Take your Sports Betting Business to New Heights at SBEA+ 2023!

The much-anticipated 8th Annual Edition of Sports Betting East Africa+ Summit is rapidly approaching! With esteemed speakers and participants eagerly preparing to gather in Kampala, Uganda, we are excited to announce the exceptional individual who will be leading this world-class summit as the Chairperson of SBEA+ 2023.

Thomas Buckley Opar Owuor is an accomplished lawyer who has been captivated by the influence of technology in various industries. With a background in mobile telecommunications and payments, sports betting, sports marketing, and consulting, Thomas has developed a keen understanding of the interplay between law, technology, and business. His extensive experience in the sports betting industry across the African continent has equipped him with a deep understanding of market intricacies, enabling him to offer valuable insights and strategic guidance to businesses seeking to navigate the industry.

“I believe in the opportunity and potential of technology and in business and the life of ordinary Africans. It’s exciting times in Africa!”

  • Thomas Buckley Opar Owuor, Independent Platform Consultant – Sports Betting, Payments, Digital Economy

We sat down with the Chairperson of SBEA+ 2023 ahead of the event where he shared his insights on the market and expressed his excitement for the upcoming summit:

Why do you think SBEA+ 2023 is important?

The sports betting industry is evolving very quickly in Africa with quick adoption by large populations of mobile technology, cheaper phones, easier payments, cheaper internet and more interactions/information through social media. It is important for industry stakeholders to meet often and discuss emerging issues and best practices so as to maximise the positive impact of the industry on the continent.

What do you look forward to at this event?

I am looking to meet industry players and take learnings to improve my services as a sports betting professional. I am also looking forward to engaging with other participants and hopefully make new friends and colleagues!


  • Improving player protection and responsible gaming:

Hear from iGaming experts, including Weldon Koros and Denis Mudene, who will be addressing challenges and strategies for player well-being in the East African market.

  • How to creatively take your business to the next level:

Join the likes of Solomon Godwin, Senior Business Development Manager at Pragmatic Play, as industry experts come together and explore innovative strategies for gaming business growth.

  • The impact of new taxes in Kenya on the East African iGaming industry:

Led by Najib Balinda, gaming experts are set to provide insights into the challenges and opportunities arising from newly implemented tax regulations, helping industry stakeholders navigate the evolving gaming landscape in the region.

  • Combating adverse gambling effects on finances and mental health: Moderated by Purity Wahiu, this discussion aims to raise awareness, promote responsible gambling, and provide support resources.


Exhibition space for SBEA+ 2023 is officially sold out! With top gaming companies showcasing their latest products and services, don’t miss out on a dynamic exhibition floor filled with exciting emerging technologies and software on display. Register now to attend and experience East African iGaming at its peak! Visit https://www.sportsbettingevents.com/sbea to view the full exhibitor lineup.


Due to overwhelming demand, last-minute registrations are welcome until midnight on Wednesday, 12 July 2023. Don’t miss out on securing your spot for SBEA+ 2023! Tickets are selling out fast for this highly sought-after event in the heart of the rapidly expanding East African market. Register now and join the sports betting boom at https://www.sportsbettingevents.com/sbea.

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