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Surge in ICE Africa Registrations in Anticipation of Africa’s Largest

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Gambling Trade Event Biggest Payout in SA Bookmaker History National Gambling Board outlines Strategic Five-Year Plan for Gambling

New CEO for Limpopo Gambling Board

Industry North West Gambling Board CASA Members Invest R63m in Education

Appoints New CEO


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EDITOR Roy Bannister CONSULTING EDITOR Tom Learmont 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

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Interest in ICE Africa Surges Interest in Africa’s largest gambling trade event - ICE Africa - is surging from delegate registrations and exhibitors, as October 24 & 25 approaches. While the event is just over 5 months away, the early surge in interest underscores the importance of a professionally run gambling trade event. From casino gaming, sportsbetting, bingo to lotteries, slots, tables, payments and all gaming-related technologies and horse-racing, mobile and bookmaking, the inaugural ICE Africa will bring together the African gaming landscape under one-roof. As Clarion’s Kate Chambers, the driving force behind the success of ICE Totally Gaming in London, sums it up: “The response to ICE Africa has been nothing short of outstanding. All the feedback we are receiving is hugely positive and from talking with stakeholders there is a profound and genuine enthusiasm for this event which will take the characteristics of its mother brand - ICE London – and apply them to meet the specific needs of the industry throughout Africa. Our pledge, as the leading event organiser in the gaming space, is to deliver a celebration of the industry that is unique to the continent.” ICE Africa will offer a comprehensive Agenda covering all aspects of gaming, as well as an expanded offering to cover Integrated Resorts and all aspects of running an Integrated Resort - from Marketing, CRM, Business Intelligence to F&B, and Cash-Handling among others. World-class casino, gambling and regulatory training from UNLV’s International Center for Gaming Regulation and Totally Gaming Academy will also form part of the mix at this great event. Be sure not to miss it: Registrations can be done at www.iceafrica.za.com and exhibitors can contact Sam Richardson:sam.richardson@clariongaming.com to book a stand. See you at ICE Africa! Roy Bannister

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Limpopo Gambling Board appoints New CEO HollywoodBets make Biggest Bookmaker Payout in SA History – R4.9-million National Gambling Board outlines Strategic Five-Year Plan for Gambling Industry North West Gambling Board Appoints New Chief Executive Officer IGT Africa Rolls Out 146 New Crystal Wheel Slots across South Africa SAGMA Elects New Board CASA Members Invest R63-million in Education Novomatic Africa & Gamesmart Fun Bowls Day in Pictures North West Gambling Board appoints Investigations & Licensing Manager Premium Tanzanian Gaming Venue, Grand Slots, Converts to ACE System Casino Marina, Pioneers in installing latest from IGT, Interblock and Casino Technology... A Breath of Fresh Air at Amusement Centre with IGT’s Oxygen Diepsloot 2017 PlayMakers graduate at Montecasino Sun International takes Decisive Action to Close loss-making Operations and Improve Operating Performance Emerald Casino hosts First Annual Golf Event Gamopolis 41 – New, Improved and Ready to take on the LPM Market Longstanding relationship strengthened as Mozambican Polana Group rolls out more sites with the ACE System LPMs - A Key for Economic Development in Rural NorthWest Namibia Clamps Down on Illegal Gambling with Jail & Hefty Fines Gaming Industry Appointments Gaming Manufacturers Who’s Who African Regulators Who’s Who in African Casino Industry April / May 2018 I Gaming For Africa I 01


Limpopo Gambling Board appoints New CEO GREGORY MAKOKO been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Limpopo Gambling Board, succeeding Serobi Maja who retired at the end of October 2017. Chairperson of LGB Board, Elijah Tjiane addressed staff at a welcome reception at its offices recently and said the board was optimistic that Mr Makoko will take the Limpopo Gambling Board to greater heights and will uphold the legacy created by the previous leaders and in particular ensure that it retains unqualified audit reports from the Auditor General. Makoko is a former Deputy Director-General in the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs and has 31 years of experience in the public service. He holds a BA Honours in Social Work, a BA in Social Work and Psychology as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration. “The Board welcomes Mr Mokoko to the gambling regulatory industry and wishes him all of the best,” Tjiane concluded.

