Regulatory debate will be high on the agenda, especially as online gambling is currently explicitly allowed or regulated in less than 20% of the African jurisdictions.
SiGMA Group Founder, Eman Pulis said, “Africa offers an exciting and diverse marketplace, ripe with opportunity. Opening a show in Africa feels like the right move at a time when SiGMA is expanding its portfolio of events. With events in Asia, LatAm and Europe, and a revamped website offering translation into 6 different languages, Africa brings us full circle as a truly international brand.
“Why have we chosen Cape Town for our inaugural summit? Our friends at Clarion are doing a sterling job in Johannesburg and we simply didn’t want to provide more of the same, despite the latter being the business capital. Cape Town, however, lends itself exceptionally well as a tourist destination, coupled with the fact that several gaming companies are also based there. It’s safe, fun and the facilities there are exceptional.
Covid-permitting, I can’t wait to head to Cape Town myself as soon as possible to check the facilities out!”
Boasting a population of 59 million, South Africa offers industry stakeholders a fast-emerging, tech-savvy marketplace, with plenty of potential for development – leaving the doors wide open for future opportunities in this sector.
Kenya is also closely linked to SiGMA’s charitable arm – the SiGMA Foundation, having supported the Kilimanjaro Challenge in financing several educational projects in Ethiopia and Kenya through almost twenty years of expeditions, and raising a million euro towards kindergartens, schools, clinics and water projects in Ethiopia and Kenya.
For more information contact SiGMA Group COO, Sophie Crouzet. https://www.sigma.com.mt/en/