Gaming for Africa Magazine - Issue 142 (Feb/Mar 2019)

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SA Budget Speech Holds Surprise Gambling Tax Proposal

Record R4.8m South African Poker Progressive Casino Marina - Expanding Throughout Southern Africa

Novomatic Wins ‘Casino Supplier of the Year’ at Global Gaming Awards

NWGB Confiscates Illegal Slots

New Mayfair Casino Boosts Jobs in Eastern Cape

Aruze Wins ‘Top Supplier Award’ from Peermont

Jackpot at Montecasino

ICE London 2019 Show Review

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From the Editor: HAVING RETURNED from what was once again a phenomenal ICE London event, and having seen the official attendance numbers once again breaking records at ICE London - a record that has been broken for the 8th consecutive year in a row, it heartens me that this great global gaming brand will be bringing the same success recipe to Africa once again this year with ICE Africa in Johannesburg ( 2 & 3 October 2019) - com For those that attended ICE Africa’s inaugural event last year, the unprecedented scale and success of the show in drawing operators, suppliers and regulators from across the continent and globally, was apparent. If you did not attend, be sure not to miss out on this year’s event - you can pre-register here to get updates and info: In other African gaming news, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, in his recent budget speech, signalled government’s intention to revisit a gambling withholding tax - something that was first mooted 8 years ago, but eventually was implemented as an overall 1% gaming levy - while the government’s intentions remain unclear, we should hear more later in the year on what form this proposed tax will take.

PRINTED BY Headstart Productions GAMING FOR AFRICA is a bi-monthly magazine focused on casino operators and the manufacturing sector of the African gaming industry. We publish informed comment, and cover developments in legislation, new products, marketing and sales, promotions and general casino resort tourism trends in Africa Information published in GAMING FOR AFRICA or views or opinions expressed by writers are their own and not necessarily endorsed by the owner, publisher or editor of GAMING FOR AFRICA. While reasonable care is taken to report on events and occurrences in an accurate manner, we cannot accept any responsibility for inconveniences arising from misinformation. We welcome unsolicited articles and photographs but cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage. Press releases are published in good faith and the publishers assume that information provided is correct. Gaming for Africa is a trade publication aimed at the b2b casino and gaming industry in South Africa and across the African continent where legalized gambling is permitted. As such all advertising and editorial in this publication is aimed at professionals within the gambling industry, and not the general gambling public. Gaming for Africa endorses and promotes responsible gambling and proudly subscribes to the aims and initiatives of the legalized gambling industry thorugh the National Responsible Gambling Programme. National Responsible Gambling Counselling Line – 0800 006 008

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Record R4.8-million Poker Progressive Jackpot won at Montecasino SA Budget Speech Holds Surprise Gambling Tax Proposal North West Gambling Board Cracks The Whip On Illegal Operations Boardwalk Hotel Rated ‘Most Accessible’ - Wins Lilizela Award Billion Group’s Mayfair Casino Opens in Mthatha - a Jobs Boost for Eastern Cape NOVOMATIC Wins ‘Casino Supplier of the Year’ for the second time at Global Gaming Awards The World’s First Deal to Reform Traditional Lottery with Blockchain TCSJOHNHUXLEY Blazes a trail at ICE 2019 TCSJOHNHUXLEY introduces Adaptive Winning Number Displays at ICE 2019 Aruze Gaming Africa named Best Supplier 2018 at Peermont Global Gaming Conference Ugandan Government Ordered to Suspend Betting & Sports Betting Licenses Scientific Games to approach Gaming market with ‘SG Unified’ DRGT’s Vision is Simple and Unwavering: Put the Player First! Light up Your Gaming Floor with Blaze ICE London 2019 Welcomes the World Alfastreet @ICE London Signature Gaming and Konami Launch Concerto Stack in South Africa Seats at Play - Stylgame Enhances Slots Value and Player Experience Emperors Palace ‘Garden of Lights’ raises R1.4million for Charity Record Year for ACES Training Portal Casino Specialised Services – Taking the next step Forward NOVOMATIC presented latest Gaming Technology at ICE London 2019 Casino Marina - Expanding Throughout Southern Africa Sun International first in Africa to stop sending waste to landfill umAfrika Gaming Technologies Receives 3 Awards at Peermont Gaming Conference Casino Technology Casino Supplier Finalist in Global Gaming Awards, 2019 Mozambique’s Casino Marina Festive Season Celebrations Manufacturers’ and Suppliers Who’s Who List of South African and African Gaming Regulators Who’s Who in the African Gaming Industry February / March 2019 I Gaming For Africa I 01

Record R4.8-million Poker Progressive Jackpot won at Montecasino

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THURSDAY, 21 February 2019 will go down in history as the day the biggest poker progressive jackpot ever to be won in South Africa, paid out. A staggering R4.8million was won in the early hours of the morning when one lucky player’s winning hand on the poker felt resulted in this massive payout. According to Mike Page, Director of Operations and Complex General Manager, “We love it when our players win big – and this beats all records for a poker progressive jackpot in South Africa. Congratulations to our loyal player on her massive win. This just goes to prove that at Montecasino ‘We’ve Got It’ – in this case, we’ve got big winners!” TCSJOHNHUXLEY Africa Managing Director, Nicci Smith commented, “Having worked with Montecasino for many years, creating exciting games powered by our innovative progressives system, we are delighted to see the Raise Em Poker Xtra game creating such a life changing win for one lucky player.”

SA Budget Speech Holds Surprise Gambling Tax Proposal DURING THE recent 2019 Budget Speech delivered by South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, the minister revisited a withholding tax on gambling winnings first mooted 8 years ago. While the proposed new ‘gambling levy’ is not anything new, the tax proposed reflects the pressure government is under to source increased funding for its tax base, as wasteful expenditure and corruption at senior levels of government begin to drain the national fiscus, and place a severe burden on service delivery. In 2012, the government proposed a 15% withholding tax on gambler’s winnings, but eventually decided in the interests of expediency to opt for an

additional 1% levy on a uniform provincial gambling tax base. This additional levy was to be introduced with effect from 1 April 2013. The proposal at that time, was for the 1% levy to fund rehabilitation and awareness programmes to mitigate the negative effects of gambling. A similar levy was to be used to tax the National Lottery. In the 2019 Budget, the Minister announced that government intends to publish draft legislation pertaining to a gambling tax for public comment in 2019. Whether this will take the form of withholding tax - that may be prove too onerous to implement or comply with by casinos and gambling operators, or a simplified version where levies are imposed or increased remains to be seen.

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The North West Gambling Board Cracks The Whip On Illegal Operations The South African Police Service working hand in glove with the North West Gambling Board have clamped down on il egal operations in Ikageng Township near Potchefstroom in the Dr. Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality in the North West. SEVERAL ILLEGAL gambling machines were confiscated by the police. Nine foreign nationals and two South African women were arrested and issued with offence notices of being in possession of illegal gambling machines. One of the concerned parents, Magdeline Mogotsi, maintains that it is predominantly young children and teenagers who are victims to this illegal mode of gambling. “We are happy that these Cherry Masters have been confiscated by the police. Every day after school our children rush to various tuck-shops in our township to play these machines much to the neglect of their school work. We also don’t want to have a situation where by when our children are all grown up, they then become problem gamblers. The raid forms part of a larger strategy by the

Board aimed at thwarting illegal operations in the province. The Board’s Gambling Control manager, Mr Simon Mogapi says there are currently close to sixty known illegal gambling sites operating in the North West.

“Our relationship with the police is bearing tangible fruits. Our strategy is in full swing and we are hopeful that we will be able to deal with this,” Mr Mogapi said. Over thirty million rand in taxes and levies is lost by government due to illegal gambling in the province. Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Board, Mr Jacob Montshioa maintains, not only is the Board losing these monies to unscrupulous people, but the youth become prone to many societal ills such as problem gambling. “We are worried that our youth might be lured into these illegal operations only to be used for other criminal activities such as human and drug trafficking as well as money laundering. We would like to appeal to our communities to be vigilant and help us fight illegal gambling,” Mr Montshioa said.

