Gambling in South Africa had always been banned since when the country was under the Dutch colony. Despite the negative attitude towards gambling, there was always a hope that this would change.
Evolution Gaming, one of the leading software developers in the field of live casino games, has recently been awarded a National Manufacturer license that allows it to enter the gambling market of South Africa.
This means that the provider now has the relevant approval to deliver its products and that of its recently acquired subsidiary, Ezugi, to all licensed gaming operators in the African country.
Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board (WCGRB) has issued a National Manufacturer license to Evolution Gaming, the leading provider of Live Casino solutions. Acquiring this license gives the provider approval to deliver its products in South Africa.
Regular Independent Media and IOL Sport columnist and South Africa’s influential and popular sports betting analyst, MoneyMan, speaks to Mark Keohane about the growth of the industry in South Africa, global online trends, the birth of MoneyBoy and also the devil in the detail for online sports-betting platforms.
Spanish football’s LaLiga has added South African sports betting company Hollywoodbets to its portfolio of regional sponsors. The deal will run until the end of the current 2019-20 season and makes the Durban-based brand the first betting sponsor to the league in South Africa.
If you gamble as a pastime, you should not to spend over 2% of your discretionary income. Anything more will take you into the dangerous territory of gambling addiction.
During the 1970s casinos began to spring up around the country and by the mid-90s it was estimated that there were well over 2,000 establishments operating illegally all across South Africa. But with the end of apartheid there was a sudden sea change in the law.
South Africa is not the first country that crosses our mind when talking about online gambling but the changes have already begun and it’s clear as day that pretty soon we will be introduced to a new gambling market.
The general history of SA as a country is fairly complicated and is filled with plenty of good times, along with sadder times. The history of gambling in South Africa is as rich as you’d expect from a country with so much heritage.