Gaming Africa is a new annual event that will take place on October 24 and 25 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference is free to attend and is presented by the people responsible for such well-known industry events as ICE, iGaming Super Show, EiG and Juegos Miami. According to the information received by the virtual betting sites at the moment Clarion Gaming has registered delegates from almost 50 countries, of which about 15 are from Africa. So far, 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.
Gaming Africa's head of content, Curtis Roach, spoke about the importance of policymakers and regulators in creating a sustainable gaming economy and noted that Africa is one of the most important and dynamic regions on the global gaming scene. Roach also spoke about some of the worthy guests who will be attending the conference, saying: "The gaming economy has a much better chance of being sustainable if regulators and legislators are involved. We are therefore delighted that influential figures such as Edgar Agaba, Director General of the Lottery and Gaming Regulatory Board of Uganda, James Mbalwe, Director General of the Tanzania Gaming Board and Jean Claude Mushmire, Head of Service Industry Development Policy, Ministry of Trade and Industry of Rwanda will be attending the Gaming Africa conference."
In addition to covering topics such as regional economics, social responsibility, investment, anti-money laundering, payment methods and public relations, there will be regional roundtables and two masterclasses presented by the Totally Gaming Academy - the Online Sports Betting Masterclass and the Casino Marketing Academy.
Clarion already has valuable experience in the African market, including this year's successful World Regulatory Briefing in Kenya and the 2015 WRO in Kenya.
In the August launch announcement, Kate Chambers, managing director of Clarion Gaming, drew parallels to what they had accomplished with Juegos Miami. She said it was a specialized event created at the request of operators in Latin American and Caribbean markets. Gaming Africa is expected to be much the same and grow steadily year after year. She noted that Gaming Africa will not be as large an event as ICE, which had more than 500 exhibitors this year, but the event will have similar content, professionalism and organizational standards.
The program for the two-day event has been designed for operators and regulators, and will feature experts who will share their knowledge on stage and in person to help identify areas of opportunity in Africa.