The first African-facing gambling and betting digital conference kicked off this week. ICE Africa Digital 2020 will run from October 27th – 29th. The conference called on participants to connect with pan-African and international industry prospects in its first digital event, taking into account the current pandemic climate. Participants were invited to create and risk-free and cost effective strategy for growth or for entering new jurisdictions, or to discuss how to overcome regulatory barriers.
“From land-based casino to online sports betting, ICE Africa is a bespoke community for the pioneers, we will give you the content, tools and partnerships to confidently move forward with your plans for Africa,” read the invitation.
The director of gambling law and policy at South Africa’s Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, NkoatseMashamaite, kicked off the first day of the conference (October 27th) with the talk entitled “The Future of Gambling in South Africa.”
The rest of Day 1’s schedule looked like this:
Guests will double the above tickets when they earn the required amount of points playing on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There is no cap on the number of tickets you can earn by playing table games.
Biweekly cash draws will take place on the main Montecasino casino floor. The draws will take place at 8 pm, and they’ll be electronic draws. The tickets will be loaded into TEAADS so that anyone who qualified for the draw has a chance of winning. You’ll receive an SMS that you qualified for the draw. All Rewards Cardholders, whether Black, Platinum or Gold tiered, will have tickets entered into the draw. You can only win once per draw.
Please note that you don’t have to be present at the draw in order to win. However, here’s an extra incentive to be there. You’ll be able to double the amount that you win if you’re present! At the last biweekly draw, which is scheduled for December 11th, Montecasino will add a brand new Fiat 500 Cabriolet into the prize pool.
For the first time, this is a digital conference, for the obvious reasons that travel is so difficult these days and the need for social distancing. Also, for the first time, the content is available in both English and French (as a nod to Africa’s large Francophone population). Organizers of the conference, Clarion Gaming, are running a series of training sessions through its Totally Gaming Academy, where registrants can learn from industry experts in their fields.
Participants don’t need to restrict themselves to just three days of sessions. Content will also be available after the conference, thanks to the hard work of stakeholders, experts and thought leaders in African and international gambling.