Digital Transformation is a Safe Bet to Positively Impact the Gambling Industry

July 2, 2019

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As the millennial generation increasingly becomes the dominant force in today’s global economy, more and more businesses are embracing digital transformation to meet the demands of this digitally savvy demographic. The gambling industry has embraced new technologies to meet the demands of this digitally-oriented audience, introducing new online gaming options that offer an improved customer experience. According to the American Gaming Association, online gambling is growing in popularity.

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Kagiso Media is a black controlled company with interests in new media, content production, specialised publishing, research, radio broadcasting and television.It has interests in substantial media assets through its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates. Assets include Jacaranda FM, East Coast Radio, Mediamark, Adjoin, Mega8, KLA, Urban Brew Studios, Juta and Company, Future Managers, Knowledge Factory and Global Media Alliance Broadcasting Company (GMABC) in Ghana. It has an economic interest in other radio stations such as OFM, Heart FM, Gagasi 99.5 and Kaya FM.

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