South Africa opposition introduces remote gambling bill to address unregulated market

South Africa opposition introduces remote gambling bill to address unregulated market

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  • Robert Fletcher, iGaming Business
April 22, 2024 7:44 PM
  • Robert Fletcher, iGaming Business

The Democratic Alliance, the official opposition to the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, has introduced a new bill aiming to regulate remote gambling in the country.

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The Remote Gambling Bill (B11-2024) sets out a host of rules in South Africa. These include a new licensing system, proposed regulations for operators and protection measures to help prevent gambling related harm.

South Africa is without regulation when it comes to online gambling, despite a bill being on the table since 2008. The National Gambling Amendment Act, which regulated online gambling, was assented to by the president 16 years ago. However, the bill remains unsigned.