Evolution Services SA, the official reseller of Evolution brands (Evolution, Ezugi, Red Tiger, NetEnt) in South Africa, has announced a new retail partnership with local retail betting giant World Sports Betting (WSB). To continue the already flourishing relationship, Ezugi will launch its brand-new retail lottery game, Golden Balls, across WSB outlets, side by side with its iconic lottery draw-Bet on Numbers.
WSB went live with Golden Balls in its Cape Town shops today and rollout will follow shortly thereafter to its remaining retail outlets in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal. WSB will be the first retail operator to offer this highly anticipated premium live lottery game, which offers players surprise wins, multiplier excitement and cashbacks for losing bets.
Live lottery games are a proven big hit in South Africa and Ezugi and Evolution Services SA are confident Golden Balls will be too. It’s a new and exciting variant of the company’s Bet on Numbers game, which has been hugely popular and successful in the South African, African and European retail market.
Lottery games played in a live environment allow players to share in the excitement and thrill of betting alongside other players and watching in real time as their numbers are drawn. Golden Balls is streamed from live-dealer specialist Ezugi’s European studio, with highly professional game presenters.
Dean Finder, CEO of Evolution Services SA, said: “We’re thrilled to pursue our partnership with one of the most acclaimed names within the South African betting industry, in WSB. From our knowledge of the local market, we know that Golden Balls – a fixed odds lottery game with a betting twist – is going to be a huge hit, not only in South Africa, however, Africa and worldwide as well. Ezugi offers unique games along with its popular core products with both an online and retail presence.”
Richard Tannous, Head of Operations at WSB said: “It’s always great to be first into the market with a new product, especially a really exciting, best-in-class product like Ezugi’s Golden Balls. We want to thank Evolution Services SA for the opportunity. It’s a great way to keep the ball rolling on a long and fruitful relationship.”
Xprizo announces groundbreaking integration with M-PESA
Xprizo, a cutting-edge iGaming fintech platform, has bolstered its payment service offerings by integrating with one of the most popular African networks, M-PESA.
Adding M-PESA into Xprizo’s payment service aggregator means users can access the very popular mobile money service seamlessly within a single interface.
This collaboration also aims to bridge critical gaps in the payment ecosystem, notably facilitating seamless cross-border transactions and providing businesses with an invaluable tool for local operations.
Xprizo has effectively built bridges between local and international payment landscapes. Community members can now deposit and withdraw funds using M-PESA directly into their Xprizo wallet. From there, users gain access to an array of services, from making transactions in international e-commerce environments to utilising wallet-to-wallet functionalities.
Committed to offering the best value, Xprizo ensures very low transaction fees, passing on the bulk of the benefits to end-users.
Businesses can integrate the full Xprizo wallet, enabling users to top up their accounts using M-PESA or other integrated solutions. Following that, consumers can make transactions from their Xprizo wallet to any Xprizo-registered merchant. Alternatively, end-users have the option to pay directly via M-PESA on a merchant’s website.
Xprizo CEO Richard Mifsud commented: “M-PESA has fundamentally transformed how people manage money. Where Xprizo steps in is to expand that revolution into cross-border payments and corporate services – we’re very optimistic about the new addition to the Xprizo payment aggregator.”
ESA Gaming Set for South Africa Debut Following Western Cape Certification
Innovative games provider ESA Gaming has been awarded a Certificate of Suitability from the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board to supply its array of leading casino content across the province.
It is a further statement of intent by ESA Gaming to bring its lightweight EasySwipe portfolio to the African continent with its swift-loading and easy-to-access games well suited to the local market.
A wide range of high-performing titles are now available to operators in the market through local supplier Kiron Interactive including the popular Mine series of games, which features recently-launched Dragon Mine, Pirate Mine and Goal Mine as well as modern takes on casino staples such as roulette and blackjack.
It paves the way for the latest market entry for ESA Gaming following growth in Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia over the last twelve months.
“South Africa is a market with huge potential and we’re delighted to receive our Certificate of Suitability to supply our games in the Western Cape,” ESA Gaming Director Zorica Smallwood said. “Our EasySwipe portfolio of content has been extremely well received in nearby territories such as Kenya and Mozambique and we’re confident we’ll hit the ground running in South Africa as well.”
SportyBet Launches New Television Ad Featuring Three Real Madrid Players
SportyBet, the official partner of Real Madrid in Africa, has unveiled an impressive television commercial featuring three prominent Real Madrid players: Eder Militão, who also serves as a global ambassador for SportyBet, Federico Valverde and Aurelien Tchouameni, who has Cameroonian roots.
This captivating commercial unfolds in an African household and skillfully leverages the star power of Real Madrid’s athletes to showcase the exceptional features of the SportyBet platform.
SportyBet is renowned for its cutting-edge user interface, and in this commercial, it introduces viewers to its unique offerings, including a top-notch video solution that enables live game watching and betting functions.
The production of this commercial maintains a high-end quality while infusing humour to engage the audience effectively.
The television commercial will air across Africa and feature on SportyTV and major pan-regional platforms during significant football leagues and competitions.
SportyTV, a free-to-air linear and online sports television network in Nigeria and Ghana, not only provides live matches in leagues like the Premier League, Bundesliga and Serie A but also features in-house punditry.
Those interested in viewing the commercial can also find it on SportyBet’s official YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@sportybetafrica.
Elias Gallego, VP of Business Development, Marketing and Media at SportyBet, said: “This television commercial in collaboration with Real Madrid exemplifies SportyBet’s commitment to bringing the thrill of world-class football to our African users.
“We believe this commercial will not only captivate fans but also inspire a new generation of sports betting enthusiasts across the continent. Together with Real Madrid, we’re raising the game in Africa.”
SportyBet has solidified its position as a key player in the sports betting industry through strategic partnerships.
For the third consecutive season, it proudly maintains its status as the Official African Partner of Real Madrid Football Club, firmly establishing its presence in the global sports arena.
Additionally, SportyBet continues to nurture its relationship with Premier League giants, Manchester City, for the second consecutive season.
The recent renewal of Michael Essien as their African Ambassador underscores their commitment to engaging with the continent’s football legends.
As they expand their global reach, SportyBet has welcomed Eder Militão as their Global Ambassador this season, showcasing their ambition and growing influence in the sports industry.
These partnerships reflect SportyBet’s dedication to fostering connections within the sports community while offering an exciting and immersive betting experience to fans across Africa and beyond.
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