All eyes are on Africa as offshore operators and the continent's incumbent industry grapple with a brave new world of gambling regulation and high-stakes online competition.

GamblingCompliance's developing coverage of Africa's diverse and complex gambling markets touches on existing land-based rivalries, legislators grappling with how to manage the industry and an influx of seasoned international players squeezed out of Europe by tightening regulations.

Interactive map up to date as of July 8, 2019.

See below for GamblingCompliance's coverage of the African gambling market.

Insight & Analysis

Kenya’s gambling regulator has ordered Safaricom, the telecoms firm that operates mobile money giant M-Pesa, to suspend mobile transactions for a list of 25 gambling operators that have lost their licences.

Kenya has declined to renew the gambling licences of 19 betting firms and deferred the renewal of 13 casino, six lottery and eight other...

Kenya is preparing to introduce yet another new tax on betting activities in a bid to curb underage gambling, prompting analysts to warn...

Regulatory Research

Only seven out of Africa’s 55 countries fully prohibit gambling, while online gambling is largely still unregulated on the continent,...
Amendments made to the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act in 2018 lowered the taxation rates for operators organising gambling in Kenya and...
The Lotteries and Gaming Act 2016, along with five regulations, introduced a new legislative framework for the gambling sector in Uganda....

Data

Latest annual data from South African-listed Tsogo Sun Holdings. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Net gaming revenue, rooms revenue, food and beverage revenue,...

Morocco’s heavily state-controlled gambling market is one of the oldest and largest in Africa, hosting casino, lottery and betting...