Monday, March 20, 2023

Tag: Africa & Middle East

Playstudios purchases Israeli online game studio

Playstudios Scene53
Californian developer of free-to-play casino games Playstudios has  announced that it has acquired Scene53, an Israeli-based game studio specialising in real-time, multi-player mobile games.   The two companies already have a history of partnership – having jointly developed the newest Playstudios mobile app, POP! Slots, together. The game allows players to play in groups, share jackpots and interact with friends as they...

Full steam ahead in Israel for Eilat legislation

Yariv Levin Eilat Jerusalem
The government of Israel is continuing with plans to create legislation to legalise landed casino gaming in its southern coastal city of Eilat, according to Jerusalem based online newspaper the Times of Israel (TOI). Last month saw Israeli tourism minister Yariv Levin meet with other government officials, to hammer out details as to the form casinos - which are illegal...

Digital revolution: Lagoonda Casino opens its doors in Sierra Leone

The management of the newly-opened Lagoonda Casino in the West African state of Sierra Leone has heralded the property as the first casino in the region to utilise digital gaming technology.   Last month saw the opening of a new casino and entertainment complex in the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown. Boasting state-of-the-art digital EGMs and table games, the Lagoonda Casino welcomed...

Sports Betting West Africa – Tapping sports betting growth in Africa

Sports Betting West Africa 2016
The lottery sector is well patronised in Africa, with lottery kiosks being established in across the continent. Weekly lottery results used to be shown on national television in times past - an indication of its popularity back then. But a different kind of lottery is growing leaps and bounds in the country: sports betting. This is where sports fans wager...

South Africa deals another blow for online gambling

iGaming, South African
The South African government has once again rebutted attempts to open up the country’s betting and gaming laws to include online gambling, with the majority of the National Assembly voting to reject the opposition’s Remote Gambling Bill. Geordin Hill-Lewis, the Democratic Alliance (DA) MP who authored the bill, has been grappling with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) for years...

China-Africa Development Fund eyes new Cape Verde resort

Cape Verde
Representatives of the China-Africa Development Fund (CAD Fund) have visited the islet of Santa Maria, Cape Verde, to assess the feasibility of tourism-focussed investments in the area, including a potential backing of Macau Legend’s new casino resort. Work on the $290m (E259m) Cape Verde Casino Resort began in February, with plans to include a marina, boutique hotel and congress centre...

Sun pays Peermont E38.5m as merger deal rejected

Sun International Peermont
Sun International has settled a legal dispute with rival African casino and hotel firm Peermont Global, after hopes of a merger agreement between the companies were dashed by South Africa’s competition authority.   Sun International has agreed to pay a multi-million dollar fee to fellow South African hotel and casino operator Peermont Global, after its bid to acquire the company was...