9 July 2020
Press Released

SAGSE Talks launches African edition powered by GBC

(Buenos Aires).- SAGSE Talks Africa will bring, on July 14th, to the gaming community a plethora of engaging content from thought leadership to training, with the industry’s most influential and reputable stakeholders. We will regroup Africa into three main groups: West, East and South Africa.

With SAGSE Talks Africa you will dive into Africa’s most relevant gaming topics, in the most efficient way, whether it is how best to immerse your business in one of
the fastest growing gaming locations in the world, or what to expect and how to
deal with the advancing regulations happening across the continent.

Working together

“We are very grateful for the support that the GBC Gaming Business Community
organization has offered to us, they know the African market from end to end and
we believe that together we can explore this developing market,” said Alan Burak, Vice President of Monografie, the company responsible for the SAGSE Latam trade show at Buenos Aires and the online conference cycle SAGSE Talks.

“We are Africa’s biggest gaming digital news portal. With over 10,000 top gaming executives and professionals reading the portal, makes it the most
authoritative in Africa. We are very well focus on iGaming, Sportbetting, Lottery,
Poker, Casino, payment gateways, Bitcoin ,Crytpocurrency, Esport, Interview and business analysis,”added John Bamidele Founder of GBC Africa is unique in that its reliance on mobile is absolute. From the age of 18, a mobile phone is a person’s ID and in some African countries, they will even be able to go to the polls and vote using it! As an industry, this puts us in a brilliant position as it allows for regulatory boards and businesses to create an ecosystem where data is regulated in the safest manner. Not only does this provide an incredible leap for responsible gambling with self-exclusion and other

initiatives but also allows for development in terms of KYC and using customer data in the right way.

Mobile first

“Africa is well ahead of the curve in terms of mobile and online.
Across most of the continent, the adoption of mobile and 4G took place much
earlier than in Europe and CIS countries. Africa is an excellent demonstration of how a market can be primed to drive the next step in the future of both a technology and an industry.
Until recently mobile was not monetized and despite a significant portion of the population having mobiles the industry took time to catch on, but now mobile-first is the norm, its importance cannot be overstated. So,as opposed to companies focusing on being mobile-first, it’s now acase of mobile-only!”

Talking about West Africa, Just in Nigeria, there has been an increase in internet penetration from 30&-50% in the past three years according to the Nigeria Telecommunications Commission.
Business Monitor International forecast an increase to 182 million from the present 153 million by 2021. With 60% of this population being youths. Invariably that means more online betting.” concluded John Bamidele

Professional Speakers

The speakers for SAGSE Talks West Africa, July 14th, will be:

Yahaya Maikori - Partner Law Allianz Gaming Lawyer.
Amne Suedi - Founder of Shikana Law Group.
Bashir Are - CEO Lagos State Lotteries Board.
Alessandro Pizzolotto - Co-Found STMGaming.
Devon Dalbock - General Manager at GLI Africa.

Moderator: John Bamidele Founder/CEO Africa Sovereign Media, publisher of GBC. NG.

West Africa or Western Africa is the western most region of Africa. The United Nations defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde,
The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo,as well as the United
Kingdom Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
The population of West Africa is estimated at about 381 million people as of 2018,
of which 189,672,000 are female and 192,309,000 male.

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