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3rd January
Ghana Football Association to take legal action over unauthorised betting
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is to take action against betting operators who took bets on its major competitions despite being...
3rd January
1xBet granted Nigerian national license
The National Lottery Regulatory Commission in Nigeria has granted 1xBet a national license that runs until 2024.  The license means 1xBet will...
12th November
SportPesa will reconsider Kenyan market following tax ruling
SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri has said the operator will reconsider operations in Kenya following the overruling of a 20% tax on...
16th October
SportPesa CEO: Unrealistic taxes are damaging Kenyan market
Sportpesa recently halted its operations in Kenya after the Government imposed a new 20% excise tax on all betting stakes....
30th September
SportPesa: Unfair taxes will drive businesses in Kenya underground
A spokesperson for SportPesa told Gambling Insider the Kenyan government’s new 20% excise tax will drive businesses in Kenya underground, as...
30th September
SportPesa halts Kenyan operations amid tax row
SportPesa has halted operations in Kenya after the government imposed a new 20% excise tax on all betting stakes. The operator said...
12th August
SportPesa pulls plug on Kenyan sponsorship deals
SportPesa has opted to pull out of all its sports sponsorship deals in Kenya due to an ongoing tax dispute with...
2nd April
Kenyan Minister: Tax-evading operators will lose licenses
The Kenyan government is planning changes to its betting regulation, with a focus on licensing and control. Speaking to the press, Kenya’s...
19th June
Kenya burns 105 illegal slot machines and threatens deportations
In a bold move to tackle crime, Kenya has burned at least 105 illegal gambling machines and threatened to deport any...
29th December
Kenyan gambling tax increase given judicial support, SportPesa reacts
A Kenyan judge has ruled that the country’s controversial gambling tax increase has been delivered in a legal manner, resulting in...
23rd November
Nigeria to remove 18 licences from lottery operators
The House of Representatives of Nigeria has this week announced its intentions to withdraw the licences of 18 lottery operators over...
16th November
South Africa’s GGR forecast to reach £2bn in 2021
According to a recent report published by auditing firm PwC, South Africa’s gross annual gambling revenues (GGR) are forecast to reach...
12th October
Kenya plans to curb slot machines with new bill
The government of Kenya has announced further changes into the undergoing gambling regulation with its latest plans to curb slot machines....
8th September
South Africa's gambling industry showing steady growth
The National Gambling Board of South Africa has released its 2016/17 financial year report revealing strong growth in global gaming revenue...
14th August
SportPesa signs sponsorship deal with Cape Town City FC
Africa based sports betting company SportPesa has announced the signing of a four year deal with South African PSL football team,...
11th August
Twelve40 will provide AfroMillionsLotto software platform
Twelve40 has announced its latest partnership with Ofertas365 to launch AfroMillionsLotto in Nigeria, becoming Africa’s largest lotto jackpot. Twelve40...
28th July
Western Lotto Nigeria launches US and European lottery brands
With the technical support of Lot.To (UK), entertainment and gaming company Western Lotto Nigeria Limited (WLN) have now launched on the...
24th July
SportPesa continues fight against new Kenyan tax regulation in court
Africa-focused online gaming company SportPesa is heading to court to fight Kenya's new 35% tax rate bill on all gambling revenue....
10th July
SportPesa threatens to leave Kenya due to sharp tax increase
Online gaming provider SportPesa has warned that it could shut down its Kenyan operations if the new taxation regime is imposed...
26th June
SportPesa pulls out of Kenya sponsorship deals due to new 35% tax rate
Kenya’s leading sports betting company, SportPesa has terminated its sponsorship deals with various football clubs and the Kenyan Premier League due...
12th June
Nigerian House orders suspension of lottery activities with telcos
The House of Representatives Committee that investigated the activities of telecom operators in Nigeria has told the National Lottery Regulatory Commissions...
31st May
Kenyan MPs reject 50% gambling tax
Members of Parliament in Kenya have overwhelmingly rejected the introduction of measures that would see the country's gambling tax rise to...
10th May
SportPesa launches in Tanzania
Online sports betting firm SportPesa officially launched its business in the East African country of Tanzania, at a ceremony in the...
20th March
Dafabet continues global expansion plans to Kenya
Sports betting platform, Dafabet has announced that it will now be available in the Kenyan market, joining other industry players such...
6th December
Kenya proposes legislation to tighten control of sports betting operators
Kenyan sports betting firms risk tighter controls if Parliament approves changes to the “Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act”, with the proposed...
1st November
Scientific Games secures 12th contract with Sun International
Scientific Games has extended its affiliation with South African casino and entertainment group Sun International. By signing its 12th contract it...
24th October
BtoBet CEO to speak on eSports betting in South Africa at BiG Africa Summit
I-gaming stakeholders are meeting in Cape Town this week as the 4th Annual BiG Africa Summit gets underway today. Compliance...
28th July
SportPesa once again involved in a Premier League partnership
SportPesa has again targeted football’s Premier League for marketing its brand, as the operator has been confirmed as the official betting...
29th January
Colossus Bets strikes Nigeria deals
Nigeria-based 1960Bet and NairaBET have gone live with the products of fellow operator Colossus Bets, including the flagship Pick 7 Colossus. ...
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