EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA – Opposition party to introduce Online Gambling Bill 2 weeks ago Szarlot Post Views: 188 The Democratic Alliance (DA), in opposition in South Africa, has introduced a law to regulate online gambling in the country. Last week, the DA invited any person or organisation to provide comments and recommendations to its explanatory summary of the draft Remote Gambling Bill which will pave the way to regulate and legalise online gambling. On 10 July 2008, the National Gambling Amendment Act, 2008 was assented to by the President. The purpose of the Amendment Act was to provide for the regulation of interactive gambling. However, to date, the Amendment Act has not been brought into operation by the President and as such, 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. 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 to fill the gap in 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 from 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. The DA calls on members of the public to provide their comments and recommendations to the proposed Bill within 30 days from date of the published Government Gazette. A final draft Bill will be made available, upon introduction into Parliament, after public comments have been made and considered. Currently, South African law allows online gambling to be offered by any operator with a licence issued by a provincial authority. However, the country does not have a full legislative framework, as the National Gambling Amendment Act of 2008, intended to properly regulate the vertical gambling sector, never came into force. Now, though, the Democratic Alliance is set to introduce a bill with many of the same goals as that 2008 act in the National Assembly of Parliament. Dean Macpherson MP – DA Shadow Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, said: “As such, interactive/online gambling is currently not regulated in South Africa, and by not regulating this gambling activity, criminal activity is being encouraged, while the public is not effectively protected.” Source: casinocompendium.com About Post Author Szarlot I am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. See author's posts SzarlotI am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: iGaaming, law, licenses, South Africa Continue Reading Previous Ebanx expands to AfricaNext Capitalise On The Philippines Gaming Market at SPiCE Philippines More Stories EXPERTS KENYA Report Reveals Sectors With Highest Digital Fraud Rate in Kenya 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS NIGERIA The new frontier – why Africa should not be undervalued or underestimated 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA MTN is currently constructing 5G private networks for use in South Africa 6 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS GHANA Africa Bitcoin Conference launches maiden ABC hackathon 1 week ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA PlayCasino among the most trustworthy casino review sites in South Africa 1 week ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA South African opposition proposes online gambling legislation 1 week ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS NIGERIA African crypto exchange Yellow Card lands $40m Series B 2 weeks ago Samuel EXPERTS WORLD NEWS Capitalise On The Philippines Gaming Market at SPiCE Philippines 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA Ebanx expands to Africa 2 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA South African party introduces long-awaited online gambling bill 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Amelco to launch in South Africa with new operator LulaBet 2 weeks ago Szarlot CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Metropolitan Gaming sells interest in South Africa’s Emerald Resort and Casino 3 weeks ago Samuel 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.