West Africa Sports Betting Summit Localises Benefits of iGaming Regulation

Published May 25, 2017 by Lee R

West Africa Sports Betting Summit Localises Benefits of iGaming Regulation

West Africa iGaming leaders have perfected effective frameworks for regional regulation.

Global event promoter Eventus International are happy to announce the relocation of the 3rd Annual Sports Betting West Africa Summit to the Federal Palace Hotel & Casino from July 17 - 19 in Lagos, Nigeria.

ANB Summit Parallel

Being held alongside the Association of Nigerian Bookmakers’ ANB Bookmaker Summit on the 17th, the agenda for Sports Betting West Africa will commence on the 18th.

Event Partners

Key local partners in the event are the National Lottery Authority (Liberia); The Gaming Commission of Ghana; The Sierra Leone State Lottery Company and a wealth of other regulatory bodies.

Benefits of the Move

Of the move, Eventus International Limited Managing Director Yudi Soetjiptadti explained:

“This year’s agenda has generated so much interest in the event that we had to relocate to accommodate more exhibitors and delegates.”

Perfect Ambience

The 5 star establishment neighbouring a casino ensures equal parts deal-making and fun, with Eventus International Conference Producer Jordan Crossley further lauding the new location for the increase in “floor space for sponsors and exhibitors.”

Key Chair

Crossley further celebrated the chairing of the event by UK 1710 Gaming Limited Industry Principle Consultant Christina Thakor-Rankin, calling her an industry legend whose “years of experience working on different issues in the gaming sector...gives her the ability to see an issue or opportunity from the perspective of the clients.”

Regulation Status

The main area of focus at Sports Betting West Africa’s Summit will be how current regulatory frameworks in West Africa will impact gambling in Africa.

Identifying Opportunities

The Sports Betting West Africa Summit agenda also includes panels on how to make the most of all present and emerging opportunities opening up in the region.

Some Luminary Speakers

The long list of regional iGaming game changers whom will be on hand to speak or sit on panels includes Nigerian Bookmakers Association President Akin Alabi; Lagos State Lotteries Board of Nigeria CEO Seun Anibaba; and Ghana Gaming Commission CEO Peter Mireku.


With increased legislation and advances in mobile betting in West Africa being led by Nigeria and Ghana, Sports Betting West Africa 2017 represents a fantastic opportunity for investment and profit in West Africa, a region that needs investment more than any other and a place where iGaming revenues could have the most powerful and positive social impact.                 

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