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Simplicit-e Gaming launches Ainsworth’s all new EVO


New Gaming Regulatory Body for Mpumalanga

PwC Releases Gaming Outlook ®

NCEMS Tender for South African LPMs Awarded

Casino Association of South Africa’s Annual Survey

Tsogo COO Glenn Joseph on the Future of Gaming


EDITOR Roy Bannister CONSULTING EDITOR Tom Learmont ACCOUNTS & Administration Fax: 086 648 1634 Email: PUBLISHER & Advertising Headstart Productions P.O.Box 607 Langebaan 7357 Fax: 086 648 1634 Cell: 082-468-8622 e-mail: LAYOUT AND DESIGN Nicole Cook 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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FOLLOWING SHORTLY on the heels of Clarion’s ICE-breaker African gaming conference in late October, came the announcement from the world’s leading gaming trade event organiser that Clarion will be hosting ICE Africa in October 2018. If you were at Gaming Africa a month-or-so ago, you will no doubt have been astounded by the quality of delegates, speakers, training and networking opportunities that Clarion managed to put together in a very short space of time. As many at the event attested - and quite a few also closed some great business deals with people from across the continent - the event was exactly what Africa needs. So, be sure not to miss out when ICE Africa rolls around in October 2018. You can see some images from the event on pages 10 to 13 of this issue of Gaming for Africa, and also read some resounding endorsements from operators and suppliers that attended the event. So, make sure you’re at the most exciting gaming event - ICE Africa in October next year in Johannesburg, South Africa - and that you’re on the mailing list by registering your interest at In other exciting news, the National Gambling Board has awarded the tender to operate the NCEMS (National Central Electronic Monitoring System) for LPMs - given that LPM Gross Gambling Revenue is projected to expand at a 7.5% compound annual rate to R3.9 billion in 2021, from R2.7 billion in 2016, this is exciting news for the successful operator. Roy Bannister

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NCEMS Tender for South African LPMs Awarded


New Gaming Regulatory Body formed in Mpumalanga


Tsogo COO Glenn Joseph on the Future of Gaming


PwC Releases Gaming Outlook


Aruze Gaming Reflects on an Awesome Year


Clarion Announces ICE Africa 2018


Clarion’s Gaming Africa a Massive Success


Casino Association of South Africa’s Annual Survey


DR Gaming Technology™ one step away from true Cardless Technology


Ainsworth set to launch Mega Choice Treasures™ into the South Africa Sector


Konami Beat Square wins Best Slot Product


NWGB Issues Two Notices to Alleged Illegal Gambling Operations


Gaminator Scorpion hits the South African Market with a Sting


Bingo Association Seeks a CEO


Suncoast Becomes First South African Casino to Offer LOTUS ROULETTE PRO


Graceland Casino’s Horseshoe Smoking Casino


John McGregor Joins Hemingways Casino as Complex General Manager


Super Payouts from Montecasino’s Slots and Tables Innovations


Gauteng Gambling Board hosts IAGR Conference


Mykonos Casino General Manager Marks 30 Years in Gaming


Manufacturers & Suppliers Who’s Who


African Gaming Regulators & Associations


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NCEMS Tender for South African LPMs Awarded The South African National Gambling Board has announced the winning bid for the country’s NCEMS (National Central Electronic Monitoring System). The new 8-year NCEMS contract has been awarded to Route Monitoring (Pty ) Ltd. THE NCEMS monitors South Africa’s more than 11 500 operational LPM (Limited Payout Machine) Slots situated in pubs, clubs, shebeens and taverns across the country. LPMs (or AWPs as they are known in some markets) have a limited wager and limited prize and make up the country’s route market. Although national legislation allows for a total of 50 000 LPM slots outside of casinos, the roll-out of LPMs has been somewhat slow, but LPM GGR is projected to expand

at a 7.5% compound annual rate to R3.9 billion in 2021, from R2.7 billion in 2016. Route Monitoring (Pty) Ltd’s contract includes the supply, installation, commisioning, operation, management and maintenance of a national central monitoring system (NCEMS) for limited payout machines in the republic of South Africa and collection of related monitoring fees for eight years. It is believed that the award may be challenged by previous CEMS Operator, Zonke Monitoring Systems.

New Gaming Regulatory Body for Mpumalanga The Mpumalanga Gambling Board (MGB) and the Mpumalanga Liquor Authority (MLA) officialy merged to form a new regulatory body called the Mpumalanga Economic Regulator (MER), that will oversee all gaming and liquorrelated regulation. The new regulatory entity, its office bearers, vision and mission can be viewed on the MER website at