The new CEO of the Limpopo Gambling Board, Mokgase Gregory Makoko, and the Board Chairperson, Elijah Tjiane. Former CEO of the Limpopo Gambling Board, Serobi Maja with Lucy Montjane (Deputy Chairperson) and new CEO Mokgase Gregory Makoko.

HollywoodBets make Biggest Bookmaker Payout in SA History – R4.9-million Hollywoodbets, leading the way as the first bookmaker to offer a R5 million payout on soccer bets, has just paid out this massive amount. One of their regular punters, a 35-year-old entrepreneur from Sandton in Gauteng, has struck it rich winning a fantastic R4,915,864, inclusive of a R1,134,414 bonus! Taking home, the biggest payout in SA bookmaker history, courtesy of Hollywoodbets. THIS BIG winner places soccer bets with Hollywoodbets on a daily basis. All his bets are carefully selected and analysed, taking the time to do intensive research, studying home and away records, season records as well as goal and defensive statistics. In order to win this incredible amount of money he placed a 25-leg soccer multiple and, in doing so, qualified for a massive 30% bonus on his

calculated payout. The winner, who just became a father, is over the moon with this huge win. He plans to use the money to take his wife and son on an overseas holiday before investing the balance for his son’s education and future. He summed up his relationship with the company by saying: ‘’I only bet with Hollywoodbets. It is a brand I love and can rely on. I enjoy their

fantastic service and the generous bonuses, and obviously the new maximum payout of R5 million!’’. Hollywoodbets’ Betting Operations Manager Dermot O’Connell commented “Boom! The biggest payout to a punter in South African history! Hollywoodbets once again proudly rewrites the history books and congratulates our big winner on this extraordinary achievement.”


National Gambling Board outlines Strategic Five-Year Plan for Gambling Industry The South African National Gambling Board (NGB) has outlined its strategic plan for the gambling industry for the next five years. THE PLAN, covering the NGB’s strategic thinking for the years 2018-2023, and compiled under the guidance of the dti, details the National regulator’s thinking with regard to future challenges, including technological advancements in the coming. “Disruptive technologies, such as big data analytics, the inter-connectedness of electronic devices, the use of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, crypto-currencies and biometrics, also referred to as the ‘fourth industrial revolution,’ have an impact on how punters and the public view and participate in legal and illegal gambling activities,” says NGB’s Caroline Kongwa, who oversees Caroline Kongwa, NGB Accounting Authority the current work of the NGB as the Accounting Authority.

Trade Minister Rob Davies also echoed the need for a revised strategy to fuflil the NGB’s aims in light of: “The ongoing efficient regulation of gambling in a continuously changing, integrated,automated and user-friendly technological environment. The five-year strategic plan (2018-2023) will ensure that the NGB continues to strengthen its regulatory mandate in an efficient and effective manner,” Minister Davies said. The full strategy report can be downloaded here, or by clicking on the report cover in this article: http://www.ngb.org.za/SiteResources/documents/2018/ NGB%20STRAT%20&%20APP%202018%20WEB.pdf

North West Gambling Board Appoints New Chief Executive Officer The North-West Gambling Board has appointed Mr. Nathan Oliphant as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Oliphant’s was appointed following the departure of Mr Fortune Sekgaphane whose tenure ended in January this year. MR SEKGAPHANE led the Board from 2008-2018 and was instrumental in many of its successes. The Board’s Legal Manager Mr. Jacob Montshioa was holding the fort during the transition phase and is credited for stabilizing the organization during this period. Mr. Oliphant comes with a wealth of experience in both the public and private sector. He held several positions in Eskom and exited as Industry Support Manager responsible for the NorthWest province. He joined the Department of Finance,Economy and Enterprise in the North West as its Chief of Staff and later Acting Chief Director in Economic Development. He has led various organization and institutions aimed at empowering women and young people in various sectors of the economy. High on the agenda in his new role is to look at creating opportunities for the Previously Disadvantaged in the gambling industry. “We need to measure the impact that the gambling industry has in our socioeconomic discourse as a province. Has it been able to contribute in addressing the 04 I Gaming For Africa I April / May 2018

