EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA South African party introduces long-awaited online gambling bill 3 weeks ago Samuel Post Views: 94 South Africa’s opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, has introduced a law to regulate online gambling in the country, ending a long period of ambiguity after efforts to regulate the vertical collapsed 14 years ago. 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 – 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. “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.” – the Democratic Alliance noted. Five points The 2022 legislation itself has not yet been published. However, the party revealed that it will cover five areas. First, it will regulating the issuing of licenses, which will continue to be handed out by provincial authorities. The bill will also “provide for procedures relating to objections from issuing of licenses”. Next, the bill will regulate gambling ads, possibly introducing restrictions in this area. It also promises to “provide for the protection of minors and vulnerable persons”. Finally, it will ensure that operators are compliant with the South Africa’s Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA). After the bill is introduced, stakeholders may submit their views on it to the Speaker of the National Assembly. Earlier today, sportsbook supplier Amelco announced its entry into the South African market, through a partnership with LulaBet, which is also a new entrant into the market. Source: igamingbusiness.com 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: igambling, law, South Africa Continue Reading Previous Amelco to launch in South Africa with new operator LulaBetNext Ebanx expands to Africa 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.