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Sun International Cuts Losses and

South Africa’s Oldest Casino

Liquidates Swazi Casino

Resort Burns to the Ground

Pan-African Responsible

Cola Launches African

Gaming: Lessons from Kenya Ithuba Holdings Hails Court Victory over Lottostar

Cryptocurrency for Gamblers



Publisher & Editor Roy Bannister Executive Publisher Ingrid Keulder Editor-at-Large Bill Healey ACCOUNTS & Administration Fax: 086 648 1634 Email: afrogame@mweb.co.za PUBLISHER & Advertising Headstart Productions P.O.Box 607 Langebaan 7357 Fax: 086 648 1634 Cell: 082-468-8622 e-mail: afrogame@mweb.co.za LAYOUT AND DESIGN Nicole Cook Email:nicole@graphicd.co.za 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

From the Publisher & Editor: The gambling industry as we know it has changed radically; possibly forever. The mainstay of traditional gambling - traditional brick-and-mortar casinos - have been dethroned by online gambling and a mix of new products designed for remote gambling. This state of affairs has been brought about by a perfect storm that integrated resorts and traditional gaming could not have foreseen; a global lock-down caused by a pandemic, the complete halt of international business and leisure travel and essentially a monumental sea-shift in the way people go about their lives. The gaming, integrated resort and hospitality industries world-wide have been bled to within an inch of their lives, and those fortunate enough to have survived will take years to recover. Juxtapose this with the rapid and unabated growth in online gaming, mobile and fintech options for players across Africa, and one can easily see that iGaming in all its iterations will form an integral part of any gaming operation in the immediate future. Set against this narrative, spare a thought for news images of South Africa’s oldest casino burning to the ground. The burning represented, in some poetic sense, the end of an era for land-based casinos. As international leisure travel slowly trickles to a stream, South Africa has also been removed from the UK’s Travel Red List, barring UK visitors from coming to South Africa. Welcome news indeed for our gaming and tourism industry, which is heavily skewed toward an integrated-resort offering. Possibly, like some species of fynbos that require fire to germinate, this allegorical fire may just be what the the industry needs to rise from the ashes... Roy Bannister

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South Africa’s Oldest Casino Resort Burns to the Ground

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Cola Launches African Cryptocurrency for Gamblers

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Tanzania’s Palm Beach Casino Expands with New Casino Floor and VIP Area

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GPI Performance Improves Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

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Authentic Gaming Introduces Live Dealer Gaming to South Africa

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TVBET goes live in Kenya and Nigeria via Sahara Games

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The effect of Governance Risk and Compliance during volatile economic times

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Kenya Seeks to Ban Daytime Gambling

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Habanero Expands in Africa with Betway

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Ezugi takes Retail to New Heights!

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TCSJOHNHUXLEY’s Steph Nel honoured in the Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 under 40

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Pragmatic Play set for African Expansion with Intelligent Gaming Deal

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Sun International Cuts Losses and Liquidates Swazi Casino

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JSE Will Not Suspend Tsogo Sun Gaming Despite Late Report

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Pan-African Responsible Gaming: Lessons from Kenya

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NOVOMATIC Player Protection Standards Receive International G4 Certification

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South Africa - the State of Play by Chalkline CEO Daniel Kustelski

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Caesars Sells African Casinos

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New Lease of Life for South Africa’s Second Oldest Casino Resort

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Evolution Powers Online Live Games for SunBet in South Africa

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Lottoland SA introduces New Sportsbook

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Hollywoodbets Launches Foundation

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Durban Casino Launches ‘World-First’ Call Card 52 Game

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Ithuba Holdings Hails Court Victory over Lottostar

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Gaming Manufacturers & Suppliers

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African Gaming Regulators & Associations

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South Africa’s Oldest Casino Resort Burns to the Ground Peermont Hotels Casinos and Resorts’ Mahikeng property - Mmabatho Palms, Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort - was razed to the ground in September.

An aerial view of the devastation wrought at Mmabatho Palms Casino Resort. (PIC CREDIT: UNKNOWN)

WHILE SOME guests were treated for smoke inhalation, no fatalities or serious injuries were been reported among guests staying at the hotel, and miraculously, the casino operation, along with the convention centre emerged unscathed, allowing casino operations to commence 2 weeks after the devastating fire. The full scale of the damage is still being ascertained, but it is confirmed that the 4-star Walmont hotel has been destroyed (with exception of the wing containing the Executive Villas). Peermont Management also confirmed that all employee jobs are safe, and counselling has been made available to all employees and guests affected by the tragedy. “We thank the management team on site during the crisis for their hard work and are sincerely grateful that there were no fatalities or serious injuries to either our guests or employees,” said Peermont Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Atherton. Mmabatho Palms Hotel Casino and Convention Resort has along history, and according to Peermont is the first casino resort in South Africa, built by Sol Kerzner in 1977, opened as Mmabatho Sun and subsequently acquired by Tusk Resorts in 1997. Peermont Hotels Casinos and Resorts acquired the resort in August 2006 and it was rebranded as Mmabatho Palms in June 2009. The hotel plays an important role in the tourism sector of North West Province.

Cola Launches African Cryptocurrency for Gamblers Cola Holding has announced the development of their own cryptocurrency which is connected to the gambling platform currently being rolled out across various markets internationally. Placing an emphasis particularly on the continent of Latin America and Africa, and gambling licenses already obtained in Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, and Curacao, the company is finalizing licences for an additional 7 more African countries, with more nations currently in the final stages of legal and market research evaluation. WITH STAKING, repurchasing, speculation and gambling possible directly on the platform, the availability of Cola Coin will grant players unparalleled access to local as well as international fixed odds betting and casino gambling. Cola Holding enables players to enjoy gambling products while simultaneously eliminating the hassles of currency exchanges and complicated payment methods. Cola Coin is currently in the process of being listed on various exchanges. The ambitious growth strategy for Cola Holding acknowledges the limitations of the

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current COVID-19 climate internationally, while also recognizing the expansion of land-based services as a means for people to interact via online, mobile, and cash solutions for gambling more than ever before. The current objective involves capturing substantial market share through the operation of their own gambling platform through licensing gambling companies and then distributing the software as a white-label solution through Cola Coin, which will be offered to other operators. Cola Group is investing $14.5 million to accelerate the expansion strategy of its

iGaming arm Cola.bet. This new investment follows on the back of Cola.bet securing a fourth African gambling license in Nigeria, the continent’s second-largest gambling market. The addition adds to Cola.bet’s African operations in Zambia, Kenya and Ethiopia. The latest sports betting license was granted by the Lagos State Lotteries Board to a locally incorporated Cola.bet subsidiary company, Cola Games Limited. According to Cola Group, the Nigerian market is similar to Ethiopia’s in that both are “very retail-centric rather than internet-based.”


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THE TCSJOHNHUXLEY Africa team worked closely with the casino to produce a variety of products ensuring all the gaming equipment was produced and installed to the casino’s exact requirements. This included a completely unique 14-player Punto Banco Table with a Mahogany finish and black armrests, which will make for an impressive addition to the casino and is a first of its kind for the region. Certain to create excitement within the casino, TCSJOHNHUXLEY installed a Blackjack Elite Progressive as well as five Tie Poker Progressives, both with custom contribution values, seed values and increments. The TCSJOHNHUXLEY Jackpot System provides operators with the flexibility to configure multiple bespoke progressive jackpots and patented mystery prizes, that

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TCSJOHNHUXLEY created a range of new custom designed Loukas gaming tables, as well as a variety of layouts to compliment the overall look across the gaming floor. The Loukas range is a bespoke “rounded” Roulette Table, which was specifically designed for the casino and will provide more space for players. Installed with the Roulette tables were seven Saturn™ Roulette Wheels and Chipper Champ 2 chip sorting machines. Saturn™ Roulette Wheels incorporate discreet inbuilt reading sensors discreetly embedded in the rim for the fast and accurate detection of winning numbers, as well as a near indestructible Velstone™ ball track to prevent wear and tear. Furthermore, Chipper Champ 2 improves table productivity and reliably sorts any chip, from wheel checks to

value chips whilst identifying and isolating non-conforming chips and notifying the dealer accordingly. The Chipper Champ 2 boasts quick set-up and processing whilst being the fastest and quietest chipper available. Completing the order was a wide range of gaming accessories including custom clear acrylic shoes, manual wooden mahogany shoes, plaques and a variety of chips. Directors of Palm Beach Casino, Costa Giannakopoulos and Dan Zvonaru, commented: “It has been a pleasure to work with TCSJOHNHUXLEY and we are looking forward to see the levels of excitement the progressive games will create. The team’s professionalism and customer service has been outstanding and we are delighted with the finished result.”