Boardwalk Hotel Rated ‘Most Accessible’ - Wins Lilizela Award The five-star Boardwalk Hotel has received yet another Lilizela Tourism Award, this time for mobility in accommodation. This accolade, which honours universal accessibility in accommodation, is given only to the establishment and MESE venue which facilitates and is most accessible to people with disabilities.

Mike van Vuuren, Boardwalk GM with the award.

THE AWARD was presented to the Boardwalk by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, which in 2010 incorporated Universal Accessibility (UA) grading criteria in its other quality grading criteria for the first time in its other quality grading criteria. “We pride ourselves in the fact that we value and ensure that people with mobile and visual impairments are taken into consideration and given access to our top facilities and services at The Boardwalk, and year on year consistently look for ways to improve and make this accessibility even better,” says Nqobile Qupe, Marketing Manager of the Boardwalk. The Lilizela Tourism Awards recognise and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world class product and service and whose delivery grows South Africa’s global destination competitiveness. In 2016, The Boardwalk won a prestigious Lilizela Tourism Award for excellence in the five-star meetings, exhibitions and special events category. In 2015, The Boardwalk Hotel won a Lilizela Award for excellence in the five-star accommodation category.

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“There is nobody more important to us than our guests,” says Mike van Vuuren, General Manager of the Boardwalk. “The consumers of our services have helped us hone processes to make it easy and above all, enjoyable, for anyone to spend time at our hotel and leave having experienced the best there is to offer in the hospitality industry.” He also expresses his gratitude to the public for raising their comments, concerns and suggestions, which are all taken into consideration when deciding on a winner for an award such as this, and of course for all the votes. Qupe adds that the Lilizela Tourism Awards give people in the hospitality industry an opportunity – and a brilliant opportunity at that – to celebrate excellence, creativity and innovation. “They give us all an opportunity to learn from each other and to strive to turn an already great industry into an industry that’s truly brilliant.” With this award the Boardwalk is given national recognition which raises its profile in South Africa and around the world.

The world class Mayfair Casino has opened its doors in Mthatha. It is South African development company Billion Group’s latest project, positioned alongside the plush fourstar Mayfair Hotel, which opened its doors last year, complimenting the successful BT Ngebs Shopping Centre – also developed by Billion Group – which opened amid much fanfare in 2015. The precinct is a major business and leisure traveller drawcard for the Eastern Cape’s third-largest city.

Billion Group’s Mayfair Casino Opens in Mthatha - a Jobs Boost for Eastern Cape In a much-needed boost for the Border-Kei region and the Eastern Cape, South Africa’s newest, worldclass casino - the Mayfair Casino, has opened its doors in Mthatha. Having broken ground late last year, the Mayfair Casino is creating hundreds of jobs and bolstering the economy of the Eastern Cape’s third-largest city while also bolstering its appeal to business and leisure travellers.

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THE ENTERTAINMENT centre, built by South Africa’s pre-eminent property development company, Billion Group, boasts Mthatha’s only licensed casino as well as top-tier conferencing facilities, bars and restaurants. Having been in the pre-development phase two years, the project broke ground late last year. It forms the latest addition to Billion Group’s existing live-work-play precinct that already houses the successful 60,000m² BT Ngebs City Shopping Centre – which opened in 2015, bringing leading brands to Mthatha for the first time – and the plush, four-star Mayfair Hotel, which opened in 2017. It further continues Billion Group’s stated mission of bringing aspirational developments and world-class facilities and services to areas that would not otherwise have access to them. Billion Group’s latest development a tourism and economic injection for Mthatha region “This project completes the vision we had for a worldclass shopping and entertainment node in Mthatha,” said Billion Group CEO Sisa Ngebulana. “We are really excited to see this casino come to fruition.”

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The 2,000m² facility is expected to have a significant impact on the local economy, with 200 permanent jobs created upon opening. Fifty direct jobs have been created during the project’s construction phase, covering unskilled and fully skilled workers. “It’s a fact that for every job you create, you create three indirect jobs. We are very proud to be bringing employment to this part of the Eastern Cape,” said Dewald van Staden, development director at Billion Group. “It is our intention to employ as many locals as possible, and to manage the process of employing workers across all three categories where possible: skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled.” Three upmarket restaurants within the new complex will span 700m² and offer a choice of a steakhouse, a buffet restaurant or Asian cuisine. To accommodate both large and small conferencing needs, the casino’s modern conference facilities will cater for up to 275 people – an area which can be divided to create two smaller rooms and a private break-away area. The facilities will also feature a bar area and will have access to cuisine from the restaurants.

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NOVOMATIC Wins ‘Casino Supplier of the Year’ for the second time at Global Gaming Awards Consecutive victory at the Global Gaming Awards on the sidelines of the world’s largest gaming fair, ICE Totally Gaming. NOVOMATIC CAME in first place as “Casino Supplier of the Year” for the second time. “We operate around 2,100 electronic casinos and casinos around the world and have 28 technology centers in 16 countries. This enables us to test our products in our own casinos and respond more quickly to industry developments and requests from international customers. This award confirms that we perform highly professional work and that this is also recognized by industry experts,” says NOVOMATIC CEO, Harald Neumann. The Global Gaming Awards have been recognizing special milestones and achievements in the gaming industry since 2014. After four successful years in Las Vegas, the Global Gaming Awards were presented in London for the second time during the ICE.

NOVOMATIC AG was recognized in the segment “Casino Supplier of the Year” for its achievements as an internationally reliable and innovative technology supplier. This prestigious prize is awarded in a total of 16 categories and honors companies for their product and service innovations. The judging panel, consisting of 50 of the world’s leading industry experts, selects the winners from 165 nominated candidates. It is not without reason that this award ranks among the fairest and most reputable in the entire gaming industry, as every vote is audited and awarded independently by KPMG, the world’s largest auditing and consulting firm.

Quanta Acquires Stake in Nigeria Lottery ILGL The World’s First Deal to Reform Traditional Lottery with Blockchain Quanta has announced that it has signed contracts to acquire a stake in International Lottery and Gaming Limited (ILGL), a Nigeria lottery giant, concluding the world’s first deal to see a blockchain company acquire a local lottery company. “This acquisition declares an era when innovation takes over tradition, injecting the power of blockchain technology into the lottery business with the possibility to scale with cryptocurrency as a global financial instrument. We are confident that we can make blockchain lottery popular and this acquisition represents a significant base for Quanta to target other emerging markets in Africa,” said Kostas Farris, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Director of Quanta. Commenting on behalf of ILGL, Charbel Saadeh, Managing Director 08 I Gaming For Africa I

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of Naija Lottery said, “ILGL has provided popular and entertaining games to the Nigerian players; we are very excited to collaborate with Quanta. This is a historic moment to create an even more compelling experience to optimize lottery playing for the 200-million Nigerian market.” The Nigeria lottery industry is a major source of wealth distribution in the country, while the role of cryptocurrencies continue to garner national-level attention.


