Sports Betting West Africa

Attention Passengers! If you look forward to the 17th of July 2017, you’ll see that the biggest Western African iGaming summit on the iGaming event calendar is just upon the horizon. Eventus International has prepared a short tour of the gaming industry in West Africa to give you a preview of what you can expect during your stay in Lagos for the Sports Betting West Africa Summit.

The Sports Betting West Africa

The Sports Betting West Africa Summit is a gathering place, a sales platform, a debating forum, and a social hub for the Western African gaming industry. Every year, representatives from all sectors of the sports betting industry from across West Africa converge upon a pristine destination of our choosing for this prestigious event.

Gaming industry growth remains as robust and fast-paced as ever, especially in Africa. The ever-evolving online environment and improved infrastructure, coupled with Africa’s love for sports, presents fresh opportunities for your business to grow and soar to new heights.

Western African iGaming markets are truly unique in nature and require localized strategies to successfully branch out and make monumental profits, particularly with increased and changing legislation andas well as online payment advancements in Nigeria, Ghana, and other countries.

The Sports Betting West Africa Summit 2017 (SBWA2017) will be showcasing the best the continent has to offer. Software providers, operators, regulators, and bookmakers will be coming together to offer their expertise for succeeding in the African market.

The Federal Palace Hotel & Casino

Conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island’s commercial district, the Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is an opulent and exclusive 5-star hotel in Lagos. You can expect excellent service and facilities during your stay.

Spin the wheel in style

The Federal Palace Casino treats its guests to an easily accessible, in-house casino in Lagos, Nigeria. Unwind and spin the wheel of fortune with your new clients after a long day of networking and sharing your expertise.

Pull up a chair to your favourite game at any of the ten games tables at the Federal Palace Casino. Play your hand at Black Jack and Hold’Em Poker or place your bets at an American Roulette table. You never know, you could be walking way from the Sports Betting West Africa Summit with much more than you ever expected.

Fine-Dining at its Finest

Treat your new clients to a meal at any of the elegantly decorated Victoria Island Restaurants at the Federal Palace. Here are some suggestions to impress your clients and tickle their taste buds:

  • Sample a range of traditional Nigerian culinary delights as well as European cuisine from the buffet at Explorers Restaurant
  • Unwind with a cocktail and a mouthwatering lunch or dinner at the Ancestors Spirits and Wine Bar
  • Kick back by the pool club at the Federal Palace’s exclusive Pool Deck Restaurant

Whatever food you fancy or cocktail you’re craving after a full day at the Sports Betting West Africa Summit, you’ll find it at the Federal Palace in Lagos.

Soak up the sun

The Federal Palace Pool Club is an exclusive escape for relaxing after a long day at the event. As part of the Federal Palace’s 5-star offering, the Pool Club offers guests and visitors a slice of the finer side of life, with entertainment and activities for everyone.

– Two tennis courts

– An outdoor exercise circuit

– A games room

– An 18-hole adventure golf course

– A scenic jogging track

The Pool Deck Restaurant and Food and Beverage Kiosk provide both a basic menu and takeaways until 21h00 daily (in season).

One Month Until Takeoff!

The Sports Betting West Africa Summit is clear for takeoff! With less than a month to go and limited seats available, Eventus International highly recommends that you book your seats now.

To find out how to secure your seats, go to: http://www.sportsbettingevents.com/home.html

We look forward to welcoming you on board!

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?

Game on For Multilotto

Award winning journalist Patrick J O Brien attends Multilotto launch and meets a company whose ambitious dreams and determination have turned to reality.

The gaming sector in Malta contributes over €1.2 billion to the Maltese economy and this was a moment of triumph for Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Digital Economy, Financial services and Innovation as he officially launched Multilotto part of Multi Group Ltd in St Julians last evening.

Multilotto

From the left: Thomas Biro, CEO of Multi Group, Joseph Cuschieri, Chairman of the MGA, Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Digital Economy, Financial services and Innovation

The Parliamentary Secretary address a large audience and explained that the gaming sector which employs over 9,000 people and a vital economic component was the result of the stringent work his government has done in promoting the Island as an igaming hub. He stated that his government have undertook to show how prepared they were to collaborate with relevant stakeholders and companies like Multi Group Ltd in locating here.