GPI Performance Improves Despite COVID-19 Restrictions Revenue from continuing operations increased by 27% to R1.67-billion · Operating profit from continuing operations increased by 38% to R57.6-million · Headline loss per share decreased from 8.2c to 6.3c · Debt to equity ratio improved from 15.3% to 13.8% GRADE PARADE Investments (GPI), one of South Africa’s longest-standing empowered investment companies, released its results for the year to end June 2021. GPI reported a significant improvement in its financial performance and a reduction in debt, despite the challenging trading conditions resulting from COVID-19 and the associated restrictions on restaurant, casino and hotel operations. GPI posted revenue from continuing operations of R1.67-billion, an increase of 27% from the prior year, and operating profit from continuing operations of R57.6-million, an increase of 38% from the prior year. Headline loss per share decreased from 8.2c to 6.3c. This improved financial performance was driven by an increase in the earnings contribution from the Gaming businesses, particularly Sun Slots, and a significant reduction in losses from the Food businesses. In addition to the improved financial performance, GPI reduced its debt balance from R258-million to R232-million. This led to a reduction in finance costs and an improvement in the debt t equity ratio from 15.3% to 13.8%. Mohsin Tajbhai, CEO of GPI, said: “Despite trading under strict trading conditions including capacity restrictions, a ban on the sale of alcohol and early curfews, GPI’s Gaming businesses have proved resilient, especially the fast-growing Sun Slots. “Furthermore, the work done by management over the last three years in exiting unprofitable businesses, reducing debt, improving the profitability of operational businesses, and reducing head office costs has positioned the Group to deliver on its objective of unlocking value for shareholders. The imminent sale of Burger King South Africa and Grand Foods Meat plant will unlock more than R1.15 per share in value.” In June 2021, the competition authorities prohibited the sale of Burger King South Africa due to public interest concerns. However, the parties subsequently filed a request for reconsideration, resulting in the Competition Tribunal approving the transaction with conditions. Following the sale of BKSA, the way forward for GPI centers on three major themes: 1. To maximise the value of the business through the sale of noncore assets. 2. To further reduce head office costs and reduce dividend leakage. 3. To return capital to shareholders by resuming dividend payments.

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Authentic Gaming Introduces Live Dealer Gaming to South Africa James Bustin, Authentic Gaming’s Country Manager for South Africa, talks about the introduction of live dealer games in South Africa.

ONLINE LIVE dealer games is a relatively new vertical in the South African gambling market, but it has already proven to be an essential offering for local operators. Sports betting customers have enjoyed the cross-over as they are drawn towards table games, and land-based casino customers have also taken to wagering online. This new introduction has led to solid growth for bookmakers’ online revenues in a time when retail gaming has been severely impacted due to Covid-19. The continued increase of smartphone access and Wifi/data connections in the country means that almost anyone who wants to play online dealer games can easily do so. We see that the live dealer market in South Africa will continue to grow as more players get used to playing table games online. This current market adoption makes it perfect timing for Authentic Gaming to enter the market and bring a fresh new look of mobile-first orientated games to South Africa. Operators are now also realising that they need to diversify their live dealer offering and look to offer more innovative games to their players. We all know that players nowadays want to play one-handed on their phone, which is why Authentic Gaming has worked to develop the best live roulette experience in portrait mode. Authentic Gaming provides the most extensive online roulette offering in the market. Our games feature multiple camera angles that make the player feel that they are at the table. Authentic Gaming always starts any development with keeping the player top of mind. Our game UI and features are extremely user friendly, intuitive, and entirely

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TVBET goes live in Kenya and Nigeria via Sahara Games The world’s leading provider of live-streaming games, TVBET continues to expand in Africa through a partnership with Sahara Games. 13 live games of TVBET are already available for players at Sahara Games Kenyan and Nigerian websites. With this deal, the provider will be able to strengthen its position in the region, while the operator will be able to offer even more opportunities to its players. THE EXPANDING TV games provider company is committed to offering products that meet the needs of its customers while continuing to expand its network of partners in various countries. This time, TVBET has launched its products at two regional Sahara Games’ websites, and now its games are available for Kenyans and Nigerians. TVBET products are high-quality live card and table games and lotteries. Professionally hosted by fully trained and experienced TV presenters, TVBET beams the games live using the cutting edge webcam and HD streaming technology.

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The effect of Governance, Risk and Compliance during volatile economic times Adhika Singh CA (SA), CIA, Chief Operating Officer of GRIPP Advisory

There is very little doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of world economies, with the gambling sector not being spared. Within the African continent, the dual effect of the pandemic and the preventative measures taken against it has resulted in operators engaging in cost containment initiatives while remaining operationally effective and efficient.

WHERE BUSINESSES have gone through commercial changes effecting its operating and management model to improve cost savings and efficiencies, the impact on its control and compliance environment may not be immediately evident with weaker trading conditions and financial performance pressures. With a large proportion of Africa’s gambling industry being land-based and destination type offerings, while yielding considerable proportions of revenue from foreign tourists, the continued travel bans from and to high-risk countries has thrown a further spanner in the works for brickand-mortar operations. The limitation on gatherings, trading capacity constraints and curtailment of on-site alcohol sales has further exacerbated the revenue generating capabilities of these operations.

operators who had an existing betting platform the transition into the provision of online casino games would have been a quick win. Online gambling has become increasingly popular and the continued evolution of gaming technology and accessibility warrants agility in processes, controls and risk management. Cyber threats are on the rise with regulatory bodies leading the way in setting examples of non-compliance to regulations. Business Continuity in light of diversification is in the spotlight and with the increased demand for more online gaming revenue streams understanding that the preventative measures in place to address the pandemic did not contribute to a conducive sports betting environment, South Africa and African countries will need to consider their stance on either regulating online gaming or not.

“Globally the online gaming sector has grown exponentially, with player numbers doubling and revenues surging” In South Africa, where online gambling is prohibited with the exception of betting on sport, operators with betting licenses were also not spared as the cancellation of all forms of sport events due to the pandemic left punters with nothing to bet on and looking for alternative gaming options. Some punters and players started seeking their thrills elsewhere. Globally the online gaming sector has grown exponentially, with player numbers doubling and revenues surging. These converted thrill seekers have found an escape in pursuing their pastime from the comfort of their homes. Despite the lack of regulation and no licensing authority that would allow or prohibit online gambling in most of Africa, for those

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Within South Africa the ongoing restrictions imposed on business and its activities in terms of the Disaster Management Act will continue to have an impact on the economy. Notwithstanding the easing of restrictions due to a decrease in the infection rate and the vaccination programme gaining momentum, recovery of this sector is expected to be slow considering disposable consumer income remaining under severe pressure owing to a stagnant economic climate. Even with the continued uncertainties brought on by Covid-19, stakeholders still require return on investment and assurance that their investments are well protected by those charged with governance. Governance,

risk, and compliance (“GRC”) initiatives have become more relevant to support improved decision making particularly in light of the agility required by business to adapt to the economic environment in which they trade in, elimination of silos, reduce fragmentation among divisions and departments and optimal investment in IT solutions. Understanding the risk and regulatory landscape of businesses, provides a foundation to ensuring risks are mitigated or managed to an acceptable level. The gambling industry being one of the most regulated industries in South Africa requires continuous monitoring of compliance to regulations thereby mitigating the risk of non-compliance to regulation. Risk management, the common thread between governance and compliance, focusses on predicting future risk events and ensuring there are preventative measures in place to reduce the effect of those risks. To be successful at risk management, organizations require a means to anticipate and plan for these events. In this instance scenario planning becomes that more relevant. According to The Wall Street Journal, “scenario planning helps organizations perceive risks and opportunities more broadly, to imagine potential futures and different scenarios that might challenge their assumptions, and to spot sources of risk that may otherwise go undetected.” To navigate through these turbulent times and economic climate - risk assessments, risk appetite and tolerance levels coupled with risk mitigation strategies remain at the core of strategic matters of organisations. Most organisations with mature risk management processes may have not predicted the onslaught of the pandemic nor its effects on business, however organisational resilience remains at the core of their business models. Continued on page 12


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Kenya Seeks to Ban Daytime Gambling A new amendment bill that has been introduced in Kenya is seeking to suspend gambling from 6am to 8pm as part of the Government’s efforts to promote responsible gambling and protect underage players. THE PROPOSED amendment to the Nairobi City County Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Bill 2021 has been backed by Waithera Chege, a member of the local County Assembly, who has been willing to see gambling banned during the time she called ‘productive human hours’. As Ms. Waithera explained, young people have been found to be increasingly spending time at gambling and betting venues across the country, so the Government had to do something in order to protect these vulnerable

individuals from possible gambling-related harm. Ms. Waithera has called for the authorities to ban access to such establishments at certain hours in order to make sure young people who have been demonstrating symptoms of addiction are protected. Although some campaigners have been doing their best to tackle gambling among young people, many Kenyan residents believe gambling could be ranked among the most

important economic sectors of the country. In a 2017 report by PwC, the country was named one of the top three markets in Africa, and in 2020, its gambling industry was expected to generate a turnover of about $50 million. The bill would need to be voted and ratified by the Nairobi County Assembly if it were to move forward and introduce the restrictions, and comes amid an increased push for responsible gambling parctices across the continent.