challenges of poverty and unemployment. Has it been able to create opportunities for the poor, downtrodden or previously disadvantaged either through job opportunities or direct ownership” said Mr. Oliphant. Mr. Oliphant further maintains that he will be focusing his energies on dealing with the scourge of illegal gambling particularly in the western region of the province where it continues to show a stubborn presence despite efforts to curb it. “I will schedule meetings with our licenses, provincial head of police, the Hawks and devise ways and means on how we can deal with illegal gambling. Government is being robbed of taxes and levies by these unscrupulous people. Some of these operations are a haven for criminal activities such as drug and human trafficking.” Efforts to transform the industry are overshadowed by illegal gambling activities, Mr Oliphant maintains. “We need to be tough and swift in our actions, or else by tomorrow we will end up with an industry riddled with corrupt and crooked people.”


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SAGMA Elects New Board SAGMA (South African Gaming Manufacturers Association), the trade association set up to represent the majority of gaming manufacturers in South Africa, has elected a new Chairman and Deputy Chairman. For the next year, the body will be lead by: Chairman: Wavell Alexander Deputy Chairman: Riaan Swart 06 I Gaming For Africa I

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CASA Members Invest R63-million in Education During year end March 2016/2017, CASA (Casino Association of South Africa) members spent a combined R63 million in the past year on bursaries, education initiatives and various training programmes, contributing over R712 million towards CSI initiatives over the past five years. CASA members continue targeting basic and tertiary education by awarding full bursaries which cover all costs related to education to well deserving scholars. While these bursaries are offered to members of the public, CASA members are well into developing their own staff members by funding and training them for various programmes that enhance their skills and knowledge.  For more background information, about CASA’s economic contributions in the year ended March 2017, please visit  www.casasa.org.za Peermont Through the Peermont Community Benefit Trust, the Peermont Education Trust, and the Peermont Children’s Trust; all of which support community development, education initiatives and various training programmes; Peermont improves the lives of people in the communities they serve. The Peermont Education Trust was created by Emperors Palace to serve the community of Ekurhuleni. The Trust has sponsored a total of 120 graduates on full scholarships since inception. The scholarship includes tuition, accommodation, books and a laptop. The students are selected from disadvantaged areas and are able to select from a wide variety of fields including Engineering, Finance, Biotechnology, Physics and Computer Science, amongst others. Opening its doors in 2016, the Peermont Hotel School is the first of its kind in Ekurhuleni. Based at the illustrious Emperors Palace, the initiative is part of the ongoing responsibility of the Peermont Community Benefit Trust to uplift and develop the youth through skills development.

Sun International Sun International has been involved in numerous projects focused on upgrading and refurbishing of schools, promoting literacy at Early Childhood Development level, Hospitality Educational Programme and programmes to help learners improve in Maths and Science; in communities directly and indirectly affected by their operations. Sun International prepares learners for tertiary education in the hospitality and gaming industries and ultimately for careers at Sun International through their bursary and internship programmes. 200 bursaries are offered to learners annually, focusing on hospitality management, mathematics, science and information technology. The Sun International Digital Hospitality Curriculum Programme, was developed in April 2017 in partnership with the Department of Basic Education. Through this programme 87 schools in 8 Provinces have received the donated equipment and have had their Hospitality Studies Teachers trained on basic IT skills and the platform. Sun International Time Square and the International Hotel School Training Division brought the classroom to the community of Pretoria, where 473 learners from the community had the privilege to be trained (NQF level 3) in the hospitality field, taking the first step towards their future development.

Tsogo Sun Tsogo Sun’s community development programmes focus on education and training for disadvantaged children and youth with innovative initiatives that reach more than 40 000 children and youth across the country. The Group’s wideranging programmes for primary grades include early childhood development projects,learnerships, school uniforms, and the Tsogo Sun Moves for Life national chess programme that aims to improve maths, science and literacy skills, reaching over 23 000 learners and 570 educators across 55 schools, and for high school students they include peerdriven leadership training, career development, and preparation for employment. Additional to Tsogo Sun’s educational programmes are the Olwazini Discovery and Computer Centre, a science and cultural centre geared at making education fun and promoting learning of science, technology and maths; and the Apartheid Museum, the leading museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, and more particularly the apartheid years. Learners are frequently hosted at both these facilities to improve their knowledge and understanding. The provision of bursaries to high potential students, support to early childhood development educators and school visits to the Apartheid Museum also form an important part of Tsogo Sun’s commitment to education.

