BiG Africa Summit 2023 - Driving Innovation and Collaboration in African iGaming
The BiG Africa Summit 2023 kicked off with a vibrant atmosphere as industry leaders from across the continent gathered to celebrate all things iGaming in Africa. The event provided a platform for attendees to network, reconnect with old colleagues, and make new connections to drive business growth, responsible gaming, and innovation in African iGaming.
During the opening address, Lois Bright, Managing Director of Initiate International and Chairperson of the event, highlighted the untapped business opportunities in the African iGaming industry that have been overlooked for too long. She encouraged all attendees to use the summit to connect and grow the iGaming industry in Africa to the heights it deserves.
The keynote address by Dean Macpherson, Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry, shed light on the Remote Gambling Bill 2022, which aims to bring stability and predictability to iGaming in South Africa, attracting more investment, player protection, and revenue for businesses and the State. This bill promises to revolutionize the gaming industry in South Africa and provide a much-needed boost to the country's economy.
Events like this are important to bring stakeholders together to find a unity of purpose and to continue the strong lobbying effort on government departments and politicians until the job gets done and we get the [Remote Gambling Bill 2022] across the line.
The summit continued with a panel discussion exploring recent developments in South Africa's gaming industry and what is the potential impact of legalized and regulated gambling in the region. Delegates gained invaluable insights from industry experts on effective strategies for player protection and responsible gaming, with an emphasis on the need for collaboration between regulators, operators, and players.
The event culminated with an interactive thought leadership session, where delegates could engage with industry leaders on the big questions in African iGaming today. The day's activities provided a catalyst for exciting new business opportunities that arose from the networking and collaboration throughout the event.
The summit provided an opportunity for attendees to explore the latest innovations and services available in Africa's impressive exhibition stands, as well as enjoy a networking lunch and an exhilarating evening of cocktails and canapés. With the explosive growth of mobile technology usage across the continent, the potential for the African iGaming industry is limitless.