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Eventus Implementation of iGaming in West Africa Offers Immeasurable BenefitsPublished August 1, 2018 by Lee R
The lavish 4th edition of SBWA provided three days of insights and warm networking in a region that is joining the global economy through online projects.
The 4th Annual Sports Betting West Africa Summit has come off swimmingly.
Held at Lagos’ Eko Hotel and Suites, the event’s diverse attendance included West African operators, regulators, service providers, marketers, payment solution providers and gaming sector experts.
Day One Opening
Sponsored by the Association of Nigerian Bookmakers, the opening address was delivered by Association of Nigerian Bookmakers Akin Alabi, who warmly welcomed promoter Eventus and guests.
Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission Mr. Gbajabiamila followed with a keynote address entitled Outlining NLRC’ S Future Plans and Priorities for the Sports Betting Industry in Nigeria.
Day One Topics
Other Day 1 topics included Sports Betting Business in Nigeria: Industry Opportunities, Challenges and Threats; Positioning the Sports Betting Industry for growth through Legislation and Policy; and Tax Issues in the Sports Betting industry in Nigeria.
Day Two Topics
Day Two featured vital business development topics such as Economic predictions for West Africa 2019 – 2020; Strategies for your success in the West African market; the Legal framework for the Sports Betting industry in Nigeria; Creating synergy between online and retail operations; Taking your sportsbook to the next level; and The need for operators to invest in innovative gaming solutions.
Among the diverse speakers were voices spread across leading organizations such as PwC Nigeria, BetKing Nigeria, Ebony Bet, Bluesea Consulting, Vermantia, Golden Race, Perform Group, Betgenius, Global Bet, Lagos State Lotteries Board, Enugu State Gaming Commission, Anambra State Gaming Board and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission.
Day 3 Topics
Day 3 was concerned with state and federal regulation in Nigeria, regulatory harmonization across West African countries, Cyber Security, and Marketing.
Day 3 also hosted the West African Business Start-up Competition, with contestants competing for a free exhibition stand at Sports Betting West Africa Summit 2019 with the infrastructure and branding of local fantasy prediction service RefPredictor taking home honors with their moral alternative to sports betting striking.
Eventus’ Yudi Soetjiptadi expressed his pleasure at seeing SBWA exemplify the Eventus International motto of connecting leaders with leaders, and turning opportunity into possibility.
This was a wonderful moment for the adaptation of iGaming to African markets, with the online vehicle offering a promising way to infuse revenues into a region which could benefit from regulation more than any other.