EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA New online gambling laws proposed for South Africa 3 weeks ago Samuel Post Views: 103 The draft Remote Gambling Bill has been published for public comment in South Africa, aiming to legalise and regulate online gambling in the country. The private members’ bill has been put forward by the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), which wants to establish a legal basis for the regulation, control and licensing of all remote gambling activities in South Africa. Regulations for interactive gambling were initially supposed to be provided by the National Gambling Amendment Act of 2008; however, the DA said that the amendment act has not yet been brought into operation and interactive/online gambling is currently not regulated in South Africa. “By not regulating this gambling activity, the erosion of the rule of law and criminal activity is being encouraged, while the public is not effectively protected,” – the party said. “Concurrently, a lack of regulation is resulting in revenue and jobs being lost to other gambling jurisdictions.” The purpose of the Remote Gambling Bill is thus to fill the gap in the law relating to interactive gambling. The Bill addresses the issues faced by the Amendment Act, which is one of the reasons why it was never brought into effect. The Remote Gambling Bill also aims to provide for, inter alia, the following: Regulating the issuing of licenses to be controlled by the relevant provincial authorities; Provide for procedures relating to objections to issuing of licenses; Regulating advertising of interactive/ online gambling entities; Provide for the protection of minors and vulnerable persons; and Ensure that there is compliance with FICA. Source: businesstech.co.za About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: gambling bill, law, South Africa Continue Reading Previous Guide to safer online gambling in AfricaNext Most important drivers of Africa’s iGaming More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA BetGames marks latest African expansion with Sahara Games 2 days ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Corruption in South African lottery 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS WORLD NEWS Schmalzer heads sales at Novomatic 2 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS UGANDA Tackling dangers of gaming is top priority 3 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Ruto pledges wealth tax on tycoons to fix Kenya’s budget 3 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 3 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Report Reveals Sectors With Highest Digital Fraud Rate in Kenya 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA The new frontier – why Africa should not be undervalued or underestimated 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA MTN is currently constructing 5G private networks for use in South Africa 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS GHANA Africa Bitcoin Conference launches maiden ABC hackathon 2 weeks ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA PlayCasino among the most trustworthy casino review sites in South Africa 2 weeks ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA South African opposition proposes online gambling legislation 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.