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Tanzania’s gaming market research report 2019: Key findings  

Lagos government unveils new gaming regulatory brand

Leading gaming markets in Africa

SOFTSWISS Sportsbook launches N1Bet.ng

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

The female side of the gaming industry

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

Nigeria-China partnership reach new heights via latest sports agreement

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?

New management company acquires Carousel Casino; reopening mid-December

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

Africa sees a rise in online gambling across the continent

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

How claims on lottery winnings are carried out in South Africa

South African company Multichoice buys 20% of Betking Nigeria

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

Northern State in Nigeria, Kaduna, clamps down on illegal gambling

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

GlobalBet secures virtual sports deal with SupaBets in South Africa

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

Education is the key to Africa’s blockchain future

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

BtoBet helps elbet into Africa

Trusted payment methods available for Kenyan betting sites

Trusted payment methods available for Kenyan betting sites

The past, present and future of horse racing in Kenya

The past, present and future of horse racing in Kenya

Young and thriving gaming industry in Africa entices investors

Young and thriving gaming industry in Africa entices 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 iGaming in Africa

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 the African iGaming industry

Kenya casino workers call for the reopening of businesses amid COVID-19

A big boom within the tourism industry in Rwanda

Nigeria opens its doors to tourism following a 5-month shutdown due to COVID-19

Mozambique to reopen land-based casinos from September in bid to boost socio-economic activity

NLRC moves to end underage gambling in Nigeria

Investment owner defrauds investors N179m, spending N139m on sports betting

Lagos Government proposing N200 million licence fee for lottery operators

Mozambique revises gambling and land-based operations law in bid to attract investors

MelBet expands African sports betting portfolio with launch in Kenya

Ghana Gaming Commission proposes regulation of online gambling

South Africa: Table Bay Hotel and Sun City to remain closed

Cape Verde: the future gaming hub of Africa

Problem gambling in Africa

Protesters in Nigeria surround Lagos Court demanding ‘justice for lottery operators’

Demand for sports betting on the rise as jobs are scarce in Congo

Europen Tour rescheduled Kenya’s Open Golf Tournament to November

Solomon Godwin appointed new Continent Manager for Africa at Pragmatic Play

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

The gambling industry: South Africa Vs Ghana

Criminal charges laid against National Lotteries Commission in South Africa over hiding beneficiaries for two years

Kenyan President signs bill lifting 20% excise tax imposed on betting companies

Kenya’s Casinos on the path to recovery as tourism reopens on August 1st

Angola plans to become the “Macau of Africa”

Tanzania cracks down on illegal slot machines

Indian Esports 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 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