Africa to have its first iGaming summit

The conference will take place in Lagos, Nigeria.

Clarion Events organised World Regulatory Briefing Africa (WrB), which will be held on April 11-12.

Nigeria.- This month, the World Regulatory Briefing Africa (WrB), Africa’s very first iGaming summit, which is organised by Clarion Events, will be held at Lagos, Nigeria on April 11-12. The conference is devoted to unveil the opportunities in the blooming African gaming market and to encourage a regulatory framework that will result in a sustainable gaming industry in the African continent.

WrB Africa is focused on offering the best networking opportunities, featuring executive-led presentations and debating about a full range of topical issues in Africa from setting up a sportsbook in an African country to marketing and anti-money laundering legislation. The event will gather representatives of the major iGaming companies in East, West and Central Africa, as well as the continent’s major regulators. The attendees’ list includes influential decision-makers representing global operators and suppliers, regulators from across the region and over 30 market-leading organisations, all of them on-hand to network, do business and increase competitive advantage.

Julie Norris, Head of FIFA’s Early Warning System will address Africa’s well-known but sometimes exaggerated corruption issues and she will be discussing the benefits of collaboration between sports, betting operators and regulating authorities to combat match-fixing.

The Chief executive of the Lagos State Lottery Board (LSLB,) Lanre Gbajabiamila, will discuss the extraordinary regulatory achievements of his organisation. The LSLB has developed an efficient licensing system through splitting its focus into the four areas of regulation: protection, promotion and generation in the development of the legal gambling sector. Gbajabiamila is a firm believer in strong regulation, which has allowed operators to attract customers from across society, including wealthy individuals who may have previously been repelled by criminality within the sector.

With Norris addressing corruption and Gbajabiamila illustrating effective regulation, two of the biggest barriers in Africa are covered, making the continent more appealing than ever to iGaming executives who will gain a major foothold and competitive advantage after attending WrB.