Habanero Expands in Africa with Betway Premium slots and table games provider Habanero has reinforced its position in Africa through its latest deal with leading operator brand Betway, which is owned by Super Group. UNDER THE agreement, Habanero’s collection of high-performing titles such as Wild Trucks, Egyptian Dreams and Hot Hot Fruit will be available to Betway’s Ghana players via the Betway Africa brand. Considered one of the continent’s favourite operators, Betway Africa is Betway’s licensed Africa-facing brand and is live across multiple regulated African markets including Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. Billed as a significant milestone for Habanero in its regional expansion, the Ghanaian gaming market is second to only Nigeria in

West Africa for gaming revenue and total player numbers, having been live since 2006. The deal is expected to be a decisive move forward in Habanero’s continued growth across the continent’s regulated landscape. Having celebrated its MGA certification earlier this year, 2021 has seen the studio continue its tier one expansion, with multiple deals signed with major global operator brands in recent months. Commenting on the deal, Arcangelo Lonoce, head of business development Europe at Habanero, said: “This deal is a decisive move forward in our penetration of Africa’s regulated

landscape and we see the highly dynamic African market as a truly promising area for Habanero to continue to grow in. “Now live in Ghana, we can’t wait to start introducing our games to more and more players there than ever before.” Kwabena Oppong-Nkrumah, head of marketing at Betway Ghana, added: “Betway has always considered Africa as a distinctive market, one where we can grow exponentially. Thanks to the latest deal with Habanero, we can now strengthen our leading position with the studio’s hugely exciting titles.”

The effect of Governance Risk and Compliance during volatile economic times Continued from page 10 Embedding a GRC model into the organisation supported by a combined assurance framework and continuous monitoring enhances an effective internal control environment. Understanding an organisations GRC landscape adds value to the organisation by addressing emerging risk and compliance requirements to its overall strategic objectives. Within the evolving gambling industry benefit can be derived from the implementation of a GRC framework by integrating risks and compliance requirements to business objectives and processes. The continuous evolution bringing with it change in process and risk appetite is demonstrated through the introduction of cryptocurrency, upgrading of slot machines to introduce a level of skill to attract younger players and placing

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bets through smartwatches amongst others as included in Team Linchpin’s article dated 13 July 2021 “Trends transforming the Gambling and Casino industry 2021”. Governance, risk and compliance may not be the silver bullet to sustained business success however it does bring into perspective the importance of reconciling business objectives to emerging risks and compliance requirements. GRIPP Advisory is well positioned to assist in supporting your governance, risk, and compliance journey having provided advisory services to clients in casino gambling, limited payout machines and paper and electronic bingo operations within South Africa and Africa. Our collective experience in the gambling industry includes, but is not limited to the provision of Governance, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Information Technology Advisory, Investigative

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and certified cashier system will be rolled out throughout the year and into 2022. One such feature is a guaranteed R5 million pay- out on Bet on Numbers for a R2 stake, for selecting six balls in each and every daily draw. Ezugi is all about providing its partners and ultimately the end user with a unique and state of the art gaming experience. With the development of its own in-house retail cashier system, Ezugi is able to do just this. The provider’s world class cashier system was approved and certified in South Africa in early 2017. This was initially under Betting World’s manufacturer licence, however, in February 2020 Ezugi received an LOC under Evolution Services SA National Manufacturer’s licence. This effectively means that operators throughout South Africa can now use the Ezugi cashier system in their retail operations, onward sell its retail games in their retail outlets and/ or integrate them seamlessly into their existing wagering software. This is combined with a unique loyalty program that tracks player spend via a dedicated App which then awards free loyalty bets. This gives operators the ability to get to know their cash clients, build a database and then communicate with them via the app to ensure they retain them as “loyal” customers. Ezugi is serious about its retail system and product offering; the company will be investing in upskilling the local South African and wider African retail team and providing additional resources to support its vision and strategy for the continent.



TCSJOHNHUXLEY’s Steph Nel honoured in the Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 under 40 TCSJOHNHUXLEY is delighted to congratulate, Steph Nel, Managing Director for the Americas, as an honoree of the Global Gaming Business magazine and The Innovation Group’s Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40 award. THESE PRESTIGIOUS annual awards highlight gaming professionals under the age of 40 that are making a significant impact in the industry. With over 20 years’ experience in the gaming industry, Steph Nel started his career in South Africa but has travelled extensively, living and working in Africa, the UK and now Las Vegas. A highly consummate professional, who is passionate about his job, the company and the industry, he brings extensive knowledge and experience gained from both the operator and supplier sides of the industry. Having been with the company for 12 years and in his current position since 2017, Steph most recently has overseen TCSJOHNHUXLEY’s asset purchase

agreement of Gaming Partners International (GPI) North American business. He has successfully integrated the Mexico staff and facility responsible for manufacturing casino furniture and layouts, with the existing Las Vegas hub and now leads a strong team focused on providing the best products, services and support for customers and partners alike. Tristan Sjöberg, TCSJOHNHUXLEY Executive Chairman comments, “We are delighted Steph Nel has been honored with this award. He continues to make a compelling contribution to our business, building and leading a strong team, developing meaningful partnerships with customers and expanding our footprint for success. This award is well deserved and we wish Steph continued success.”

Pragmatic Play set for African Expansion with Intelligent Gaming Deal Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, is now distributing its premium products to the first one of Intelligent Gaming’s tier one operators going live with immediate effect. Supabets are one of South Africa’s largest and most innovative wagering operators and are proud to be the first operator in the country to offer the incredible suite of products offered by Pragmatic Play. A RENOWNED operator in the region, Intelligent Gaming’s players will gain access to Pragmatic Play’s repertoire of high-quality slots such as the popular John Hunter series and its range of Megaways™ games, including Power of Thor Megaways™. Also, to debut on Intelligent Gaming’s platform will be the supplier’s Live Casino content, including classics table games Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat, as well as the innovative gameshow inspired Mega Wheel and the thrilling Mega Roulette. Intelligent Gaming are also set to take Pragmatic Play’s virtual sports and scratch cards offering. The partnership marks Pragmatic Play’s continued momentum in South Africa and

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comes on the back of diligent compliance work undertaken to ensure the smooth and timely delivery of the project. Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: South Africa is yet another region that is key to our development

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Sun International Cuts Losses and Liquidates Swazi Casino South African casino and hotel group Sun International has reported its half-year headline loss has shrunk to R7-million ($475,104), and that it has placed its Eswatini operation into liquidation after not being able to pay creditors. The travel and leisure sector is showing signs of slight recovery as South Africans have started booking domestic trips rather than foreign travel, and visiting casinos again. HOWEVER CURFEW hours, restrictions on serving alcohol and limited demand from international business and leisure travel into the country prevented a meaningful recovery. South Africa’s slow COVID-19 vaccination roll-out has also weighed on demand. The group, which runs the Sun City resort and high-end hotels The Maslow Sandton and The Table Bay, reported an adjusted headline loss of R885-million in the prior year. Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization from continuing operations increased to R739-million from R60-million rand, Sun International said.

