08:30       Registration and morning coffee


09:00       One Hour Tour - Meet the Exhibitors


10:00       Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

                ​Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming Ltd., UK


10:10       Opening Address 
                Insight into the African market place and understand how you can enter it 

                Tunde Ali, Chairman, Ghana Gaming Board *

               

10:40       Panel Discussion – Regulators’ View
                Regulatory developments in Sub-Saharan Africa

                Moderator
                Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming Ltd., UK
                Panelists
                Emmanuel Siisi Quainoo, Commissioner, Gaming Commission of Ghana 

                Adolphus Ekpe, Director-General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, 
                Nigeria

                Lanre Gbajabiamila, CEO, Lagos State Lotteries Board, Nigeria           

                Charles Wambia, Director, Betting Control and Licensing Board, Kenya

                Martin Kollie, Director General, National Lottery Authority, Liberia


11:40       Coffee break


12:00       How do operators regard regulators – What works & what could be improved?
                Lanre Gbajabiamila, CEO, Lagos State Lotteries Board, Nigeria


12:30       Panel Discussion – Operators’ View
                The future landscape of Sports Betting in Africa

                Moderator
                Yahaya Maikori, Managing Partner, Law Allianz, Nigeria
                Panelists
                Tony Hill, CEO, Premier Betting Ghana  
                Kwaku Ohemeng Adjei,
CEO, MyBet Ghana
                Akin Alabi,
CEO, NairaBet 

                Sheriff Olaniyan, Founder, Surebet          

                Sudeep Ramnani, CEO, SportyBet
                
 

13:30       Lunch 


14:30       Gambling revenue tax and the emerging tax issues within the region
                Edward Gyamerah, Deputy Commissioner - Policy and Programmes,
                Ghana Revenue Authority 


15:00       Panel Discussion
                The responsibility of bookmakers and responsible gambling
               
Moderator
                Peter Murray, 
Head of Gaming, GB Group
               
Panelists
                George Addo-Yobo,
Senior Counsel and Director - Special Assignment,

                National Lottery Authority, Ghana
                Hande Dinckal,
CEO, Safaribet

                Martin Wachter, CEO, Golden Race

                Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming Ltd., UK

                                

16:00       Closing remarks from the chair


16:30       Networking drinks reception

                Sponsored by:

AFRICA'S PREMIER Sports Betting Events in the continent

09:00   Registration and morning coffee


09:30   Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

           ​ Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming Ltd., UK


09:45   Opening Address 
            Government moves to streamline gaming activities in 
Uganda

            Manzi Tumubweine, Chairman, Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory

            Board

               

10:15   Regulatory Address
            Lotteries and Gaming Act, 2016 and regulations – What you need

            to know

            Edgar Agaba, CEO, Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board


10:45   Coffee break


11:15   Panel Discussion 
            East African gaming market opportunities and entry 
strategies

            Moderator
            Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming 
Ltd.

            Panelists
            Edgar Agaba, CEO, Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board

            Anthony Kimani Kung'u, Chairman, Betting Control and Licensing

            Board, Kenya

            James Mbalwe, Acting DG, Tanzania Gaming Board

            Master B. Maliro, CEO, Malawi Gaming Board 
            
Jean Claude Mushimire, Services Industry Development Policy Officer,

            Ministry of Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs,

            Rwanda

            

12:15   Panel Discussion 

            How do operators and regulators regard one another – What works

            and what could be improved?

            Moderator
            Olafadeke Akeju, Managing Partner, WYS Solicitors
            Panelists

            Linda Sekaziga, Chairwoman, Uganda Bookmakers and Gaming

            Association

            Arnold Ayoma, Games and Productions Manager, Gal Sport Gal

            Sport Betting, Uganda

            Anton Opperman, CEO, Betway
            Edgar Agaba,
CEO, Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board

            Anthony Kimani Kung'u, Chairman, Betting Control and Licensing

            Board, Kenya

            James Mbalwe, Acting DG, Tanzania Gaming Board
                                

13:15   Networking lunch 


14:30   Panel Discussion ​

            Gambling revenue tax and the emerging issues within the region

            Moderator

            ​James Mpiirwe, Board Secretary, Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory

            Board

            Panelists

            Silajji Kanyesigye, Assistant Commissioner Large Tax Payers

            Office, Uganda Revenue Authority

            Michael Olupot-Tukei, Deputy Executive Director, Financial

            Intelligence Authority 

            Grace Akullo, Director CID, Uganda Police Force

            Massimiliano Monte, Managing Director, Betin Uganda


15:30   How digital technology is changing the sports betting industry

            Rony Richa, CEO, Sports Betting Africa Ltd

                                

16:00   Virtual Reality Gaming – making the most of the simulated game
            Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming Ltd.


