EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA South African party introduces long-awaited online gambling bill 5 months ago Samuel Post Views: 202 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 ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA 2023 Northern Cape Online Championships 6 hours ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Only 2 Months at The BiG Africa Summit 2023! 6 hours ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS MALAWI How Will Malawi’s Economy Fare in 2023 6 hours ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA South Africans spent big on groceries, entertainment and fuel in December 6 hours ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Betfred SA denies it owes Joburg City Power over R3m in unpaid lights bill 1 day ago Szarlot EXPERTS WORLD NEWS What Will Be The Future of Sports Betting Around The World? 1 day ago Szarlot EXPERTS HOT NEWS TANZANIA Mobile Betting – How Popular is it in Africa? 1 day ago Szarlot EXPERTS RWANDA Adam Bradford launches centre to train youth in Rwanda 4 days ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS KENYA BetEngines launches the first Sportsbook software solution tailor-made for the African market. 5 days ago Adeleye Awakan EXPERTS KENYA Ronald Karauri’s Inspiring Journey from Pilot to SportPesa Billionaire 5 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS KENYA Betting firms rush to comply with new tax regulations 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA The Gambling Laws of South Africa 6 days 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.