Casino income, its biggest revenue generator, rose by 53% to R2.3-billion despite low footfall due to a lack of shows, concerts and general entertainment at its casino complexes. Income at the resorts and hospitality operations rose by 21%, while alternate gaming, which includes sports betting, jumped by 97% as international sports resumed. Overall group income from continuing operations rose by 51% to R3.8-billion rand. Sun International has been looking to exit Eswatini, formally known as Swaziland, since 2016, but had been waiting for final regulatory approvals from the King to sell its 51% stake

in Swazispa. Hurt by lockdowns and not being able to obtain additional funding from shareholders, Swazispa was unable to pay its creditors and its liabilities exceeded its assets, forcing it to be placed into final liquidation, the firm said. “We couldn’t get the deal done and didn’t have any money to continue operating it. So we can’t keep it anymore,” Group Chief Executive Anthony Leeming told Reuters. ($1 = 14.7336 rand at time of conversion) Royal Swazi Spa, Resort & Casino has been placed in liquidation, closing the doors on this iconic African casino.

JSE Will Not Suspend Tsogo Sun Gaming Despite Late Report Bourse accepts explanation that group has been unable to comply with rules due to disruptive effects of Covid-19.

CASINO OPERATOR Tsogo Sun Gaming’s listing is not under threat of suspension despite it missing a deadline for its integrated annual report, the JSE says, with

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Pan-African Responsible Gaming: Lessons from Kenya By Weldon Koros: Responsible Gaming Federation of Kenya

In Africa, the history of gambling can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where the oldest dice made of ivory was discovered by archaeologists, to artefacts in the form of papyri confirming the existence of laws intended to regulate the spread of gambling dating back to the Bronze Age (3000B.C. to 1300B.C.)

WHILE GAMBLING has existed in Africa for thousands of years, it has greatly evolved from ancient times to modern era. With the advancement of modern technology, there has been an unprecedented growth of the gambling industry in many parts of the Sub-Saharan Africa. According to a survey conducted by Geopoll in 2018, Kenya has the highest number of gambling youths between the ages of 17-35 in Sub-Saharan Africa. The rapid growth of the gambling industry in Kenya has been attributed to the increased use of mobile phones and internet penetration.

“In Kenya, many facets of the law relating to gambling as outlined in the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act of 1966, have become obsolete. In such an environment replete with weak regulations, international responsible gaming standards offer hope for a better future.” While the gambling industry is considered to have some positive impact on the Kenyan economy through job creation and revenue generation, it also has far-reaching negative implications at personal, family, and societal level. Consequently, there is a need to minimize the negative social impacts of gambling by promoting responsible gaming principles that guarantee the highest quality standards and offer a safe user experience. The primary purpose of responsible gaming is to facilitate the sustainability of gambling, by maximizing the positive impacts and minimizing the negative social and economic impacts by addressing issues such as: Underage gambling,

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Data privacy, Responsible marketing, Protection of vulnerable gamblers and Money laundering. Underage Gambling Most regulated forms of gambling globally, have legal minimum age restrictions. However, there exists considerable variability in legislative regulation aimed at preventing underage gambling. For example, while the minimum age of gambling in Kenya is 18 years, in Nigeria it is 20 years. In Kenya, underage gambling is prohibited under Section 28 and 48 of the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act. In this regard, there are several conditions put in place that all licensed gaming operators must adhere to so as to prevent minors from engaging in gambling activities. For instance, operators must always verify the age and identity of their customers during registration process and before admission into their gambling outlets. Despite the existence of clear prohibitive legislation to guard against underage gambling, in reality they are rarely implemented or willfully ignored by gambling operators.

Data Privacy The protection of consumer data from unauthorized access by third parties is a very important aspect. Gambling operators are often required to introduce strong policies that are in conformity with the Law to control access to private data.

The western concept of responsible gaming cannot simply be transplanted to Africa, it must be adapted to take into account the cultural and legislative peculiarities of each country. In Kenya, the first Data Protection Act came into force in 2019, ending an era of disjointed framework of data protection laws. Prior to the enactment of the Act, there was no legislation to protect consumers against any form of data breach. Continued on page 24



NOVOMATIC Player Protection Standards Receive International G4 Certification In a comprehensive re-certification process, NOVOMATIC AG has renewed its G4 certification for player and youth protection according to the internationally recognised highest standards of the Global Gambling Guidance Group (“G4”). THE AUSTRIAN gaming technology group NOVOMATIC and its subsidiaries live the practice of responsible gaming at the highest level in all business areas. This has been proven once again by the currently renewed certification according to the internationally recognised G4 standards of the Global Gambling Guidance Group. Established by experts in the field of gambling addiction prevention and Responsible Gaming in 2003, the standards go far beyond local legal requirements and are thus internationally recognised as the most stringent in the field of player protection. NOVOMATIC was the first Austrian gaming company to be certified according to this standard. NOVOMATIC Executive Board Member Johannes Gratzl explains the far reaching significance of high player and youth protection standards within the group: “Not only as an

operator of international gaming venues, but also as a technology supplier exporting worldwide, the successful certification according to the highest international player protection standards is also a valuable recognition of NOVOMATIC’s great efforts in this important area.” “With a new group wide player protection policy NOVOMATIC AG keeps improving and shows that responsible entertainment is at the core of their activities. These are well thought through, planned professionally and are monitored at central level”, states Ynze Remmers, as a lead auditor of G4. Not only NOVOMATIC AG, but also its subsidiaries with the highest turnover in Austria, Germany, Great Britain and the Netherlands are already G4-certified. This emphasises the full commitment and great importance of player and

youth protection across the entire group. The company’s compliance with the high standards for Responsible Gaming is audited every three years on the basis of around 100 criteria from all business areas – ranging from internal guidelines to staff training, player and youth protection, responsible marketing activities, customer education about the risks of gambling, and options for self-limitation or even self-exclusion. Since the international standards for Responsible Entertainment are constantly evolving in line with the latest scientific findings, recertification is required every three years. Find out more about NOVOMATIC Responsible Entertainment in the current annual report at: www.novomatic.com/cr Detailed information on the G4 player protection standards can be found at www.gx4.com

Pan-African Responsible Gaming: Lessons from Kenya Continued from page 22 The Act establishes a legal framework to regulate the collection, storage and processing of personal data in order to protect the privacy of individuals. In addition, it provides for the rights of data subjects and obligations of data controllers and processors. Unlike in the previous years, gambling operators will now need to review their current data processing activities so as to ensure that their systems comply with the new data protection requirements. Responsible Marketing Marketing and advertising of gambling products has a negative impact on vulnerable groups within society. Consequently, operators are often required to comply with the relevant regulatory advertising code of practice. In an effort to promote responsible marketing, the Kenyan government has

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banned gambling adverts on mainstream media between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm. In Addition to this, the endorsement of sports betting by celebrities is strictly prohibited. Section 25 of the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act prohibits against the advertising of gambling without an approval from the Betting Control and Licensing Board. In addition, all approved advertisement must always contain warning messages of the negative effects of gambling. Protection of vulnerable gamblers. One of the most important principles of responsible gaming is the protection of vulnerable players from harm and exploitation by gambling companies. Although gambling addiction can affect anyone, some people and vulnerable social groups are at a higher risk of developing compulsive gambling behaviour. In Kenya, gambling operators are required to

implement self-exclusion programs, impose limits on the amount of time and money that players can spend on their sites. In an effort to protect people with an history of alcohol abuse, Section 26 of the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act prohibit against the consumption of alcoholic liquor within licensed betting premises. Anti-money laundering safety measures. Gambling operators have a responsibility to put in place checks and balances to prevent money laundering in their facilities and to reduce gambling being linked to crime. In addition to this, they also have a positive duty to report any suspicious transactions by their customers. In order to combat money laundering, the Kenyan Government require gambling operators to report all transactions above USD 10,000.


