EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA New online gambling laws proposed for South Africa 6 months ago Samuel Post Views: 188 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 EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Operators Betting Big On Africa’s Booming iGaming Industry 20 hours ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International bets big on gambling growth 22 hours ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA The Normalisation of Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa 22 hours ago Szarlot EXPERTS NIGERIA How workers, agents impact on gaming industry 5 days ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Lottery scandal: R1m paid to influencer in South Africa 5 days ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA How investing in Africa became the new trend 5 days ago Szarlot CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International on a roll as gamblers spend big after pandemic 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS ZIMBABWE Goverment deploys technology to monitor gaming activities 6 days ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Kimberley’s Flamingo Casino comes of age 6 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Three weeks until Big Africa Summit 2023 7 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Gambling sector is taking no chances with its future 7 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA South Africa losing out on billions in online gambling taxes 1 week ago Szarlot 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.