B2B provider of live games TVBET acquired a certificate of suitability in the province of the Western Cape, South Africa. It has also undergone integration into the Bitville Iframe Solution and has passed BMM testing for all nine provinces in South Africa. TVBET is a live Games provider and is, therefore, able to render its live lottery and numbers games in all of South Africa’s jurisdictions.
TVBET is ecstatic to bring fresh content to SA and in doing so extending its footprint into South Africa. Bitville Gaming is a well-established B2B Igaming Platform, Aggregated Products, Bespoke Lottery and custom software solutions company.
Emily Asava, TVBET Business Development Manager in Africa, states: “TVBET continues its cooperation with Bitville Gaming, and we are happy to reach new achievements within our partnership. Getting the license by WCGRB confirms our straight decision to expand in Africa and deliver our products to new markets in the region. And we’re happy to do that together with Bitville Gaming.”
Bitville Gaming CEO Andrew Von Hoesslin says: “It’s exciting to have the opportunity to work for Bitville Gaming South Africa, a company that is dedicated to keeping content relevant and fresh. The Company prides itself on being a Level II BBBEE manufacturer in SA; in addition, we are striving to keep the online and retail products fresh and new, so we don’t find ourselves in a space where the one market cannibalises the other and TVBET is one of those products that effectively helps secure this. If we don’t ensure that we preserve our land-based betting shops and keep them financially profitable by bringing exciting retail content, it will have a negative impact on the economy in South Africa. TVBET has wonderful retail and online content, so you could say it’s the best of both worlds.”
Kambi Group plc extends multi-channel sportsbook partnership with Sun International
Leading global sports betting supplier to continue powering the sportsbook of one of Africa’s premier gaming and hospitality operators
Kambi Group plc, the world’s trusted sports betting partner, has agreed an extension to its multi-channel sportsbook partnership with Sun International, one of Africa’s leading gaming, hospitality and entertainment groups.
The new agreement is a multi-year extension to the successful online and retail sportsbook partnership in South Africa the two companies have enjoyed since November 2017.
Sun International, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, is the operator of the country’s leading online betting brand, SunBet, and owner of some of South Africa’s most prestigious casinos and hotel resorts.
As part of the agreement, Kambi will continue to provide Sun International with its market-leading sports betting technology and services.
Kristian Nylén, Kambi CEO and Co-founder said: “We are pleased to have extended our sportsbook partnership with Sun International, one of the continent’s premier gaming and hospitality groups.
“Since we first partnered in 2017, Sun International has become a valuable partner to Kambi and we look forward to seeing the company’s SunBet online betting brand continue to go from strength-to-strength.”
Simon Gregory, SunBet CEO, said: “Sun International is delighted to continue its successful sports betting partnership with Kambi and to continue leveraging the company’s award-winning technology and services.
“We have ambitious plans for the SunBet brand over the coming years and I am thrilled we will continue to do this with the support of a world-leading B2B sportsbook like Kambi.”
SIS and Kiron Interactive strike deal for new Numbers channel in Africa
New partnership to boost penetration of supplier’s product in growing markets
SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading multi-channel supplier of 24/7 live betting services, has partnered with Kiron Interactive to develop an all-new bespoke 24/7 channel to deliver a select mix of both companies’ market-leading Numbers products across Africa.
The agreement will see SIS collaborate with the established global technology and software company, leveraging its expertise and insight across the many burgeoning markets in the continent to deliver the channel tailored for African markets, expanding the profile of both companies’ high-quality, enhanced Numbers content.
African operators and players will have greater access to SIS’ world-famous 49’s Original Live Draw, alongside the new high-margin 39’s draw that features high-frequency, live draws every five minutes. The company’s numbers content is already hugely popular with bettors across Africa, who enjoy the opportunity to win big from small stakes.
This agreement is the latest in a string of similar commercial announcements in Africa for SIS, highlighting the growing demand for its 24/7 live betting offering and strengthening its presence across the potential-rich regulated markets.