Thomas Biro, Multi Group CEO stated that “The Multi Group choose to work in Malta due to the robust regulatory framework of the country and the international position of Malta in Igaming.” adding that “It was indeed an pleasure for him and Markus Cordes COO to welcome the MGA Chairman and Minister to the Multi Group launch”

Joseph Cuschieri, Chairman of the MGA and the man that effectively sets the agenda for the gaming industry in Malta said the gaming sector (both land based and online) was growing steadily, showing that these results prove that the communications outreach program embarked upon by the MGA was being transmitted effectively to the industry. He wished Multilotto every success.

After developing a really strong business and reputation in Sweden and Scandinavia, Multilotto has expanded with force and strength within Europe. Multilotto not only offers lotteries and betting services, but as well, the ability to play huge lottery jackpots. Thanks to the partnership with Quickfire and other partners, now players can try huge collection of casino slot games. MultiGroup employs numerous nationalities which is vital due to the different markets they operate in. They are presently expanding and keen to find superb talent for all departments. As Multilotto enters new markets, opening up new horizons there is no doubt their customer based will continue to rapidly expand, making many players dreams come true on the way.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?

BetConstruct wins its third EGR Best Customer Service Award

BetConstruct was recognized for its outstanding customer service for the third year running at EGR B2B Awards 2017 which took place on June 6 in London, United Kingdom.

“In this automated world where we become overly dependent on technology, it is easy to overlook the value of ingenuous and meaningful relationships with your customers,” says BetConstruct CEO Vahe Baloulian.

“No company is perfect when it comes to customer service. I believe that we keep winning the Best Customer Service Award for the third year in a row because we are sincere in our effort not to disappoint our partners. And this effort is informed by awareness that we can’t buy our customers’ respect and loyalty, we can only earn it.”

BetConstruct Commercial Director George Voyatzis accepted the award on behalf of the company. This title adds to the most recent awards the technology provider received earlier this year – iGaming Software Supplier at IGA 2017 and Compliance Innovator of the Year at the Gambling Compliance Regulatory Awards 2017.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?

Russian Gaming Week – BtoBet supports eastern Europe gambling market

During the Russian Gaming Week in Moscow, the multinational iGaming software provider BtoBet met Sports betting and Casino licensees wishing to develop their business in regulated markets, and speed up revenues and operations in the evolving Eastern European regulatory framework.

BtoBet

The picture for gambling throughout Eastern Europe and Eurasia is quite complex. Many countries are gradually regulating the industry and operators need to be quick to grasp the opportunity offered by the next-generation technology to be in tune with the evolution of the market and maximise their profit when the rules allow them to move to online and mobile.

BtoBet’s multi-jurisdiction platformis compliant with strictly controlled markets, respects the local requirements and is integrated with 2,000 games and casino games. It allows a quick and easy incorporation of any third-party supplier. Once integrated, the iGaming content can benefit from BtoBet’s Artificial Intelligence and Recommendation Engine to handle opportunities for growth. Through the company’s advanced tools, East-European licensees can:

  • Collect data
  • Monitor players’ behaviour
  • Understand their preferences
  • Provide them with tailor-made offers

Commenting on BtoBet’s participation in the Eastern Gaming shows – CEEGC in Budapest and BEGE Expo in Sofia – CEO Kostandina Zafirovska commented: “East European players are showing a growing interest in online gaming and eSports competitions. As a consequence, today’s bettors in this area are shifting from traditional sports to cybersports, preferring mobile and desktop to shops. In the next months, BtoBet will attend other important shows in Eastern Europe to display to the local operators how BtoBet’s advanced Sportsbook and Casino solutions can help them to expand their business safely towards mobile and online.”

To discover more about the East European market, download the Industry Report “CIS -Eastern Europe, Gaming or cybersport betting? Opportunities and strategies.”

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?

FAST TRACK Wins White Label Partner Award at 2017 EGR Awards

FAST TRACK has been recognised for their achievements by being presented with the coveted White Label Partner of the Year award at the prestigious 2017 EGR awards held at the Hurlingham Club, London on 6th June 2017.

