The South African National Gambling Amendment Bill

The South African National Gambling Amendment Bill (the “NGAB”) legalizes online gambling in South Africa and establishes a licensing and regulatory system for this industry. NGAB curtails the negative socioeconomic effects of an unregulated online gambling industry. The NGAB is still pending signature by the South Africa’s President.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How does the NGAB ensure that minors and other protected persons are excluded from participating in online gambling?
What are some of the main provisions of the NGAB that govern the conduct of online gambling providers?
What is the procedure for dispute resolution between players and the interactive provider?
What is the role of the National Gambling Board?

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