Africa

  • 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 […]
  • Sun International Raises R1,6bn in Oversubscribed Rights Issue 

    By Casino International on August 1, 2018
    Sun International this week announced that its Rights Offer, which closed on Friday 1 June, had been significantly oversubscribed, with total applications for Rights Offer shares at 187%. The value of the total Rights Offer shares allocated was some R1.6-billion. The Rights Offer pricing, at R57.82 per Rights Offer Share, was at the 10 day VWAP at the date of […]
  • TGA & UNLV Announce African Gambling Regulator Training

    By Casino International on August 1, 2018
    Gambling Regulators in Africa will be able to receive regulatory training from world-renowned TGA (Totally Gaming Academy) and UNLV (University of Las Vegas) ICGR (International Center for Gaming Regulation) with the announcement of a new regulatory course designed specifically for African Regulators. The Leadership Development Programme for Gaming Regulator in Southern Africa will take place at Emperors Palace Casino, Johannesburg […]
  • Sun International’s Sun City, Carnival City and GrandWest Ranked amongst SA’s Coolest

    By Casino International on August 1, 2018
    Hotel and gaming group Sun International, and three of its properties: Sun City in the North West; Carnival City in Gauteng; and GrandWest in the Western Cape, have been ranked amongst South Africa’s coolest in the 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards. Sun International was ranked second in the Coolest Hotel Group category while Sun City soared to take up […]
  • Diepsloot 2017 PlayMakers graduate at Montecasino

    By Casino International on July 1, 2018
    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 […]
  • Vegas Kings chosen to design and develop Sun International’s new Sunbet.co.za sportsbook

    By Casino International on July 1, 2018
    After Sun International Limited signed a multi-year agreement with Bede Limited and Kambi Group plc in late 2017 to provide its premium sportsbook and technology service, Vegas Kings were soon brought on board to implement the design and development of their new Sunbet Sportsbook due to their advanced knowledge and expertise in sports betting UX/UI design. Sunbet, one of South Africa’s […]