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Online Betting Increases in Africa

This Newsletter has commented previously on the increase of online betting, which has become popular entertainment for young Africans. A few African countries, such as Nigeria, Kenya, SA, and Ghana, have emerged as major participants in the online betting industry and attracted both local and international betting companies. Experts in the field predict that in the future, the African online betting industry will see rapid revenue growth, due to an increase in the use of online betting platforms, a growing middle class with discretionary means, and the acceptance of online gambling as a regular source of entertainment. It will be interesting to see how African countries address the regulatory challenges, establish robust frameworks, and promote responsible gambling practices to fully harness the sector’s potential. By doing so, they can create an environment that fosters sustainable growth, maximizes economic benefits, and safeguards the well-being of consumers in the evolving world of online betting.


Alastair Tempest

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