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TCSJOHNHUXLEY Blazes a trail at ICE 2019 TCSJOHNHUXLEY the leader in research, development, services and innovation in the live gaming space showcased some new and exciting additions to its range of world renowned products. ICE 2019 saw the European debut of Blaze Craps which joined other Blaze products on show, including Blaze Roulette and Blaze Money Wheel. Like all products in the suite, Blaze Craps features eye-catching energy efficient LED lights fitted below the surface of the gaming table which display unique ‘attract sequences’ and custom-themed animations, while also highlighting winning numbers. As the industry’s only patented table technology to illuminate custom video animations through the layout, Blaze has proven to be an exciting addition to any gaming floor. Blaze LED surface technology has been adopted extensively throughout the global live gaming market with over 600 Blaze Sicbo units installed across Asia and over 100 Blaze Roulette tables installed in the Americas in 2018 alone. Blaze displays unique ‘attract sequences’ and custom-themed animations, while also highlighting winning numbers. With a choice of single or double table

configurations – depending upon game-type – and with acrylic or cloth layouts available, Blaze offers an array of options to meet any casino need. Tristan Sjöberg, TCSJOHNHUXLEY Executive Chairman comments, “Our Blaze LED surface technology has dominated the illuminated gaming table market in Asia and enjoyed major success in the Americas and Europe, as it’s the only product available that features in-game animated video allowing operators to incorporate themed designs and images into their most popular games. We continue to add new games to the range, providing operators with endless possibilities for theming and advertising, whilst attracting players to tables.” The Blaze product suite not only provides stunning graphics it also increases security on the casino floor and assists Dealers with game accuracy. Players and gaming staff instantly benefit from seeing winning numbers clearly highlighted, and with the improved visibility of these sections, Pit Bosses and security staff can easily monitor game procedures from a distance

TCSJOHNHUXLEY introduces Adaptive Winning Number Displays at ICE 2019 As a global leader in winning number display technology, TCSJOHNHUXLEY offers an extensive range of displays which deliver unrivalled quality and performance. It is well known that tables with winning number displays make more money than those without, so choosing the right display that offers reliability, as well as delivering stunning graphics and media, is imperative. TCSJOHNHUXLEY’s display range features high impact graphics that provide key information as well as striking animations, however these graphics have historically been restricted to a standard template unless the operator has commissioned custom designs, exclusive to their properties. With the new Adaptive Modular Graphic system, this is all about to change. Initially launched for Roulette, but will be rolled out for other games, the new display content consists of a plethora of variable graphics and animations that can be configured in a number of combinations allowing, winning numbers, stats, advertising content and video to be displayed exactly how each operator requires rather than to set configurations. Content for the widgets includes: Roulette Wheel animations Winning numbers Casino Logos / Table Nos. Min / Max Chip Tree Hot / Cold Stats Column / Dozens / Hi-Low / Odd-Even / Red-Black Stats Tristan Sjöberg, TCSJOHNHUXLEY Executive Chairman comments, “We have always focused on producing products that provide flexibility, but also 10 I Gaming For Africa I February / March 2019

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Aruze Gaming Africa named Best Supplier 2018 at Peermont Global Gaming Conference During the recent Peermont Global Gaming Conference, held at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, Aruze Gaming Africa was named the Best Slots Supplier for 2018. “WE ARE very honoured to have received this prestigious accolade. The Peermont Group has a portfolio of 10 Casino Resorts in Southern Africa, with Emperors Palace as their flagship. Their casinos operate in very diverse areas, and this award speaks to the dedication of everyone at Aruze Gaming Africa in understanding these various markets and supplying product that produces continuous results, regardless of the customer demographic of these casinos. Our Technical and Compliance teams work tirelessly to ensure that we meet all deadline commitments that allow the casinos to successfully roll out product, mitigating possible delays that can cause financial repercussions for the casino’s themselves.”

“We also recognise the need to partner with the Slots professionals at the Casinos to constantly analyse cabinet and game mix and deliver a product that fits with the future needs of each Casino customer base.” “Receiving this award is an honour and reaffirms the commitment and dedication that each employee at Aruze Gaming Africa contributes to the success of our Company. Aruze will continue to offer world- class service and ensure that our cabinets and game themes meet the wants of all casino customers in 2019 and beyond. Thank you to the Peermont Group for the confidence shown in our product,” says Aruze Gaming Africa’s Riaan Swart

Ugandan Government Ordered to Suspend Betting & Sports Betting Licenses In what appears to be a mixed and confusing message from the Ugandan Government, the country has stated that it will implement a directive issued by Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni aimed at curbing underage gambling, but one will ultimately target foreign firms operating in the country. UGANDAN FINANCE Minister David Bahati said the directive, in which the president orders that no new gambling licences be issued, and that those that expire should not be renewed, appears to be motivated by Museveni’s belief that “betting companies are distracting young people from work.” In May 2017, the Ugandan government imposed restrictive measures on the use of betting games to limit access for minors, in addition to increasing taxes on the companies in the sector. Uganda has the highest percentage of population under 30 years of age in the world, with 77 per cent in that age group, a figure that contrasts with youth unemployment rate in the country - at 2.91 per cent in 2017. Samuel Mutekanga of Betway, one of the most important sports betting companies in the country, said the decision was “a surprise,” as well as “a commotion that threatens our investment.” In an apparent move to clarify the directive, and one which heaped further confusion, Finance Minister Matia Kasaija saying that the new policy was specifically targeted at ‘foreign’ sports betting companies that channel revenue from their local betting operations back to their base of operations outside Uganda. Kasaija said the country was “not banning gaming. We’re saying this activity should be limited to only

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Ugandans. We have said that licensees that are running will not be renewed and new ones will not be issued to foreigners because we’ve discovered so much of our money is being exported through that gaming thing which as far as I am concerned has little value to the economy.” Bahati said the government’s aim was “strengthening the regulatory framework” by reviewing the betting sector in order to “regulate the number of betting companies because there are complaints that they are mushrooming everywhere.” Bahati said the government would use its review “to determine how many [betting operators] to license and where they should operate across the country.” Bahati offered no timeline for when this review might conclude but did say an official statement would be issued “sooner than later.” While Bahati’s comments make it sound as if only retail betting operators are facing the axe, he confirmed that online betting operators would be included in the government’s review. Betting operators protested that if President Musuveni’s primary concern was betting’s effect on Ugandan youth, then simply transferring their activity to Ugandan betting operators wouldn’t do much to accomplish this alleged goal.



Scientific Games’ Director of Product Management of the Gaming Division for EMEA, Michael Lamers and Wavell Alexander, Senior Director SG Africa, pictured with Jin Ji Bao Xi - SG’s latest link product.

Scientific Games is ‘EVOLVING ENTERTAINMENT’ The company is creating a global experiential entertainment ecosystem AT ICE London in February, Gaming for Africa met with Michael Lamers, Scientific Games’ Director of Product Management of the Gaming Division for EMEA, to chat about the future offerings from the company allied under a central new philosophy and how this would benefit the African market. “Evolving Entertainment is more of our positioning strategy,” says Michael Lamers, “allowing us to serve the market with a single ecosystem that brings together products from all the companies in Scientific Games, instead of operating in silos as separate companies who ultimately have the same message.” Scientific Games’ new combined strategy came together last year with the acquisition of SG Digital in 2018 along with Don Best Sports, which adds Managed Trading Services and completes the company’s full service sports betting solution. Bringing all the various gaming elements of Scientific Games together, the Company will provide a 360-degree offering to clients. “On the EGM side, we’re bringing the best games to the market, and using ICE as an opportunity to launch what is the best link product in the world to the EMEA market. Jin Ji Bao Xi™ (JJBX) was launched in Asia in March 2018 and is currently the top performing link for Scientific Games in Asia across all denominations,” says Michael. “Comparing the first 12 months after Jin Ji Bao Xi’s (JJBX) launch to that of the first 12 months of the DFDC launch, JJBX has out-sold the DFDC launch by three times,” says Michael to underscore the

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phenomenal success with which the new product is being received. “What’s most important is that when doing our performance research, Jin Ji Bao Xi was placed in venues that have Duo Fu Duo Cai, to see how the two co-exist in the same venue, the results were amazing,” says Michael. “Jin Ji Bao Xi doesn’t cannibalize Duo Fu Duo Cai – in fact, the two products complement each other rather than compete.” “Good news for African casino operators is that JJBX is headed to Africa within the next month or two,” says Wavell Alexander, Senior Director SG Africa. Continental Africa vs Southern Africa: Scientific Games has some promising talks and projects in progress with African operators who are interested in our table game utilities and looking to invest in what we have to offer. “There is a misconception that smaller African countries do not have resources to stay on top of the latest develop-ments in the gaming industry, but people will be surprised to know that they in fact do have a strong market for new games and products which will only grow as their market continues to expand.” “Africa has changed from being a market of predominantly used games to recognizing the value of new games and staying on top of all the latest technology and new titles that are available in the market. Operators are now more willing than ever to make the investment and Scientific Games is looking forward to being part of the change of landscape that the African operators are going through,” says Wavell.