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South Africa - the State of Play Daniel Kustelski, CEO of Chalkline, takes a closer look at the market and the challenges faced by operators making a play in the wider Africa region

SPORTS BETTING in South Africa has been riding a significant growth trajectory for the past ten years. This is across both retail and online. While the product mix has changed a bit, it’s impossible to not notice the relentless growth of bookmakers across the region. Indeed, the shift of the gambling Rand from land-based casinos to sportsbooks is changing the landscape of the market in South Africa and beyond. Those that have embraced online and mobile early are the ones enjoying the greatest growth, but there are still opportunities for those a little late to the digital party. Operators already live are continuing to find new segments of players to engage and some are even expanding their brands and products outside of the country. Of course, as the market becomes increasingly competitive, we are seeing operators look to new and unique ways of acquiring customers. For many, this has seen them add different forms of gambling including fixed-odds numbers, RNG casino games and virtual sports. Others are seeking to differentiate through payments, bonusing and marketing activity. The pandemic has further accelerated the pace of this change; retail operators have had to ramp up their transition to online to mitigate the impact of retail closures. Online gambling now accounts for 23% of total GGR with the number only set to rise. But retail is a significant opportunity for acquiring customers and pushing them to online play - its potential as an online acquisition channel must not be overlooked. Brand loyalty counts: To date, the biggest names in African online gambling tend to have a heavy retail presence which they are leveraging to drive players online. There are several benefits to this. In the early days of any market trust remains a barrier and

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consumers look for brands they are familiar with. Another is that the cost of transitioning a retail player to online can be much lower than having to acquire an online player directly for the very first time. This is partly because players across Africa are promiscuous; most hold several accounts and will decide where to play simply based on the best bonus being offered. While operators may initially be happy to bonus their way to market share and loyalty, ultimately this is a race to the bottom. Those that can drive retail players online will be in the best position when it comes to achieving the highest customer lifetime value. Challenges being faced: South Africa and the wider African market have a unique set of challenges for operators to face - a copy and paste strategy from other markets will not work here. For example, there are regular power outages that cause issues for retail operators and disrupt mobile networks - this makes it hard to deliver a seamless customer experience. Mobile and technology advances differ from region to region. In some markets, this means launching with a stripped back product and service offering. Payments are another challenge - mobile money is central to the African betting market so operators must offer options such as M-Pesa, MoMo, Airtel, Orange Money and Tigo. The African markets where these options are available, including South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, enjoy much higher gambling activity. Regulatory intervention is another hurdle. Laws are added and amended all the time and many present complexities when it comes to taxes, data protection, etc. For operators and technology providers, this means taking a localised approach to each African market to ensure compliance but also to

deliver the best player experience. Despite these challenges, Africa offers plenty of untapped potential with retail sports betting GGR estimated to top $1.6bn and online sports betting GGR $521m by 2025. This is certainly the case in South Africa which currently accounts for 48% of the entire African market (based on GGR). So, how can operators leverage this potential? Unlocking the potential in South Africa: Having a digital presence is an absolute must. Of course, the online product must be of the highest possible standard while customer support needs to be flawless. Mobile is the platform for play in Africa, so particular attention needs to be paid to creating a superior mobile experience. This takes in product (markets, odds, bet-types), payments, bonuses and customer support. An online marketing strategy is important, but operators with a retail presence must use this to drive online acquisition. Capture players at the retail level and then delight them with new mobile betting products; this can include freeplay games as well as realmoney wagering opportunities. Freeplay is incredibly powerful in new markets as it helps to engage, educate and acclimate players to real-money betting. Loyalty schemes will be crucial, too. Of course, they need to be omni-channel if operators are to maximise the value of retail players online and online players in retail. Many tout the US as being the biggest online gambling opportunity in the world right now, and that it most certainly is. But Africa and South Africa in particular are still significant markets. They are not without challenges, but those that can crack the code when it comes to transitioning retail players to online will reap the rewards.



Caesars Sells African Casinos Caesars Entertainment has sold its African and European casino businesses to Silver Point Capital’s investment company Metropolitan Gaming in a deal believed to be worth £15-million plus carrying the company’s pension fund. IT IS understood from sources within the company that the Egyptian casinos, Caesars Cairo and the Kings & Queens Cairo and Ramses Cairo and that in South Africa, the Emerald Resort and Casino have been sold off to local operators. The total deal comprises 11 casinos in total with 4 in Africa and 7 in Europe. At present there has been no clarification on whether the deal to acquire all Caesars EMEA venues includes retaining the brand name. Silver Point plans to provide investment and strategic support to the business and work to develop Metropolitan as a leading brand in the luxury and premium gaming sectors,

Metropolitan said. “We are very excited about the opportunity to acquire a number of historic and high-end casinos in the United Kingdom. The acquisition fits well with Silver Point’s focus on investing in high-quality businesses at opportune times,” said Edward Mulé, Founding Partner of Silver Point. Metropolitan Gaming also announced that former Mohegan Gaming COO Michael Silberling, has been appointed as CEO. “I am excited to join the amazing team at Metropolitan Gaming. The world, the global economy, and the hospitality industry have been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, but I

believe that this team is well positioned to lead a strong rebound of this business, benefitting from their experience and expertise, and a partner that is committed to invest.” Regarding future plans, Silberling describes Metropolitan Gaming as focused on job creation and investment as the company partners with employees, regulators and the community “to create a safe, fun and memorable experience” for customers. Metropolitan Gaming Holdco Limited is a new gaming entity, created on July 12 by the combination of Silver Point Capital and Lancer Capital Management, both U.S. based private equity companies.

New Lease of Life for South Africa’s Second Oldest Casino Resort Wild Coast Sun has reason to celebrate, having just been awarded a 20 year gaming licence on the eve of the property’s 40th birthday celebration this month. THE WILD Coast Sun was opened in 1981, two years after the launch of Sun City. The Resort straddles the Eastern Cape side of the Mtamvuna River border with KwaZulu-Natal. Transkei Sun International limited, which

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owns The Wild Coast Sun Resort, has been in discussions with the Eastern Cape Gambling Board (ECGB) to renew its casino licence. Graham Wood, Sun International’s Chief

Operating Officer for hospitality said, “It has been a long road, but we are delighted to now have a 20-year casino licence, which will expire in 2041. We have worked very hard with our partners, The Mbizana Development Trust and The Mgungundlovu Communal Property Association to secure our casino licence. This brings certainty to our employees and our surrounding communities.” For the past 40 years the property has also positively contributed to the Eastern Cape Provincial fiscus through its contribution in taxes, gaming fees and levies. The Resort also provides support to the surrounding community through its various social and enterprise development efforts. The Wild Coast is Sun International’s only beachfront Resort where visitors can step out of their hotel and onto the beach. From its earliest days as a casino and hotel the property has grown into what is now an exciting beach Resort with an endless array of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. Continued on page 30


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Evolution Powers Online Live Games for SunBet in South Africa Evolution today announced that it has gone live in South Africa with online gaming services for SunBet, the online betting arm of Sun International Hotel and Casino Group, through an agreement with Bede Gaming. THE SUNBET online Sportsbook, which now includes a comprehensive line up of Evolution online live dealer games, tables and game shows, recently went live to players on desktop and mobile. Ezugi’s offering will follow in the coming weeks. The agreement with Evolution gives SunBet full access to the extensive Evolution and Ezugi live games portfolio: classics such as Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat, a new generation of online live game shows such as Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt, Crazy Time, Dream Catcher, Lightning Roulette and Deal or No Deal Live, the most popular live Poker variants, and also innovative First Person/RNG versions of key Evolution titles. Sun International is one of the largest landbased casino operators in South Africa and has a diverse profile of assets that includes not only modern and well-located casinos but also worldclass five-star hotels and some of the world’s

premier resorts including the renowned Palace of the Lost City at Sun City The move into online live dealer with Evolution’s globally proven online offering gives Sun International the ability to extend the casino experience beyond their land-based venues and normal opening times. Not only will it allow land-based customers to play at times when they are unable to visit the physical casino in person, it also enables full flexibility and the ability to maintain the customer relationship at times when venues have restricted opening due to South Africa’s Covid protocols and curfews. Nitesh Matai, General Manager: Sports Betting at Sun International said: “In sports betting, SunBet is renowned for its astounding online betting experience across a whole range of sports, complete with sophisticated features such as Action Bets, over 100,000 Live

in-Play events and Cash out. The world-class Evolution and Ezugi online live dealer offering now takes our online service for our customers to another level. Perhaps most exciting of all is that it provides all the live exhilaration of a visit to a modern casino plus a new generation of incredibly entertaining live game shows that offer huge variety and choice.” Dean Finder, CEO of Evolution Services SA, commented: “We are enormously excited by the potential of the SunBet partnership. Our live dealer solutions are extremely complementary to the existing Sun International and SunBet offering, not only in terms of replicating the land-based gaming experience but also by extending and diversifying their existing and very strong online sports betting offering.” Visit www.evolution.com for more information.

