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Gaming for Africa Issue 132
Directories / Magazines | Business Products & Services / Industry / Lifestyle / Business Directories / Magazines / Leisure industry / Hospitality & Entertainment 2017-07-13 04:27:11
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    The latest Mul Mul Win 1™ LPM Mul-Game Mul-Game entertainer incorporates four of the hoest hoest tles tles into one amazing package! JUST LAUNCHED Mustang Money 2 ™ 10 free games feature with 5 additional penny game retrigger and the chance to trigger the ‘Mustang Money’ and ‘Super Spins’ feature Grand Dragon ™ 10 free games feature with penny game retriggers and the chance to trigger the ’Phoenix’ and ‘Super Spins’ feature Eagle Bucks ™ 10 free games feature with 5 additional penny game retrigger, reels 2,3 & 4 expand with ‘Eagle’ and the chance to trigger ‘Super Spins’ feature Denominations : 10c Lines : 5L Subject to jurisdictional approval Dollar Streak ™ 10 free games feature with 5 additional penny game retrigger, reels 2 & 4 expand with ‘Dollar Sign’ and the chance to trigger ‘Super Spins’ feature GAMI N G SOLUTI ONS Tel: +27 87 701 0740 | Email: info@smpl.co.za www.smpl.co.za

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    Twenty nine GrandWest Bursary Fund students graduate Twenty nine students who received bursaries from GrandWest’s CSI Bursary Fund to pursue tertiary studies in maths, science and technology have successfully graduated. They are among some 1 323 young Western Cape students who have been assisted by the GrandWest CSI Bursary Fund since 2007, with as many as 260 students receiving funding from first year until they graduate. Graduates in science, maths or technology studies - who received bursaries from the GrandWest CSI Bursary Fund - were celebrated at an inspirational breakfast held in their honour on Saturday. Accompanying these bright young people are Albert Fritz, MEC for Social Development in the W.Cape; Mervyn Naidoo, GrandWest General Manager; Prof. Linda de Vries and well-known businessman Dr Hassen Adams, Chairman of GPI. GRANDWEST CSI has contributed over R18-million towards the tertiary education of financially needy students to date. The latest graduates were honoured at a special awards breakfast function at the Market Hall, GrandWest, on 10 June 2017. “Our bursary programme is focused on developing qualified skills in maths, science and technology as there is an ever-growing shortage of young South Africans pursuing tertiary qualifications in these fields. Without the necessary base of skills in these areas, the country’s growth and development cannot be adequately supported. “GrandWest considers education important for addressing poverty and unemployment in our community because when people are empowered with skills, they are able to find jobs which enable them to support their families and contribute to the economy. “We are immensely proud of our recent graduates and wish them heartfelt congratulations. They have worked very hard to achieve their results,” says Heidi Edson, the Group Socio Economic Development Manager at GrandWest. The GrandWest CSI Bursary Fund has a strict recruitment procedure to ensure that beneficiaries meet the criteria of the fund which is to support students wishing to further their studies in the fields of maths, science and technology. To be eligible for funding, a student must be registered as a full-time student in a public higher education institution in the Western Cape. Furthermore, the student must be studying towards a degree or diploma in the maths, science or technology fields. More importantly, a student should be financially needy. The bursary includes registration, tuition fees and text books. To pay it forward, the students are encouraged to contribute 40 hours of their time to community projects. Dr Hassen Adams (Chairman of Grand Parade Investments), Mervyn Naidoo (General Manager of Grand West Casino) Front Row: Prof. Linda De Vries, Senobia Tiemie, Owen Paulse, Albert Fritz (MEC for Social Development in the W.Cape) and Yonela Nguneni. Prof. Linda de Vries celebrates these clever young people who graduated in science, maths or technology studies with bursaries from the GrandWest CSI Bursary Fund. 10 I Gaming For Africa I June / July 2017