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The Vision is Simple and Unwavering: Put the Player First! DR Gaming Technology™s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Jurgen De Munck and Managing Director: Africa, Charl Geyser discuss how it all started, as well as the Company’s showing at ICE London. Gaming for Africa: DRGT™ was established in 2005. Jurgen you’ve been there from the start, and Charl you’ve been a part of the business for almost two thirds of that time, can you tell me how it started for you both? Jurgen: As you know Roy, DRGT™ literally started in a garage. We began with a relatively simple idea then, one that very quickly became our vision, and I guess our entire development mantra: ‘…to develop and deliver the best technology that puts the player first.’ To fully execute this though, Michiel (van Dam, CTO and co-founder) and I realised that we needed to not only provide operators with cutting edge technology that was robust and user-friendly, but we also needed to ensure that we had the people and the means to support those products, and more importantly our customers, the operators who use them. Charl: I left Aristocrat after 13 years’ service in 2007, dabbled in running my own pubs (with LPMs, of course) for a couple of years and ultimately decided to get back into gaming equipment distribution in 2009. My involvement with DRGT™ dates back almost a decade, to when I 16 I Gaming For Africa I

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took on the distribution of the then SiP product; I met Jurgen and Michiel when they purchased SiP in late 2011. At the time we met, I had secured an EGM distribution contract, and was looking for a jackpot service provider to meet a local tender opportunity. In DRGT™ not only did I find a great jackpot solution, but in my view the most powerful, cost effective and user-friendly casino management system I had ever come across. I firmly believed that I had found the proverbial ‘goose that lays the golden egg’ – the perfect disruptor, the product that I could really launch my newly established Simplicit-e Gaming Solutions off of. Roll ahead to 2018, and Simplicit-e Gaming solutions is now DRGT™ Africa, a joint venture, as you know, between DRGT™ and South African investment holding company Grand Parade Investments Limited. Gaming for Africa: DRGT™ celebrated a decade of successfully operating its management system and WAPs in Switzerland in 2018, you and your team must be very proud of the success. Jurgen: We are, very proud. Since installing our first system in Grand Casino Bern in 2008, we have expanded that footprint to over 10 casinos; what remains encouraging is that Continued to page 18


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ing vertical under one roof and it appears that the industry is taking full advantage of this unique opportunity.” As the show wrapped and press releases began to ring out around the gaming globe, the overwhelming positive response from exihibitors and visitors alike was evident.

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Quentin Sargent, MD of Omega Gaming pictured with Karmen Marguc, Alfastreet Area Sales Manager at ICE London.

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2 or 4 being more manageable. Another hit at the show was the Lucky Number Jackpot side-bet on roulette. This 3-level jackpot is completely configurable and is based on the wheel result, therefor not requiring a second RNG. The show was a huge success and the booth was arguably the best stand at the show from a design, technology and innovation perspective.

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Signature Gaming and Konami Launch Concerto Stack in South Africa Signature Gaming is proud to announce that the Concerto range for South Africa will grow to include the Concerto Stack in early 2019. THE CONCERTO treatment is applied to the flat screen single monitor premium space with Concerto Stack, featuring an angled 43-inch portrait monitor, angled slightly away from the player in an ergonomically friendly configuration. The single, vertical monitor carries all the other vital features of Concerto—the dramatic black background to the reels, the holographic side lighting, the digital topper and dynamic buttons, with the flat 43” portrait monitor used as the basis for launch games on the KP3+ platform that were specifically designed for the format. The new Concerto Stack offers a 43” HD cinematic display, KP3+ Platform, high impact visual interaction and custom portrait-oriented game formats. “We are thrilled to be releasing this new product line from Konami. With it we will have access to Konami’s single screen gaming library, which offers brilliant new game mechanics and bonus features for players seeking a new measure of adventure” said Mike Stein, Operations Director for Signature Gaming Concerto Stack Among the top Crescent game releases showcased at ICE 2019 is Konami’s new Star Watch series. It uses a similar Strike Zone™ game mechanic to Celestial Sun Riches POST-SHOW PRODUCT OVERVIEW and Celestial Moon Riches, but instead of activatFebruary 2019 ing a central reel section, players increase their bet to activate entire reel strips from left to right, up to the entire This year’s ICE London event featured several key highlights from across Konami frame. Any prize symbols that land in the Strike Zone award a Gaming, Inc.’s global games lineup, including a record library of single screen random credit prize or a wheel spin bonus with guaranteed Mini, games, nearly half a dozen dual-screen linked progressives, and the ICE preMajor, Mega, or Maxi jackmiere of Konami’s first 4K Ultra HD cabinets. From February 5 – 7, more pot. A player’s selected Strike than 30,000 gaming representatives and executives from around the Zone is also active during the free world had the chance to tour the latest Konami entertainment. games, where prize symbols In addition to new screen formats and nudge to the fill the entire leading SeleXion® multi-game reel with individual prizes, bonuses, and progressives. Star Watch compatible cabinets, Konami Magma includes multi-denom options, and both games are available showcased a variety of top-performing now across global markets. slot content including Star Watch Magma™, Agent: Magnifying Characterized by a sleek Jackpots™, Lion Carnival™, and Riches immersive design and backed with Daikoku Triple Sparkle™. by the powerful KP3+™ platThese series and more are slated to form, Konami’s dual-screen Concerto upright and Slant™ have arrive to international markets become the launch point for a number of top-performing releases through 2019. from Chili Chili Fire™ to Sparkling Roses. Concerto’s rich library of

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Concerto upright & Slant One of the most exciting new additions to Konami’s Concerto game library is a symbol-driven linked progressive game called Money Galaxy™. This year at ICE, the series featured three custom base game themes: Radiant Witch™, Dragon’s Return™, and Pharaoh’s Power™. All themes are unique multidenom releases—with original math and mechanics— but share the same Money Galaxy progressive feature. roughout primary play, any three or more bonus prize symbols appearing with a wild symbol on reel 5 trigger the Money Galaxy feature. As it transitions to the feature, those positions become fixed while the remaining positions transform to independently-spinning reels filled with bonus prize amounts, progressives, and blank spaces. Players are awarded three spins on the bonus reel frame and if all positions are filled with prizes, they advance to a new round and increasing potential progressive awards, up to the ultimate linked Maxi jackpot.

Concerto upright & Slant This 5-reel game has an enchanting hazel-eyed mystic as its hero character. She acts as the reel 5 trigger symbol during the Money Galaxy Feature and provides guidance through the feature by resetting the available spins with her magic orb. During the free games, Radiant Witch™ removes all lower-value card symbols, leaving only high-value picture symbols and prize symbols, with a greater chance at the Money Galaxy Feature.

Concerto upright & Slant Konami’s new Golden Blocks™ linked progressive series infuses golden grandeur in every spin with symbol-driven jackpot features and instant credit symbol prizes. In the debut title Golden Blocks Princess Majesty™, Golden Blocks randomly appear across all reels and any eight or more that land trigger up to 20 free spins on the Golden Block Bonus! Golden Blocks become fixed, while jackpot orbs, credit prizes and blank spaces spin overtop. Any three matching orbs award the corresponding jackpot.

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Concerto upright & Slant Sun Da Sheng™ is another Golden Blocks series featured at ICE 2019. Similar to Princess Majesty, gold block symbols randomly appear across the reels throughout the primary game and award the feature if eight or more blocks land. During the Golden Blocks feature, every credit prize that lands is instantly awarded and jackpot orbs are collected and tallied in the top screen. Any three matching orbs award the corresponding jackpot, and multiple jackpots can be awarded in the same bonus.