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Glenn Joseph Focuses on Growing Gaming Glenn Joseph is embracing his role as Chief Operating Officer of Tsogo Sun Gaming, having moved up from his position as Operations Director and GM of Montecasino on 1 July, alongside new CEO Jacques Booysen and fellow COO – of Tsogo Sun hotels – and long-time friend, Ravi Nadasen. HE SAYS the new job is very different to his former position as head of Montecasino. “As the leader of a property like Montecasino, your role is both strategic as well as operational and customer-facing, with a large requirement for attending events, shows, and launches, which makes it an exciting environment to be in. The move has meant stepping away and taking a holistic view of Tsogo Sun. The pressure is different because the decisions you make affect the entire group, and on the flip side there is an opportunity to replicate successes.” He notes that Tsogo Sun is ultimately in the business of creating great experiences. “The more people we attract, the greater the experiences we can create. At Montecasino, my focus was on ensuring that we’re maintaining our relevance in our catchment area by being innovative. Now it’s about taking that experience and applying it to the wider group.” He acknowledges that the country is going through an economically tough time, “But I’m a firm believer that that’s when good leaders are born. It’s during these times that you need to be innovative and do things differently. We need to evolve and move with the times, and even though they’re tough, we have tremendous opportunities to stand out. With fantastic people, passion, innovative thinking, and the right attitude, we have a solid foundation to build on.” He says the challenge is to grow. “We’ve set milestones to grow the business that are not measured on financial growth; it’s all about growing leaders, and the bottom line will take care of itself.” In fact, he says he measures his own success by the number of leaders he has inspired and grown. Joseph himself has grown through the ranks since joining Tsogo Sun 10 years ago. He grew up in Durban, attending the same schools as Ravi Nadasen, his counterpart at the head of Tsogo Sun hotels. He completed a commerce degree at Natal University and after his articles and a few jobs in Durban, which included two years as a Group Cost Accountant with Amalgamated Hospitals where he developed costing models for the hospital group to determine the most cost-efficient hospitals for different procedures that would deliver highest return. He came to Johannesburg and joined Medscheme, working in various departments, followed by Microsoft, where he worked as Financial Manager for West East Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands. He loved it, but when an offer came to move to Atlanta, Joseph and his new wife found that they couldn’t leave the country of their birth, so he took a job as Finance Manager at Montecasino, excited at the prospect of using his finance background to enhance the casino operation. He was soon promoted to look after both operations and finance for the property, and in 2012, he took over as GM of Montecasino. While at Tsogo Sun, he has also completed the Executive Development Programme through the University of Stellenbosch. Tsogo Sun Gaming, which incorporates 14 casino and entertainment destinations around the country, and entails 359 tables and 9 857 slot machines, restaurants, bars, events, theatres, retail conferencing, cinemas, theme parks, and entertainment, represents 69% of the group revenue. According to the group’s 2017 Integrated Report, gaming guest satisfaction is at 77%. An important part of the Tsogo Sun Gaming operating model is to ensure that the properties remain fresh, attractive, and appealing as the vast majority of customers are locally-based regular visitors. Also important is the Tsogo Sun 04 I Gaming For Africa I December 2017 / January 2018

Rewards loyalty programme, as 76% of gaming revenue is contributed by active Rewards club members. Joseph explains the significant value that gaming in general adds to the country. “According to the National Gaming Board statistics for 2017, casinos make up 64% of gaming taxes.” He says that, looking at locations of the major entertainment destinations – Montecasino in Fourways, Suncoast in Durban, Silverstar in Krugersdorp, Gold Reef City in south Johannesburg, and others to a smaller extent – businesses have mushroomed in those areas in the past 15 years as a direct result of the casinos creating demand.” The gaming sector is strong and there is still growth as it widens its footprint with different types of gaming such as EBTs (electronic bingo terminals) and LPMs (limited pay-out machines). “It’s an exciting time for gaming because there’s so much change – it’s evolving in a positive way,” he says. As for Tsogo Sun Gaming, Joseph says he intends ensuring that growth will continue “by focusing on the things that move the dial – people, leadership, and doing things differently to how we’ve done them before. We’re competing for share of entertainment wallet, and it’s my job to look at how we maintain our relevance – which means being innovative. With this in mind, the focus is on everyone working for a common cause, which is entrenched in livingTSOGO.” Tsogo Sun’s leadership approach is value based and referred to as livingTSOGO. It reflects that the group’s employees are their biggest asset and are invaluable in creating great experiences for guests. This includes optimising the potential and capacity of employees to deliver distinctive and consistent guest experiences. Joseph’s business philosophy aligns clearly with this. “If you look after your people they will look after your business. It’s particularly important in a 24/7 operation because when you go home you need to know that the standard you left and the focus you set are maintained.” Both Joseph and co-COO and friend Ravi Nadasen are also working at finding ways to integrate gaming with hotels, making decisions that will benefit the company as a whole. Joseph is married with two girls, aged seven and nine. He met his wife 13 years ago while still at Microsoft – and chose Montecasino for their first date, before he had an inkling that he would run it one day, and then be appointed to one of the top three positions in the group. His sporting interests reflect his active and passionate approach to life, and include golf, frequent gym sessions, hiking, cycling, horse-riding, and quad biking – and spending as much time as possible with his family. As a spectator, he loves Formula One racing and on his bucket list is being on the stands at an F1 Grand Prix race, preferably in Singapore. Tsogo Sun has a portfolio of over 100 hotels and 14 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles. For more details, visit, follow on Twitter @TsogoSun or like on Facebook /TsogoSun.

