The African sports betting giant, SportPesa, may be planning an IPO early next year. This will make it the first African gambling company to attempt a float on a stock exchange. Industry rumors have it that SportPesa executives have appointed advisors ahead of their float.
A recent report by economy analysts, PricewaterhouseCoopers brings some good news for the South African gambling sector. According to the group, by 2021, the country’s gambling industry will be worth over R35 billion – a 5.1% increase each year. Gambling taxes and levies on the industry will increase by 5.2% per annum, which means the annual rate by 2021 will be R3.5 billion for the state.
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One of the biggest gatherings of casino and gambling professionals in Africa is set to take place in Johannesburg this month. The Sandton Convention Center will host the ICE Africa 2018 event which will focus on iGaming. It is expected that professionals from 52 countries around the world (including Africa, America, Europe and Asia) will attend the conference.
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The Managing Director of Sportingbet, South Africa’s largest sportsbook, gave an interesting interview to iGamingBusiness recently, where he discussed, among other things, the country’s new gambling laws and the future of mobile betting. Tyrone Dobbin said that the majority of Sportingbet South Africa’s business now comes from mobile and, internally, the group has a mobile-first approach.