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North West Gambling Board appoints Investigations & Licensing Manager The North-West Gambling Board has appointed Ms Morongoa Moss as Investigations & Licensing Manager. Ms Moss brings a wealth of experience in both managerial and executive level. Her career, which spans more than fifteen years, has seen her becoming a force to be reckoned with in the industry. MS MOSS has worked for different entities such as the Gauteng Gambling Board, National Gambling Board and Phumelela. When asked about her new role in the North West Gambling Board, Ms Moss had this to say: “A good foundation has been laid for me by my colleagues who have been keeping the fires burning. I am excited and thrilled to be working for this wonderful organisation including colleagues who have welcomed me with warm hands. My role will be to take this organisation to even greater heights.”

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Casino Marina, Pioneers in installing latest from IGT, Interblock and Casino Technology THE OPENING of the prestigious Casino Marina in Maputo, Mozambique marked pioneering installations of 87 IGT, Casino Technology and Interblock gaming stations including IGT’s AXXIS 23/23 with thrilling progressive Sphinx Riches, Casino Technology’s latest cabinet EZ Modulo featuring Speed King as well as Interblock’s G5 Diamond Series. It was a first on the continent for players to experience Casino Technology’s latest cabinet, EZ Modulo, boasting contemporary and modular design with two 27’ Full HD monitors and an extra-large players’ deck for superior comfort. Other firsts included Interblock’s superior G5 Diamond series with a total of 8 and 12 stations in the main and smoking sections respectively. “We are pleased with the installation providing Casino Marina with such a variety of gaming experi-

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Diepsloot 2017 PlayMakers graduate at Montecasino Being a vessel of change and bringing hope to the hopeless is 28-year-old Johannes Molepo’s driving motto for his life. He and 10 fellow PlayMakers have successfully completed the one-year Sports Administration learnership and leadership programme at Diepsloot Safe-Hub III. To honour their achievement, a ceremony was hosted at Tsogo Sun’s Montecasino, one of the Safe-Hub’s key sponsors. Other Diepsloot Safe-Hub partners include CATHSSETA, Knorr Bremse, and Laureus.

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THE PLAYMAKERS are the frontline coaching staff at the Safe-Hub and they deliver all after-school programming to the various age groups at the facility. A primary requirement for every PlayMaker accepted on the programme, all of whom are from Diepsloot, is a commitment to change their communities and be positive role models to children and youth. Molepo, who echoes the sentiments of the PlayMaker programme, says he values the chance to learn. “We never have a perfect start in life and improving and success come with learning. By providing a chance to learn, we empower ourselves and others. The Safe-Hub gives us the opportunity to change young people’s lives through sports development – a child in sports is a child out of court.” The Diepsloot Safe-Hub programme has been operating at Muzomuhle Primary School in Diepsloot since February 2016 and is delivered by AMANDLA EduFootball through a funding partnership with Montecasino at an investment of more than R4 million over three years. This year it provided 640 local youngsters from grades R to matric regular access to a safe environment for facilitated sports, arts, life skills lessons, personal development, and the opportunity for a better future. The Safe-Hub also runs the successful Night League programmes for 100 young men from the community, aged 19 and over, to play soccer on a Friday night. The PlayMakers (three boys and eight girls) between the ages of 18 and 27 worked at the Safe-Hub throughout the year with the children in the various activities, gaining valuable work experience and training to become more employable. Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, is proud of Montecasino’s involvement with the highly beneficial Safe-Hub in the nearby Diepsloot community. “Over the course of the year, through Montecasino’s contact with the Safe-Hub, it has been wonderful to see the PlayMakers thriving in the pro-

gramme, and working so effectively with the young learners in the Safe-Hub programmes.” He congratulated the PlayMakers on successfully completing the 2017 course and wished them much success in the future. “You have done us all proud and you have made a difference in many young lives through your hard work and commitment to the programme. We trust that wherever your life journeys take you, you will always be excellent role models of the excellent values you learned as PlayMakers.”

