BETTING MALAWI Malawi looks to expand gaming industry with licence RFPs 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 1,334 The Malawi Gaming Board is preparing to launch a request for proposals (RFP) process to award additional sports betting, casino and wide area progressive licences in the country. Prospective applicants have until 18 November to register their interest in applying. The full details of the regulatory requirements to be set out in the RFP document, which will be released to companies and individuals that pay a MWK150,000 (£160/€186/$205) fee. This document will also establish the criteria by which the regulator will assess the proposals it receives. The process could significantly expand Malawi’s betting and gaming industry, which is centred predominantly in the cities of Blantyre and the capital, Lilongwe. Currently there is just one sports betting licence holder, Premier Bet Malawi, which is active in both the retail and online channels, despite there being no online-specific regulations. There are three land-based casinos; the Colony Club in Blantyre, and Lilongwe’s American Palace Pirates Casino and Casino Marina. For wide area progressives, there are a number of licensees across the northern, central and southern regions of the country. While Malawi has regulated gambling since 1998, the legislation has only been updated once, in 2015. A 12.5% gross revenue tax is imposed on all gaming products. In the Gaming Board’s annual report for 2018, published in July this year, total gross gaming revenue generated over the twelve months to 31 December 2018 grew 20.7% year-on-year to MWK5.71bn. At the time, chief executive Barnett Maliro noted that two additional sportsbook licensees were likely to begin operations before the end of 2019, with a new lottery licence to be issued. In June, Premier Lotto Malawi, a subsidiary of Premier Bet, also launched Premier Lotto 5/90, the country’s first fixed odds lotto game. Source: igamingbusiness.com About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Malawi, sports betting Continue Reading Previous Can Google Tempt SportPesa back to Kenya?Next RedsonBet Storms Nigeria’s Sports Betting Industry More Stories BETTING NIGERIA All About Cricket Betting 14 hours ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Kenyan government orders all operators to close for election day 15 hours ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA The government should work with the betting industry 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Eighteen new firms enter booming betting arena 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Tanzania joins Kenya, Uganda tax squeeze on gamblers’ winnings 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING HOT NEWS KENYA BCLB clears 11 betting companies to receive operating licenses 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA South African start-up wagers on peer-to-peer betting 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Betway charts path in compliant sports betting with conferences 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA BetConstruct Takes Harmony to Africa 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Sportpesa’s nine lives in regulatory onslaugh 3 weeks ago Samuel BETTING Types of Basketball Bets 3 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Kenya’s Gambling, Travel Sectors Top Target For Online Fraudsters 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.