Joe Andrews, Head of Sales for Africa at SIS, said: “Having the right partners in regions with a disparate makeup such as in Africa is essential to ensuring we continue growing our brand and products there.
“Kiron’s heritage across the continent provides us with a hugely valuable advantage in developing and launching this new channel, which will be a significant boost to our commercial ambitions in the region.
“Our content is renowned for driving incremental revenue as the high-frequency, 24/7 nature of our Numbers games is popular among African bettors.”
Steven Spartinos, Co-CEO of Kiron Interactive, said: “As we continue to expand the reach of Kiron and broaden the scope of the services we offer and the number of partners we work with, collaborating with a leading brand such as SIS is key.
“While we operate globally, Africa is where our roots lie, and as such, we offer unrivalled insight into the many diverse markets here. We’re delighted to work with SIS and look forward to working together to bring the combination of our respective revenue-boosting content to an even wider audience.”
Results: 2023 Northern Cape Online Championships
Even with load shedding causing frustration among both athletes and officials alike, Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) was able to still host a verys successful championship were all participants were able to compete and, most of all, have fun.
With the “competent” South African government stating that South Africa will have load shedding for the next two years, MSSA is already reviewing its policies in regard to load shedding and its online championships.
Load shedding has a huge impact on esports, and may end up causing online console and pc gaming to become elitist as only those who are substantially financially advantaged will be able to compete. It may also result in mobile esports becoming more popular.. A continuous and consistent electricity supply is vital to South Africa developing as a major esports nation.
Nevertheless, MSSA is more than happy with the results from the 2023 Northern Cape Championships.
There were no less than seven (7) provinces represented, and more importantly, there were more females participating since 2020. Of the 22 athletes who earned Provincial Colours, 7 of such athletes are females.
Special mention must be made of Karli Roodt (Middelburg Hoërskool) who is the first female champion in the esports title of Rocket League to earn Mpumalanga Provincial colours. Karli also qualifies for National Team Trials, and may very well end up in the National Squad and/or Protea Team.
The female esports team, VYBN Females, also had a good showing in the CSGO esports title. The team has now earned Provincial colours as well as qualifying for National Team Trials, and may very well end up in the National Squad and/or Protea Team. Of course, CSGO is just one of the six titles which MSSA has entered to contest at IESF’s 15th World Championships.
IESF’s 15th World Championships will be played to the following titles:
- Counter-Strike: GO (CSGO)
- Counter-Strike: GO (CSGO) – Female division
- DotA 2
- Mobile Legends, Bang Bang
- Tekken 7
The winners of the 2023 Northern Cape Online Championships are:
|Title||Name of player/team||Club||Colours awarded|
|Clash of Clans||Martin Venter||Hoër Volkskool Potchefstroom||North West|
|Clash Royale – Premier||John Kim||Middies||Mpumulanga|
|Clash Royale – Premier – Female||Leone Loftus||Masters of Mind Sports||Free State|
|Clash Royale||Tshwarelo Tshwane||Knights Mind Sports Club|
CS:GO – Premier
|Josh Chapman||Western Cape|
|Sebastian Montoya-Pelaez||Western Cape|
|Michael de Villiers||Western Cape|
|Josh Orelowitz||Western Cape|
CS:GO – Premier – Female
|Paula van Vuuren||Western Cape|
|Rialet van Jaarsveld||Gauteng|
|FIFA 23 – Premier||Antonie Botes||Hoër Volkskool Potchefstroom||North West|
PUBGM – Premier
|Sulaimaan Musthan||KwaZulu Natal|
|Richard Henry||Eastern Cape|
|Rocket League – Premier||Nick Matzopoulos||ZAG Academy||Western Cape|
|Rocket League – Premier – Female||Karli Roodt||Middies||Mumulanga|
|Rocket League – High Schools||Maree van der Merwe||Hoër Volkskool Potchefstroom|
|Tekken 7||Jonathan Brown||Team Playbell||Western Cape|
|Sportsmanship Award||Desiree Botha||Middies|
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