New Lease of Life for South Africa’s Second Oldest Casino Resort Continued from page 28 The Resort’s General Manager Peter Tshidi said, “The timing of our casino licence is momentous as we are about to celebrate our 40th birthday toward the end of this month. We now have the certainty that for the next 20 years

this incredible resort, and all of our people, can continue to create great lasting memories for all our guests long into the future.” The Wild Coast Sun resort can be seen in the current MNet Survivor series which was filmed in a bio-bubble on the property during lockdown. According to a media statement released by the

Eastern Cape Gambling Board, the casino licence term, among other benefits, brings substantial socio-economic dividends to the local community and to the Province. Forty nine point nine percent (49.9%) of the shares in the Wild Coast Sun Casino are now held by the Mgungundlovu and Mbizana communities. The Mgungundlovu Community Trust, (now) owners of the land as a result of the land restitution process, will for the first time financially benefit from the casino licence while the Mbizana community trust has been part of the previous licence. The Wild Coast Sun submitted the only application for the licence on 15 April 2019 which provided for the management and operation of the casino and the resort by Sun International. The application was partly approved by the Board on 18 August 2019, but the licence was not awarded due to concerns relating to inter alia the achievement of the Board’s transformation objectives and the benefits that would accrue to the local PDI shareholders (local referring to PDIs in the Province). The Board issued directives to address its concerns and was only prepared to award the licence once its concerns had been adequately addressed.



Lottoland SA introduces New Sportsbook Lottoland South Africa has introduced a brand-new product with the launch of Sportsland, its dedicated sportsbook, which went live on 13 September 2021. Lottoland SA’s mainly lotto-based Fixed Odds Betting player customer base now has the opportunity to bet via this new sportsbook by backing their team or individual sportsman or woman, in a variety of exciting sports matches locally and internationally.

SOUTH AFRICAN sports and television personality Vanes-Mari Du Toit, who is the ambassador for Sportsland, says: ‘Lottoland South Africa is thrilled to announce that the sports covered by Sportsland, will range from rugby, cricket and soccer, to golf, motorsport, boxing, tennis and MMA fighting, and many more. It will be a one-stop, online sports betting portal allowing supporters of the game an easy way to place their bets from the comfort of their own home, or on their smart phone wherever they are.’ Lottoland is already well-known as a respected global leader in online fixed odds

betting, operating in 15 countries across the world, with over 10 million customers worldwide. Lottoland South Africa is a game changer for South Africa’s betting landscape and is fully licensed and regulated by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. In addition to Sportsland, it offers over 30 different draws for players to bet on, including the chance to place fixed odds bets on some of the world’s biggest lotteries, including the EuroMillions, US MegaMillions and US PowerBall. Even though these wins can run into multi-millions, bets start from as little as R1 each.

Hollywoodbets Launches Foundation Proudly South African betting operator, Hollywoodbets, has always had the needs of the community at heart. The company’s Corporate Social Investment policy was established in 2012 and has grown tremendously over the last decade. With the Hollywoodbets My Community Programme positively impacting thousands of lives through various projects, the company has taken the next step to elevate these initiatives. HOLLYWOODBETS IS proud to announce the launch of the Hollywood Foundation, which aims to bring hope to local communities through collaborative efforts that make a sustainable impact. As a fully-fledged non-profit organisation that plays an active role in the communities within which it operates, the Foundation aims to operate programmes that will lend a helping hand to South African communities. With its very own passionate team, the organisation aims to find ways to make

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a difference in many lives with projects focussing on welfare, education, sports, arts and culture, as well as investing in SMMEs. To kick-off, the Hollywood Foundation has pledged to inject a massive R9 million across various projects around South Africa. These include the continuation of the annual Hollywoodbets Back to School campaign, The Future is Bright bursary initiative and social welfare projects. “Over the years, Hollywoodbets has witnessed, first hand, the challenges faced

by South African communities. We have also seen the positive results that arise from investing in meaningful initiatives, and how powerful giving hope can be. We are proud to launch the Hollywood Foundation as this next step will take our development projects even further. The Foundation will work together with our communities, organisations and ultimately people who need support to ensure a brighter future,” said Suren Rampersadh, Hollywoodbets Chief Executive Officer.



Durban Casino Launches ‘World-First’ Call Card 52 Game A Durban casino may be the first place in the world to introduce the popular “Call Card” game into a formal gaming environment. SIBAYA CASINO has confirmed that the game it is calling “Call Card 52” had been approved by the KwaZulu-Natal Gaming & Betting Board and was operational in a new lounge at the casino. “Owing to the fact that this is a new game, we chose to do a soft launch but the results are already very good,” said Sibaya gaming manager, Robin Kennedy, who was responsible for patenting the game on behalf of Sun International. “The take-up is huge, particularly on weekends and word of it is moving fast throughout the province,” he said. Kennedy, who has over three decades of experience, across the Sun International group said he had been made aware of the game by several of his clients and saw the opportunity to ‘legalise it’. “The entire process took eight months. We initially had to patent the name and then lodge

Members of the Sibaya Executive team Robbie Naidoo, Robin Kennedy, Myan Moodley, Deshun Naidoo, and Clix Salman with the Sibaya models at the exciting launch event for Call Card 52.

the concept with the board. Fortunately, they were very amenable and received our proposal positively.” KwaZulu-Natal Gaming and Betting Board CEO, Portia Baloyi congratulated Sibaya on this level of innovation. “Approving a new card game doesn’t happen every day. Congratulations to GM Myan Moodley and his team at Sibaya. “We wish them the best of luck with Call Card 52,” she said.

Robin Kennedy, Sibaya Gaming Manager, explains how simple and fun it is to play the new Call Card 52 game to invited guests.

Sibaya GM Myan Moodley said that Call Card was particularly popular in the KZN region. “We believe the game came to South Africa with the Indian settlers in 1860. “And since then it has not looked back. The game is flourishing, particularly in townships of KZN. “Hence our reason for bringing it onto the floor,” he said. The game itself is very simple with participants left to guess when a single numbered card in a pack of 52 arrives. If the participant bets on “Card Win” and wins, they will be paid even money less a 10% rake or commission. If someone bets on “Card Lose” and they win they get paid even money without having to pay the rake. A player can earn 11/1 odds if he bets that the chosen card is the first to be drawn out the pack.

Ithuba Holdings Hails Court Victory over Lottostar Ithuba Holdings has said the court victory earlier this week sends a strong signal to gaming companies that have been profiting by illegally feeding off the National Lottery. “IN A landmark judgment for the gaming sector, Ithuba, as the authorised National Lottery Operator, has won its longstanding case against bookmaker Lottostar. Ithuba and the National Lotteries Commission in 2016, brought an application for a declaratory order and interdict against Lottostar. The judgment declares that the bookmaker’s practice of taking bets on the outcome of any lottery (including the South African National Lottery) is illegal,” Ithuba said in a statement. Ithuba CEO Charmaine Mabuza, said, “We welcome the judgement which reaffirms that only Ithuba as the National Lottery operator can lawfully offer bets on the lottery. Ithuba has always been driven by the desire to offer maximum contributions towards the betterment of South Africans. Ithuba has touched many lives through its high-impact programmes and contributed over R1.8 billion to various socioeconomic initiatives and good causes through lottery ticket sales.” “When gaming companies illegally encroach

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on this terrain, they are in effect siphoning off funds that contribute positively to the betterment of the South African economy. The judgment, delivered by the Mpumalanga High Court of Appeal, sets a precedent for Ithuba to challenge any bookmaker deriving free financial benefits through unlawfully accepting bets on the outcome of the National Lottery, and to any responsible Provincial Gambling Board to put an end to this unlawful practice,” Ithuba further stated. “Lottostar along with Betting World (which was granted leave to intervene as the third

respondent) were taking bets on the outcome of the South African National Lottery and some foreign lottery draws. Both companies relied on their bookmaker licences, issued by the Mpumalanga Gaming Board. However, the Provincial Gambling Act does not empower provincial gaming boards to authorise bookmakers to accept bets on the outcome of the National Lottery draws.” The High Court interdicted Lottostar from offering bets on the outcome of any lottery and directed Lottostar, the Mpumalanga Gaming Board and Betting World to pay all Ithuba’s legal costs. The judgment declared the exclusive right of Ithuba to operate the National Lottery to be statutorily protected. This makes it illegal for any bookmaker to offer bets on the National Lottery. Lottostar has said that it would be appealing the decision made by the High Court of Mpumalanga. The company has since given its lawyers instructions to commence with an appeal on its behalf. (SOURCE: Sunday World)


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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 illegal 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.

