Sports Betting East Africa Brings Smooth Operations CloserPublished April 25, 2018 by Lee R
Sports Betting East Africa 2018 welcomed a global audience.
Eventus International is taking the time to give a big shout out to all participants at SBEA 2018.
All who were on hand in Johannesburg, South Africa from April 10-11th enjoyed the truly global event that Sports Betting East Africa Summit has become, offering the insights of over 250 African and International Delegates into the latest regulations, business opportunities and technology in East Africa.
Many discussions became wonderfully disruptive, with heated topics including the regulator’s discussion of the best way to implement Uganda’s new software monitoring and hardware legislation, with operators urging regulators to be lenient in the next few months while operators, software and technology providers transition into the unfamiliar terrain of the East African markets.
Another animated discussion emerged from the discussion on future regulation in East Africa between regulatory boards, with all groups ultimately agreeing that the summit represented a great opportunity to learn from each other, leading to a general consensus that the channels of communication between representatives in new markets Uganda, Mauritius, Malawi, and Mozambique had been opened.
Exhibition and Pitch Session
There was no shortage of innovation on display on the exhibition floor either: local East African companies proudly showcased their innovations to the international audience.
There was also a pitch session: Chekiodds, Edadcoinbox and Kola Studios all presented ten-minute pitches to local iGaming movers and shakers such as Sahara Games’ Jeff Halloran, Syscomptech’s Salvation Alibor, and Nelson Mugisha Mulera of Airtel Uganda.
And the Winner is...
Pitch winner Kola Studios took first prize with the idea of digitizing local card games such as Matatu and Karata to build on the massive mobile online player base Kola has already established across Uganda and Kenya.
Delightful Evening Event
Another unique program at SBEA 2018 was Table Talk Kampala, an evening in which twenty of the sector’s top operators and regulators enjoyed an informal discussion on ethics from Christina Thakor Rankin accompanied over a sumptuous three course meal and drinks.
The Rise of Africa
This was just a taste of all the juicy happenings at the 4th Annual SCEA Summit. To catch the whole thing next time, see you next year in Uganda!