Konami’s popular SeleXion is made its return to ICE 2019, backed by the industry’s most agile and customizable multigame technology. Konami showcased SeleXion on Concerto upright and Concerto Slant, as well as 43” single-screen Concerto Crescent and Concerto Stack, with more than 50 fantastic themes. Operators can custom select up a mix of game themes on a single machine, as well as a progressive bonus. SeleXion’s robust processing power gives players the fastest game change speed and an optimal interface to enjoy a fun mix of their favorite games in one spot.

With a standard cabinet width, four-times the pixel depth of standard HD, and leading library of 4K-resolution game themes, Konami’s new KX 43™ is designed as a trim-fit champion for any area of the floor. Its 43-inch, edge-lit portrait screen carries custom-programed graphic interaction with the LCD button panel, which is inlaid a relaxed slant top. KX 43 includes the core comforts and conveniences for today’s players, including USB charging port, double cup holders, and dual classic bash buttons. During ICE 2019, KX 43 showcased a competitive lineup of exclusive launch titles covering everything from symbol-driven linked progressives to original jackpot bonuses. All are developed in 4K Ultra HD for graphics that catch attention and celebrate wins with stunning excitement.

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Concerto upright & Slant Lion Carnival™ is among the latest releases in Konami’s popular Multiple Lines 15 REELS series. Similar to titles like Sparkling Roses, Lion Carnival features a mystery multiplier chance throughout game play. All multipliers appearing after the reels stop will be multiplied together, for a total multiplier from 1x to 144x. During the

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Emperors Palace ‘Garden of Lights’ raises R1.4million for Charity Emperors Palace has wrapped up yet another successful edition of its annual Garden of Lights, with proceeds from the 2018/2019 event amounting to an incredible R1.4-million. From the R1.4 million raised from tickets sales, R400 000 was donated to the Reach for a Dream foundation and R350 000 each was donated to the Peermont Childrens and Education Trusts. In celebration of the resort’s 20th birthday, a further R10 000 was donated to 20 worthy charities that were nominated by 20 Emperors Palace employees. “THIS YEAR, we welcomed over 100 000 excited children, mums, dads, couples, friends and family from across Gauteng, who came to see the dazzling array of lights at Emperors Palace,” says Clive Tavener, General Manager for Emperors Palace. “This amounted to R1.4 million in proceeds from ticket sales, which we have donated to charitable and educational causes for communities in need.” The Garden of Lights is a magical event that lit up Gauteng skies over the festive season for the 11th consecutive year. It was created to spread merriment and festive cheer through spectacular light displays, colourful characters, fun fair rides and delicious food offerings, and took place in the perfectly manicured gardens of the five-star Peermont D’oreale Grande hotel at Emperors Palace.

“The Garden of Lights is our way of bringing back the days when mom and dad would bundle the whole family into the car to go and see the Christmas lights in town,” says Tavener. “Every year, we get to see the delighted smiles on the faces of children and parents alike, as they walk into gardens and experience the incredible light displays. Honestly, for us, there’s no better feeling than being able to bring people that kind of joy.” Not only were families mesmerised by the spectacular lights display, children also had an opportunity to take pictures with Santa Claus, the Enchanted Fairy, Gift the Present, the Gingerbread Man, Frosty the Snowman, Santa’s Elves and Emperors Palace’s very own beautiful Garden Princess.

Collecting a cheque for R350 000, on behalf the Peermont Children’s Trust (PCT) on Thursday morning, February 7 was PCT Trustee, Vusi Zwane of Bryanston (left) and Trust Administrator, Thomas Masango (right) of Ivory Park. They are pictured with Emperors Palace’s Human Resources Manager, Ann Gradidge (middle) of Kempton Park. A further R350 000 was donated to the Peermont Education Trust, R400 000 to the Reach for a Dream Foundation and R10 000 each to 20 charities nominated by 20 Emperors Palace employees as part of the resort’s 20th birthday celebrations.

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CASINO MARINA MAPUTO: MOZAMBIQUE Based in Mozambique’s capital, Casino Marina Maputo is the largest Casino in the country. Located in Gloria Mall, which has a Magnificent view towards Indian Ocean. The Casino offers 125 slot machines which include 2 Electronic Roulette, and 40 Table Games which are bifurcate in Baccarat (9), Roulette (13), Black Jack (6), Three-card Poker (4), Five-card Poker (4) and Seven Card Poker (4). Casino Marina has dedicated rooms for VIP players. Complete with its own lounge, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, Gaming Tables and private bar. the VIP area welcomes high rollers to experience the excitement of 5-star gaming. Non-gaming activities that draw customers to the Maputo site are its world class cuisine and drinks from the Bar & Restaurant. There are live music performances every Friday and Saturday, with Dance Performances on all special occasions. Cash Draws and promotions are additional ways, the casino draws patrons in during the prime time of the year. The casino’s mix of patrons include local’s, primarily Mozambicans, Asians and tourists mostly from China and Africa. Locals are allowed to gamble in Casino Marina Maputo. Casino Marina Maputo shares the same complex as AFECC Gloria Hotel and Mall, adding entertainment such as Nu Metro Movie House, Gaming Centre for Kids, Restaurants, Disco Lounge, Saloon Services and shopping benefits for the customers. The full facility covers an area of 75,000 m2, with the mall having a total square footage of 10,000 m2 and the casino a square footage of 3000 m2 Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday: 2pm to 6am Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 24 hours The extended hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday allow guests to maximize their gaming enjoyment at any time through the weekend. The Casino’s General Manager is Mr. Patrice Ha Yeung. Casino Marina, MAPUTO | AFECC Gloria Mall AV DA Marginal N 4441 Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE Phone: +258 20034444 Email: Website: Facebook: Instagram:

CASINO MARINA BEIRA: MOZAMBIQUE Casino Marina Beira is the most entertaining destination in Mozambique’s second largest city and port Beira. The casino offers 70 slot machines and 20 Table Games which are bifurcate in Baccarat (5), Roulette (5), Black Jack (4), Texas Poker (3), and Caribbean poker (3). The Casino Marina Beira is located next to the beautiful Macuti Beach, within the extravagant Golden Peacock Hotel, offering guests extensive gaming, nongaming and entertainment opportunities. DJ, Swimming pool, Pool Games and the restaurant’s western cuisine also draw customers to Casino Marina Beira. Locals are allowed to gamble and make up the largest part of the casino’s base of patrons. Hours of Operation: Sunday to Thursday: 2pm to 4am Friday & Saturday: 2pm to 6am The Casino’s General Manager is Mr. Paul Kerr Casino Marina BEIRA | SA. Mozambique, Sofala, Beira Cidade Urbano 1, Bairro Estoril, Rua Carlos Pereira Talhao n° 16.. | MOZAMBIQUE Phone: +260 96 8637805 Email: Website: Facebook: Instagram:

CASINO MARINA COLOMBO : SRI LANKA Based in the heart of Sri Lanka’s capital and commercial center, Casino Marina Colombo is the country’s largest entertainment hub. Offering a spectacular view overlooking the Indian Ocean, the casino offers 150 Slots machines, and 72 Table Games bifurcate in Baccarat, Roulette, Black Jack, 3-Card Poker, Mini Poker, Tick Poker, Texas Hold’em and Caribbean poker. The Casino is affiliated with the hotel, allowing it to draw in local and expatriate guests, as well as tourists. The casino covers a total square footage of 20,000 m2 which includes dedicated rooms for VIP players. Complete with its own lounge, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, dining table, private bar and several private gaming tables, the VIP area welcomes high rollers to experience the excitement of 5-star gaming. Marina Casino Colombo is open 24*7, allowing guest to visit the Casino at any time, on any day. Additional non-gaming activities drawing in customers include its world-class cuisine and a wide range of drinks and cocktails in the Bar & Restaurant, live Performances, DJ’s, Dance Performances, Celebrity Performances and Mega Draws. Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours, everyday The Vice President of Marina Colombo is Mr. Romesh.

