Africa to jump on the online gambling band wagon

The trend is so powerful Clarion Events announced this week it will carry out a conference on the potential of gaming in this emerging marketplace.

Nigeria.- The African gaming industry is gaining momentum and in Clarion Events, experts are well aware of this fact. The firm will hold a summit on the potential of gaming on the African continent in Lagos, Nigeria.

Senior events producer at Clarion Events, Curtis Roach, explained: “The region is known for its troubles and government issues, but this market is in its growth stage,” Roach said. “Nigeria is a leader in this market, and it has a lot of investment dollars. Reforms have happened. It’s hard to say on the size of the market. But we have some people doing research papers, and Nigeria is definitely the leader.”

The WrB Africa will be the first-ever event devoted to explore the opportunities in gambling in this continent and encouraging a regulatory framework that will produce a thriving and sustainable gaming industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference targets around 150 to 200 people and the speaker lineup includes Lanre Gbajabiamila, CEO of the Lagos State Lottery Board (LSLB,) John Kamara, director of Global Gaming Africa, Tarimba Abbas, director general of the Tanzania Gaming Board, Edward Lalumbe, chief operating officer of the Gauteng Gambling Board and Matthias Jacek Wojdyla, head of international affairs at FIFA.

“The Nigerian gaming industry is an evolving one and gradually expanding,” stated Gbajabiamila. “More states and individuals are becoming more aware of the opportunities that exist in the industry in terms of entertainment, revenue and employment.”