The 14thGaming Regulators Africa Forum (GRAF) will be hosted this year by the Botswana Gambling Authority (BGA). GRAF was founded in 2012 and is responsible for regulating the country’s gambling industry. Botswana is a new GRAF member.
Africa is considered one of the most lucrative markets by gambling operators and in recent years African countries have shown a strong tendency to gamble and place bets. Irish company Research and Markets projects that the global gaming market by 2022 will generate around $635 billion and Africa will play a key role.
Ten years ago, mixed martial arts (MMA) was literally unheard of in Africa. Today, there is a thriving MMA community in the African continent and a number of MMA training schools that are grooming youngsters in becoming the next MMA African star.
Clarion Gaming will take the ICE brand to Africa for the first time this year. Kate Chambers, Clarion Gaming Managing Director made the decision to take ICE – which is world’s biggest B2B gaming technology event to the Africa continent as she feels the gaming market is ready to explode.
South Africa’s love for sports has been showcased in a series of stories and videos being compiled by SA-based online casino Springbok Casino
South Africa’s Big 3
Rugby, cricket and soccer – known as the ‘Big 3’ are the most popular sports in South Africa, but the nation’s interest in sports does not end there. Daniel van Wyck, SpringbokCasino manager, said a lot of South Africans also love cycling, tennis, as well as his personal favorite which is surfing.
Video on Demand (VoD) service Kwese Iflix has announced that the 2018 NBA Africa Game will be available for free to basketball fans across the continent via its mobile app. Kwese Free Sport will offer live virtual front-row seats to the game which takes place atthe Sun Arena in Time Square, Pretoria on 04 August. Several of the NBA’s basketball players have made their way to Pretoria as they get ready to compete in Team Africa vs. Team World game.
Nigeria’s gambling industry has grown considerably in the last few years but most of the growth is from the illegal casino industry. The Betting and Gaming Control Commission recently confirmed that only 23 casinos, in five of Nairobi’s 85 wards, are operating with a license.
There are a number of countries across the world that have taken steps in the last few years to legalize online gambling. The online gambling industry is a very lucrative market and most state governments impose heavy taxes which allow them to collect a nice share of revenue.
South Africa was one a phenomenal team in all formats of the game and were the only cricketing side in the world that had no problem winning in tough Asian conditions. South Africans love their cricket and used to always bet on the Proteas to win in tests, ODIs and the T20 format. If you would like to place bets on the South African cricket team, you can check out our sports betting listings
The African continent has one of the fastest growing casino and sports betting markets in the world. There are a number of African countries who have benefitted greatly from the additional revenue generated by the casino and sports betting industry. Kenya is one of the few African countries that has not gained as much revenue as it would have liked from its licensed casino industry.