The Sports Betting East Africa+ summit is scheduled for 21 and 22 April. Take a look at what this annual trade event has to offer regulators and operators.

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The 6th annual Sports Betting East Africa+ summit is scheduled to take place on the 21st and 22nd of April 2020. The prominent event will be held in Uganda, at Kampala’s Speke Resort Munyonyo. The dynamic conference is hosted by exhibition company Eventus International, and aims to bring gambling experts together to share their insights and pool their knowledge.

If the coronavirus COVID-19 is still at pandemic levels closer to the summit’s conference, there is a chance that it will be cancelled. For the time being, however, insiders are looking forward to an exciting line-up of speakers and events.

What Attendees Can Expect

The Sports Betting East Africa+ organisers promise attendees that they will get a chance to meet and network with industry peers, explore future trends, discuss future partnerships and collaborations, and profit from niche events. In addition, they will have the opportunity to learn about new technologies, payment solutions and business-boosting software options.

Specific Summit Topics

The experiences that summit guests can expect to come away with, are thanks to its specific programme of events. Over two days, attendees will watch presentations on what the African gambling industry can learn from Europe, the significant role that operators can play in product innovation, and the latest mobile gaming opportunities.

Uganda’s gambling tax framework and the developments that are shaping the future of African sports betting will also be covered. The dynamic talks will be given by some of the biggest names in the gambling world including Best Bet’s CEO Zaheer Nathani, Odibets’ Country Marketing Manager Aggrey Sayi, Mozambique Gambling Board Gambling Inspector Felix Mukaxe, and Tanzanian Gaming Board Director General James Mbalwe.

In addition to several other important regulator and operator heads, a representative from Rwanda’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs will be present. Jean Claude Mushimire is a Services Industry Development Policy Offer, and will no doubt share valuable insights on developing his country’s industry with innovative gambling products and services.

The cancellation of almost every major sport game and league, due to COVID-19, might also be addressed because this has had a significant effect on the business that bookmakers are able to generate.

With the Masters, the National Football League, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Premier League, Major League Baseball and other leagues and competitions suspended or postponed to later in the year, it won’t be possible to put money on any of their associated events. The betting sector will have to come up with very creative solutions to this issue, and the Sports Betting East Africa Summit+ is ideally situated to do just that.

Summit Sponsors

This conference is always a highlight in the calendar for regulators, operators and anyone else in the betting industry, so it’s not surprising that it has attracted some hard-hitting sponsors. Multi award-winning software Betgenius is stage sponsor, while renowned sportsbook Betwinner is the silver sponsor. Other supporters include the National Gaming Board of Uganda, the Tanzania Sports Betting Association, and Kenya’s Association of Gaming Operators.

Bettors Benefit From Summit

Gamblers should be excited that the Sports Betting East Africa+ summit appears to be going ahead, since they are the ones who will ultimately benefit from the conference. After they’ve discussed the latest innovations and newest ideas, operators and policy makers can go back to their respective companies and implement them.

New payment options, easier management of technology and the other information they learn will help them deliver better service and products to bettors. Gambling technology is developing constantly, and with events such as the summit bettors get to benefit from every evolution

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