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Sun International takes Decisive Action to Close loss-making Operations and Improve Operating Performance • Group revenue for the year increases by 12%; EBITDA by 13% • Back to basics strategy in SA helps lift revenue 2% (-1%) and EBITDA by 15% (-9%) in the second half • Fish River Sun, Sun Nao Casino (Colombia), International VIP Businesses in SA and Panama closed • Ocean Sun Casino in Panama downscaled • Application made to the Eastern Cape Gaming Board to restructure the Boardwalk • Performance of Carousel and Naledi being addressed • Business remains resilient and cash generative. Sun International released its year end results, reporting revenue growth of 12% and an increase in EBITDA of 13%. Revenue growth was attributable to the inclusion of the results of Sun Dreams (from 1 June 2016), Sun Slots (from 1 April 2016) and Time Square (from 1 April 2017). Focused cost control and enhanced efficiencies in South Africa helped grow EBITDA from a -9% decline in the first half to 15% growth in the second half, resulting in EBITDA for the year increasing 3%. South African revenues improved in the second half compared to the first half, from a -1% decline to 2% growth, resulting in flat revenues for the year. Sibaya, Sun City, Sun Slots and the Table Bay produced pleasing results with growth in revenue and EBITDA. Time Square’s results were disappointing while GrandWest revenue was in line with the prior year, with EBITDA dropping by 2%. Operational performance in Latam was subdued largely attributable to a low growth economy and the tragic shooting which took place at Monticello in July 2017. The group incurred a number of once-off or abnormal items that have been adjusted for in headline and adjusted headline earnings, both of which were 41% below the prior year. Group CE Anthony Leeming remarked: “We have taken decisive action to address underperforming operations and to focus on both cost control and increasing efficiencies”. “We’ve made significant investments over the last few years in both South Africa and Latam. The refurbishment of Sun City and the acquisition of Sun Slots have met expectations. However, other developments have fallen well short, increasing our debt and debt ratios significantly. Economic growth in South Africa and Latam has slowed, political uncertainty has increased and social challenges, particularly in South Africa, are at an all-time high. Together, this has created the perfect storm, putting pressure on consumer spending and slowing gaming revenue growth”. “That said, our business has proved its resilience and we remain cash generative and positive around future opportunities. In these difficult times, we’ve shifted our focus, realigned our strategy and we’re committed to getting the basics right as well as operating at optimal efficiency and ensuring we exceed our guests’ expectations”. “We have closed loss making operations including, the Fish River Sun, Sun 20 I Gaming For Africa I April / May 2018

Nao Casino in Colombia and the International VIP Businesses in both South Africa and Panama. We have also downscaled the Ocean Sun Casino by closing the 66th floor casino and significantly reduced staff. We have applied to the Eastern Cape Gaming Board to restructure the Boardwalk and are in the process of addressing the performance of the Carousel”. Progress on other business initiatives • Time Square hotel opening on time and within budget in March this year • Shareholding in Sun Dreams. will increase from 55% to 65% • Sun Dreams submitted bids for the two municipal casino licences in Chile that it currently holds and for an additional three licences. Decisions on the licence bids are due in June 2018 • Sun Dreams awaiting regulatory approval regarding its acquisition of Thunderbird Resorts in Peru for US$27 million. This will strengthen the group’s position in Peru and diversify its asset base in Latam. • Draft legislation in the Western Cape affecting SunWest’s exclusivity is being assessed As previously announced to shareholders, the company is looking to embark on a capital raise exercise to de-risk its balance sheet, with the proceeds aimed at repaying debt and reducing its interest charge. A stronger balance sheet and capital structure will also provide management with the headroom to focus on the business. Given the need to reduce the high debt levels, the board has decided not to declare a dividend for the year ended 31 December 2017. Looking ahead, Leeming said: “The mood in South Africa has definitely lifted. However, we don’t expect this to translate immediately into an increase in discretionary spend or spend on gaming but should have a positive effect in the medium term”. “Closing loss making entities will have a positive impact, as will the interventions we’ve put in place at the Ocean Sun Casino, the Boardwalk and the Carousel. We are anticipating much improved performances from these operations”. “We’re also expecting increased footfall and thus improved revenue and EBITDA at Time Square, following the opening of the arena a few months ago and the imminent opening of the hotel. The major refurbishment at Sun City will continue to deliver benefits, although a stronger Rand and the drought may deter some tourists and put pressure on The Table Bay in Cape Town”. “The Chilean economy is also showing signs of recovery, assisted by the recent change in government. Gaming revenues have stabilised and Monticello is starting to reflect revenue growth compared to the prior year. The addition of Thunderbird Resorts in Peru will contribute positively, A successful outcome for Sun Dreams in the municipal licence bidding process in Chile will also have a significant impact”. “This is not an easy economic environment in which to trade. However, we have the right plan in place. We’ve taken the necessary steps and we’re completely focused on the job at hand.”