CASINO MARINA ANTANANARIVO: MADAGASCAR Located in Madagascar’s capital city, and within the country’s largest hotel, Casino Marina Antananarivo draw both locals and the foreign expatriate community. The property located in the island’s Central Highlands covers thousands of sq. meters of area. Casino Marina Antananarivo has 40 Slot machines which include one Electronic Roulette, and 16 Table Games bifurcate in Baccarat (4), Roulette (6), Black Jack (2) and Poker Games (4). The casino also has a VIP Lounge, a bar and Restaurant. The restaurant offers both western and Chinese cuisine. Affiliated with the Golden Peacock Hotel, the casino draws customers from tourism as well as foreigners living and working in Madagascar. Locals are allowed to gamble in Casino Marina Antananarivo.

Casino Marina COLOMBO | Marine Drive, Plan Road Colombo 03 SRI LANKA Phone: +94 11 4 219988 / +94 774 591 888 / +94 776 233 888 Email: / Website: Facebook: Instagram:

Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday: 5pm to 2am Friday: 5pm to 4am Saturday: 2pm to 4am Sunday: 2pm to 2am The Casino’s General Manager is Mr. Patrice Kerville. Casino Marina, ANTANANARIVO | Madagascar Golden Peacock Hotel, 54 Villas Ivato | 105 Antananarivo, MADAGASCAR Phone: +261 34 88 333 33 Email: Website: Facebook: Instagram: February / March 2019 I Gaming For Africa I 37

CASINO MARINA LILONGWE: MALAWI Located in Malawi’s capital city, Casino Marina Lilongwe offers the top casino gaming options in Malawi. With a total square footage of 1000 m2, the casinos offer 78 Slots machines, and 20 Table Games bifurcate in Baccarat (5), Texas (2), Roulette (5), Black Jack (4), Three-card Poker (2) and Five-card Poker (2). The Golden Peacock Hotel, owned by Sogecoa, is affiliated with the Casino Marina Lilongwe through a partnership between Rank Holdings and Sogecoa. Leveraging this affiliation, the casino draws its patrons from both locals and expatriates consisting primarily of Chinese, Indian and Malawians. Non-gaming activities drawing customers to the Lilongwe casino are its Bar & restaurant, live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday plus Public Holidays. Cash Draws and promotions are available on Sunday, Wednesday & Friday. Hours of Operation: Every day: 2pm to 6am The casino’s General Manager is Tom Alcorn. Casino Marina LILONGWE | Golden Peacock Hotel Complex, New City Centre, Area 13 | Lilongwe, MALAWI Phone: +265 994 67 77 66 Email: Website: Facebook: Instagram:

CASINO MARINA LUSAKA: ZAMBIA Based in Zambia’s capital city, and in one of the fastest growing cities in subSaharan Africa, Casino Marina Lusaka offers casino gaming enthusiasts the best gaming facilities in the country. With a total casino area of 2822 m2, the two-floor casino offers 120 slot machines, and 24 Table Games bifurcate in Baccarat, Roulette, Black Jack, 3-card Poker, Mini Poker, Tick Poker, Texas Hold’em and Caribbean Stud Poker. Affiliated with Golden Peacock Hotel, the casino draws its customers from locals, expatriates and tourists. Marina Casino Lusaka is open 24*7, allowing guest to visit the Casino at any time, on any day. Special Chinese, Indian and Western Cuisine draw customers to the casino’s restaurant. Live music, daily draws and mega draws are other ways the casino attracts customers. Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours, everyday The casino’s General Manager is Mr. Quintin Fouche.


Casino Marina LUSAKA Plot 402, Kasangula Road, Roma Area Lusaka ZAMBIA Phone: +260 96 8637805 Email: / Website: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:

UPCOMING PROJECTS FOR THE CASINO MARINA COLLECTION INCLUDE: Malawi: Casino Marina Blantyre Mozambique: Casino Marina Beira Slots Shop Mozambique: Casino Marina Chibuto Zimbabwe: Casino Marina Harare 38 I Gaming For Africa I February / March 2019

Sun International first in Africa to stop sending waste to landfill Sun International has become the first company in Africa to receive a prestigious Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) Net Zero Waste rating for an ambitious recycling effort at its Wild Coast Sun property. THE AWARD is the first of its kind in the country, and although the Wild Coast Sun was already sending zero waste to landfill by the end of 2016, the verification process required one full year’s data before it could be certified. The GBCSA completed the criteria process at the end of 2017, after which an external audit of the data was done in 2018 by professional environmental consultancy company, GCX. To be considered for the award, an operational waste and materials management plan needed to be introduced and implemented on site. The Wild Coast Sun had to submit to regular audits and, to be effective in the long term, educational, workshops and seminars were used to create awareness among staff. Sun International first introduced plans to eliminate waste sent to landfill in 2015, and will aim to achieve zero waste to landfill at all of its South African properties. It aims to be a leader in waste management in the local hospitality industry by encouraging suppliers, contractors and concessionaires to introduce similar waste saving initiatives at their operations. Since January 2017, the Wild Coast Sun has recycled 600 tons of waste annually. Not only will this help to protect the pristine Wild Coast environment, it is also creating jobs for the local community. The project now sustains two permanent enterprise development projects. Gayo enterprises, headed up by Aben Mbabala, employs seven people who are responsible for collecting and separating food waste, cartridges, paper, cardboard and batteries. Vuka Uzenzele Trading is managed by Alex Nzimakwe with five employees who produce compost from food waste and garden cuttings, and plant and manage the new organic vegetable gardens. The compost yard covers approximately 70 meters and produced 187 tons of compost during 2018. This translated into a saving of R430 000 for compost, which the resort had to previously buy to maintain its golf course and gardens. Organic vegetables grown in the garden which is cultivated with the additional compost being produced, now saves the hotel and restaurants approximately R10 000 per month in produce costs. Excess vegetables are also donated to local schools for their soup kitchens, with one school alone feeding as many as 900 children a day. Most plastic waste is recycled, while other used materials such as hotel furniture, computers, appliances and linen are donated to needy local communities and organisations such as hospitals. Non-recyclable waste is used to manufacture eco-bricks by the unit’s appointed recycling service provider based in Port Edward. This in turn has created further jobs in the area to deal with the approximately 40 tons of waste that the Wild Coast Sun used to send to landfill every month. In 2018, Wild Coast Sun was also the recipient of the Eco-Logic Recycling and Waste Management Award. Speaking about the award, Sonja Stroud, Safety, Health and Environmental Officer said: “Our approach to sustainability is holistic. It is based on the need to protect our natural environment and to save our natural resources, so eliminating the waste we send to landfill is a natural progression of this strategy. To achieve our zero waste goal we had to scrutinise every element of our operation at the Wild Coast. The first step was to get rid of skips and compactors and to sort the waste on site. Now, recycling and repurposing waste lessens our environmental footprint and also assists people living in the communities we do business in through donations of physical products, excess food from our gardens and the creation of new business and employment opportunities.” For visitors to the Wild Coast Sun resort the benefit lies in being able to eat fresh organically grown vegetables in our restaurant and hotel, and in knowing that not a single waste product discarded by them will go to landfill. February / March 2019 I Gaming For Africa I 39

umAfrika Gaming Technologies Receives 3 Awards at Peermont Gaming Conference UGT walked away with three prestigious awards at the recent Peermont Gaming Conference, where all the Gaming Industry suppliers were invited to present to the Peermont Gaming Management. DURING A cocktail evening held on Monday 21 January all suppliers were able to exhibit their latest products to the Management team, and on the next evening, a prize giving evening was held, where the Peermont group recognised their suppliers. umAfrika received 3 of the 6 awards issued: Best Performing Product, Best Service and Best

Support. “This is a fantastic result for our business, and validates our strategy towards customer excellence. We would like to thank Peermont for their hospitality over these few days and for their continued support over the years,” said UGT’s Mike Alexander.