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

021-421 7771 021-419 2225 021-421 7771 031-583 9800 021-419 2225 087 350 1456 031-583 9800 031 368 087 350 1456 9700 (031) 548 6069 031 368 9700 (031) 548 6069 011 279 7900 011 384 1900 011 279 7900 011 791 5507 011 384 1900 011 791 5507 011 346 6000 011 346 6000

011 268 6434 FAX 021 551 0195 011 268 6434 021 551 0195

Fax: 031 368 3950 (031) 548 6070 Fax: 031 368 3950 (031) 548 6070 086 648 1226 086 262 6045 086 648 1226 011 791 1609 086 262 6045 011 791 1609 www.ithubalottery.co.za www.ithubalottery.co.za

011 542 2760 011 542 2760 011 279 7900 011 279 7900

086 648 1226 086 648 1226

011 787 7744 011 787 7744

MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS WHO’S WHO TEL FAX/EMAIL MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS WHO’S WHO 3 POINT GAMING

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.

011 268 6420 TEL 021 526 4440 011 268 6420 021 526 4440

3 POINT GAMING Andy Hudson (Managing Director): Andy Hudson (Managing Director): Samantha Dennison (General Manager): Samantha Dennison (General Manager): Kobus de la Porte (Technical Sales Manager) Kobus de la Porte (Technical Sales Manager) Alicia Nydoo (Financial Manager) Alicia Nydoo (Financial Manager) ACE SUPPLIERS ACE SUPPLIERS Managing Director: Cliff Lamberton Managing Director: Cliff Lamberton

TEL FAX/EMAIL +27 11 468 1315 aph@3pointgaming.co.za +27 11 468 1315 1315 aph@3pointgaming.co.za +27 11 468 shd@3pointgaming.co.za +27 11 468 1315 5365 shd@3pointgaming.co.za +27 73 396 kdl@3pointgaming.co.za +27 73 396 5365 kdl@3pointgaming.co.za +27 11 468 1315 and@3pointgaming.co.za +27 11 468 1315 and@3pointgaming.co.za (011) 514 5000 (011) 514 5000 (011) 514 5050 (011) 514 5050

cliff@aces.co.za cliff@aces.co.za support@aces.co.za support@aces.co.za

Managing Director Mike Alexander Managing Director – Mike–Alexander Sales Manager – Paul Nicole Operations Director – Ovy Litlhakanyane Operations manager – Ovy – Litlhakanyane Compliance Director Pramodh Munbodh Compliance Manager – Pramodh ARUZE GAMING AFRICA Munbodh ARUZE GAMING AFRICA General Manager: Riaan Swart General Manager: Riaan Swart Sales Manager: Jan Snyman Sales Manager: Jan Snyman

(011) 997 4208 (011) 997 4208 (011) 997 4200 (011) 997 4235 (011) 997 4235 (011) 997 4214 (011) 997 4214

mike.alexander@umafrika.co.za mike.alexander@umafrika.co.za paul.nicole@umafrika.co.za ovy.litlhakanyane@umafrika.co.za ovy.litlhakanyane@umafrika.co.za pramodh.munbodh@umafrika.co.za pramodh.munbodh@umafrika.co.za

Product Compliance Manager: Grantham Daniels Product Compliance Manager: Grantham Daniels Technical Manager: Theunis MalanMalan Technical Manager: Theunis ATOMIC GAMING ATOMIC GAMING Managing Director - Cliff Lamberton Managing Director - Cliff Lamberton Operations Director - Andrew Stewart Operations Director - Andrew Stewart Technical Manager - Bheki Manzini CASINO SPECIALISED SERVICES CASINO SPECIALISED SERVICES

(011) 466 3388 (011) 466 3388 (011) 466 3388 (011) 466 3388

Peter.lobban@aruzegaming.co.za Peter.lobban@aruzegaming.co.za annemarie@aruzegaming.co.za annemarie@aruzegaming.co.za gratham.daniels@aruzegaming.co.za gratham.daniels@aruzegaming.co.za theunis@aruzegaming.co.za theunis@aruzegaming.co.za

(011) 514 5100 (011) 514 5100 (011) 514 5100 (011) 514 5100 (011) 514 5100

cliffl@atomicgaming.co.za cliffl@atomicgaming.co.za andrews@atomicgaming.co.za andrews@atomicgaming.co.za bhekim@atomicgaming.co.za

MD - Shaun Govender MD - Shaun Govender CUSTOM GAMING SOLUTIONS CUSTOM GAMING SOLUTIONS

0832001800 0832001800

(011) 728 2031 (011) 728 2031

Steve Diversi – MD MD Steve Diversi Operation Manager: JP Morton JP Morton – Operation Manager Deputy operation: Ajay RamdinVincent – seniorTokwe tech Technical; Ajay Ramdin Daniel Makua – tech Technical; Nolo Msini CREATIVE EDGE CREATIVE EDGE MD - Warren Cooper MD - Warren Cooper

565 1238 +27 82082 5651238 +27 11079 805491 0005 1453 +27 11078 805803 0005 0424 +27 11062 805495 0005 2672 +27 11 805 0005

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011 864 3120 011 864 3120

credge@iafrica.com credge@iafrica.com

24/7 Support: 24/7 Support: UMAFRIKA TECHNOLOGIES UMAFRIKA TECHNOLOGIES

(011) 466 3388 (011) 466 3388 (011) 466 3388 (011) 466 3388 Africa Business Development Consultant: Peter Lobban (011) 466 3388 Africa Business Development Consultant: Peter Lobban (011) 466 3388 Compliance Manager: Ann-Marie van Heerden (011) 466 3388 Compliance Manager: Ann-Marie van Heerden (011) 466 3388

DRGT™ AFRICA (PTY) LTD GAMER Managing Director: Charl Geyser MD (Sales) - Dennis Williams

riaan@aruzegaming.co.za riaan@aruzegaming.co.za jan@aruzegaming.co.za jan@aruzegaming.co.za

+272845 87 701 0740 Dennis@origingamer.co.za charl@drgt.net (011) 784 +27 87 701 0740 Marc@origingamer.co.za allwin@drgt.net (011) 8845454 +27 87 701 0740 arnold@drgt.net (012) 6632273 +27 87 701 0740 Ian.Mossop@GameSmart.co.za rushiel@drgt.net (012) 6632273 Dennis.Meyer@GameSmart.co.za +27 87 701 0740 duncan@drgt.net

Manager: Allwin Language Sales -General Marc Molle Operations Manager: Arnold Moffat GAMESMART MD - Ian Mossop Finance Manager, Rushiel Prag Sales and Marketing - Dennis Meyer Marketing Manager, Duncan Pollock IGT-AFRICA Technical Support +27 60 544 6204 support-za@drgt.net Sales & Marketing Dir - Mario Vilela (011) 317-1091 (011) 317-1017 GAMER Sales Manager (Bingo & LPM Africa ) - De Waal Fourie (011) 317-1041 (011) 317-1017 MD (Sales) - Dennis Williams (011) 784 2845 Dennis@origingamer.co.za Sales Manager - Etienne van Rooyen 011 317 1022 011 317 1017 Sales - Marc Molle (011) 8845454 Marc@origingamer.co.za Sales Executive (Other Africa) - Stella Tkachova 011 317 1043 011 317 1017 GAMESMART Operations - Eugene Mogami (011) 317 1062 (011) 317 1017 MD- -Riaan Ian Mossop (012) 6632273 Ian.Mossop@GameSmart.co.za Systems Butler (011) 317 1122 riaan.butler@igt.com MP GAMING Sales and Marketing - Dennis Meyer (012) 6632273 Dennis.Meyer@GameSmart.co.za Eduard Rall - Managing Director 072 855 1709 Eduard.Rall@mpgaming.co.za IGT-AFRICA Markus Prader - Director Dir - Mario Vilela 076 991 8013 Sales & Marketing (011) 317-1091 Markus.Prader@mpgaming.co.za (011) 317-1017 Clint Young - Director 076 991 8013 Clint.Young@mpgaming.co.za Sales Manager (Bingo & LPM Africa ) - De Waal Fourie (011) 317-1041 (011) 317-1017 Namedi Mphahlele - Director 072 139 6883 Namedi.Mphahlele@mpgaming.co.za Sales Manager - Etienne van Rooyen 011 317 1022 011 317 1017 Yolindi Duplessis - Sales and Admin Manager Yolindi.Duplessis@mpgaming.co.za Sales Executive 011 317 1043 011 317 1017 NOVOMATIC AFRICA(Other Africa) - Stella Tkachova

