South Africa consider tougher gambling laws

South Africa consider tougher gambling laws

South Africa consider tougher gambling laws important as indicated by South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies.

The 49-page Amendment Bill which has been tabled features changes to how gambling is both structured and regulated in the Country.

The Amendment Bill – which has existed in various forms since 2016 – proposes several important changes to South Africa’s main gambling legislation. Therefore a number of changes that are deemed responsible will not only change South Africa’s current gambling structures abut also strengthen the current rules.

Gambling Amendment Bill is to

  • Amend the National Gambling Act, No. 7 (seven) of 2004, so as to amend certain definitions.
  • Reposition the National Gambling Board to be a National Gambling Regulator.
  • Transfer the regulation of bets on the national lottery, foreign lottery, lottery results and sports pools to the National Lotteries Commission.
  • Prohibit dog racing and bets on dog racing.
  • Strengthen the regulation of casinos, limited pay -out machines and bingo.
  • Provide for the procedure for the forfeiture of unlawful winnings to the National Gambling Regulator.
  • Provide for broad -based black economic empowerment in the gambling industry.
  • Recognise self -regulation in the horseracing industry.
  • Impose gambling advertising restrictions.
  • Regulate the electronic form of bingo.
  • Enhance the powers and duties of the gambling inspector.
  • Subsequent to the introduction of the Bill into Parliament,copies of the Bill can be obtained from the departmental website (