Gambling Amendment Bill

Government wants your comments on the (National Gambling Amendment Bill).

You are invited to object or support the Bill by providing comment below. Should you be unsure, please read the live comments, media, summary or documents below the form.   Closing date is midnight 12 October 2018.

8029 active citizens in this campaign, so far.

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Do you support the Gambling Amendment Bill? (see summary below)
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SUMMARY

The National Gambling Amendment Bill proposes;

  • Repositioning the National Gambling Board to be a National Gambling Regulator
  • Transferring the regulation of all bets on the national lottery, foreign lottery, lottery results and sports pools to a National Lotteries Commission
  • Prohibiting dog racing and bets on dog racing in South Africa
  • Strengthening the regulation of casinos, limited pay-out machines and bingo. This includes the regulation of electronic forms of bingo, and the maximum number of bingo licenses and machines that can be granted in South Africa
  • Restrictions on gambling premises and locations of automated tellers – including ‘seperate’ and ‘hidden’ entrances for gambling areas located inside general public places such as shopping malls, arcades, complexes or centres
  • Recognition of a self-regulating body in the horse racing industry
  • to provide for the regulation of the horseracing industry
  • Providing for broad-based black economic empowerment in the gambling industry. Notably this will apply to individuals applying for gambling licences
  • Unlawful winnings will now be forfeited to the National Gambling Regulator
  • Imposing gambling advertising restrictions

LIVE COMMENT FEED

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Iain
Not fully
Reading through the proposed amendments there appears to be no recognition or acceptance of the recommendations made Gambling Review Commission and Committee who investigates National Gambling legislation for the period 2009-2015

One has to ask why we even bother with these Commission and Reviews which come at great expense, if DTI does not act on or make use of these recommendations
Theo
Not fully
Good idea
Sonja
Not fully
Any form of betting on animals should be banned altogether!
Sam
No I do not
it is against my believe for dog racing and bets on dog racing in South Africa
Louise
Not fully
Dog racing is fun ... betting on them is not what it is all about ...

LINKS

  • Parliamentary briefing on the Bill (audio, summary and minutes)
  • Media – The National Gambling Amendment Act and what it means
DearSA - national gambling bill

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