The African Sports Betting and Gaming Event 2024 calendar is out! Eventus International is putting everything in place to make this year’s events the best yet. The summits will immerse attendees in the fascinating and multifaceted landscape of the African gaming industry.
Every session will provide unparalleled insight into the limitless possibilities of the future of gaming. From the lively twists and turns of traditional gaming in South Africa to the groundbreaking innovations and breathtaking population of the Nigerian gaming ecosystem and beyond, there is a wide range of topics to explore.
Here are the can’t-miss dates for these explorative events:
- March 25-27: BiG Africa Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa
- April 23-24: Gaming Event Francophone Africa 2024 in Accra, Ghana
- July 1-2: Sports Betting East Africa Plus Summit 2024 in Kampala, Uganda.
- August 21-23: Sports Betting West Africa Plus Summit 2024 in Abuja, Nigeria
All the summits highlighted above will explore how the ever-changing political landscape shapes iGaming in Africa. Plus, the increasingly important role of glocalisation (a fusion of global and local considerations) in shaping the future of iGaming. No African gaming stone will be left unturned. It will be an exciting journey of discovery.
Reasons Why You Should Not Miss the African iGaming Event 2024
Attending any of the African gambling events will be a highly rewarding experience.
First, it allows you to connect with other industry leaders, pioneers, experts, operators, regulators, and stakeholders and create valuable business relationships. It presents a wealth of business opportunities and potential partnerships to industry professionals.
Secondly, it sheds light on the unique challenges and opportunities facing the African gambling market. It provides an unrivalled platform for gaining invaluable knowledge about the African iGaming and sports betting markets, including the latest innovations, forecasts, and expert insights.
Attending the African gambling conference can be a great way to learn about the legal and regulatory landscape of the industry, as this is crucial for those who want to operate in the market.
In addition, it’s also a great opportunity to learn about the different demographics and player preferences in the African market.
A Quick Look at the Vibrant iGaming and Sports Betting Ecosystems of Host Countries
Here are a few things you should know about the countries where this year’s events will be held.
- South Africa
South Africa is an ideal market for the igaming industry in Africa because it has a large population of over 60 million people, which provides a large potential customer base. The country’s economy is relatively strong, with a GDP of around 399 billion US dollars based on official 2023 World Bank data.
South Africa has one of Africa’s most vibrant gambling industries, with countless online casinos and a large sports betting market. The country is a haven for gambling enthusiasts, with various popular games such as blackjack, poker, roulette, and slots.
However, the real boom has been in iGaming and sports betting, which are becoming increasingly popular among the digitally-proficient South Africans.
South Africa also has a well-developed infrastructure and communication networks, making it easy for people to access gambling services.
Lastly, there is a cultural acceptance of gambling in South Africa, with several traditional games of chance being popular among the masses.
Currently, online gambling in South Africa is regulated by the National Gambling Act of 2004, which has been subject to various amendments over the years.
While Ghana’s iGaming and sports betting industries are still in their infancy, they have grown rapidly. Online betting only became legal in 2006, and the first licensed operators didn’t launch until 2016. However, in just seven years, the number of operators has increased from two to 31 in 2023, indicating the immense potential of the market.
The proliferation of mobile technology, the widespread adoption of digital payment systems, and the availability of high-speed internet have driven the growth of the gambling industry in Ghana. As a result, Ghana is emerging as one of the fastest-growing iGaming and sports betting markets in Africa.
Uganda is a hotbed of opportunity for the iGaming and sports betting industries. This nation’s impressive economic growth, expanding internet access, and widespread mobile device use have created fertile ground for operators looking to tap into the Ugandan market.
In addition, the government has been taking steps to regulate the industry to create a more transparent and secure consumer environment.
Nigeria is home to a diverse population of over 200 million people, making it one of the most populous nations on the African continent. This makes it a lucrative market for iGaming and sports betting.
The country has a high level of mobile phone penetration. Over 130 million active mobile phone subscriptions provide a solid foundation for developing iGaming and sports betting services.
Nigeria has a young and tech-savvy population that is highly receptive to digital entertainment and gambling. Therefore, the government has regulated and taxed the iGaming and sports betting industries, creating a more stable and transparent environment for operators.
However, one of the biggest challenges in the Nigerian gambling ecosystem is the lack of reliable payment infrastructure. Users often have difficulty depositing and withdrawing funds from iGaming and sports betting sites. But with increasing mobile banking and payment methods, the country’s withdrawal and deposits are becoming easier.
Prepare and plan to attend the 2024 African Sports Betting and Gaming summits. Inside Gaming Africa Wishes you a Happy New Year! Follow us on social media to keep updated on igaming and sports betting Africa news.