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PwC Releases Gambling Outlook Report Gambling revenues in South Africa show modest increase amid economic uncertainty and illegal gambling OVERALL GAMBLING revenues in South Africa for the 2016 financial year showed a modest increase in the wake of a highly challenging operating and economic environment. Overall gambling revenues improved marginally by 3.9%, down from the 11.2% increase in 2015 and the smallest gain experienced in the gambling industry during the past four years. This was mainly due to a shortfall in the casino market amid the current economic uncertainty. In addition, illegal gambling continues to be a problem in South Africa. These are some of the highlights from PwC’s sixth annual edition of the gaming industry entitled Gambling Outlook for South Africa: 2017-2021. The publication focuses on segments within the gambling industry with detailed forecasts and analysis. Each segment details the key trends observed as well as key challenges and future prospects. The National Gambling Board of South Africa (National Gambling Board) and the Casino Association of South Africa (CASA) is the source for historical data. Overall, gross gambling revenues (“GGR”) in South Africa are forecast to expand from R27 billion in 2016 to R35 billion in 2021, a 5.1% compound annual increase. Gambling taxes and levies will grow at a 5.2% compound annual rate to R3.5 billion in 2021. Bingo was the fastest-growing category, with a 36.6% increase. Bingo is expected to continue to be the fastest-growing category during the next five years with a projected 11.9% compound annual increase. Casino gambling revenues fell by 1.7% in 2016 mainly due to increased competition from illegal gambling and other forms of gambling, and a weak economy. Pietro Calicchio, Gambling Industry Leader for PwC South Africa says: “Although the gambling industry is an exciting and vibrant sector it faces a number of challenges, in particular a slowing economy. “Illegal gambling also continues to be a problem in South Africa. According to a research paper issued by the National Gambling Board, the total impact of illegal land-based and illegal online gambling resulted in R1.9 billion lost in GDP for the 2016 financial year, as well as a loss of 3 785 jobs.” According to the National Gambling Board, three-quarters of illegal online gamblers are in the 18-34 demographic group who visit the nearly 100 online sites that accept gamblers from South Africa, primarily through mobile phones. Slot machines are the most well-liked type of gambling activity but popular online gambling modes also include other games and forms of betting. There are signs that stepped-up efforts to curb illegal gambling are gaining traction. Furthermore, there has been progress with regard to illegal lotteries.

Gambling taxes and levies Gambling taxes and levies totaled R2.7 billion in 2016, up 4.9% from 2015. Casinos remain the largest contributor to gambling taxes and levies at R1.8 billion followed by the betting segment at R430 million. Gambling taxes and levies are forecast to reach R3.5 billion in 2021.

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0.3% decrease from 2015, followed by the Western Cape at R2.9 billion, up 4.5%, one of only two provinces that recorded an increase in 2016. For the forecast period as a whole, casino GGR is projected to increase at an estimated 3.5% compound annual rate, rising to R21.2 billion in 2021 from R17.9 billion in 2016.

Limited payout machines (LPMs) LPMs accounted for 10% of gross gambling revenues in 2016, up from 9% in 2015. LPMs gross gambling revenues rose by 14.1% in 2016, continuing the pattern of double-digit annual increases. The number of LPMs rose by 5.2% in 2016 to 11 502. For the forecast period as a whole, LPM GGR is projected to expand at a 7.5% compound annual rate to R3.9 billion in 2021, from R2.7 billion in 2016.

Bingo Bingo accounted for 5% of total gross gambling revenue in 2016, up from 4% in 2015, buoyed by a 36.6% rise in GGR – the fastest-growing category. Gauteng generated 65% of the total growth in bingo GGR, with a 37.6% increase to R813 million. For the forecast period as a whole, bingo GGR is expected to increase at an 11.9% compound annual rate, from R1.3 billion in 2016 to R2.2 billion in 2021.

Betting Betting GGR rose by 14.3% in 2016, raising its share of total GGR to 19% from 17% in 2015. Betting is the second-largest gambling category behind casinos. Sports betting rose by 21.3% in 2016 to R2.9 billion, more than three times the R847 million total in 2012. Sports betting includes betting on the outcome of lotteries and similar games which have grown in popularity and aided the growth in sports betting GGR. In addition to regularly scheduled sports events, major international tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup, the Rugby World Cup and the European Championship further boost the volume of betting. For the forecast period as a whole, sports betting GGR is projected to increase at a 12.3% compound annual rate to R5.2 billion in 2020. Horse racing GGR rose by 6.2% in 2016, but that gain was partially generated by sports betting in the Eastern Cape, which is included in horse racing totals. Horseracing GGR is forecast to increase to R2.3 billion in 2021.

National Lottery After decreasing between 2012 and 2016, lottery ticket sales increased in 2016 and lottery GGR rose by 34.7% to R2.98 billion. Although the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) did not cite a reason for the jump in ticket sales, the increase may have reflected successful efforts to curb illegal competition and the effects of the introduction of additional games. It is likely that the gain in 2016 is a one-time boost. National Lottery GGR is expected to increase, but growth will be modest, averaging less than 1% per year. National Lottery GGR is projected to increase to R3.08 billion in 2021 from R2.98 billion in 2016, a 0.7% compound annual increase. However this may be influenced by the introduction of additional games or changes to the current offering. “The gambling industry in South Africa will continue to be adversely affected in the near term by slower economic growth, but improving economic conditions over the latter part of the forecast period will aid growth. “The industry remains an important contributor to the economy through the creation of jobs, continued capital expansion and the payment of taxes to both provincial and national government,” Calicchio comments.

