SOUTH AFRICA South Africa – Public Urged to Refrain From Illegal Gambling Establishments 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 459 Following the declaration of a national state of disaster, the National Gambling Board (NGB) has cautioned the public to avoid the temptation to access unlicensed gambling operators. Among the interventions announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his address to the nation as part of government’s effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, was the prohibition of gatherings of more than 100 people. In a statement on Wednesday, the NGB said it is confident that licensed gambling establishments will take the necessary precautionary steps to implement the proactive measures called for by the President, particularly in instances where there will be gatherings of up to 100 persons or more on their premises. “However, in the event that licensed gambling establishments are temporarily closed for business owing to an escalation of the pandemic, the NGB cautions the public to avoid the temptation to access unlicensed gambling operators, which may still be operational despite the preventive measures in place, whether physically or on online platforms,” – said the board. The board said unlicensed gambling operators have been, and continue to be unlawful. “Consequently, members of the public accessing their services will have no certainty of protection in terms of hygiene / health, and no legal recourse in terms of ‘punter protection’ as provincial licensing authorities and the NGB will not be able to intervene in solving winnings-related disputes.” The NGB, which is an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) urged the public to abide by the President’s announcement, as these measures have been put in place for their benefit. It encouraged the public to refrain from gambling where the usual gambling destinations are unavailable. “The NGB encourages the public to instead exercise patience and wait until the situation improves. The NGB encourages the public to be vigilant against unlawful gambling activities, and to contact the NGB for any further information.” Source: allafrica.com About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: koronawirus, South Africa Continue Reading Previous Do South Africans love sport? You bet!Next What is the Largest Casino in South Africa? More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Kambi Group to Continue Supplying SunBet with Solutions 24 hours ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA SIS, Kiron Interactive in Africa partnership 5 days ago Szarlot ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA The Rise of Mobile Gaming in South Africa 5 days ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA 18 Lotto Fraudsters Arrested 6 days ago Szarlot CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Wild Coast Sun recognised as best luxury beach resort in South Africa 6 days ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA The Competitive Gaming Scene In South Africa 7 days ago Szarlot ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA 2023 Northern Cape Online Championships 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Only 2 Months at The BiG Africa Summit 2023! 1 week ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA South Africans spent big on groceries, entertainment and fuel in December 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Betfred SA denies it owes Joburg City Power over R3m in unpaid lights bill 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA The Gambling Laws of South Africa 2 weeks ago Szarlot CASINO SOUTH AFRICA COSATU North West welcomes the decision to retain the casino license in Mafikeng 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.