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Betfred bids to acquire South Africa’s Phumelela

UK bookmaker Betfred has made an offer to acquire South African racecourse owner and betting operator Phumelela Gaming and Leisure for as much as R925m (€46.4m).

Phumelela filed for bankruptcy in May after a period of adverse economic and trading conditions, which were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Betfred submitted a binding [...]

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BtoBet expands Nigeria presence with Booster99 deal

iGaming platform provider BtoBet has strengthened its presence in Africa through a new agreement with Nigerian operator Booster99.

Through its local certified partner STM Gaming, BtoBet will provide its online sportsbook and gaming technology to the operator, which will first go live in Nigeria before a wider rollout in other jurisdictions.

“Throughout [...]

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South Africa’s Tsogo Sun Gaming acquires 50.1% stake in Betcoza

South African casino operator Tsogo Sun Gaming has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50.1 per cent stake in licensed online betting operator Betcoza.

Betcoza is licensed by the Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board to offer online sports betting via Bet.co.za, and also holds indirect interests in retail sports [...]

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Pragmatic Play eyes African expansion with new continent manager

Gaming supplier Pragmatic Play has appointed Solomon Godwin as continent manager for Africa as the company prepares to expand its presence in the region.

Godwin joins Pragmatic Play from Nigeria-based NGIL Gaming, where he served as chief operating officer for retail, and assumes responsibility for growing the supplier’s network of partners [...]

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GI Games Integrations: Featuring Skywind, Push Gaming, Leander and more

This week’s platform integrations round up includes the likes of Skywind Group, Push Gaming, Leander, RCT Gaming, Digitain, Authentic Gaming, Playson, Salsa Technology and LiveG24, among others.

Skywind Group / Maxbet

Skywind Group has gone live in Romania with leading operator Maxbet.

Maxbet players gain access to more than 300 games, including titles [...]

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IMG Arena signs strategic partnership to grow table tennis

London-based IMG Arena has agreed a wide-ranging strategic partnership with World Table Tennis (WTT) to help grow the sport.

Commencing in January 2021, the extensive alliance includes global media rights development and distribution, production oversight of WTT events, betting data and streaming rights for IMG Arena, as well as the general [...]

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Tenlot Group appoints new VP for sports betting expansion

Lottery and gaming operator Tenlot Group is expanding its sports betting division with the appointment of experienced executive Chanoch Ben Simchon.

As vice president of sports operations, Simchon will be responsible for all technology, innovation and operations as Tenlot looks to expand its sports betting offering across Africa and South and [...]

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Stats Perform secures Cricket South Africa data partnership

Sports technology and data provider Stats Perform has been named as the official data supplier for Cricket South Africa (CSA).

The new deal grants Stats Perform the exclusive rights to collect and distribute official CSA data and video across all formats of international and domestic competitions.

Stats Perform will use its Opta [...]

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Betway named headline sponsor of cricket in South Africa

Online betting and gaming operator Betway has been named as the headline sponsor of Cricket South Africa.

The three-year agreement sees Betway become the headline event partner of both the one-day international and Test formats for Proteas men, as well as official sponsor of the T20 Proteas men’s team and Momentum [...]

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GI Games Integrations: Relax Games, Live 5, Booming Games and more

This week’s platform integrations review from Gaming Intelligence includes Relax Gaming, Espresso Games, Live 5, Kiron Interactive, Synot Games, Nolimit City, Highlight Games and DreamTech Gaming.


Relax Gaming has expanded its B2B casino platform with a deal to integrate content from Synot Games.

As the latest addition to [...]

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Betsafe prepares for Kenya launch with new sponsorship deals

Betsson's Betsafe brand is launching in Kenya, supported by new sponsorship deals with two Kenyan Premier League clubs.

Bet High Kenya, which operates the Betsafe brand locally, has partnered Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, replacing SportPesa as their sponsor.

“We will be launching in the Kenyan market very soon and our top [...]

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Intralot introduces new Lotos Xi digital lottery platform

Athens-listed lottery and gaming supplier Intralot has unveiled its new Lotos Xi digital lottery platform.

Lotos Xi is an end-to-end multi-channel solution that enables lottery operators to define and offer subscriptions for any available game and manage its content.

It has been integrated with Intralot’s Lotos X Orchestrator, which enables a set [...]

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