Casinos accounted for 66% of total gross gambling revenues in 2016, down from 70% in 2015, while LPMs and bingo rose by a collective 16.9%. Currently, the National Gambling Act permits 40 licenced casinos in South Africa but the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) authorised an additional licence for the North West province. CASA is challenging the authorisation of an additional licence as it is concerned that this sets a precedent for the granting of future licences. There are 38 operating casinos. Gauteng was the leading province in casino gross gambling revenues at R7.4 Download the full report here, courtesy of PwC: billion in 2016, down 1.6% from 2015. KwaZulu-Natal was next at R3.4 billion, a 06 I Gaming For Africa I

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ARUZE GAMING AFRICA REFLECTS on an AWESOME YEAR As 2017 draws to a close we reflect on the year that was. ARUZE GAMING’S principles are to create fun and entertaining experiences, build trust and maintain global relationships, foster a strong gaming culture and provide quality products and content for all customers, while still offering exceptional customer service. We are proud to say that, in most cases, these values were exceeded as we went above and beyond even our customers’ expectations. Demonstrating our commitment to providing excellent customer service, the company employed Peter Lobban as Africa Business Development Consultant during the year. Peter is the first point of contact for Zeena Rossouw, Compliance Manager and Grantham customers on the greater African Continent Sales team: Jan Snyman, Connie Matlejoane and Peter Lobban Daniels, Product Compliance Manager and Indian Ocean Islands. He brings to the team 25 years of valuable gaming operations Video range. We invite all customers to visit our newly renovated showroom experience, thus he is also able to check out these fantastic slots and meet the team. to assist with the analysis Aruze Gaming Africa currently covers 57 different sales jurisdictions, of product, placing and extending from South Africa to the rest of the African Continent and performance. We are very Indian Ocean Islands; and it is the role of the compliance department excited to have Peter on to ensure 100% compliancy at all times, in terms of the laws and board! legislations of these countries. Delivering excitement and enjoyment is the ultimate objective of product development at Aruze. Aruze relentlessly continues to produce innovative gaming products, including high resolution video and stepper slot machines, communal gaming and multi-terminal devices such as the Burning Wheel - Nitro Inferno & Afterburner games as part of our Cube-X Innovator Deluxe range and Cash Locomotive in our Cube-X

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Below are some of the highlights from our compliance team: • 936 product approvals countrywide to date • 10 x 100% fully compliant regulatory audits over the past 9 years • Successfully licensed Aruze Gaming Africa and a Technical Employee in Botswana under the new Botswana Gambling Regulations. This has enabled new business development and sales in Botswana for AGAF.  • Aruze Gaming Africa is BEE compliant under the new BEE codes • Our Compliance Manager, Zeena Rossouw, is also privileged to be nominated to serve as compliance officer for SAGMA (South African Gaming Manufacturers Association) as well as to represent SAGMA on the SABS, Technical Standards Editorial Committee (EDCOM) for the past 5 years.  • Grantham Daniels, our Product Compliance Manager, also serves on the SABS EDCOM committee and, together with Zeena, they are both actively involved in the development and improvement of Gaming Technical Standards in South Africa and beyond, which is vital to the entire Gaming Industry.  

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES Aruze Gaming Africa has embraced skills development and continues to give back to the industry with a Learnership Programme. This programme has grown from its inception in 2015 as we now have a disabled learnership, a transport & logistics learnership and also diversified the Gaming Operations learnership by including a female in the team for 2018.

CSI INITIATIVES IN 2017: • Hosted a Charity event during Autism month at the Little Leaps School for Autism. Aruze Gaming has supported this organisation for the past four years. This year the School was able to build an additional classroom with some of the funds that we donated in 2016. • Fielded a team to assist at the Stop Hunger Event earlier this year at the Sandton Convention Centre. This is a wonderful initiative to fight against poverty and hunger in the country. • Donated funds to Girls and Boys Town, as part of the company’s continuous contribution to the less privileged. • Donated to the Jicama 89 Project. Some of these funds were used to improve the computer facilities at a school for the blind and visually impaired. • Our goal in 2018 is to partner with more up and coming companies as part of a longer term enterprise development strategy.

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The recent successful Gaming Africa event in Johannesburg, South Africa provided the perfect introduction for Clarion’s plans for a unified trade event on the African continent. Pictured at the informative regulatory panel discussion from l-r: Felix Mukaxe (Mozambique Gambling Board), Peter Mireku (Commissioner, Gaming Commission of Ghana); Phillipa Grace Jegbefumen Edafiogho (Chief Administration Officer, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Nigeria), Amne Suedi Kagasheki (Principal, Shikana Law Group - Tanzania) and Thiran Marimuthu (Gauteng Gambling Board, South Africa).

Clarion Announce Creation of ICE Africa for 2018 Africa to benefit from reputation and influence of world’s most successful gaming event brand FOLLOWING WHAT Managing Director Kate Chambers described as a ‘hugely positive coming together of all sectors of the industry’, Clarion Gaming has taken the strategic decision to fast track the development of Gaming Africa, transitioning the 2018 event into the first ICE Africa, which will comprise an exhibition and co-located ICE VOX style conference dedicated to the development of the domestic industry. ICE Africa will be the first occasion the ICE brand has been extended beyond its London, UK, home. Explaining the historic decision to deliver an ICE branded event in Africa, Kate Chambers said: “We launched in Africa following requests from the industry for us to develop and organise a professional showcase that Africa could be proud of. We applied the same level of attention to detail that goes into delivering ICE in London and, with the support of the industry, I am delighted to confirm that we will be delivering ICE Africa in October 2018.” Outlining what the industry can expect, Kate Chambers added: “Whilst the scale of ICE Africa will not be the same as ICE London, we will be bringing the same level of commitment, thinking, creativity and professionalism that has made ICE London the world’s favourite and most international gaming expo. ICE Africa will be an event where the industry can meet, network, see the very latest gaming innovations, share best practice and progress in a strategic and sustainable manner. The ICE Africa team is already in place and working with our stakeholders in order to deliver on our pledge to create a world class business event for the continent.” Response from both the operating and supply sides of the industry in Africa has been equally positive. Rudie Putter, General Manager, AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino based in Namibia, stated: “The gaming industry worldwide has a lot of commonalities and in many respects faces similar challenges, but in the same vein every country has a unique market and unique needs. As such, I see great value and potential for a platform that is regionalised and a lot more in sync with our market and operating dynamics. I am very much looking forward to an event for Africa that from a cost perspective will enable us operators to expose a larger number of our staff to the networking and product exhibition possibilities on offer.” Zeena Rossouw, Compliance Manager at Aruze Gaming Africa, added: “ Learning new things and meeting people who will help you do your job easier is so important towards development. So I am delighted to hear that Clarion are bringing ICE to Africa and cannot wait to join again next year.” 10 I Gaming For Africa I

