Africa’s Time Coming Up: Two Months to go to 4th Sports Betting East Africa (SBEA)

Published February 18, 2018 by Lee R

Africa’s Time Coming Up: Two Months to go to 4th Sports Betting East Africa (SBEA)

The schedule for SBEA looks to enhance the African economy significantly.

As we enter the last two months before the launch of the 4th Annual Sports Betting East Africa Summit, promoter Eventus has provided an updated glimpse into the scheduling highlights. The event is to take place 10-11 April 2018 at Kampala, Uganda. 


Attendees are set to include the sports betting sector’s leading operators, regulators, legislators, legal advisors, affiliates, fintech experts and software providers.


They are coming in because of the reputation Sports Betting East Africa Summit has established year in and year out for identifying winning strategies for operating in Africa from thought-leaders in the gaming sector; cutting-edge technological advancements rolled out for the first time; legislative updates in East Africa from regional regulators, and added for this year the tools to maximize benefits for the upcoming the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Speakers are set to include thirty of the gaming and tech industries’ greatest innovators for the 4th version of the Annual Sports Betting East Africa Summit.

The Panels

A diverse array of regional experts will focusing on industry issue and practical skills for succeeding in east African countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Mauritius.

Some Scheduled Speakers

Scheduled speakers include Kenya Betting Control and Licensing Board Chairman Kimani Kung’u, Chairman, Betting Controland Licensing Board; Mauritius Gambling Regulatory Authority CEO Chhayan Ringadoo; Uganda CEO Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board CEO Edgar Agaba; Mozambique Gambling Board Inspector Felix Mukaxe;and FIFA Intermediary for the Federation of Ugandan Football Associations (FUFA) Geofrey Kayemba, and Malawi Gaming Board CEO Master B Maliro, CEO, Malawi Gaming Board among others. 


Event topics addressing East Africa’s current greatest challenges include changes to Ugandan gambling legislation; scaling the amount of operators a single market can bear; and a comparison of online versus mobile sports betting; sports betting: and guidelines for innovation of new products in the online space.

Master Sessions

The Master class sessions include “Taking your business to the next level,” preparing for the football frenzy - the 2018 FIFA World Cup is around the corner,” “Mobile payments -Africa’s move to a cashless society,” and “The future of regulation in East Africa.”


This edition of SBEA looks like the launch of a new era of modern market dynamics in Africa, and the benefits that will be passed to citizens couldn’t be valued more than this region.

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