Betway announced their licence extension by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) that is based in Abuja. This permits the world’s leading betting brand to offer its services in all of Nigeria’s states and local government areas for a further five years. In handing over the renewed licence to Betway, the Director General of the NLRC, Lanre Gbajabiamila, lauded the fact that the bookmaker consistently observed the applicable regulations in the gambling and betting sector over the past five years.
Moreover, he reported that it remains one of the betting sites in Nigeria that fully complies with the rules and regulations. Besides this praise, he encouraged the group’s managers and board to maintain this impeccable work in the future. Furthermore, he promised an improvement in the already cordial relationship between Betway and the regulator over this period.
The CEO of Betway, Anthony Werkman, commented, “We are honoured to serve our customers in Nigeria in accordance with our global policies. Here, we focus on the customer satisfaction as well as on the responsible gaming. Therefore, we would like to thank the National Lottery Regulatory Commission for granting us the extension of our Nigerian licence. Maintaining the regulatory compliance in all countries where Betway operates assumes a high priority for our company. Additionally, we feel that ensuring a fair, safe and responsible environment for our customers represents another keystone to our global growth.”
Betway commits generously to Nigerian communities
Chris Ubosi led Betway Nigeria’s team to the licence renewal. Thereafter, he added that the bookmaker distinguished itself for a long time thanks to its large involvement in various Nigerian communities, too. They include, for instance, the provision of humanitarian aid to flood victims in Bayelsa State and the donation of potable water in Lagos. Furthermore, they donated several million naira worth of sports equipment to gyms all over the country. Besides, a cooperation with the Lagos State Lotteries Boards (LSLB) enables the financing of medical services.
Alice is half Austrian and half Italian. So, she experienced the 1990 World Cup in Italy at very close quarters. And that sparked her enthusiasm for football. Since she loved to write since childhood, Alice began to engage in journalism while still at school....
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Alice is half Austrian and half Italian. That's why she experienced the 1990 World Cup in Italy at first hand. And that awakened her enthusiasm for football. Since she has loved writing since childhood, Alice began to study journalism while still at school. It was very convenient for her that her class took part in a project of a German daily newspaper. She was also allowed to write for the children's pages of an Austrian daily newspaper and to get a taste of the sports department of the same medium. This is how she received her first press accreditations, which was of course anything but a matter of course for the then 18-year-old.
Although she was partly advised against it, Alice decided to study journalism and communication sciences. After a few years, she decided to use the exams she had taken as an elective. Nevertheless, she applies the knowledge she has acquired in her further professional life. The same applies to her language skills. In addition to her mother tongues German and Italian, Alice is also proficient in English and Spanish. She also understands French and can use this language in research.
During her studies, Alice was involved in an Austrian football club. At the same time, she wrote for a total of three Austrian portals and worked as an Austria correspondent for an Italian-language online medium. This collaboration started during Giovanni Trapattoni's era at Red Bull Salzburg and continued during EURO 2008. This gave her the opportunity to interact with Trapattoni as well as with Italian journalists.
From the following year, Alice initially worked with a Swiss portal before discovering sports betting content for herself. On the one hand, this kept her in sports journalism, and on the other, it broadened her horizons. And that both in the context of the sports betting industry and with other sports as well as countries. In the field of sports journalism, she focused in particular on football from around the world, volleyball and beach volleyball.
In addition, she naturally wrote several guides, bookmaker profiles, bonus articles and other content for betting enthusiasts. She did this for the same company for about ten years, writing articles in German and Italian. She also built the Italian-language website together with the managing director. Meanwhile, Alice started working with another Austrian football club. Furthermore, she joined the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS) in 2016. This gives her the opportunity to watch teams and athletes on the ground relatively often.
Not only sports betting, but also radio
In January 2019, the next step in her professional development followed. For: she started creating premium content on the topic of sports betting. In the process, she finally put out feelers to almost all countries and all continents. And this was not least due to the fact that both German and English-speaking users subscribed to her content. Nevertheless, Alice continued to use her knowledge of Italian, among other things. On the one hand, because she regularly exchanges ideas with Italian colleagues, and on the other, because she works with a web radio station.
The Corona crisis had a strong impact on the sports world and on interest in sports betting, primarily in the early days. Therefore, a fresh start was necessary and, on balance, Alice found the fields of activity that suited her best. She also writes articles for an agency on almost all disciplines as well as on eSports and content for a German online medium.
Alice is half Austrian and half Italian. That's why she experienced the 1990 World Cup in Italy at first hand. And that awakened her enthusiasm for football.
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