Novomatic’s Latest Game Headed for Africa A huge highlight at the Novomatic stand, this year was the brand new game; Lucky Lady’s Wild Spell™ It is a follow-up on the Lucky Lady’s Charm series of games. This Lady will cast a Wild Spell upon the reels! The Mystery Bonus that grants additional scatters and the Lady’s Wild Shapes in the feature, create a spellbinding experience for a lucky streak of amazing wins. Novomatic is very certain that this game, designed for the single screen, curve cabinets will do extremely well, says Sales Manager, Deon Valkenborgh.

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Casino Technology Casino Supplier Finalist in Global Gaming Awards, 2019 Casino Technology has been shortlisted for the Global Gaming Awards, London 2019 in the Casino Supplier of the year category. Following recent accolades, including in the Slot Machine of the Year category at 2018 BEGE Expo Awards and The Best Multi game for 2018 Award, the company tracks its path to the next peaks. ELENA SHATEROVA, Global Sales Director at Casino Technology commented: ‘This is a testament to our teams’ work and joint efforts to bring our company’s mission to life with our diverse portfolio of quality products. Our successful EZ MODULO™ series of slot machines has become the preferred choice of customers in Europe, Asia, South and North America because of the excellent performance provided. Same stands true for the RHINO™ Casino Management

System that enables real-time decision making on all casino floor issues”. Casino Technology was selected as a finalist among a strong competition. “The honour of being selected as one of the 10 companies finalist in this category is an excellent achievement”, the organisers commented. The award winners were announced at a special gala event in London, held prior to ICE Totally Gaming 2019.

Mozambique’s Casino Marina Festive Season Celebrations During the past Festive Season, Casino Marina in Maputo hosted a number of world-class celebrations, including a car give-away and prizes. The celebrations culminated in a draw where the Top 7 Qualifiers received the prizes including a 1st Prize Toyota Hilux, 2nd prize of 300,000 MT, 3rd prize of 200,000 MT, 4th Prize 100,000 MT. “International dancers came from South Asia and singers from South Africa,” said Patrice Ha Yeung, Casino Marina’s GM. “Mozambique Minister of Tourism was the chief guest of the event, along with the Director of Casino Marina.” 42 I Gaming For Africa I February / March 2019

WHO’S WHO IN THE LIMITED PAYOUT MACHINE, BINGO AND LOTTERY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA ROUTE OPERATORS VUKANI GAMING CORPORATION - Head office VUKANI GAMING CORPORATION (Western Cape) GRAND PARADE INVESTMENTS LIMITED GPI Management Services Chief Operating Officer: Slots TBA Grandslots – General Manager Tyrone Jacobs Kingdomslots - General Manager Felix Mthembu Grand Gaming: Slots – General Manager Kiran Rama KZN Slots GM: Prakashnie Govender Luck@it - KwaZulu-Natal BINGO OPERATORS VIVA BINGO - Lawrence Smith GALAXY BINGO - Chris Du Toit (CEO) SA BINGO - Manny Stavrou NATIONAL LOTTERY OPERATOR Ithuba SAGMA Wavell Alexander BASA Bingo Assoc. of SA - Lawrence Smith NATIONAL CEMS OPERATOR Route Gaming Solutions

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MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS WHO’S WHO TEL FAX/EMAIL 3 POINT GAMING Andy Hudson (Managing Director): +27 11 468 1315 Samantha Dennison (General Manager): +27 11 468 1315 Kobus de la Porte (Technical Sales Manager) +27 73 396 5365 Alicia Nydoo (Financial Manager) +27 11 468 1315 ACE SUPPLIERS Managing Director: Cliff Lamberton (011) 514 5000 24/7 Support: (011) 514 5050 UMAFRIKA TECHNOLOGIES Managing Director – Mike Alexander (011) 997 4208 Sales Manager – Paul Nicole (011) 997 4200 Operations Director – Ovy Litlhakanyane (011) 997 4235 Compliance Director – Pramodh Munbodh (011) 997 4214 ARUZE GAMING AFRICA General Manager: Riaan Swart (011) 466 3388 Sales Manager: Jan Snyman (011) 466 3388 Africa Business Development Consultant: Peter Lobban (011) 466 3388 Compliance Manager: Ann-Marie van Heerden (011) 466 3388 Product Compliance Manager: Grantham Daniels (011) 466 3388 Technical Manager: Theunis Malan (011) 466 3388 ATOMIC GAMING Managing Director - Cliff Lamberton (011) 514 5100 Operations Director - Andrew Stewart (011) 514 5100 Technical Manager - Bheki Manzini (011) 514 5100 CASINO SPECIALISED SERVICES MD - Shaun Govender 0832001800 (011) 728 2031 CUSTOM GAMING SOLUTIONS MD Steve Diversi +27 82 5651238 Operation Manager: JP Morton +27 11 805 0005 Deputy operation: Vincent Tokwe +27 11 805 0005 Technical; Ajay Ramdin +27 11 805 0005 Technical; Nolo Msini +27 11 805 0005 CREATIVE EDGE MD - Warren Cooper 011 864 3120 GAMER MD (Sales) - Dennis Williams (011) 784 2845 Sales - Marc Molle (011) 8845454 GAMESMART MD - Ian Mossop (012) 6632273 Sales and Marketing - Dennis Meyer (012) 6632273 IGT-AFRICA Sales & Marketing Dir - Mario Vilela (011) 317-1091 (011) 317-1017 Sales Manager (Bingo & LPM Africa ) - De Waal Fourie (011) 317-1041 (011) 317-1017 Sales Manager - Etienne van Rooyen 011 317 1022 011 317 1017 Sales Executive (Other Africa) - Stella Tkachova 011 317 1043 011 317 1017 Operations - Eugene Mogami (011) 317 1062 (011) 317 1017 Systems - Riaan Butler (011) 317 1122 MP GAMING Eduard Rall - Managing Director 072 855 1709 Markus Prader - Director 076 991 8013 Clint Young - Director 076 991 8013 Namedi Mphahlele - Director 072 139 6883 Yolindi Duplessis - Sales and Admin Manager NOVOMATIC AFRICA MD – Gordon Cameron 011 847 9700 Sales – Deon Valkenborgh 011 847 9700 Technical – Einstein Luther 011 847 9700 SG GAMING AFRICA Senior Director – Wavell Alexander (011) 571 7500 Director of Systems & Operations – Jacques Mc Lean (011) 571 7500 Director Compliance – Ishmael Masoka (011) 571 7500 Senior Manager Operations – Pieter Boers (011) 571 7500 Sales Manager – Juan Mc Ewan (011) 571 7500 Field Services Manager – Wendall Kaba (011) 571 7500 SIGNATURE GAMING Managing Director - Quentin Sargent Operations Director - Mike Stein Commercial Director - Stephany Geremia Sales and Compliance Administrator - Lili Kozul Technical Manager - Andries Dhlamini Service Manager Khanya Luthuli OMEGA GAMING Managing Director - Quentin Sargent Operations Director - Mike Stein Commercial Director - Stephany Geremia Technical Director - Obert Matshili Sales and Marketing Executive - Sue-Marie Swart Sales and Compliance Administrator - Hayley Nel SIMPLICIT-E GAMING SOLUTIONS Managing Director - Charl Geyser +27 87 701 0740 Operations – Arnold Moffatt +27 87 701 0740 Compliance – TBA +27 87 701 0740 Finance - Jansie van der Merwe f +27 87 701 0740 Marketing - Kirsten Hulley-Miller Sales - Nick Ferguson Systems - Theuns Jonck Technical Support 060 544 6204 +27 87 701 0741 TCSJOHNHUXLEY Managing Director - Nicci Smith (011) 315-7910 Financial Director – Christiaan Els (011) 315-7910 christiaan.els@tcsjohnhuxley .com Head of Operations – Phil Hockaday (011) 315-7910 Business Development Manager - Jaco van den Heever (011) 315-7910 Compliance Officer – Tanya van Zyl (011) 315-7910 Technical Manager – Warren Jones (011) 315-7910 Sales and Marketing – Liza Wagner (011) 315-7910

Nigerian Government Fury as Illegal Operators Siphon Off a Trillion Naira Annually Vows to Stamp out Illegals The Nigerian Federal Government has started moves aimed at putting an end to the activities of il egal lottery operators, which leave losses amounting to more than one tril ion Naira annually. To this end, the federal government through the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) is to police unauthorized online games.