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Gamopolis 41 – New, Improved and Ready to take on the LPM Market Casino Technology’s latest LPM multigame, Gamopolis 41 offers 4 brand new titles within a 6 game package and is ready for roll out in the LPM Market. We caught up with Cliff Lamberton, Managing Director at Atomic Gaming, official distributors of Casino Technology in Africa, to find out more about their latest LPM Game – Gamopolis 41. WHAT IS the history of Casino Technology’s LPM offering in South Africa? We started exploring the LPM Market in 2011 and identified an opportunity to provide a competitive product for this growing sector. We chose to work with Casino Technology based on their footprint across 15 countries and experience in developing custom game offerings for local markets. We launched the first multigame from Casino Technology at Wild Coast Winter Games in 2014 and have now brought out a new offering, Gamopolis 41. Talking about Gamopolis 41, what is different about it from previous games? We have introduced 4 new game titles to this LPM multi-game suite – Brilliants on Fire, Golden Amulet, Big Joker and Cockatoo. We are particularly looking forward to seeing how players respond to Golden Amulet and Brilliants on Fire due to their exciting bonus game features with substantial pay-outs. The 5th and 6th games to complete the multigame suite, Lucky Clover and Shining Treasure, has been maintained from the previous multigame Gamopolis

40 due to proven popularity. Graphics on all games have also been enriched to offer greater player appeal. What about the cabinet, has there been any changes? Gamopolis 41 will still be housed in Casino Technology’s sturdy and robust Gemini Cabinet with 19 inch LCD display. This modern and sophisticated slot machine offers easy serviceability and minimum downtime, as proven over the years where installed. MEI bill acceptors are a standard in all machines, offering sustained reliability. When will the product ready for roll out? We have already installed Gamopolis 41 at some our existing clients’ sites and look forward to adding a few new sites to the list. For further information on Casino Technology’s LPM products contact Atomic Gaming on +27 11 514 5100 or solutions@atomicgaming.co.za.

Longstanding relationship strengthened as Mozambican Polana Group rolls out more sites with the ACE System Feira Slots, the latest gaming venue from the Polana Group in Mozambique recently opened their doors in Maputo supported by the robust ACE System. No stranger to the ACE System, the Polana Group and African Computer Equipment Suppliers’ relationship stretches over 15 years. “IT IS with great pleasure that we continue and strengthen our longstanding relationship with the Polana Group through the roll out of yet another site. At ACES (African Computer Equipment Suppliers), we pride ourselves on excellent customer service backed up by a trustworthy and reliable product, the ACE System,” said Cliff Lamberton, Managing Director at ACES. The latest release of the ACE System, 30.35 was installed at this gaming site. Features of this release include cashless gaming, jackpotting, player tracking and promotions as well as cashiering management. In addition, custom Feira Slots branded gaming cards were supplied to the venue. The venue is located in Maputo’s old showgrounds, an area that has recently been uplifted with amenities such as shopping malls and movie houses. Thanks to great teamwork from both the Feira Slots technical team and ACES Support Heroes, the site went live exactly per deadline and Mozambican Gaming Board specification. For more information on the ACE System in Africa, contact the ACES Support Heroes on +27 11 514 5000 or support@aces.co.za.

