• Billion Group’s Mayfair Casino opens in Mthatha – job boost for Eastern Cape

    By Casino International on February 1, 2019
    In a much-needed boost for the Border-Kei region and the Eastern Cape, South Africa’s newest world-class casino – Mayfair Casino – has opened its doors in Mthatha. Having broken ground late last year, Mayfair Casino has opened its doors to the public, creating hundreds of jobs and bolstering the economy of the Eastern Cape’s third-largest city while also bolstering its appeal to […]
  • Diversity is the key for African lotteries, says EMIRAT AG

    By Casino International on November 1, 2018
    “Lotteries will be one of the core building blocks of the African gaming industry” according to Andrea Bargholz COO of EMIRAT AG as major investment in both state and secondary lotteries continues to grow across the continent. With governments and regulators in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, and other territories keen to create robust and entertaining lotteries, EMIRAT AG […]
  • Merkur exceeded expectations at ICE Africa

    By Casino International on November 1, 2018
    At the conclusion of the recent ICE Africa Merkur Gaming declared that, across both the casino and LPM (AWP) gaming entertainment sectors, the event had been a definite success and had exceeded by some distance their own pre-show expectations. Gaming in Africa (almost the whole continent) is big business, and set to be even bigger in the future, hence the […]
  • ICE brand shows its appeal as industry gives huge support to Africa launch

    By Casino International on November 1, 2018
    The first edition of ICE Africa has been declared a milestone event by delegates, sponsors and organisers alike. 1,597 visitors from 79 countries, including 23 African nations, attended the historic two-day learning and senior level networking event, which was the first occasion the world renowned ICE brand has been exported outside of its UK home. With the outline figures exceeding first year […]
  • Aruze corners the market at Avani Windhoek

    By Casino International on October 1, 2018
    Avani Windhoek has added ten Aruze Cube-X machines to its main casino floor and, at the same time, created an Aruze corner with 18 exciting themed machines. In keeping with the customer demand for stepper product, this area now houses 12 state of the art “Reel” favourites, which includes four Triple Double Nutty jackpot – four-level progressive machines. Added to […]
  • Portfolio Committee calls for public comments on National Gambling Amendment Bill

    By Casino International on October 1, 2018
    The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has called for written submissions on the National Gambling Amendment Bill. The committee also intends on holding public hearings on the Bill. The purpose of the bill is to amend and delete certain definitions in the National Gambling Act of 2004, to transfer the regulation of bets on the national lottery, foreign lotteries, lottery […]
  • Phumelela Gaming CEO Rian du Plessis resigns

    By Casino International on October 1, 2018
    In a statement on the JSE news service, Phumelela said that Du Plessis had resigned for personal reasons. “Rian has full confidence in the company’s executive management team, underlying business fundamentals and strategic direction,” reads the statement. And as a further vote of confidence in the future success of Phumelela, Du Plessis has given the assurance that he will not […]
  • East African law firm predicts key growth for African countries ready to invest in gaming

    By Casino International on October 1, 2018
    The burgeoning gaming industry in Africa has been thrown into stark relief during 2018 with countries across the continent driving key measures to capitalise on emerging sectors and authorities keen to discuss the direct and indirect investment opportunities ahead. Talking ahead of the inaugural ICE Africa (24-25 October, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg), which is set to provide regulators and operators […]
  • Kiron Interactive enters into strategic Highlight Games partnership in Africa

    By Casino International on September 1, 2018
    Kiron Interactive has entered into a strategic partnership with Highlight Games Limited to integrate and deploy Highlight Games’ SOCCERBET patented virtual sports games into Africa. SOCCERBET Single Match and League Versions are based on Highlight Games’ exclusively licensed and regulated football product, that features archive footage from the English football leagues. As part of the agreement both parties will work […]
  • VAT Increase to Impact Tsogo Sun to Tune of  R54-million

    By Casino International on August 1, 2018
    Tsogo Sun expects to take a R54-million rand hit in core profit from a higher rate of value added tax introduced in April, its Chief Executive Jacques Booysen said on Wednesday after reporting a 4 percent rise in full-year profit. The South African government increased the VAT rate by 1 percent to 15 percent from April 2017, which the South […]