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Gambling Operators and Regulators from across the African continent gathered to share knowledge and network with industry colleagues. Pictured are Asser Mujazu (Slots Manager, Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino) and Nompilo Segaetsho (North West Gambling Board). Echoing this view, Jaco van den Heever, Business Development Manager at TCSJOHNHUXLEY said: “Once again Clarion delivered a successful event. Relationships have been forged never previously considered and ideas shared to further develop the gaming industry on our own continent. It has been a privilege to be part of this event and we look forward to future ventures and development.” Clarion occupies a unique position in gaming, providing the full range of services to the global industry, including exhibitions, conferences, and technical training as well digital and print information. Clarion’s gaming brands are delivered globally and attract more than 50,000 customers annually in locations spanning every continent, with flagship brand ICE London recognised as being the world’s largest gaming technology exhibition. Clarion also organise the world renowned iGaming events, iGB Live!, GiGse, Juegos Miami and Affilate Conferences in London and Berlin, as well as the established World Regulatory Briefings and Gaming Congresses in Brazil and Japan. Delivering multi-level training for gaming professionals since 2007, the Totally Gaming Academy has firmly positioned itself as the leader in gaming training across online and land based platforms and now offers training in casino management, online gaming, sports betting and anti-money laundering. is the online community for the industry and iGaming Business is the leading print publication in the sector. For more information, and to register your interest for ICE Africa 2018 visit:

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Casino Industry Committed Despite Challenges The Casino Association of South Africa (CASA) has published its 12th annual survey of the South African casino industry, providing a snapshot of the state of the industry to role players, stakeholders and members of the general public. This year’s survey shows that, for the first time since the inception of the casino industry in South Africa under the new democratic dispensation, there was a decrease (1,8%) in revenue. This decrease can be attributed only in part to the general economic downturn, with illegal gambling eroding substantial revenue from the legal operators. Despite this, the licensed casino industry made a significant contribution towards employment, social responsibility and infrastructure development, and continues to be a vital economic driver.

CASA currently represents 36 of the 38 operational and legal casinos in South Africa. Besides promoting good governance within the industry, CASA also constructively contributes towards policy decisions that encourage growth and investment in both the industry and the country. To this end, CASA has been campaigning for better enforcement regarding illegal gambling operations for some time. The recent forfeiture of R1 million in illegal winnings by the Department of Trade and Industry shows that CASA’s appeals have been heard and, hopefully, marks the beginning of a deliberate and concerted effort by law enforcement authorities. In the face of such challenges, the industry remains committed to its customers and the communities in which they operate. In the year ended March 2017, CASA members supported over 64 000 quality jobs, distributing R3,5 billion to employees. This represents 21% of the R16,5 billion value generated by the industry, a share second only to the R5,9 billion received by local, provincial and national governments through various taxes and levies (36% of value generated). In addition, CASA members invested R1,96 billion in capital expenditure towards the improvement of their casino complexes during the year under review; an amount equaling 11% of gross gambling revenue. CASA members have always been incredibly committed to Corporate Social Investment (“CSI”) and have, over the past five years, contributed R712 million in focus areas such as education, health, sports, arts and culture, the environment and, of course, responsible gambling. In fact, due to the industry’s backing of the South African Responsible Gambling Foundation NPC, its flagship National Responsible Gambling Programme continues to receive international recognition for its effectiveness in helping problem gamblers. To access the full Survey of Casino Entertainment in South Africa, 2017, visit the Casino Association of South Africa’s website at 14 I Gaming For Africa I

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Simplicit-e Gaming launches Ainsworth’s all new EVO Now available to the South African market is Ainsworth’s new EVO® cabinet and Multi-game – Mega Choice Treasures™ THE MEGA Choice Treasures™ Multi-game entertainer offers a wide range of exciting titles from Ainsworth’s successful GamePlus® library of games, supported by multidenomination play options and an optional 2 level $ Mystery Jackpot. Presented in the stunning EVO® with dual 24” LCD screens cabi-

