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Groove Gaming get in the groove to attend inaugural ICE Africa

George Miller

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Leading aggregator Groove Gaming are attending the inaugural ICE Africa, the first ICE event to take place outside of the UK. ICE Africa reflects the ambition of the African industry for growth, with the event expected to be the benchmark of growth for the African Gaming industry and economy as well as provide a new platform for global growth.

Over 1200 gaming representatives are expected to attend from 24 African Nations and will make their way to Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg for the show. ICE Africa will be an event where the industry can meet, network, and see the very latest gaming innovations from dynamic companies like Groove Gaming.

At the heart of Groove Gaming’s expertise is selecting the highest-quality content to differentiate their offering and to drive player-engagement for clients. The Groove Gaming team are constantly curating a portfolio of high-profile games, which is then made available to clients as a prebuilt library from which they choose the right regionally-compliant titles for their players.

The versatile company’s services are extensive, covering world-class game supply from a stable of carefully selected partners and a broad portfolio of over 1500 HTML5 slots and other games from leading games makers including Wazdan, Leap Games Studios, Iron Dog, Play’nGo, Betsoft, Playson, Extreme Live Gaming, Merkur, Spinomenal, Evolution Gaming, Habanero and Fugaso, with new providers being added almost every week. Apart from the growing portfolio of games, other services include payment processing, fraud protection, risk management, regulatory compliance, business intelligence, affiliate promotion and customer service, as well as support in launching, maintaining, and growing new online casinos.

Groove Gaming has a team of experienced gaming professionals working closely with a carefully-compiled cluster of clients, such as EveryMatrix, iGP, Digitain, Equinox Dynamic, Alpha Interactive, ProgressPlay and Evoplay, amongst others. Every client enjoys 24/7/365 account services to maximise revenue and introduce games that deepen player involvement for a richer and more rewarding player experience.

Rebecca Sotomora, Head of Sales at Groove Gaming said: “Our focus is premium service combined with best-in-class content which we are showcasing during ICE Africa. Our ever-expanding games collection can be integrated with most platforms in a couple of weeks, giving casinos the ability to differentiate their offering quickly and efficiently. We look forward to engaging with the industry at ICE Africa.”

Meet Groove Gaming at booth 600 ICE Africa or book a meeting to find out more by emailing [email protected]

For further information visit www.groovegaming.com

 

ABOUT GROOVE GAMING:
Offering an extensive game library of over 1500 HTML5 slots, table games and video pokers, Groove Gaming is headquartered in Israel and holds licenses issued by the UKGC and the MGA. Groove Gaming was founded in 2016 by a group of professionals who all had the dream of creating an exclusive service so entrepreneurs could meet the growing gaming needs of the world. Expert managers control financial transactions with accuracy and foresight, and Groove Gaming’s top-notch customer service rivals, and in most cases beats, most multinational companies operating today. With integrated multiple streams from today’s top providers Groove Gaming powers market access with industry heavyweights.

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TCSJOHNHUXLEY Africa Working With Customers Across the Continent to Open Safely

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Casinos across the globe are working tirelessly to re-open safely to provide peace of mind for their staff and players, ensuring they are properly protected.

TCSJOHNHUXLEY has been focused on this during the pandemic, launching the Care & Protect range of products designed specifically for live gaming requirements. From Play Safe Shields for table games to chip sanitization products, the company is dedicated to providing operators with the right tools to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

With the South African casino market re-opening this week, the TCSJOHNHUXLEY team has been working around the clock to provide and install literally thousands of Play Safe Shields for casinos in the region. The clever designs feature safety glass that can be finished with the casino’s logo etched into the edge. This provides an extra safety feature, making the screens easily visible whilst also allowing extra branding for the casino.

Christiaan Els, Managing Director TCSJOHNHUXLEY Africa, comments, “The last few weeks have seen our team pulling out all the stops to ensure the Care & Protect Play Safe Shields were supplied and installed to all the casinos in the Sun International and Tsogosun Groups prior to re-opening. Our focus has been making sure our customers are ready to welcome back their guests and staff in a safe and protected environment and I’m pleased to say we delivered this in record time.”

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Kiron Debuts Virtuals Online In South Africa With Jika Sports Launch

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Specialist virtual games provider Kiron has become the first supplier to provide virtual content online in South Africa, after launching its Jika Sports portfolio with all major betting operators in the market.

First introduced with leading retail operators in September 2019, the popular Jika Sports brand, which offers localised versions of Kiron’s virtual football and horse racing products, will now be available for local players to enjoy online.

Similar to the meaning of the word Jika, Kiron aims to ‘turn around’ the way people bet on sports in the most significant African gaming market, focusing on the nation’s most loved sports, Jika Soccer and Jika Racing.

The action-packed Jika Soccer game is available in English, Italian, and Spanish league formats, while Jika Racing consists of Kiron’s thrilling market leading suite of racing games, including horse racing, motor racing, jumps and greyhound racing.

Kiron has broken new ground on its home turf by becoming the first virtual games supplier to make virtuals available across all major South African bookmakers online, on mobile and in retail outlets across the country, including top names Hollywoodbets, Supabets, Betway and World Sports Betting.

The company’s online debut in South Africa builds on a period of strong commercial growth and completes a trio of recent first-to-market launches in regulated territories, after it premiered virtual content to players in Spain and Colombia.

Steven Spartinos, co-CEO of Kiron, said: “Being the first to go live online in our home country with Jika Sports is a great milestone for us and our team, giving testament to the value proposition presented by our strong games portfolio and localised offering.

“South Africa has a long established and successful track record as a key regulated market internationally and the positive uptake of Jika Sports demonstrates the growing demand for fresh content among both players and operators locally.”

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Kenyan MPs Vote to Repeal Sports Betting Turnover Tax

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The National Assembly of Kenya has approved a budget bill removing the controversial excise tax on betting stakes.

While the 20% excise tax on stakes, which was introduced in the country’s 2019/20 budget, was initially set to be carried over in the 2020/21 finance bill, an amendment put forward by the National Assembly’s Finance and National Planning Committee led to its removal.

The tax removal was suggested by an entity named Shade.co.ke, which said the tax “has made many betting firms strapped for cash hence cutting down on sponsorships to local sports clubs.”

This was then adopted by the Committee, which told Shade that “the reason behind [removing the tax] was that the high level of taxation had led to punters placing bets on foreign platforms that were not subject to tax and thereby denying the government revenue.”

Removing the tax would “reverse the negative effects […] on the industry, which has led to the closure of betting shops in Kenya,” it explained.

In the National Assembly debate, Finance Committee chair Joseph Kirui Limo repeated this sentiment, arguing that the reduced tax would actually increase revenue.

“This is going to enhance revenue, because currently, revenue is going down,” he said.

The bill will now be put before President Uhuru Kenyatta, who can sign it into law or send it back to the legislature.

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