In a strategic effort to enrich Nigeria’s business landscape and stimulate economic growth, the Federal Government has approved the transformation of the annual gaming conference organized by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) to meet international standards.
Lanre Gbajabiamila, the Director-General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, unveiled this significant development in a press release issued in the country’s capital, Abuja. The much-anticipated 2023 edition of the gaming conference is scheduled to transpire from October 31 to November 1.
An International Approach
Unlike the preceding editions that predominantly involved Nigerian stakeholders and industry players, this year’s conference is set to embrace a global perspective. It will feature renowned figures from the gaming industry across Africa and worldwide, including representatives from top betting sites in Nigeria.
Gbajabiamila underlined the NLRC’s strong commitment to offering Nigerian gaming industry leaders and potential investors the chance to connect and interact with giants of the global gaming arena.
The 2023 International Gaming Conference will be hosted at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, a befitting venue for this ambitious stride towards international recognition and collaboration.
Africa’s Thriving Gambling Sector
This development aligns with the broader growth trajectory of Africa’s gambling sector, with countries like South Africa and Nigeria emerging as pivotal markets, as indicated by industry analysts. For instance, South Africa’s online and offline gambling sector is anticipated to surpass $2.3 billion in 2023.
The NLRC’s gaming conference transformation is a step towards positioning Nigeria as a critical player in the global gaming landscape, fostering growth, and embracing international standards.