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LPMs - A Key for Economic Development in Rural NorthWest The rural parts of the North-West Province stand to benefit from a roll-out of Limited Pay-Out Machines (LPMs). Audit & System Manager of the North-West Gambling Board Mr Kenny Monate says the market of LPMs in districts such as Bojanala in the Province’s platinum belt shows the signs of saturation. The Gross Gambling Revenue “GGR” trend analysis shows that the opportunities lie in the Far West of the province, particularly the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality. “The GGR of Bojanala was the highest in the first four years when we started the rollout of LPMs due to the fact that the Operators preferred and placed more LPMs in the district (Bojanala) which houses an average 56% of the LPMs currently operational than the other three districts (Dr Ngaka Modiri Molema at 15%, Dr Ruth Mompati at 7% and Dr Kenneth Kaunda at 22%),” says Kenny Monate Audit & Systems Manager for the NorthWest Gambling Board. “This is primarily because Bojanala is the economic hub of the province. Although the GGR is still high (sitting at 57% in average) we have noted a decline in GGR per Machine (LPM) from 27% in 2015/16 (which was higher than all other districts) to 24% in 2016/17 Financial Year. The decline in GGR per Machine is due to the increasing concentration of the Machine in the district,” Mr Monate said. On the contrary the GGR per Machine in Dr Ruth Mompati has increased drastically by 35%, from 24% in 2015/16 to 30% in 2016/17 Financial Year (which is now higher than all other districts). This is due to the lesser number of Machines and increased demand for

gambling in the district. The statistics show that there is still an untapped market in Dr Ruth Mompati.Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati is one of the economically depressed regions in the province. The district cont inues to grapple with issues such as unemployment, poverty and income inequalities. “The investment in the district coupled with the higher profit margins will surely bring relieve and benefits to the locals through various means such as employment opportunities and being the actual owners of these operations,” Mr Monate said. The district also continues to grapple with the scourge of illegal gambling operations. And this has robbed the province of better economic prospects particularly in the collection of taxes and levies. Mr Monate believes that the roll-out will assist to suffocate unscrupulous forces in the industry. “People must now begin to look at this market and take it away from illegal operators. And as the Board we will be strengthening our efforts root to out the mushrooming of illegal gambling operations so that the new investors are able to reap the rewards of their investments.”

Namibia Clamps Down on Illegal Gambling with Jail & Hefty Fines NAMIBIA IS clamping down on illegal gambling in the southern African countrys, with owners of unlicensed gambling machines now facing hefty fines or imprisonment. This is according to the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, in a Motivation Statement of the Gambling and Entertainment Control Bill that was read in Parliament recently. The minister revealed that there are approximately 20,000 unlicensed gambling machines across the country. Shifeta said the Bill that provides for the establishment of the board as an administrative body or agency of the government, gives 26 I Gaming For Africa I April / May 2018

power to the board to establish and maintain a register of every gambling machine manufactured within or imported into Namibia. The new Bill also gives power to the board to establish and maintain a central electronic monitoring system capable of - detecting and monitoring significant events associated with a gambling machine or any device associated with the gambling machine that is made available for play in the country. Shifeta also revealed that there are 260 licence holders (six casinos and 254 gambling houses) and 2,845 registered gambling machines (1,145 casinos and 1,700

gambling houses). He said the gambling industry contributes to the State Revenue Fund about N$22 million annually in Namibia. “We must note that this Act also regulates casinos. We have so far 6 casino licences that have been granted. It must also be pointed out that the Damaseb Commission of Inquiry did not find any challenges with the way the casino sector is being regulated,” he said. Shifeta said the main objectives of the Gaming and Entertainment Control Bill is “to regulate the gambling and gambling activities in Namibia; to set out the principles for gambling and gambling activities; establish the Gambling Board; to establish the Gambling Trust Fund; and to provide for incidental matters”.