FAST TRACK has rocketed into the iGaming industry, taking the coveted accoladed within the company’s inaugural year of operation. The Co-founders of FAST TRACK attended the event and accepted the award.

The FAST TRACK team tears down all legal, operational & technology barriers, delivering a one stop shop for anyone starting an online casino. FAST TRACK delivers a fully managed service & bespoke white label solution that gets its partners to market with an industry leading product.

FAST TRACK’s foundation is built on providing an extensive and sophisticated technical solution for operators and is strengthened by the services it provides on top, such as content management, player retention, customer support, affiliate system and corporate services.

FAST TRACK’s CEO, Simon Lidzen commented: “We always say that the real hard work starts after you go live, this is when we need to excel and deliver excellence. I truly believe the fact that we created an organization and business model to accommodate just that, and is why we today we accept this award. It’s an incredible achievement and I am very proud of my team, and our partners.”

 

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?

Pragmatic Play wins prestigious B2B award

Pragmatic Play, one of the fastest growing providers of mobile and desktop digital casino games, has won the Software Rising Star category at this year’s EGR B2B Awards.

After accepting the award at the gala ceremony in London, Yossi Barzely, Head of Business Development at Pragmatic Play, said: “It’s a real honour for us to win this prestigious accolade, our focus is to deliver state-of-the-art products, with first class service, which can only be achieved by having a great team of people.

Being chosen as the Software Rising Star winners, and to be shortlisted in the Innovation in RNG Casino Software and RNG Casino Supplier categories, is indicative of our commitment to our clients and our progressive roadmap for the company’s future.”

The EGR B2B Awards gala presentation evening was held on June 6th at The Hurlingham Club, London.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?

Gaming Standards Association and iGaming Academy Launch Game Authentication Terminal Course

The Gaming Standards Association and iGaming Academy have launched “GSA Executive Overview: Game Authentication.” Earlier this year, GSA partnered with iGaming Academy to develop and host a series of e-learning modules related to GSA standards, and this is the first in a library of e-learning courses to come.

SiGMA16 Expo

iGaming Academy stand at SiGMA16

The course can be purchased from the iGaming Academy e-shop and serves as an insight into the fundamentals of GAT. The course is specifically designed for anyone with an interest in learning how to deliver the highest quality software in order to ensure player protection and game integrity.

On completing this course, learners will:

  • Understand some of the history behind game authentication
  • Understand how game authentication is performed
  • Be familiar with the command set used by the serial GAT protocol
  • Understand how the same game authentication services can be accessed through other protocols
  • Be familiar with the command set used by the Network GAT Interface

“GSA ispleased to launch this first course in our e-learning initiative. As I said at the time we announced our partnership with iGaming Academy, GSA’s membership operates across multiple time zones. We are now able to offer premium learning that is available on-demand, allowing our members to learn on their schedule,” GSA President Peter DeRaedt said.

The GAT protocol was developed over two decades ago with the aim of providing a mechanism that allows regulators and operators to verify that only approved software is running in gaming machines. The protocol is frequently updated and expanded as changes occur in the industry, and has just recently been revamped to include gaming systems as well as peripheral devices.

GSA’s and iGaming Academy’s online educational series provides an easily accessible platform for users to learn more about GSA’s standards, the impact they have had on the global gaming industry, and the potential they can bring to operators, suppliers, and regulators.

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?

Third SiGMA17 Tour to take place on June 12th at MFCC, Ta’ Qali

On June 12th between 9:00hrs and 10:00hrs , SiGMA is organising the third tour at the Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre in Ta’ Qali – a new venue for the November show.

All the exhibitors and potential sponsors have a chance to experience and take a look at the venue and facilities. It will also be possible to discuss stand construction and other logistical matters with local suppliers of stands, printing and furniture.

Interested participants are welcome to join this tour by RSVP at sophie@sigma.com.mt.

Arguably the toughest of decisions we had to endure to date – stay where we are but be unable to grow the show with new exhibitors or move elsewhere? Hardly anyone wanted to release their booking for 2017, which meant we literally couldn’t sell a single stand space to a new exhibitor. Delegates want to meet existing but also new exhibitors. For us it was important to keep the show cosy and fun but at the same time enable it to grow, with new exhibitors.