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    TCSJOHNHUXLEY Lights up Emerald Casino’s Gaming Tables TCSJOHNHUXLEY recently furnished Emerald Casino with attractive new gaming tables for their main floor card games. The custom designed Aspers tables were stylishly completed with highly durable and aesthetic drinks rails while the Emerald Casino logo lights up with LEDs on the table base, giving the floor a fresh new look. “WE HAVE recently upgraded our progressive table games and TCSJOHNHUXLEY have really pulled out all the stops with these new table designs. We wanted something that would showcase our brand and add excitement and value for our customers. The result is impressive and draws great attention to our card games. You can expect nothing less from the TCS team,” says Nicholas Chapman, Gaming Executive - Emerald Casino. Montecasino reveals their millionaire-maker In a spectacular reveal featuring lights, lasers, song and dance, Montecasino revealed their brand new PowerPlay, Millionaire Maker an exciting new bank of progressive slot machines that can make you a Millionaire– for as little as a R5 bet. Attended by players, influencers and the media, the event was a fitting launch of a thrilling new addition to Montecasino’s entertainment offering “SLOT MACHINES are an exhilarating form of entertainment as they create more winners in the high end, and they offer an equal chance to all our Reward card holders to become instant millionaires,” says Glenn Joseph, GM of Montecasino. “We’re delighted to be ahead of the game with PowerPlay, which is being piloted at Montecasino and will be rolled out to the other 13 Tsogo Sun casinos, and we have no doubt this new bank of slots will add great excitement on our floor.” Lions rugby player Robbie Coetzee tries out the new slots. 12 I Gaming For Africa I June / July 2017

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    South Africa’s most popular game just got better! Raise ‘Em Poker is Africa’s no.1 Poker game. This Poker derivative is easy to understand, fast and exciting for players. GFL Bonusing is a floor wide progressive and game bonusing system for all your live table games. Applied to and independent of any game, with player participation being optional, the bet sensors create high energy game excitement. TCSJOHNHUXLEY has innovatively applied GFL Bonusing to Raise ‘Em Poker giving rise to Raise ‘Em Poker Plus. Quick to deal with attractive and achievable pay-outs Raise ‘Em Poker has become the ideal candidate for a progressive conversion. GFL BON USI N G • Base and Progressive games have the same winning hand combination • Jackpot is won by a Straight Flush and not the elusive Royal Flush • Tables can be stand alone or linked, adding more value to the jackpot meters • 3 Jackpot winning combinations • Lucky Player and Lucky Table Mystery Prizes that are easily configured by the operator GFL Bonusing installs in Africa: • Tsogo Sun – 65 Units • Sun International – 39 Units • Peermont – 10 Units • Emerald – 6 Units • Avani – 3 Units • Emperor Lusaka (Zambia) – 6 Units • Great Wall Casino (Zambia) – 8 Units • Lusaka Royale (Zambia) – 5 Units • Mont Clair (Zimbabwe) – 2 Units • Plaza Casino (Namibia) – 2 Units • Desert Jewel (Namibia) – 5 units • Euroluck (Ghana) – 4 units • Monte Carlo (Zambia) – 4 units • Victory Club (Zambia) – 9 units • Polana (Mozambique) – 2 units g a 2015 To contact us, or for more information on our award winning product portfolio visit www.tcsjohnhuxley.com Gaming Awards Winner Casino Equipment Supplier

