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SportPesa CEO Outlines Plan to Return to Kenyan Market

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Ronald Karauri, CEO of SportPesa, has responded to a netizen who asked how soon the gaming company will return to the Kenyan market.

Karauri stated that many people had been asking him the same question but said there was no breakthrough yet.

“I have so many people asking this question. We did not get our license renewed in 2019. We submitted our application to BCLB some months ago and we are still waiting for feedback. If we do get our license renewed we shall let everyone know,” he said.

English Premier League team Everton announced that they will end their partnership agreement with SportPesa at the end of the 2019/20 football season.

“This has been a difficult decision but one that allows us to best deliver on our commercial plan and to grasp the new opportunities now open to us. The Club would like to thank SportPesa for all of the work that has been done together. Our partnership has seen our first team visit Africa on two occasions, as well as former players and Club staff take part in numerous activations in the region. This has allowed us to grow our own footprint in Africa and further strengthen our special relationship with the continent,” Everton said in a statement.

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S A National Online School Championships is open to all learners

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Mind Sports South Africa is to hold its popular annual S A National Online School Championships for esports on 25 June 2022.

An important feature of this championship, is that it is open to any learner, whether or not the school is affiliated or not.

However, for team events, it is required that all members of the team are learners at the same school.

MSSA will thus be holding this event as an Online National Championships on 25 June 2022.

MSSA’s S A School Online Championships, which will offer local players the opportunity to qualify for selection to the national squad and for the Protea Team that will attend IESF’s World Championships to be held in Bali in 2022 should they meet the criteria.

The titles to be played at IESF’s World Championships to be held in Bali in 2022 which are to be played at this championship are:
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • DotA 2
  • eFootball
  • Mobile Legends Bang Bang

The championship shall be held on 25 June2022.

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PRAGMATIC PLAY DEVELOPS CENTRAL AFRICAN PROFILE WITH CHAMPIONBET PARTNERSHIP

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Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, has signed an agreement with leading operator ChampionBet, significantly expanding its presence in Central Africa. 

The multi-vertical delivery deal will see Pragmatic Play’s portfolio of award-winning slots become available to players in the region, including its recent release Cleocatra™, as well as top-performing titles such as Gates of Olympus™, Sweet Bonanza™, Big Bass Bonanza™ and Wolf Gold™. 

Traditional Live Casino content like Roulette and Blackjack will be complemented by more contemporary titles such as the popular game show inspired Mega Wheel, and smash hit Sweet Bonanza CandyLand ™. 

A young and dynamic brand, ChampionBet brand has opened hundreds of retail outlets across Ghana, Uganda and Ethiopia in the last year, along with a new, fully responsive website in Ghana with an expanded sportsbook and slot offering.  

Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “ChampionBet’s expansion across Central Africa positions Pragmatic Play perfectly and its brand is the ideal vehicle for our growth ambitions the region.   

“We’re providing a strong package of content which has become indispensable to African operators, and this is another positive step forward for our business objectives.” 

ChampionBet CEO, Pavel Vaniš, added: “We’re delighted to provide Pragmatic Play games to our customers. We believe that they deserve the best casino experience across all verticals and with the new addition of Live Casino, the ChampionBet offering will elevate our players’ gaming to deliver a product range they’ll return to time and time again.”

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SCCG and Genius Gaming Consult Enter into Business Development Partnership for Africa

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Stephen Crystal, Founder and CEO of SCCG Management announced a business development partnership with Genius Gaming Consult of Kampala, Uganda, for the gaming market in Africa.

Crystal said of the announcement, “We are extremely proud to be partnering with Mr. Najib Balinda, Genius Gaming’s Chief Business Development Officer – Africa, and their extended team. This group of seasoned gaming executives was a perfect fit for SCCG, both in terms of culture and vision, as we seek to build and extend the successes of the Casino Gaming, iGaming and Sports Wagering sectors within Africa. With a market whose revenue is expected to grow from USD 3B today, to USD 5B by 2030, largely concentrated in South Africa, we see tremendous opportunity for government regulated industry growth throughout the continent.”

With the collaboration of SCCG Management and Genius Gaming Consult, focusing on the growth and extension of regulated Gaming and iGaming for Africa at the B2B level, we are able to provide tremendous value to operators and suppliers who share this vision. Our ability to deploy turnkey services regionally, allow us to immediately add value to our business partners, including:

– Feasibility Market Reports and Business Plans
– License Application and Acquisition Support
– Business Development and Management
– Talent Acquisition and Placement
– B2B Partnership Development and Negotiation
– Due Diligence and Regulatory Reviews
– Marketing and Advertising Support

This very special partnership between SCCG Management and Genius Gaming Consult allow us to bring the very best capabilities with respect to operations, systems, technology, platforms and content into Africa’s fast growing, high value Casino and iGaming markets.

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