Leading online sports betting platform provider FSB Technology (UK) Ltd has revealed that it has made its first move into Africa by launching a website and SMS betting service for Tanzania’s Mkekabet.
The London-based supplier has designed a custom-made site for the popular sports betting operator, which is available in English as well as Swahili.
The new platform has also been integrated into Oxygen8’s mobile payment gateway and will make use of Tigo and M-pesa mobile banking services.
Customers at Mkekabet will now have an opportunity to select from a vast number of markets on sports including tennis, football, cricket, basketball, volleyball, golf and handball.
FSB Technology are trading pre-match as well as in-play and are also planning to introduce a jackpot product based on correct football scores, which will be available in multiple jurisdictions.
Richard Thorp, Business Development Director at FSB Technology, commented on the launch by saying that he was delighted that the site was now live after meeting a series of challenging requirements including the need to accept wagers via SMS.
Thorp went on to say that they are pleased to have launched Mkekabet and are extremely confident that it will be very beneficial to its operator in Tanzania and beyond.
He also said that they were always confident that they could tailor their offering to a wide range of territories, but answering language, local payment provision and scalability questions has been very rewarding.
Mark Robertson, Managing Director at Mkekabet said that they are very impressed with FSB’s ability to customize their platform for their local payment and regulatory requirements. He added that their site is now the best looking and best performing ones around.