The Gauteng MEC for Economic Development has published a document entitled a ‘Draft policy to review the Gauteng Gambling Act 1995’ for public comment.
The policy seeks to substantially overhaul the current Gauteng gambling legislation.
Essentially the policy sets out a number of proposals that are designed to update and modernise the existing provincial gambling legislation and resolve a number of challenges currently frustrating both the industry and the regulators.
In addition, the coronavirus pandemic has illustrated the need for the transformation of what is essentially a land-based activity into one that provides a digital offering.
Additional areas covered in the policy include updating the legislation in order to align it with more recent and relevant statutes – the Protection of Personal Information Act being one example.
In addition, the policy looks to amend and update matters such as governance and board members, marketing and promotions, offences and fines, digitisation and interactive gambling amongst others.
Those interested in commenting should do so in writing on or before 24 July 2021:
The Gauteng Gambling Board
Attention Mr Lucky Lukhwareni
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Post – Private Bag X15 Bramley 2018
To review the draft document, click here.