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Konami Beat Square wins Best Slot Product Konami Gaming, Inc. announced first place honors for its Beat Square skill-based music game in the 17th Annual Global Gaming Business (GGB) Gaming & Technology Awards, recognizing the casino gaming industry’s best in innovation. Amid a record volume of nominations, Beat Square™ was selected to receive the gold medal for Best Slot Product in the 2018 awards. LEVERAGING THE company’s expertise in consumer arcade and video game entertainment, Beat Square challenges gamers to play, compete, and prove their skill in a game of rhythmic coordination across a lighted touch pad comprised of 16 square buttons. Players compete simultaneously during tournament mode and earn cash during single player mode. Both modes include a rich variety of new and recognizable tunes at different defined skill levels. Konami’s Beat Square skill-based rhythm and music game is awarded gold for excellence in innovation “Beat Square offers a totally unique type of engagement unlike anything else available in the market and is designed to drive untapped audiences. Konami is committed to supporting the industry with innovative productions that provide new entertainment options to reach expanding demographics, so this recognition reinforces our key efforts,” said Steve Walther, senior di-

rector, marketing & product management. “Beat Square is not only the industry’s first rhythmic dexterity skillbased experience, it is also the first skill-based game with built-in, comprehensive tournament functionality—allowing operators to launch synchronized competitions across eight machines with live scorekeeping, multi-player teams, and selectable song sets.”

When the player selects a song and the game begins, different squares illuminate in rhythmic patterns, which the player taps in tempo to achieve higher points and credit awards. Tall overhead LCD displays indicate a player’s progress and upcoming motions for the song. Machines can also feature a live video feed of the player’s hands as they navigate across the dashboard in real time. “As the industry explores new creative forms of gaming entertainment, Konami’s Beat Square is leaping ahead with bold, high-energy play experiences that socially-minded gamers can enjoy while showcasing their skills and competing with friends for cash prizes,” said Walther. “We’re thrilled to celebrate this milestone accomplishment and will continue innovating through fun and exciting game technology.” For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., visit

NWGB Issues Two Notices to Alleged Illegal Gambling Operations ILLEGAL GAMBLING operations remains a major concern for the North-West Gambling Board in Vryburg in the DR. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District in North West. Despite numerous efforts to contain the situation illegal gambling sites continue to show a stubborn presence in the area. Recently the Gambling Control Department issued two notices to alleged illegal operators in the Vryburg area. In one of the operations the Board and the South African Police discovered forty-one machines and several computers which are used for alleged illegal gambling activities. The issuing of notices correlated with the responsible gambling campaign of the Board. More than one hundred residents who interacted with the Board during the campaign which was held in the local Taxi Rank raised concerns about the scourge of illegal gambling in the area. In the 2016/17 financial year the Board uncovered that, the Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District, which includes Vryburg has over nine illegal gambling sites. The investigation also revealed that the area has one hundred and eighty-four illegal gambling machines and one hundred ninety-five illegal computers. Working hand in glove with the South African Police Service six suspects have been arrested in and around the Vryburg area for running illegal operations and they are

soon to appear in court. North West Gambling Board CEO Mr Fortune Sekgaphane maintains efforts and various measures have been put in place to respond adequately to the scourge of illegal gambling in the area and the province at large. “We have an agreement with police to clean up all illegal operations because we consider them parasites NWGB Staff interact with residents about the dangers of illegal on the system. Despite costing gov- gambling. ernment millions of rands in taxes and registered operations which are strictly regulated. Delevies, the danger that these sites bring in society is that, people who go there are in the dark spite this our people continue to go to sites that are not about these illicit operations. And since the start of the licensed, and in most cases when they win they are not financial year we have conducted several campaigns given what’s due to them. Only when they feel shortin an effort to educate our people about the dangers of changed they would turn to us for help.” Efforts by the Board to deal with illegal gamillegal operations.” Moreover, the province losses over thirty million bling operations are often met with tedious legal rand in taxes and levies due to illegal gambling with processes where alleged violators repeatedly take places like Rustenburg and Klerksdorp as well as Vry- the Board and the police to court to have search warrants issued by the magistrates nullified. The burg leading the pack. “More often than not these sites target unsuspect- search warrants grant the Board the permission ing punters promising them huge amounts as returns. to search and seize items and machinery allegedly We often tell our people to avoid these sites and play at used for illegal gambling operations.

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Suncoast Becomes First South African Casino to Offer

Gaminator Scorpion hits the South African Market with a Sting The GAMINATOR® Scorpion brings the latest and greatest NOVOMATIC content to life in striking high-definition. TWO ULTRA-SHARP screens, an independent full HD topper and the elegant gamedependent LED glow boasts breathtaking graphics and an excellent design that creates a truly electrifying experience on the gaming floor, says Wesley Liversage, Slots Manager from Suncoast casino. “We are excited about the new product and honoured to be the first casino in South Africa to try the new product. Novomatic has always produced good quality product.”

LOTUS ROULETTE PRO The beautiful Lotus Roulette™ PRO combines state-of-the-art gaming technology with best quality craftsmanship and top comfort for Roulette in a style of sheer elegance. Wesley Liversage, Slots Manager at Suncoast casino, is very excited about the new Lotus Roulette PRO product on offer to his customers and knows that his customers will enjoy the new technology and comfort that the Lotus Roulette PRO has to offer.