16:30   Networking drinks


​22:00   ​Poker Tournament at The Pyramids Casino           

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SPORTS Betting east africa

Supporting Partner of Sports Betting East Africa

10 - 11 April 2017

Kampala Serena Hotel, Uganda

AFRICA'S PREMIER Sports Betting Events in the continent

SPORTS BETTING WeST AFRICA

18 - 20 July 2016

Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Ghana

SPORTS BETTING WeST AFRICA

18 - 20 July 2016

Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Ghana

09:30   Morning coffee


09:45   Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

            John Kamara, Director, Global Gaming Africa


10:00   Crowd control management and risks mitigation at sports

            betting premises due to overcrowding at the shops 

​            Abaati Mwesigye, Counter Terrorism Officer, Uganda Police Force


10:30   Transparency and accountability in sports betting industry
            Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming Ltd. 
                

11:00   Coffee break


11:30   Panel Discussion 

            Why is sports betting spreading so fast across Africa?
         
  Moderator
            John Kamara, 
Director, Global Gaming Africa          

            Panelists
            Arnold Ayoma,
Games and Productions Manager, Gal Sport

            Betting Uganda
            Dolan Beuthin,
CEO, BestBet 360

            Will Westcott, Business Development Manager – Africa, Betgenius
                           

12:30   Panel Discussion 
            Factors to consider in setting up a sports betting business
           
Moderator
            Olafadeke Akeju, 
Managing Partner, WYS Solicitors
           
Panelists

            Rony Richa, CEO, Sports Betting Africa Ltd

            John Kamara, Director, Global Gaming Africa

            Vasilije Shkoro, Chief Production Officer, BtoBet

            Fiona Magona, Partner, MMAKS Advocates
                                            

13:30   Lunch


15:00   The rise of mobile in Africa – a game changer for the sports
            betting business
​            John Kamara, 
Director, Global Gaming Africa


15:30   Gambling industry, is corporate social responsibility take

            seriously?

​            Paul Corti Lakuma, Research Analyst, EPRC

16:00   ​End of conference



 

DAY ONE

10 April 2017

Sports bETTING Events

08:30       Registration and morning coffee


09:00       One Hour Tour - Meet the Exhibitors


10:00       Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

                ​Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming Ltd., UK


10:10       Opening Address 
                Insight into the African market place and understand how you can enter it 

                Tunde Ali, Chairman, Ghana Gaming Board *

               

10:40       Panel Discussion – Regulators’ View
                Regulatory developments in Sub-Saharan Africa

                Moderator
                Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming Ltd., UK
                Panelists
                Emmanuel Siisi Quainoo, Commissioner, Gaming Commission of Ghana 

                Adolphus Ekpe, Director-General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, 
                Nigeria

                Lanre Gbajabiamila, CEO, Lagos State Lotteries Board, Nigeria           

                Charles Wambia, Director, Betting Control and Licensing Board, Kenya

                Martin Kollie, Director General, National Lottery Authority, Liberia


11:40       Coffee break


12:00       How do operators regard regulators – What works & what could be improved?
                Lanre Gbajabiamila, CEO, Lagos State Lotteries Board, Nigeria


12:30       Panel Discussion – Operators’ View
                The future landscape of Sports Betting in Africa

                Moderator
                Yahaya Maikori, Managing Partner, Law Allianz, Nigeria
                Panelists
                Tony Hill, CEO, Premier Betting Ghana  
                Kwaku Ohemeng Adjei,
CEO, MyBet Ghana
                Akin Alabi,
CEO, NairaBet 

                Sheriff Olaniyan, Founder, Surebet          

                Sudeep Ramnani, CEO, SportyBet
                
 

13:30       Lunch 


14:30       Gambling revenue tax and the emerging tax issues within the region
                Edward Gyamerah, Deputy Commissioner - Policy and Programmes,
                Ghana Revenue Authority 


15:00       Panel Discussion
                The responsibility of bookmakers and responsible gambling
               
Moderator
                Peter Murray, 
Head of Gaming, GB Group
               
Panelists
                George Addo-Yobo,
Senior Counsel and Director - Special Assignment,

                National Lottery Authority, Ghana
                Hande Dinckal,
CEO, Safaribet

                Martin Wachter, CEO, Golden Race

                Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming Ltd., UK

                                

16:00       Closing remarks from the chair


16:30       Networking drinks reception

                Sponsored by:

DAY TWO

11 April 2017

AGENDA

AGENDA