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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
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