5 August 2022
Press Released

SBWA+ 2022 Day 1 Recap

(Lagos).- The 7th Annual Sports Betting West Africa+ Summit kicked off as excited attendees and distinguished speakers arrived at the five-star Federal Palace Hotel and Casino in Lagos, Nigeria. The hotel reception was buzzing as gaming industry leaders networked and discussed what the day has in store over their morning coffee.

After a warm welcoming address from Yudi Soetjiptadi, Managing Director of Eventus International, the organisers of the event, the floor was opened by the chairperson of the Summit, 'Tope Oni, Chief Innovations Officer of Group8 Limited, who started the day with a few opening remarks.

Day one continued to entice attendees with many insightful panel discussions and presentations led by high-profile industry executives. Attendees were particularly excited about the keynote address by Dr Rabiu Olowo, the Honourable Commissioner of Finance of the Lagos State Government, who dived deep into the profitability of investment opportunities in Lagos State.

After an eventful day of learning from the best and brightest minds in the West African gaming industry, attendees enjoyed the opportunity to meet old and new peers over networking drinks sponsored by EI Networking.

Frank Herold, Business Development Director of EMIRAT AG congratulated Eventus International on reuniting the West African gaming industry and commented, “The energy and passion of the audience is amazing. I truly love this opportunity to grow business with all the professionals joining this extraordinary conference.”

Day One of Sports Betting West Africa+ was a spectacular success attended by industry giants and several news channels including The Defender Online News, News Central TV, Brila Media, CNBC Africa, Channels Television, TVC, and Inside Gaming Africa was there to capture every moment of it.

Eventus International is looking forward to another successful day of learning and networking tomorrow. Austin Udu from Sportsbook Engine added, “It was a great show, today being day one. Just like we anticipated Lagos would bring. The show was greatly missed since the outbreak of covid. I am looking forward to another great show tomorrow".

Robert Toth from Global Bet also commented on the first day of SBWA+ 2022, expressing that, “We are extremely delighted with this year's edition of SBWA. A record number of attendees visited the show, and we are very happy with the results. The organisers did a great job this year and we are looking forward to joining next year's event.”

You would not want to miss out on the final day of SBWA+ 2022 – book your spot now! There are limited seats remaining so be sure to book yours now to avoid disappointment: