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ILA Africa welcomes region’s regulatory & legislative community to its International Legislators’ Agenda



Following its successful and exclusive meetings in London (UK), Brasilia (Brazil), New York and Boston (USA), International Legislators’ Agenda is now coming to ICE Africa.


And just like in its previous instalments, International Legislators’ Agenda will host policy-makers, legislators and regulators from Africa and beyond for a programme inclusive of learning and networking opportunities.


Composed of select relevant sessions from the main ICE Africa agenda (on 2 October) and of exclusive, bespoke networking events (on 3 October), International Legislators’ Agenda will delve into some of the key questions legislators are posing as they are refining their views for the creation of sound betting and gambling policy and regulations.


International Legislators’ Agenda is open to regulators, legislators or government officials only for exclusive networking and learning amongst peers. We regret that we are not able to offer access to ILA to legal advisors, lawyers or regulatory consultants.

To RSVP, please email Gabriela Martins da Silva at gabriela.dasilva@clariongaming.com.


Day 1 – 2nd October


 - These sessions form part of the official ICE Africa agenda 

 10:30 am

in AdvanceAFRICA



The Next Step in Regulation – Developing an investment friendly ecosystem for the gaming industry in Africa

Featuring leading regulators and industry experts, this session will discuss the current state of the African regulatory landscape and will look ahead at the next steps in regulation to further develop the African gaming industry. With growing jurisdictions across the continent, hear how the African gaming industry can move forward.

  • Providing standardized Pan-African and regional regulation – is either achievable or practical?
  • Finding the right tax model – Turnover or GGR?
  • Understanding and embracing online gaming – how can mobile best be regulated?
  • Using the economic impact of regulation to boost public perceptions of gambling


Yahaya Maikori, Senior Partner, Law Allianz

11:15 am

in AdvanceAFRICA



Tackling Responsible Gambling for a Sustainable African Gaming Industry

With Uganda implementing an outright ban of sports betting and Kenya announcing tougher regulations with a specific focus on online and mobile gambling, it is evident that the African market is not immune to the political backlash seen in its European counterpart. This session will focus on how best to leverage marketing opportunities responsibly:

  • Encouraging self-regulation before forced regulation
  • The importance of CSR-led gambling advertising in an increasingly digital world
  • Know Your Customer (KYC): Utilising data to protect high risk demographics
  • Educating customers with new products, features and risks to avoid overwhelming a new market


John Kamara, Director, Global Gaming Company 

Aggrey Sayi, Country Marketing Manager, OdiBets Kenya

Sibongile Ssimelane-Quntana, Executive Director, South Africa Responsible Gaming Foundation



In AdvanceAfrica


Gaming in Africa: How to Effectively Manage Public Perception

Gambling can be a divisive issue across the world and this is especially evident in Africa, a continent with widespread low LSM populations as well as prevalent cultural and social taboos. Navigating the negative public perception of gambling is crucial if the industry is to fully develop and thrive in Africa. To do this, the industry must demonstrate it’s potential to provide positivity to local economies:

  • Demonstrating the positive impact of effective regulation
  1.          revenue raised for public and community projects
  2.          ensuring at risk demographics are not targeted for marketing


  • Boosting local economies through the attraction of foreign investment, jobs and tourism
  • Taking examples from lotteries, including the UK, in the support of good causes



Day 2 – 3rd October



In networkAfrica


Exclusive to ILA attendees

Breakfast networking & roundtables


Review of policy goals – what drives regulation in various countries in Africa

Join fellow regulators and legislators to brainstorm what drives their regulatory frameworks and to share best practice in achieving policy goals set.





In microscopeAfrica


(main ICE Africa agenda)

Attaining a License in Africa: How Operators and Regulators Can Work Together to Provide Clarity to the Process

Adding to the challenges of pop up retail sites, growing online access makes entering the market increasingly easy for rogue operators. To ensure effective regulation, it is crucial that regulators implement a transparent framework of what licenses are needed and how they can be attained to safeguard and streamline the process for market entry.

-              Developing a clear licensing framework

-              Why operators need to carry out their own due diligence to understand the licensing required

-              The impact of changing political environments and interventions

  • Adopting anti-money laundering policies and practices

Adekunle Adeniji, Managing Director, BetBonanza

Olafadeke Akeju, Senior Partner, WYS Solicitors




Location TBC


Exclusive to ILA attendees

Keynote presentation & roundtables

The Socio-Economic Impact of gaming – A global view

African gaming regulation is still relatively new. There’s still so much that can be learnt from regulatory frameworks around the world that can be leveraged for the African market’s benefit. This session will give regulators a comprehensive, academic perspective of the various regulatory frameworks globally and what lessons can be learned from them. Key discussion points include:

  • What are the most successful tax models in the world?
  • What are some of the best uses of tax income?
  • How to combat negative social impact. How can it be minimised?
  • Why is it important to create a competitive environment for operators?


Following a 20-minute presentations, attendees will then discuss in an intimate setting how the best practice applies to their respective jurisdictions.








Evolving with the Times: Regulators Keeping Up with Technological Innovation

With technological advancements in the gaming industry constant, the issue of regulators keeping pace remains. While technology creates enormous possibilities for the African gaming industry, until it is comprehensively regulated, it will not fulfil its potential.

-              Online regulation – what is igaming and how can it be regulated?

-              Developing regulatory solutions to protect both players and revenues

-              Understanding and keeping ahead of the latest trends

Benjamin Yarnap, MD/CEO, Anambra State Gaming Company

Martin Sack, Founder and Director, Brainstorm online (pty) Ltd


Regulators’ Lunch (exclusive to ILA and TEN attendees) – opportunity to network between fellow regulatory and business decision makers






International Legislators’ Agenda is open to regulators, legislators or government officials only for exclusive networking and learning amongst peers. We regret that we are not able to offer access to ILA to legal advisors, lawyers or regulatory consultants.

To RSVP, please email Gabriela Martins da Silva at gabriela.dasilva@clariongaming.com.


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