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Gaming Industry Appointments

Sisulu Madondo joins Mmabatho Palms as General Manager Mmabatho Palms Hotel Casino and Convention Resort has appointed Sisulu Madondo as its General Manager responsible for ensuring the smoothrunning of all daily operations on the property, as well as maintaining good relations between Mmabatho Palms and all stakeholders, including staff, suppliers and guests. Madondo began his career in the hospitality industry over 20 years ago as a slots technician, working his way up to Deputy Slots Manager and later Gaming Manager at two prominent gaming establishments in South Africa. Madondo joined the Peermont group in 2017 as General Manager of Frontier Inn and Casino, before moving on to join the team at Mmabatho Palms.  “While I’ll miss the team at Frontier Inn, I am very excited to join the team at Mmabatho Palms,” says Madondo. “It is an absolute pleasure and privilege to be working at such a beautiful resort with such an incredible team, and I look forward to taking Mmabatho Palms to new levels of success.”  As part of his responsibilities, Madondo says that he will ensure guests enjoy relaxing stays and exciting, memorable experiences at the resort’s many facilities. He will also be responsible for ensuring staff are empowered to reach their full potential at the resort, and that they enjoy rewarding careers with the Peermont Group.

Frontier Inn appoints Wimpie Wagner as General Manager Wimpie Wagner has been appointed as the new General Manager of Frontier Inn and Casino, responsible for ensuring the smooth-running of all daily operations on the property, as well as maintaining good relations between Frontier Inn and all stakeholders, including staff, suppliers and guests. As part of his responsibilities, Wagner aims to establish and maintain sound relationships with all stakeholders, make sure Frontier Inn adheres to any and all legislative requirements to ensure compliance with all laws, and build Frontier Inn’s reputation as a world-class destination offering unsurpassed customer service. Wagner was one of the first people to join the management team when Frontier Inn was first established in 2006, and brings 12 years of hospitality experience to the role. Prior to this, he worked for Marais Crowther, an audit firm based in Bethlehem, having joined the firm straight after leaving school. “I would like to see Frontier Inn become an even greater destination of choice and hospitality hub in the heart of Bethlehem, and of course ensure that it remains one of the best performing units in the Peermont Group,” says Wagner. “Whether people want to come and dine at the Beef Baron Grillhouse, sip on a cocktail in Coachman’s Saloon or try their luck on the gaming floor, it needs to be an extraordinary experience.”

Anne-Marie Van Heerden, Compliance Manager and Grantham Daniels, Product Compliance Manager

ARUZE GAMING AFRICA WELCOMES ANNE-MARIE VAN HEERDEN IN THE POSITION OF COMPLIANCE MANAGER Anne-Marie started her journey in the Gambling Industry at the Gauteng Gambling Board, continued at the Free State and Limpopo Gambling Boards. She went on to join Vukani Gaming as General Manager. Anne-Marie then pursued her passion for the law and completed her LLB degree with the University of the Orange Free State and was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa, during 2011. She made good use of her qualification at Sportsbet as Head Legal & Compliance.  “My 21 years’ experience in the Gambling Industry has served me well and I look forward to expanding my journey as Compliance Manager for Aruze Gaming Africa effective 1 April 2018.” – says Anne-Marie  “We are delighted to welcome Anne-Marie to the Aruze team. Anne-Marie comes with a vast amount of knowledge and not only understands compliance, law, risk and gaming but is going to add great value to our organisation.” – Riaan Swart, General Manager, Aruze Gaming Africa. 28 I Gaming For Africa I April / May 2018


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Gaming Industry Appointments

BMM welcomes Zeena Rossouw, VP, Operations & Sales, to South Africa Test Lab “BMM Testlabs, the world’s best gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, is pleased to welcome Zeena Rossouw as VP, Operations & Sales to our South Africa office and test lab based in Johannesburg.” Kirk White, EVP Asia Pacific & Africa commented, “At this critical time BMM is experiencing increased demand and continued customer growth for our expertise and testing services across all product areas in the African gambling industry. I’m very pleased that we have been able to find such an experienced, capable and respected industry leader to manage our South Africa business.” Rossouw has extensive experience working in the African gaming industry, most recently as a Compliance Manager for Aruze Gaming. Her background and longevity in the regional gambling industry will enable her to provide support and training to operators, suppliers, manufacturers and regulators in her new position at BMM.

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

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