NOVOMATIC Africa hosted some of their thrill-seeking customers to an exciting night out at the Nitro Circus which took place at the FNB Stadium 28 Oct. The Stadium was filled with an electrifying atmosphere. All of the invited guests were thrilled with breath taking manoeuvres that kept them on the edge of their seats, holding their breaths and waiting for the worst to happen, but the skilled athletes provided once again a Superb show. As a first-time visitor General Manager Kiran Singh from Gold Reef City was overwhelmed by the performance and applauded the athletes for their excellent breath-taking skills. Charles Louw, Slots manager from Emperors Palace could not believe his own eyes when a backflip with a BMX bike was done with a Guest on the bike. Marius van Rooyen and Maartin Olckers had bets going between the two of them on who was the best performing team USA or SA, victory was unavoidable as Team SA was crowned the winner by the audience. Novomatic Africa would like to thank all their guests for being able to Charles Louw, Maartin Olckers, join them at this extreme event. Fun Marius van Rooyen, Kiran Singh, Deon Valkenborgh. was had by all!

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Graceland Casino’s Horseshoe Smoking Casino Graceland Hotel, Casino and Country Club is proud to unveil its newly revamped Horseshoe smoking area to the public, which forms part of the Graceland’s muchloved casino and features exciting new slot machines of various denominations with multi and single games to choose from. Slot lovers and novices alike can look forward to playing some of the latest five-cent denomination games, including “Wonder Rose”, “White Cats”, “Chili Chili Fire” and “Dragons Law Twin Fever”.

“WITH THE addition of 34 new machines all equipped with the latest and most sought-after slot games, Graceland Casino guests can now experience even more fun and excitement at one of the country’s best loved entertainment venues,” says Veneshrie Chetty, Marketing Manager for Graceland. “Our regular guests will also be pleased to know that we’ve installed the popular ‘Moon Maidens Selena’ and ‘Mona’ games too.”

John McGregor Joins Hemingways Casino as Complex General Manager Hemingways Casino, East London’s premier entertainment destination, has appointed John McGregor as its new Complex General Manager. JOHN FIRST became intrigued by the gaming industry whilst treating himself to a weekend away at one of South Africa’s best loved holiday resorts. “I found the environment very attractive and decided to ask them for a job. I started two weeks later.” Now, 30 years on, he counts the opening of two casinos in Namibia and a palatial resort hotel in the North West Province, along with the development and launch of Blackrock Casino in Newcastle, amongst his career achievements. When asked what motivates him 24 I Gaming For Africa I December 2017 / January 2018

to keep growing within the industry, he responded: “It is a very exciting and sexy industry and it is motivating within itself. You get to watch how it has developed over the years and how things just keep changing.” Speaking of changes, he shares that the biggest changes to the industry that he has noted since starting out have been in both technology and the people. Going forward, he hopes to grow Hemingways Casino’s business and profitability.

Super Payouts from Montecasino’s Slots and Tables Innovations Montecasino has added excitement to its gaming floor with innovations that are paying out millions. Montecasino is Pretoria’s best casino Montecasino is still Pretoria’s hot favourite casino, having won the 2017 Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Award for Best Casino, following three consecutive years of winning the Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Award for Best Casino. Mike Page, GM of Montecasino says, “It’s very rewarding to be validated so enthusiastically by Pretoria residents once again. Their hearty stamp of approval on what we’re doing is incentive for us to strive to make every experience they have when they visit us more memorable than ever. We’re proud of this Readers’ Choice’ award and all that it represents to us.” The annual Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 winners guide is distributed across Pretoria East and Centurion with the November issue of Get It Pretoria magazine. Montecasino’s rating as the best casino in the region can be attributed to numerous factors highlighted by the readers, and include the casino staff, such as Tando Guzana, winner of the 2017 Tsogo Sun Dealer of the Year Championship, and past winners from Montecasino in the group’s Slots Host Championship. New machines on the casino floor have added great excitement for players, and include PowerPlay Millionaire Maker, which was launched in April with 34 new Aruze slot machines that are creating instant millionaires – for a mere R5 stake – in a million rand progressive play; 99% payback machines, which are paying out a guaranteed 99% of the takings over the cycle of these slot machines; the ‘SyncSation’, which creates a synchronised light and music show on 99% payback machines, attracting players and adding overall excitement to the floor; the Cash and Cars random mystery giveaway – while not new – is still creating thrills, and 40 A-class Mercedes Benzes plus R10 000 with each car, have been won by lucky players over the past two and a half years. Raise ‘em Poker Extra – also known as the Supernova Poker Progressive Jackpot – a R100 side bet on poker, with a base value of R250 000, going to anyone playing on one of the three participating tables who has placed the side bet and gets a royal or a straight flush, continues to attract millionaire hopefuls. Just two weeks ago, a lucky player won the poker jackpot and walked away an instant millionaire. 26 I Gaming For Africa I December 2017 / January 2018

“NEW GAMES are a great way for us to give back to our loyal players, while also adding extra excitement to their gaming floor experiences,” says Glenn Joseph, Tsogo Sun’s COO of Gaming. “These new machines and ongoing big payout promotions are designed to give our gaming guests more bang for their bucks – and they are.” PowerPlay Millionaire Maker ( was launched in April , with 34 brand new Aruze slot machines that have created instant millionaires – for a mere R5 stake – in a million rand progressive play. The biggest single payout to date has been R1 024 101, with smaller, but substantial, payouts happening constantly. According to Joseph, Montecasino is the first casino in the group to launch this game – with 18 on the main floor and 16 in the smoking section. The 99% payback machines, another new introduction on the Montecasino gaming floor, are also proving to be extremely popular among slots players. A guaranteed 99% of the takings is paid out over the cycle of these specific slot machines. “The introduction of ten 99% payback machines at Montecasino follows the great success of these slots at Gold Reef City, which has 12 machines on the floor,” says Joseph. “Based on the success of these machines, we have also introduced them at Silverstar.” An added feature on the Montecasino 99% payback machines is ‘SyncSation’ by IGT, which creates a synchronised light and music show on several or all the machines in the bank, attracting players to the zone and adding excitement to the gaming floor ( gaming). The Cash and Cars random mystery giveaway – while not new – is still creating thrills, and 38 brand new A-class Mercedes Benzes plus R10 000 with each car, have been won by lucky

