Refreshing Speakers Highlight the 2nd Annual Sports Betting West Africa Summit

Lee R. - July 21, 2016

Ghana proved to be an enlightening and gracious host.

The second annual Sports Betting Africa summit concluded with rousing fanfare, inscribing its arousing theme into the minds of all. 

This Year's Edition

The event took place last Monday 18-20 at Acrra's Kempinski Hotel in the emerging West African nation of Ghana, with the theme: “the perfect entry into the Africa betting and gambling market.” Attended by participants from all over the world, including the most relevant regions of proximity to the event, which included representatives from Nigeria, South Africa, Liberia, Ghana, Kenya, and the UK. 


The Summit was held alongside another prominent conference as well, the 4th annual Africa Gaming and Entertainment Limited (Safaribet).

Chairman Speaks 

A highlight speech came from African Gaming and Entertainment Limited (Safaribet) Chairman Mr. Halit Karabasoglu, who gave an interesting overview of the four-year course of his company's development in Ghana, while developing a “friendly and conducive” business atmosphere.

Ghana Investment Appeal

The Chairman also discussed in detail the reasons emerging Ghana has become a fertile place to invest, keyed by dual features of high expectations and good returns, while explaining how his company Safaribet has become Ghana's leading on-line retail and mobile betting company. 

MD Details Rise

Safaribet Country Managing Director Ms. Ebru Ozturk further revealed the secret of the rapid rise of the first online betting company licensed by the Ghana Commission to a company employing over 1973 workers running 167 well-equipped shops dotting the country: hard work, prompt payment, and innovative products, all driven by “frantic” customer service.

Valuable Commissioner Insights

Ghana Gaming Commissioner Mr. Emmanuel Siisi Quainoo updated all by disclosing that (16) sixteen Sport Betting Companies have been registered in Ghana nationwide, emphasizing the appeal of Ghana's fertile and stable economy for industries, pointing out that the strides that the sports betting industry in the country has made in overtaking the casino industry, and emphasized the welcoming regulatory landscape of his West Africa nation:

“We welcome every entrepreneur to come and invest in the country, stressing that Ghana Commission does not have restrictions.” The Commissioner pointed out that as long as applying operators have no history of money laundering, they should expect to achieve licensure fairly quickly. 


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