Focus AFRICA Issue dated 18/01/2021

Online betting explosion leaves Africa's casinos for dust

Thanks to the widespread availability of mobile payments in Africa, online betting is developing fast all over the continent and competing with the gaming clubs which brought fame and fortune to a handful of European entrepreneurs there in the 1980s and 1990s. When they are not themselves gaming club owners or backers, Africa's new gambling supremos rely on the continent's business and sporting elites to promote their wares to the betting public. [...] (1700 words)
From left to right : Nigeria soccer player Jay-Jay Okocha with BetKing CEO Byron Petzer and Chief Operations Officer Neil Bothma.
From left to right : Nigeria soccer player Jay-Jay Okocha with BetKing CEO Byron Petzer and Chief Operations Officer Neil Bothma. © Betking
Thanks to the widespread availability of mobile payments in Africa, online betting is developing fast all over the continent and competing with the gaming clubs which brought fame and fortune to a handful of European entrepreneurs there in the 1980s and 1990s. When they are not themselves gaming club owners or backers, Africa's new gambling supremos rely on the continent's business and sporting elites to promote their wares to the betting public. [...] (1700 words)
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