players over the past two years. “It works out to an average of five Mercs and R10 000 cash to lucky players every three months,” says Kamal Parbhoo, Slots Manager of Montecasino, adding that the promotion will continue indefinitely. The cash and car payouts are not bet dependent, and anyone, on any of the current 121 slot machines connected to the Cash and Cars promotion, at any time, stands a chance of being randomly selected for the exciting car and cash giveaway. By mid-October, the number of machines connected to the Cash and Cars promotion will increase to 141.” On the Montecasino gaming tables (www., Raise ‘em Poker Extra – also known as the Supernova Poker Progressive Jackpot – continues to attract millionaire hopefuls, particularly since the R2.4 million won by a lucky player in January. The Supernova Poker Progressive is a R100 side bet on poker, with a base value of R250 000, going to anyone playing on one of the three participating tables who has placed the side bet and gets a royal or a straight flush. “Gaming is all about entertainment – and when the investment is relatively low with a chance to win big, it adds thrills to the experience. We will continue to bring fresh innovations to our casino floors, to ensure that our entertainment destinations always live up to their promise of delivering memorable experiences,” says Joseph.



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Gauteng Gambling Board Hosts IAGR Conference IAGR’s Annual Conference, that took place October 16 -19 in Johannesburg, has been declared a huge success by IAGR Board of Trustees and delegates alike.

Dale Fuga, IAGR President and Chief Operating Officer – Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba said: ‘The Conference attracted over 250 delegates representing 41 different gambling jurisdictions representing 31 countries and every continent. I should like to place on record my thanks for the amazing support we received from The Gauteng Gambling Board and the warm welcome we received from the people of Johannesburg.

‘OUR PROGRAM was intended to challenge and generate discussion within the overall theme “Recognizing tomorrow’s challenges by acting today”. Dan Waugh, a Partner at Regulus Partners set the scene with his thought-provoking keynote session on “Avoiding boom and bust in gambling regulation”.  We also tackled subjects such as how PR and communication can be used as tools to enhance and extend the reach of gaming regulation, the promise and challenges of Blockchain, how to regulate in the digital market, responsible gambling approaches and interventions, eSports, and  AntiMoney Laundering considerations. Of particular interest for South African delegates was a session on changes in the punter profile and the possible impact to the gambling regulatory landscape in Africa. ‘We were fortunate to have the Hon Mr Lebogang Maile, Gauteng Province MEC for Economic Development, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development

provide a keynote address. One of his key messages was that the gambling industry had a significant role to play in promoting responsible gambling. He also recognised the important role that IAGR plays in networking, and sharing information on gaming developments and regulation. ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the presenters for their contributions, compelling insights and for giving their time so freely.  At the Annual General Members Meeting, four of the existing Trustees were confirmed in office and will serve a second and final term. They are: Susan Hensel, Director of Licensing, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, USA Bheki Mlambo, Chief Executive Officer, Mpumalanga Economic Regulator, South Africa Jerry See, Chief Executive Officer, Casino Regula-

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tory Authority (CRA), Singapore Fortune Sekgaphane, Chief Executive Officer, North West Gambling Board, South Africa Dale Fuga serves a further 12 months as President, with Trude Felde, Senior Advisor, The Norwegian Gaming & Foundation Authority, nominated as VicePresident. Bruce Molnar, Chairman, Pokagon Band Gaming Commission (USA) was re-appointed to a new two-year term as Treasurer.  Cedrick Chiloane, Executive Manager: Communications, Mpumalanga Gambling Board (South Africa) remains as Secretary. Profiles of all Trustees can be found on the IAGR website. The Conference also bade farewell to Trustee, Nick Tofiluk who has recently left the UK Gambling Commission to take up a new role.  Copenhagen will be the venue for next year’s IAGR conference and will run from September 17-20 2018.

Gaming Industry Appointments

Mykonos Casino General Manager Marks 30 Years in Gaming Mykonos Casino’s General Manager, Clive Van Groeningen, is celebrating 30 years in the gaming industry. VAN GROENINGEN got his start as a temporary technician at one of Southern Africa’s oldest casinos, shortly after completing his electrical trade qualification. For the first 17 years of his career he supplied his infectious enthusiasm and expertise to casinos all over the country, but has settled at Mykonos Casino for the last 13. Today he counts being involved in the opening of two casinos amongst his many achievements over the past three decades. The industry has obviously evolved significantly since he first joined it, with casinos becoming more high-tech. “When I started, slot machines were mechanical and now they have become these incredible video-type games. With technology taking over, even the tables have evolved significantly.” He relishes being part of such an exciting and constantly changing industry. “Over the past 30 years, no two days have ever been the same. I don’t enjoy the mundane 9 to 5 stuff and the gaming industry isn’t like that at all.”   Van Groeningen shares: “My father never really believed that I had a proper job! But It is a fantastic career and I would highly recommend it.”  

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