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Atlas African Industries Limited
30 September 2016

Atlas African Industries Limited / Ticker: AAI / Index: AIM and NSE / Sector: Support Services

30 September 2016

Atlas African Industries Limited ('Atlas' or the 'Company')

Increases Interest in BonanzaWin


Atlas African Industries Ltd (AIM, NSE: AAI), is pleased to announce that it has increased its interest in BonanzaWin, a Nigerian based gaming company offering a range of "bricks-and-mortar" and online play gaming experiences, including sports betting, live casino, slot games, virtual games and football pools lottery, targeting the growing Nigerian consumer market. 


The current investment has been effected through a share subscription and capital contribution into Equatorial Partners Limited ('EPL'), a Maltese holding company which in turn holds a 60% stake in Saerimner Ltd ('Saerimner'), a Nigerian registered company operating under the trading name "BonanzaWin". Following an initial investment in August 2016 (see announcement dated 1 August 2016), Atlas has invested a further $200,000 in EPL, increasing Atlas' total interest in EPL from 10% to 13.5%. 


BonanzaWin has established a portfolio of gaming businesses currently focussed on the Nigerian market. It operates a secure online gaming platform - - which powers a wide range of games, including sports betting, as well as three "bricks-and-mortar" gaming shops in Lagos where customers can play and place bets. BonanzaWin is licenced and regulated by the Lagos State Lotteries Board and the Lagos State Ministry of Finance to operate its gaming business in Nigeria. For the 12-month period ended 31 December 2015 EPL reported a loss of US$300,815.


Carl Esprey, CEO of Atlas said, "With rising incomes leading to the emergence of a growing and significant consumer market across the African continent, we have identified BonanzaWin as a prospective growth opportunity, which provides Atlas with exposure to the Nigerian gaming and entertainment sector.  Accordingly, we are delighted to have further increased our interest in this business.  BonanzaWin has built a successful operating platform, which offers a range of established games and betting experiences and our focus is now on building value within the business, by growing user numbers and increasing average user spend, in line with the positive growth projections for the industry."


About BonanzaWin 


BonanzaWin is a well-respected and trusted gaming operator, committed to delivering its members the best sports betting platform available as well as offering the latest casino and slot games, lotto and live casino experience.  The company offers competitive odds, desktop and mobile betting, generous welcome offers, as well as fun and exciting promotions on a regular basis.


BonanzaWin is licenced and regulated by the Lagos State Lottery Board and the Ministry of Finance and adheres to strict rules and regulations.  BonanzaWin is continuously striving to bring its members the best possible gaming experience.


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Carl Esprey

Atlas African Industries Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7408 9200

Callum Stewart

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600

Ashton Clanfield

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600

Edward Burbidge

Burbidge Capital

Tel: +254 (0) 202 100 102

Susie Geliher

St Brides Partners Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177

Charlotte Page

St Brides Partners Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177



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