Lagos, the nation’s commercial capital is set to host the World Regulatory Briefing (WrB) described as the first gaming summit dedicated to game lovers nationwide.
The event billed to hold on 11-12 April 2016 at Sheraton Hotel will focus on exploring the exciting opportunities and encouraging a regulatory framework that will produce a thriving and sustainable gaming industry in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to the organisers.
Lanre Gbajabiamila, Chief Executive of the Lagos State Lottery Board (LSLB) is expected to deliver the keynote address.
Other speakers include John Kamara, Director of Global Gaming Africa, Tarimba Abbas, Director General of Tanzania Gaming Board, Edward Lalumbe, COO of the Gauteng Gambling Board and Matthias Jacek Wojdyla, Head of International Affairs at FIFA.
Organisers of the event say that 30 organizations will also be present to network with and to do business with as well as to learn directly from the leading companies based in East, West, and Central Africa, in addition to the continent’s major regulators.
Curtis Roach, Senior Conference Producer of the event, says WrB Africa was launched “for those seeking to unlock the huge potential of this region, but who may be unsure of the complexities of the regulatory environment. Perhaps, they are already operating in one of the fastest growing African regions but want to step up a level.”
Gbajabiamila is positive about the growth of gambling in Lagos and Nigeria at large noting that, “the Nigerian gaming industry is an evolving one and gradually expanding. More states and individuals are becoming more aware of the opportunities that exist in the industry in terms of entertainment, revenue, and employment.”
According to him, “we are really pleased to be associated with WrB Africa, it’s a great event that the market demands and I am excited at the opportunities that will create for the Sub-Saharan gaming industry.”