Last week, the 4th Annual Sports Betting West Africa Summit – SBWA2018 was held at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria. The event was attended by hundreds of West African operators, regulators, service providers, marketers, payment solution providers and gaming sector experts.
If you weren’t able to join Eventus International and the audience for the SBWA2018 summit, then you missed an amazing show! To share some of the highlights from the 3 days, we have prepared a brief summary of the conference proceedings for those not in attendance.
The first day was held in partnership with Eventus International’s supporting partners, the Association of Nigerian Bookmakers. The heavy traffic in Lagos did create a slight setback, but after 30 minutes the conference hall began to fill up. The welcoming address was delivered by the President of the Association Nigerian Bookmakers, Mr Akin Alabi. He thanked Eventus International for once again working with the Association to make an event as prestigious as possible and welcomed all in attendance with warm words.
Shortly after, the Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission gave his keynote address on Outlining NLRC’ S Future Plans and Priorities for the Sports Betting Industry in Nigeria. The operators and fellow regulators were impressed with Mr. Gbajabiamila’s future plans for the Nigerian sports betting sector.
Throughout day one, other key industry plenary discussions were held, such as; Sports Betting Business in Nigeria: Industry Opportunities, Challenges and Threats; Positioning the Sports Betting Industry for growth through Legislation and Policy; and Tax Issues in the Sports Betting industry in Nigeria.