Sports Betting EAST AFRICA 2017


The African continent is considered to be the largest market opportunity for the gaming industry over the next five years; challenges and opportunities exist due to variable cultures and the sheer size and complexity of the continent.

This is the only dedicated sports betting conference in Africa where we focus on the latest opportunities, trends and strategies in this niche area.

The third annual Sports Betting East Africa is set to take place at Kampala Serena Hotel, Uganda from 10-11 April 2017, bringing together participants from across African continent and European industry experts to Kampala to discuss the strategies needed to succeed in sports betting sector.

The event will tackle your most pressing issues facing the sports betting industry including:

  • Examining the impact of Lotteries and Gaming Act, 2016, Uganda
  • Understanding why is sports betting spreading so fast across Africa
  • Embracing transparency and accountability in sports betting
  • Discussing the evolution of mobile as a game changer for the sports betting business
  • Case studies on how to engage sports bettors during their off-season
  • Above all, the forum will address the challenge of sustaining African sports betting industry
Riding the sports betting boom in Africa


  • Manzi Tumubweine, Chairman, Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board, Uganda
  • Edgar Agaba, CEO, Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board, Uganda
  • 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 
  • James Mpiirwe, Board Secretary, Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board, Uganda
  • 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
  • Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming Ltd. (UK) 
  • ​Vasilije Shkoro, Chief Production Officer, BtoBet
  • Will Westcott, Business Development Manager, Betgenius
  • Linda Sekaziga, Chairwoman, Uganda Bookmakers and Gaming Association
  • Rony Richa, CEO, Sports Betting Africa Ltd
  • Anton Opperman, CEO, Betway
  • Yaron Engel, CEO, Gal Sport Betting Uganda
  • Massimiliano Monte, Managing Director, Betin Uganda
  • Abaati Mwesigye, Counter Terrorism Officer, Uganda Police Force
  • ​Olafadeke Akeju, Managing Partner, WYS Solicitors
  • John Kamara, Director, Global Gaming Africa
  • Fiona Magona, Partner, MMAKS Advocates
  • Paul Corti Lakuma, Research Analyst, EPRC