NATIONAL LOTTERY Regulatory Commission is also considering on one hand to enlist the help of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to monitor the payment settlement services to unauthorized lottery operations; and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on another to ban illegal lottery and gambling activities on GSM networks. It will be recalled that Mr Bello Maigari, acting executive secretary, National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF) has last week raised alarm over the activities of illegal lottery operators. Maigari, said that there were many lottery operators in the country without a licence, adding that this has resulted to leakages in terms of what they were supposed to remit to the trust fund. “Nigerian government is losing more than one trillion Naira every year because of illegal operators. There are a lot of illegal operators in the industry and these are part of the reasons why there are leakages. Some are conducting this business without being regulated and there are chances that such proceeds will be channelled towards crime, fraud and money laundering,” he said.

AI Expo Africa 2019

4 & 5 September 2019

Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town

List of S.A. Gaming Legislators & Associations PROVINCE






Ms Caroline Kongwa (Accounting Authority) Ms Charlotte Mampane (CEO) Adv. Ncumisa Mayosi (Chairperson) Mr. Mabutho Zwane (CEO) Mr Oompy Goeieman (Acting CEO) Mr Dali Mjila (Chairperson) Mr Primo Abrahams (CEO) Ms. Althea Lapoorta (Chairperson) Mr Tiego Kgomo (Chairperson) Mr. Nathan Oliphant (CEO) Mr Bheki Mlambo (CEO) Mr. Mdoda Eric Mbhele (Chairperson) Mr. Mashile Mokono (Chairperson) Mr Gregory Makoko (CEO) Mr Mxolisi Zwane (Chairperson) Mr Steven Ngubeni (Chief Executive Officer) Ms Sibusisiwe Ngubane (Chairperson) Ms Portia Baloyi (CEO) Mr Dhilosen Pillay (CEO) Mr Dhilosen Pillay (Chairperson) Adv. Themba Ngobese CEO

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African Gaming Regulators & Associations

Botswana Gambling Authority

Kenya Betting Control & Licensing Board

Ghana Gaming Commission

Uganda Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board

Malawi Gaming Board

GRAF Gaming Regulators Africa Forum









Maintenance and supplier licence holders


Tanzania Gaming Board

3 Point Gaming

(National Licence)

+27 11 468 1315

ACE (African Casino Equipment) (Pty) Ltd

(National Licence)

(011) 514 5000

(011) 514 5060

Aruze Gaming Africa (Pty) Ltd

(National Licence)

(011) 466 3388

(011) 466 3389

Atomic Gaming

(National Licence)

(011) 514 5100

086 558 5564

Bally Gaming Africa

(National Licence)

(011) 571 7500

(011) 571 7508

(011) 887 0553

(011) 786 4720

(010) 221 1371

+27 86 649 4210

(011) 608 0335

(011) 608 0328

+27 83 255 7545


(011) 315 2711

(011) 315 2722



Bergmann Automaten GmbH Biddcom Software

(National Licence)

Bingo Vision (Pty) Ltd Casino Specialised Services (Pty) Ltd

(National Licence)

Coin Security Cotswold Micro Systems Ltd


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(011) 493 6246

(011) 493 2568

Custom Gaming Solutions

(National Licence)

0860 664443

086 555 4677

Electronic Vending Services

(National Licence)

(011) 708 2542

(011) 708 2596

GameSmart (Pty) Ltd

(National Licence)

(012) 663 2273

(012) 663 2683

GTECH S.p.A. (Spielo International)

(National Licence)

+49 57 412 409 9950


(National Licence)

011 823 6278

0865 002 611

IGT - Africa

(National Licence)

(011) 317 1000

(011) 317 1017

Money Autotech (Pty) Ltd

(011) 466 2821

(011) 466 2822

MP Gaming

076 991 8013

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Novomatic Africa (Pty) Ltd

(National Licence)

(011) 847 9700

(011) 315 1579

Omega Gaming (Pty) Ltd

(National Licence)

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(011) 466 1038

+1 702 384 2425

+1 702 384 1965

Paul-Son Gaming Supplies Inc Playmeter Leisure Services (Pty) Ltd

(National Licence)

083 448 4444

(011) 728 0231

Route Gaming Solutions (Pty) Ltd

(National Licence)

(011) 787 7744

(011) 781 8649

(011) 887 6035

(011) 887 5641

SA Gaming Simplicit-e Gaming Solutions

(National Licence)

087 701 0470

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TCS John Huxley

(National Licence)

(011) 315 7910

(011) 315 7912

Tsoaranang Holdings UmAfrika Technologies (Pty) Ltd

(National Licence)

(011) 997 4200

(011) 608 0030

Viscount Portfolio (Pty) Ltd Viva Bingo

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(011) 314 1811

Vukani Gaming Corporation (Pty) Ltd

(011) 268 6420

(011) 268 6434

(011) 542 2760

(011) 314 6969

WMS Gaming Africa

(National Licence)

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General Manager Time Square

Federal Palace Casino David Kliegl Paul Vingas

Flamingo Casino Themba Marasha Henry Bokehouer

Golden Valley Casino Keenan Bergins Elmarie van Wyk

GrandWest Casino Mervyn Naidoo Norman Ristow

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Meropa Casino Rave Moodley

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Sun City Casino Raul De Lima Sammy Mokhele Mark Bricknell Zarko Leovac

Windmill Casino Yasheen Sookdeo Sisulu Madondo

Wild Coast Sun Myan Moodley Karthy Padayachee

Time Square Casino Brett Hoppe

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PEERMONT GLOBAL Nigel Atherton Thabo Mokoena Sharon de Leur Bob Yearham Dave Milne Billy Gray Greg Harker & Corporate Security

Group Chief Executive Officer Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer Group Marketing Manager Peermont COO: Gaming Group Hotel and Resort Executive Group Gaming Slots Executive Group Manager, Surveillance

CASINO POLANA General Manager – Jacques Els Deputy General Manager – Russell Clark Financial Manager - Mario Ingo Human Resources Manager – Antonio Macuacua Surveillance Manager - Sarel Maree

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Carousel Casino Harry Swart Kevin Brett

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HAPPY VALLEY CASINO - SWAZILAND Terrance Leibbrandt Managing Director David Neary Gaming Manager Barbara Thomson Cashdesk Manager TBA Tables Manager Wayne Thomson Slots Manager John Horn IT Manager

General Manager Carnival City Gaming Manager

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Boardwalk Casino Mike Van Vuuren Colin Saunders

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LEGACY HOTELS AND RESORTS Paddy Brearly Managing Director TBA Regional Gaming Mngr Namibia Tony Boucher Windhoek Country Club GM Sinisa Obendorfer Windhoek Country Club Tables Mngr Bobby Sissing Windhoek Country Club Slots Mngr Robert Hodson Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment GM Janet Wilson-Moore Swakopmund GM Ricardo Coleman Swakopmund Hotel Tables Mngr Mike de Jager Swakopmund Hotel Slots Mngr

Chief Executive Group Chief Strategy and Operations Officer Chief operating Officer Director Casino (SA) Regional General Manager Gaming Marketing Manager Group Tables Manager South Africa Chief Financial officer Group Marketing Manager Group Communications Manager Group PR Manager Chief Information Officer Vice President VIP Sales Africa Group Manager VIP Services Group Slots Manager

Head Office Anthony Leeming Rob Collins Thabo Mosololi Tristan Kaatze Ruben Gooranah Rob Dalton Kevin Caswell Norman Basthdaw Liam Oddie Zoleka Skweyiya Claudia Henkel Zaine Miller Karin White Andre van Heerden Bianco Marini


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