2016 was already a bit of a squeeze so we decided to go for a bigger venue and create what we’re branding as the iGAMING VILLAGE – with six themed bars, three restaurants and two lounge areas all within the expo. Enjoy a drink, a lunch, a cigar at no cost this year at SiGMA! This, coupled with free shuttle bus service, should make MFCC a welcoming home this year!

With 1,000 free flights for affiliates and C level executives, many more startups and investors for our startup pitch and more talented attendees for our Careers Convention, we’re expecting 6,000 delegates this year. Our delegate numbers have shown significant growth since our first show in 2014. Their demographics can be found here.

Early Bird tickets for SiGMA are almost sold out. Prices will go up 1st June. Click here and register today.

MFCC

Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.

Are you an operator looking for top affiliates? Are you a top affiliate looking for a nice treat with like-minded affiliates playing at the same level?

An opportunity for iGaming Startups

As startup romantics, we value the energy, the passion and the thirst for success that few, young entrepreneurs out there possess. We believe that Malta sets the ideal ecosystem for such startups to flourish and, with this in mind, SiGMA is teaming up with a number of stakeholders and will be touring the world, in search for bright ideas related to iGaming, fin-tech, payments and affiliation.

SiGMA Startup Pitch

We’re bringing to Maltese shores fifty bright sparks to battle it out in a friendly competitive environment, where cooperation will ultimately prevail over cut-throat competition, where investors will mentor and support start-ups.

In more detail, we’re giving €20,000 worth to each of the top fifty start-ups that will apply for this year’s SiGMA Startup Pitch:

OFFICE SPACE: Gaming Hub, situated on Msida Skatepark, will provide all fifty startups free office space to facilitate plans for relocation to Malta or to simply work from Malta any time throughout 2018. The office comes equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, in the heart of the iGaming industry: St. Julian’s, Sliema, Ta’ Xbiex & Msida.

CONSULTANCY: we’re bringing together the wealthiest, most experienced investors at SiGMA to mentor these start-ups. These include Julie Meyer (Ariadne Capital), Marc Blandfod (Burlywood Capital), Julie Meyer Carla Maree Vella (Optimizer Invest), Morten Klein (Cherry, ComeOn, Yggdrasil), Ory Weihs (XLMedia), David Sargeant (iGaming Ideas), Roger Walker (Partis Solutions), Rickard Vikström (Polarbear Group) and others. Investors will have the opportunity to invest in any start-up seeking seed money.

FREE BOOTH AND VIP TICKETS: we’re giving a free booth at SiGMA to all fifty startups. In addition, we’re also inviting start-ups to several networking events, dinners, and VIP treats throughout SiGMA17.

FREE PUBLICITY: all startups will be promoted online and offline, predominantly within the gaming community worldwide.

Ultimately, we wish that gaming startups realize the true potential that comes with basing their business in Malta: as a startup you want to be in the eye of the storm, where a lot of magic happens, where you’re surrounded with like-minded people in a business yet friendly environment.

Are you a start-up? Fill in an application and save the dates: the SiGMA Startup Pitch is taking place on the 24th November.

Watch the video from last year’s Startup Pitch:

 

 

Matching Visions & Friends Weekend strikes again!

The second Matching Visions & Friends Weekend is less than a week away and this luxurious networking getaway is one of the more unique and quirky events on the iGaming calendar.

A close knit group of some 50 delegates, including top operators and affiliates, will be hopping from one tiny island, Malta, to an even tinier one, Lampedusa. Delegates will be boarding two privately chartered flights to take the short 30 minute flight across the Mediterranean to a destination famous for having one of the best beaches on the planet.

Matching Visions & Friends Weekend

There are still a few tickets left for this unforgettable experience, so if you’re interested in attending, please email daryl@matchingvisions.com now and book one of the last seats to paradise.

View pictures from the last edition here.

Have you attended SiGMA last year? Relive the highlights from our last show and stay tuned for this year’s SiGMA. Watch out for what we’re branding as the ‘iGaming Village’ this year.