeria is the leading Bitcoin market in Africa

Riding the African FinTech Safari

OdiBets: Growing in East Africa

Foreign workers at Sportpesa detained and deported by Kenyan officials

BtoBet announces partnership with Nigerian betting brand BetXperience

Tech innovation for African gaming operators on the rise

SpotonBets announce launch in South Africa backed by a globally recognised world class platform

South Africa: Carousel casino relinquishes licence

Kenya Revenue Authority proposes new law to track betting activities

Africa: Moving forward with lottery

COVID-19 pandemic offers African aviation a chance to reset

Has Sportpesa’s afflictions scared away investors?

Smartphone sales in Nigeria increases despite downturn

Nairobi betting industry looks to restore balance

How to start an online gambling business in Africa

South Africa’s National Lottery under investigation due to corruption allegations

Africa: Why now is the best time to invest online

Can sports betting be seen as a career or a pass time in Africa?

Difference between South Africa vs Nigeria’s gambling laws

Lotto Powerball Jackpot subject to scam accusations

Lottery and Gaming Authority set to amend laws in Lagos state Nigeria

Navigating the poker atlas in Kenya

Nigeria remains the envy and target of all operators

How Africa’s digital economy potential will explode the iGaming Industry by 2025

Mobile money fee slashed in Uganda

For the first time M-Pesa experience profit decline

Understanding of market is vital when introducing a product in Africa

CT Gaming Interactive expands into the African market with Apollo Soft deal

Jeff Bezos-backed African app Chipper Cash to trade crypto after raising $30 million

Pfizer Vaccine: A great relief for the gambling industry

Kenya: Betting emerges as top Google search for October

South Africa tourism industry welcomes removal of “red list” countries

Oyo state in Nigeria cracks down on underage gambling

High court gives greenlight to Sportpesa to resume operations

The consequences of banning alcohol and celebrities endorsements in the entertainment industry

Women in Congo are turning to betting to battle financial woes

What’s hindering the sports betting takeoff in Africa?

NLC South Africa threaten legal action against Minister of Trade Industry and Competition

South African company Multichoice buys 20% of Betking Nigeria

SportPesa’s bank account unfreezed by Kenya’s High Court

Socio-economic impact of gambling in Uganda

The Financial Reporting Centre launches money laundering investigation on SportPesa

Considering an offshore investment in Africa: What you need to know

President of South Africa calls for investigation into the National Lottery Commission

How mobile money turns out to be the first choice for Africans – Impact on iGaming industry

Why is blockchain & cryptocurrency adoption low in Africa’s iGaming industry?

Lottotech records decline in revenue due to COVID-19

Lagos State plans to develop local and foreign tourism

Zimbabwe officially green-lights resumption of tourism activities

Impressionable youngsters in Zimbabwe unwavered by the stigma of gaming

Experts in Ghana push for use of celebrities in responsible betting ads

[BLOCK] The Youth of Africa: Cryptocurrency and Akon City

Rwanda gaming companies allowed to resume operations

Africa’s reliance on mobile money should be phased out

Stop-Pesa – Kenyan SportPesa shareholder reveal billions transferred to offshore accounts

Africa’s need for collaboration with other regions to quicken the pace of regulation

Africa’s need for collaboration with other regions to quicken the pace of regulation

Draftkings and Peermont launch Palacebet in South Africa

Draftkings and Peermont launch Palacebet in South Africa

With new regulations coming in place, the sky is the limit for gaming in Africa

Get ready for an African adventure with Lightning Box’s Kalahari Safari

Africa eSports Championship goes virtual, yet is Africa ready?

[WATCH] African Markets: Risks and rewards for operators

Kenyan lawmakers greenlight mobile money payment services for gambling

Cryptocurrency: the antidote for Africa?

The paradigm shift in Africa

Elbet helped by BtoBet into Africa

Trusted payment methods available for Kenyan betting sites

Trusted payment methods available for Kenyan betting sites

Young and thriving gaming industry in Africa entices investors

Africa’s gaming industry is young and thriving and enticing investors

BetFred launch in South Africa with a $54.8M offer for Phumelela

South African casinos push government to end grey zone

Getting acquainted with football betting in Nigeria

[WATCH] SiGMA’s revamped website debuts in 5 languages

Latest GSMA report: a positive outlook for Africa gaming

Mauritius opens to tourism as it enters ‘new normal’

SiGMA Africa: Fostering iGaming in Sub-Saharan Africa

Emerging technologies propelling the growth of gaming in Africa

COVID-19 pushes digitalisation for Africa gaming destination

Kenyan casino employees call for the reopening of businesses

A big boom within the Rwanda tourism industry

Nigeria opens its doors to tourism following a 5-month shutdown

Mozambique to reopen land-based casinos from September

NLRC moves to end underage gambling in Nigeria

Investment owner defrauds investors N179m, spending N139m

Lagos State Government proposing N200 million licence fee

Mozambique revises gambling and land-based operations law

MelBet expands African sports betting portfolio with MelBet Kenya

Gaming Commission of Ghana on regulation of online gambling

Table Bay Hotel and Sun City to remain closed

Cape Verde: the future gaming hub of Africa

Gambling Problems in Africa

Protesters in Nigeria demanding ‘justice for lottery operators’

Democratic Republic of Congo discussing responsible gaming

Kenya Open Golf Limited Tournament rescheduled to November

Solomon Godwin as a new Continent Manager at Pragmatic Play

[WATCH] Cape Town supershow 2022 marks the inception of SiGMA Africa

The gambling industry: South Africa and Ghana

Charges against National Lotteries Commission in South Africa

Kenya President lifting excise tax imposed on betting companies

Kenya’s Casinos recovers as tourism sector reopens

Tanzania cracks down on illegal slot machines

Nodwin Gaming breaks new ground for Esports market in Africa

Kenya at the heart of digital transformation in East Africa

South African Caesar’s Emerald Resort and Casino reopens

Sun International casinos to reopen with restrictions

Kiron to become the first virtual games supplier in South Africa

Incentive Games products are the new headline acts

Will this pandemic be the tipping point for online gambling in Africa?

Kiron extends partnership with SBTech

Explore Africa in NetEnt’s Serengeti Kings

South Africa’s Springbok Casino Joins Safe Affiliate Programs

Microgaming kicks off 2020 with January game releases