Operations - Eugene Mogami (011) 317 1062 (011) 317 1017 MD – Gordon Cameron 011 847 9700 sales@novomaticafrica.co.za Systems - Riaan Butler (011) 317 1122 riaan.butler@igt.com Sales – Deon Valkenborgh 011 847 9700 sales@novomaticafrica.co.za Technical Einstein Luther 011 847 9700 einstein@novomaticafrica.co.za MP–GAMING SG GAMING AFRICA Eduard Rall - Managing Director 072 855 1709 Eduard.Rall@mpgaming.co.za SeniorMarkus DirectorPrader – Wavell Alexander (011) 571 wavell.alexander@scientifi cgames.com - Director 076 7500 991 8013 Markus.Prader@mpgaming.co.za Director of Systems & Operations – Jacques Mc Lean (011) 571 7500 jacques.mclean@scientificgames.com Clint Young - Director 076 991 8013 Clint.Young@mpgaming.co.za Director Compliance – Ishmael Masoka (011) 571 7500 ishmael.masoka@scientificgames.com Namedi Mphahlele - Director 072 139 6883 Namedi.Mphahlele@mpgaming.co.za Senior Manager Operations – Pieter Boers (011) 571 7500 pieter.boers@scientificgames.com Yolindi Duplessis - Sales and Admin Manager Yolindi.Duplessis@mpgaming.co.za Sales Manager – Juan Mc Ewan (011) 571 7500 juan.mcewan@scientifi cgames.com NOVOMATIC AFRICA Field Services Manager – Wendall Kaba (011) 571 7500 wendall.kaba@scientificgames.com MD – Gordon Cameron 011 847 9700 gordon@novomaticafrica.co.za SIGNATURE GAMING Managing DirectorSargent Sales – Deon Quentin Valkenborgh Strategic DirectorFelicia Roman Technical – Einstein Luther Operations Director-AFRICA Mike Stein SG GAMING Commercial manager - Stephany Geremia Senior Director GM - Wavell Alexander Compliance Manager- Tamzyn Steenkamp Director Compliance - Ishmael Masoka Marketing & PA- Hayley Nel Sales Manager - Juan McEwan Technical Manager- Andries Dhlamini Sales Manager - Sue-Marie Service ManagerKhanya Luthuli Swart Senior Manager Operations - Pieter Boers info@signaturegaming.co.za Field Services Manager - Shalom Nchabeleng OMEGA GAMING DirectorQuentin Sargent SIGNATURE GAMING Managing DirectorStephany Geremia Managing Director - Quentin Sargent Co-directorsObert Matshili and Felicia Operations Director - Mike Stein Roman Commercial Director - Stephany Geremia Sales and Product Manager- Stuart Browne Sales and Compliance Administrator - Lili Kozul Commercial Manager- Marlien Henn Technical ManagerSOLUTIONS - Andries Dhlamini SIMPLICIT-E GAMING

Service Manager Khanya Luthuli Managing Director - Charl Geyser OMEGA GAMING Operations – Arnold Moffatt Compliance – TBA Managing Director - Quentin Sargent Finance - Jansie van der Merwe Operations Director - Mike Stein Marketing - KirstenDirector Hulley-Miller Commercial - Stephany Geremia Sales - Nick Ferguson Technical Director - Obert Matshili Systems - Theuns Jonck Sales and Marketing Executive - Sue-Marie Swart Technical Support 060 544 6204 Sales and Compliance Administrator - Hayley Nel TCSJOHNHUXLEY TCSJOHNHUXLEY Managing Director - Nicci Smith Managing – Christiaan Els Financial DirectorDirector – Christiaan Els Head of Operations – Phil Hockaday Business Development Manager - Werner Coetzee Business Development Manager - Mark Technical Manager – Warren JonesHowell Compliance Officer – Tanya–van Sales and Marketing LizaZyl Wagner Technical Manager – Warren Jones Sales and Marketing – Liza Wagner

(011) 745 07779700 011 847 (011) 745 07779700 011 847 (011) 745 0777 (011) 745 0777 (011) 571 7500 (011) 745 0777 (011) 571 7500 (011) 745 0777 (011) 571 7500 (011) 745 0777 (011) 571 7500 (011) 745 0777 (011) 571 7500 (011) 571 7500 (011) 745 0777 (011) 745 0777 (011) 745 0777 (011) 745 0777 +27 87 701 0740 +27 87 701 0740 +27 87 701 0740 +27 87 701 0740

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38 I Gaming For Africa I October / November 2018


List of S.A. Gaming Legislators & Associations PROVINCE

CONTACT

TELEPHONE

FAX

WEBSITE

NATIONAL GAMBLING BOARD LOTTERIES BOARD EASTERN CAPE

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. Elijah Tijane (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

010 003 3475 012 432 1300 043 702 8300 0437 028 300 053 832 0490 053 832 0490 021 480 7400 021 480 7400 018 381 3215 018 381 3215 013 750 8000 (013) 750 8000 015 230 2300

0866185729 012 362 2591 043 748 2218 0437 482 218 053 830 4838 053 830 4838 021 422 2603 021 422 2603 018 381 4421 018 381 4421 013 750 8099 013 750 8099 015 295 3566 015 230 2300 011 581 4900 011 581 4900 086 501 8126 086 501 8126 051 404 0322 051 875 2460 +27(0)11 011 9091

www.ngb.org.za www.nlb.org.za www.ecgbb.co.za

NORTHERN CAPE WESTERN CAPE NORTHWEST MPUMALANGA LIMPOPO GAUTENG KWAZULU-NATAL FREE STATE CASINO ASSOCIATION OF SA

011 581 4800 011 581 4800 033 345 2714 033 345 2714 051 404 0300 051 405 5483 011 011 9032

www.ncgb.co.za www.wcgrb.co.za www.nwgb.co.za www.mer.org.za www.lgb.org.za 015 295 3566 www.ggb.org.za www.ggb.org.za www.kzngbb.co.za www.fsgb.co.za www.casasa.org.za

(OUTSIDE SOUTH AFRICA DIAL 0927 – PLUS AREA CODE WITHOUT 0)

African Gaming Regulators & Associations

Botswana Gambling Authority www.gamblingauthority.co.bw

Ghana Gaming Commission www.gamingcommissiongh.com GRAF Gaming Regulators Africa Forum www.gamingregulatorsafricaforum.com

Kenya Betting Control & Licensing Board www.presidency.go.ke/index.php/betting-controland-licensing-board

Uganda Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board www.lgrb.go.ug

Malawi Gaming Board www.gamingboard.org.mw Tanzania Gaming Board www.gbt.go.tz

WESTERN CAPE

EASTERN CAPE

NORTHERN CAPE

FREE STATE

KWAZULU-NATAL

NORTH/WEST

GAUTENG

MPUMALANGA

LIMPOPO PROVINCE

Maintenance and supplier licence holders 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

0862243463

(011) 315 2711

(011) 315 2722

COMPANY

TELEPHONE

Bergmann Automaten GmbH Biddcom Software

(National Licence)

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

(National Licence)

Coin Security Cotswold Micro Systems Ltd

FAX

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(011) 493 6246

(011) 493 2568

Custom Gaming Solutions

(National Licence)

0860 664443

086 555 4677

DRGT™ Africa

(National Licence)

087 701 0470

086 689 5445

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

GVV

(National Licence)

011 823 6278

0865 002 611

IGT - Africa

(National Licence)

(011) 317 1000

(011) 317 1017

(011) 466 2821

(011) 466 2822

Money Autotech (Pty) Ltd

MP Gaming

(National Licence)

076 991 8013

086 563 4775

Novomatic Africa (Pty) Ltd

(National Licence)

(011) 847 9700

(011) 315 1579

Omega Gaming (Pty) Ltd

(National Licence)

(011) 745 0777

(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

(011) 315 7910

(011) 315 7912

SA Gaming TCS John Huxley

(National Licence)

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Tsoaranang Holdings UmAfrika Technologies (Pty) Ltd

• (National Licence)

(011) 997 4200

(011) 608 0030

Viscount Portfolio (Pty) Ltd Viva Bingo

(011) 314 1720

(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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