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Two killed in Uganda over gambling dispute

Niji Ng

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Two people have been killed in Uganda in a brawl allegedly arose over a gambling dispute. One of the dead has been identified as 36-year-old Ronald Mukiibi, a resident of Kabule village in Ttamu Division in Mityana municipality.

Leonard Kiwanuka, the area defence secretary, says Mukiibi was stabbed to death by an unidentified man who was also killed by a mob when he declined to pay him Shis 30,000 (around 250 EUR) he had staked. Mukiibi was reportedly stabbed in the ear, causing him to bleed profusely.

“They have always played cards in this place but this time the two picked a misunderstanding over Shs 30,000 then one of them stabbed his colleague to death,” says Kiwanuka.

Wamala regional police spokesperson, says they were notified about the incident and rushed to the area only to find a mob assaulting the unidentified man for stabbing his colleague to death. He says they rescued the man from the mob but he passed on shortly after arrival at Mityana referral hospital.

Ochom says although the man had killed his colleague, it was unlawful for residents to take matter in their hands.

 

Source: observer.ug

Niji has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. Besides reporting industry headlines from all around the globe, Niji is also head of the content management team at Impressions Content Management, based in Kerala, India, which offers writing and editing services to clients around the world.

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Vermantia live in Nigeria with FortuneBets

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The market-leading greyhound channel from Vermantia, a leader in omni-channel content solutions, is now live with Nigeria’s FortuneBets.

The deal sees premium betting content from the supplier’s Ultimate Live Greyhound Channel made available to the operator, which is one of the country’s well-established and fastest growing.

FortuneBets retail customers now have access to extensive racing coverage from more than 40,000 races per year from countries including the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia.

The live racing channel is powered by Vermantia’s CONNECT platform which ensures a fully-managed data and odds service, as well as a fully-integrated Bet Acceptance System and Cashier.

The Channel is customised for the local market’s needs, while its top-quality content comes exclusively from Vermantia and Arena Racing Company, the largest racecourse group in the UK.

Spyros Stavropoulos, Vermantia’s Regional Director, said: “We are very glad to be live with FortuneBets and we believe the Channel’s exciting and fast-paced live betting content, with quality pictures and full data, will prove popular for their customers.

“We worked hard to make this a true plug-and-play solution allowing FortuneBets to continue focusing on their retail and digital networks, and their end users.”

Prince Greatness Osode, Fortune Bets’ CEO, added: “We are proud to be the first operator in Nigeria to have launched with Vermantia.

“It is a fantastic deal for us and we can’t wait to see what our customers think of the high-quality content that it brings.

“We strongly believe that this partnership will lead us to further success, as Vermantia is a highly-regarded supplier with the best live racing channels that the market has to offer.”

 

About Vermantia:

Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. The company constitutes a one-stop-shop for bespoke data and picture content featuring thousands of live events a year, including premium quality horse and greyhound racing from countries such as the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and South Africa. These are supported by the most comprehensive portfolio of virtual sports on the market. Founded in 2007, the company has offices in Athens and Italy, as well as representatives in the UK, CIS, and Nigeria, allowing it to partner dozens of international operators across 32 countries. In March 2018, Arena Racing Company (ARC) acquired a majority stake in Vermantia expanding its broadcast infrastructure and technological capabilities, allowing it to create a market-leading content & data hub. For more information about Vermantia visit www.vermantia.com

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Betway becomes official global betting partner of the Mzansi Super League T20

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Betway has agreed a three-year-deal to become the official betting partner of the Mzansi Super League T20 – further adding to its cricket sponsorship portfolio.

The tournament, which takes place in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Durban, Nelson Mandela Bay, Cape Town and Paarl, is broadcast live in the UK and the first fixtures have already provided some great action.

Former South African international AB de Villiers impressed the locals as he hit fifty in vain as Tshwane Spartans were beaten by Cape Town Blitz, while Nelson Mandela Bay Giants beat the Jozi Stars.

Betway’s latest seven-figure-deal comes just months after it was confirmed as the official betting partner of both the men’s and women’s Cricket West Indies (CWI) sides.

Betway’s Anthony Werkman, said: “We are really pleased to be on board at the start of this new look T20 tournament.

“Being involved as a global partner shows the ambition Betway has to become a recognised worldwide supporter of elite professional sport, and the names appearing in this tournament certainly fit that bill.

“I am sure that the crowds will enjoy the games and we look forward to delivering an exciting experience for our customers too over the next three years.”

Cricket South Africa CEO, Thabang Moroe, added: “We are thrilled to have sports betting brand, Betway, on board to join our roster of sponsors, all whom have committed to helping us take Mzansi T20 to the world through the game of cricket.”

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Betinvest bolsters third party integration in Africa with M-PESA

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Valentyn Kyrylenko, VP of Business Development at Betinvest
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The leading Sports Betting platform provider, Betinvest, has strengthened its commitment to local market partnerships in Africa as it prepares to integrate its payment systems with one of the most popular African networks, M-PESA.

Mobile gaming is one of the primary focuses for Sportsbook and iGaming providers looking to do business in Africa and with analysts predicting key growth of up to one billion mobile internet connections in the coming decade, Betinvest believe adaptability and third part integration hold the key to the continent.

Commenting on integrating with M-PESA and other third parties in Africa and across the globe Betinvest’s VP of Business Development, Valentyn Kyrylenko, explained: “Nowadays, the popularity of mobile phone-based payment solutions is growing, and we are beginning to work actively with them such as with this latest partnership with M-PESA. When adapting to local markets, such as Africa, we provide our clients with the best solutions for their business and are continually improving our set of payment systems to be able to do this. In addition, Betinvest is equipped to provide clients with different options according to their requirements so at the moment there is a surge in cryptocurrencies and we provide the opportunity to carry out transactions in a wide-range of digital currencies to suit each new market.”

As the mobile gaming landscape continues to grow, the industry is in a constant state of flux to embrace new technologies and adapt to the latest trends. Discussing the need to stay relevant in an ever advancing market, Kyrylenko said: “We have grown our payment systems to ensure they adapt to local markets based on what payment systems are the most popular there. However, trends tend to change, and we therefore monitor this and implement new payment systems whenever they’re requested. At this time, players increasingly favour mobile phones and other mobile devices, so we are focusing very precisely on this aspect of our services which is why we are one of the leading companies in terms of the speed and usability of our mobile platform.”

Betinvest continues to set the benchmark for third party integration through its partnerships with industry leading providers such as MicroGaming, GoldenRace and EGT. Following its successful showcase at the inaugural ICE Africa in October and as it prepares to exhibit at SiGMA this month, the company is set to continue that trend across the African and European continents going forward. Kyrylenko stated: “We are a large international company who pride ourselves on our established experience and expertise in third-party integration which makes us fast and efficient in providing our clients with only the highest level of service. A key part of our integration which sets us apart is we also have our own products which we integrate into other platforms allowing us to see the integration process from both perspectives so even when entering a new market, we know what is required for both gaming providers and operators.”

Betinvest will be exhibiting at Stand B46 at SiGMA (28-30 November, Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre, Ta’ Qali). For more information on how Betinvest can help you discover hidden values in your customers at upcoming events, contact Valentyn Kyrylenko, v.kyrylenko@betinvest.com, +38 067 444 76 31.

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