Gaming Innovation Group has entered its maiden African market after teaming-up with Angolan operator Full Games, for the provision of its sportsbook and player account management services in Angola.

Furthermore, support will also be offered via a suite of turnkey managed services in a bid for the operator to gain accelerated access to the online gaming market in Angola. The contract is for a five years term, with go-live anticipated to occur during the third quarter of the year.

This partnership also represents the first that combines the offering from both GiG and Sportnco Gaming after the purchase of the sports betting and igaming solution provider was finalised last month in a €51.37m transaction.

Full Games is a joint venture between the local partner Grupo Chamavo and Spanish retail firm Grupo Valisa, which boasts in excess of 100 gaming halls, bingo halls, and casinos in the country.

Francisco Simão Júnior, Chair of Full Games, said ”We are really excited to launch our betting and gaming offer soon in Angola. 

“We think that Sportnco and GIG is the perfect fit to leverage our gaming licence and offer a very attractive gaming solution to all punters from Angola.”

Furthermore, GiG also anticipates driving its presence across emerging African markets further still in the coming years, following its maiden manoeuvre within the region.

Hervé Schlosser, Managing Director of Sportnco Gaming Group, said “I am exceptionally happy to have partnered with Full Games. The opportunity to implement our sportsbook and PAM in Angola, a fresh and dynamic market, where we see tremendous potential, is a true testament to the Sportnco reputation and the strength of the partnership and offering we now have in combining Sportnco and GiG’s technology, people and service offering. 

“I am extremely proud that we are one of the early movers and one of the first to secure a partnership there. We are looking forward to working with and building a long-term relationship with Full Games.”