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Setting the Stage for Gaming Innovation

The excitement is building for the unparalleled celebration of gaming culture with the opening of the Africa Gaming Expo 2024 (AGE Lagos 2024). This monumental event, scheduled for 12th to 15th March 2024, is set to take place at the Eko Hotel and Suites Convention Centre. It marks a significant moment, highlighting the dynamic and rapidly expanding gaming industry across Africa. This includes a diverse range of sectors such as sports betting, lotteries, casinos, eSports, online and mobile gaming, financial technology, and banking (payment platforms).

Previewing the Future of Gaming

In the run-up to the expo, a press briefing offered a glimpse into what attendees can look forward to. “This expo is not just about learning; it’s an opportunity to forge lasting partnerships globally,” highlighted Bashir Are, CEO of the Lagos State Lottery and Gaming Authority and Chairman of AGE Lagos.

A Pan-African Regulatory Dialogue

The press briefing shed light on various topics to be discussed and offered sneak peeks into the latest gaming hardware, software, and virtual reality experiences. A notable feature of the event is the African Regulator’s Forum, scheduled for 13th March 2024. It will bring together regulators from Botswana, South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria, with invitations extended to Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Adenike Oyebamiji, Project Coordinator for AGE Lagos 2024, emphasised this as a chance for these nations to discuss regulations and find common ground in addressing industry challenges.

South Africa’s Perspective

From a South African viewpoint, this expo is a significant platform for showcasing the country’s advancements in the gaming industry and engaging in meaningful dialogue on regulatory practices and market growth opportunities within the continent.

Gathering of Gaming Industry Leaders

The press conference saw the presence of key figures such as Bashir Are, Chairman of the Federation of State Gaming Regulation of Nigeria, and Mrs. Adenike Oyebamiji, Project Coordinator of AGE Lagos 2024, alongside other influential stakeholders.

Exploring Africa’s Gaming Landscape

The Africa Gaming Expo 2024 aims to delve into the emerging trends, potential, and opportunities within the African gaming sector. It seeks to foster collaboration and idea exchange among experts, leaders, and stakeholders from Africa and beyond. The expo will also address operational challenges faced by operators across the continent.

A Hands-On Gaming Experience

Participants at the expo can look forward to engaging hands-on demonstrations, interactive exhibits, and a unique chance to experience the future of gaming up close.