Gaming Africa is a new annual event that will debut October 24, and 25 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference is free to attend and presented by the people responsible for such notable industry events as ICE, iGaming Super Show, EiG, and Juegos Miami. Clarion Gaming has seen delegates register from nearly 50 countries so far, with about 15 of them from Africa. Represented at the conference so far are Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Romania, Rwanda, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay.
Content Lead for Gaming Africa, Curtis Roach talked about the importance of policymakers and regulators in creating sustainable gaming economies and noted that Africa is one of the most important and dynamic regions on the world gaming stage right now. Roach also spoke of some of the dignified guests that will be at the conference when he said: “Gaming economies have a much greater chance of being sustainable if they involve regulators and legislators. We are therefore delighted that Gaming Africa will feature influential figures including Edgar Agaba, CEO, Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board Uganda, James Mbalwe, Director General, Gaming Board of Tanzania and Jean Claude Mushmire, Head of the Services Industry Development Policy, Rwanda Ministry of Trade and Industry.”
In addition to covering subjects such as the regional economy, social responsibility, investments, anti-money laundering, payment methods, and public relations there will also be regional roundtable discussions and two master classes presented by the Totally Gaming Academy – Online Sports Betting Master Class and Casino Marketing Academy.
Clarion already has valuable experience in the African market, most notably a very successful World Regulatory Briefing (WrB) in Kenya this year and a WrB presented in Kenya in 2015.
In an August announcement of the conference’s launch, Kate Chambers, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming drew parallels to what they had accomplished with Juegos Miami. She related how it was a bespoke event created at the request of operators in the Latin American and Caribbean markets. Gaming Africa is expected to be much the same and grow steadily year after year. She mentioned that Gaming Africa would not be a huge event like ICE which saw over 500 exhibitors this year, but the event would share similarities in content, professionalism, and standards of organization.
The agenda for the two-day event was designed for operators and regulators and will feature a line-up of experts sharing their knowledge on the stage and in person to help identify areas of opportunity in Africa.
For more information or to register your interest in the event please visit www.gamingafrica.za.com. Entry is free to operators and regulators.