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    Peermont’s Rio Casino Installs Novomatic & Aruze Slots Rio Casino recently installed state-ofthe-art slots from two renowned slots suppliers, and added an exciting dimension to its gaming floor with the introduction of slots from Novomatic and Aruze. The recent additions to the floor include four new AGI Novostar II machines and five Aruze Cube X machines. South African Gambling Authorities Seize Illegal Online Winnings In its ongoing efforts to eradicate illegal gambling, the South African Trade and Industry Department revealed that it has confiscated around R1.25 million (approximately $100,000) in illegal online gambling winnings. South African National Gambling Board’s, Caroline Kongwa. Dan Seabelo (Slots Manager, Rio Casino), Ezekiel Tsatsimpe (Asst. Technical Manager, Rio Casino), Victor Segone (Duty Manager,Rio Casino), Mpho Mokoa (Marketing Manager, Rio Casino) with Constance Matlejoane from Aruze Gaming Pictured at the recent launch of the new slots at Rio Casino are Dan Seabelo (Slots Manager, Rio Casino) with Terrence Mushawana from Novomatic. ALTHOUGH numerous attempts have been made over the years to propose a legalised framework for online gambling in the country, at present online gambling in South Africa is illegal following a landmark case in which an online casino operator in neighbouring Swaziland lost a court case over the exact definition of online gambling. South African authorities’ contention that the actual act of gambling took place on the device of the player or their computer, and not at the server of the online operator (even if it was located outside the borders of South Africa) was upheld by the courts. Gambling services in the country must be provided in full compliance with the National Gambling Act of 2004. Under the law, online gambling is illegal in South Africa and winnings obtained through iGaming must be forfeited to the state. The gambling industry in the country is regulated and monitored by the National Gambling Board, which means that the regulatory body is also responsible to guard against any criminal activities, sanction such activities in a proper manner, and report them to other competent bodies. As announced by the Trade and Industry Department, the High Court of South Africa has ruled that several individuals forfeit their online gambling winnings of around R1.25 million, as these had been obtained unlawfully. The Department further pointed out in a Saturday statement that the case was unprecedented for the country. South African officials have repeatedly voiced concerns that online gambling may be used to mask money laundering and other illicit transactions. To prevent this from happening, the National Gambling Board has been working closely with local banks, with the latter helping the regulator and law enforcement confiscate illegal online gambling winnings. The Trade and Industry Department noted in its Saturday statement that people who gamble online would not only have their winnings confiscated, but would also face prosecution. People who provide illegal gambling services, including iGaming, are also liable to prosecution. It has become a common practice for so-called Internet cafes, or at least some of the facilities in question, to attract customers by offering them the opportunity to gamble online. Such operations are liable to criminal charges and to penalties of up to R10 million. Commenting on the High Court’s ruling, National Gambling Board Accounting Officer Caroline Kongwa told media that they are encouraged by the fact that the South African judicial system is considering the matter and is clearly taking it seriously. Ms. Kongwa also appealed for South African citizens to avoid any illegal gambling services and to report the conduction of such services as well as any attempts for their advertising. Bingo halls, LPMs (or Limited Payout Machines as AWP slots are known in South Africa), brick-andmortar casinos, and racing and betting are the only legal gambling options under the South African Gambling Act. In terms of Internet gambling, South Africans are only allowed to place sports bets on desktop or mobile. Although more and more countries in Africa as well as the rest of the world have been taking measures to legalizing online gambling, South Africa has, in fact, tightened its policies against the provision of this type of services with the introduction of the National Gambling Policy 2016. 14 I Gaming For Africa I June / July 2017

