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Operators Betting Big on Africa’s Booming iGaming Industry

Africa has emerged as a hotbed for innovation in the iGaming industry.

From revolutionary mobile payment solutions to cutting-edge iGaming platforms, African countries have been at the forefront of developing world-class iGaming products and technologies. These innovations have not only transformed the gaming experience for players in Africa but have also attracted global attention and investment from international players.

Innovative Solutions Driving Africa's iGaming Growth

Betfred, Sunbet, and Supabets are South African operators revolutionising the iGaming space, offering world-class experiences to players across Africa, with plans to expand into key African markets. Supporting these platforms are companies like Derivco, a South African iGaming supplier that has become a world leader in iGaming software development. Covering payments is M-Pesa, the groundbreaking money transfer app that has transformed the African payments market, making it easier for millions of people to transfer, store, and retrieve mobile money. These pioneering technologies and services are a testament to the ingenuity and forward-thinking approach of the African iGaming landscape.

The Great African Expansion

Sun International recently invested $3.2 million in SunBet Africa Holdings, acquiring a 70% stake in the company. This move is a testament to the tremendous growth and innovation taking place in the industry. SunBet Africa holds online sports betting and casino licenses in Ghana, Zambia, and Kenya, and the company plans to expand its reach by launching in key African markets in early 2023.

Celebrating African Innovators

The BiG Africa Summit 2023 is just around the corner and it promises to be an event like no other. This exciting event is brought to you by Eventus International, the leading expert in iGaming events for emerging markets. Part of this renowned event is the prestigious BiG 5 Awards ceremony which is set to honour top performers in African iGaming.

Awards such as the BiG 5 Awards play a crucial role in promoting innovation in the African iGaming industry by recognising and celebrating the achievements of the industry's top performers. These awards provide a platform for African iGaming innovators to showcase their cutting-edge technologies and platforms and gain international recognition for their work.

Submit Your Nominations Today

Submit your nominations for the following 2023 BiG 5 Awards,

Lion Award: Top speaker at BiG Africa Summit 2023

Rhino Award: Exemplary loyalty to BiG Africa Summits

Leopard Award: Most Attractive Exhibition

Buffalo Award: Outstanding industry competitiveness

Elephant Award: Greatest contribution to industry growth.

Nominations close on 22 March 2023. Don't miss this opportunity to acknowledge outstanding individuals and companies in the African gaming industry. Visit to submit your nominations today.

There is still time to register as a delegate, exhibitor, or sponsor at BiG Africa Summit 2023. Secure your spot at,

BiG Africa Summit 2023: Hear from Top Speakers

“Regionally focused technology companies with a deep understanding of the local market and culture are uniquely positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for betting options in the region”

Cameron Green, Founder, F9 Media Group

“BiG Africa is a chance for peers to engage, interact and determine the future of our respective industries. We look forward to sharing the platform with other industry professionals and sharing insights”

Eugene Boniface, Marketing Manager, Betfred

“I look forward to joining BiG Africa this year, the flagship event of the year for the iGaming industry in the continent. The African market is growing at a rapid pace so BiG Africa is very necessary to help shape the landscape of the ever-changing iGaming industry, bringing together some of the greatest minds, products & solutions in the gaming ecosystem to share and exchange insight from other parts of the world”

Stephen Aupy, VP (Strategic Partnerships), Gamban


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