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    NWGB CEO Talks Tough on Lack of Transformation in the Gambling Industry by Sello Tatai It’s a multi-billion-rand industry where lack of transformation remains an area of concern. Since 1994 the gambling industry remains largely untransformed. In an instance where there is a glimmer of hope, Africans are incorporated for cosmetic purposes. CEO of the North West Gambling Board, Mr Fortune Sekgaphane addressing delegates at the annual Stakeholder Workshop on Transformation. THE CHIEF Executive Officer of the North-West Gambling Board, Mr Fortune Sekgaphane maintained that the Board will stamp its authority in seeing to it that it dismantles monopoly capital in the sector. Mr Sekgaphane said that the previously disadvantaged individuals must be empowered to be active participants in the sector not only as employees, but owners of many and diverse operations. The North-West Gambling Board under the leadership of Mr. Sekgaphane recently held an interactive session with licensees in Rustenburg in a workshop themed: “Assessing progress made in transforming the Gambling Industry in the North West Province.” Mr Sekgaphane asserted that there has to be a paradigm shift particularly in transforming the gambling industry in the North West. “Transformation is not happening. We still have companies doing business the way they used to back in the old days. It’s very rare to find black people being owners or CEO’s of big Multi- National Corporations in the gambling industry. And I’m saying that this narrative need to change,” he said. He further warned against companies who use black people as fronts in their companies. Insisting that punitive measures will have to be taken against companies that flout the law. “A disturbing trend we have picked up in our operations, as a Board is that there are pockets of fronting where businesses masquerade, as black operations just for Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment compliance. This should be exposed,” he said. Of concern is a lack of adequate socio-economic commitment by the gambling industry and given the country’s skewed past, licensees are duty bound to be part of a solution in addressing matters of socioeconomic concern in communities where they operate. “We want a percentage of net profit to go to our Socio-Economic Development fund, which helps disadvantaged learners to get bursaries, school uniform, sanitary towels and stationery and address many other social concerns which needs our intervention. There has to be a distinction between a licensee in America and South Africa. Our past dictates to us to play a role in remedying the ills of the past,” Sekgaphane said. There is already some movement in the establishment of the fund. And the North West Gambling Board has already constructed a house for an impoverished family of eleven people at a village on the outskirts of Mahikeng. Furthermore, the North West Gambling Board is funding four students who are pursuing their post matric studies at various institutions in the province. The “Back to School’’ campaign is another initiative championed by the North West Gambling Board where school shoes and stationaries are being donated to learners from impoverished households in many economically depressed communities of the North West. “There is more we can do together as regulators and the industry if we can share common understanding of the expectations of the poor and the economically marginalized population of our country’’, Sekgaphane said. 16 I Gaming For Africa I June / July 2017

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    Do you feel Lucky, well do you? Lucky Ball, TCSJOHNHUXLEY’s new side bet to Roulette, was recently launched at Plaza Casino, Windhoek and has already left a promising impression. “The side bet has proved to be extremely popular amongst our Tables clientele and have given Plaza Casino the opportunity of having an additional marketing tool that can be used to place our product offering in the bracket of being exceptional to the industry,” comments Loureeze Pienaar, Gaming Manager – Plaza Casino. THE LAUNCH of Lucky Ball hit off on 21st April and the event brought loads of excitement to curious players. “This new Roulette side bet is a first of its kind and we are thrilled to have received such great feedback so far,” says Nicci Smith, Managing Director – TCSJOHNHUXLEY. “We at Plaza Casino have always believed in being the market leaders with regards to our product offering to our Customers. Fortunately for the industry, TCSJOHNHUXLEY have supplied us with a brilliant product that can be used to make the game of American Roulette much more exciting. “I am very pleased to say that the TCSJOHNHUXLEY team have been exceptional with their support and installation of this product,” comments Loureeze Pienaar, Gaming Manager – Plaza Casino. Tanzania licences new iGaming Platform The Gaming Board of Tanzania has granted SportPesa an operational iGaming license to legally offer sports betting platforms. The international agreement was announced with a special celebration in Dar-es-Salaam. SPORTPESA is the leading sports betting brand in Africa and the official sponsor of The SportPesa Premier League in Kenya, where the headquarters of the company is located. Its arrival to Tanzania was announced at the Hyatt Plaza hotel after receiving the government’s permission to operate iGaming platforms. “Thank you for seeing enormous potential in Tanzania, not only to promote sport, but also to create employment and enthusiasm in sports,” commented Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, Tanzania Minister for Information, Culture and Sport. “This is an important and unique chance to develop sports and we will not let this opportunity go.” SportPesa is expanding its business on the continent, following legal action it has taken in the Kenyan market. SportPesa’s owner Pevans East Africa Ltd has supported Bradley Limited Trading, operator of the Pambazuka National Lottery, in a lawsuit against the Kenyan government, which recently announced a 50 percent tax increase on gaming. Operators calim that the increase will jeopardise their operational ability. The Kenyan courts have refused to accept SportPesa’s lawsuit against the national government, citing problems on the legal documentation submitted. June / July 2017 I Gaming For Africa I 17

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