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BET.CO.ZA EXPANDS MOBILE SERVICE

27th March, 2017 at 20:04:48
With launch of iOS app.

Considered one of four of the major players in the South African online sportbetting market, BET.co.za has expanded its offer to better service the mobile channel with the launch of a new iOS app.

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BETTING DRIVES SOUTH AFRICAN GAMBLING MARKET

10th February, 2017 at 09:06:44
Boosted by introduction of licensed online sports betting.

The fifth edition of the PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) South African gambling outlook report was released this week, revealing a total increase in gross gambling revenues for casinos, limited payout machines, bingo and betting of R26 billion during 2015, an 11.2 percent increase on the previous year.

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SOUTH AFRICAN CASINO OWNERS STILL INSIST THAT ONLINE GAMBLING IS A THREAT

08th December, 2016 at 07:08:14
Despite government bans on online gambling, land casino owners continue to see it as a threat.

The latest annual report of the Casino Association of South Africa, a trade association for most of the country's land casino operators, continues to cite online gambling among its assessment of business threats to its members, despite the national government's clearly strong opposition to online gambling and the growing enforcement of bans on the vertical.

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SOUTH AFRICAN CLAMPDOWN ON ILLEGAL GAMBLING

03rd December, 2016 at 09:35:47
Enforcement agencies combine to shutter 19 venues in two provinces.

In South Africa a combined national police and federal enforcement initiative has shuttered 19 illegal gambling venues across the provinces of Northern Cape and North West.

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SOUTH AFRICAN GAME DESIGN STUDIO CONTRIBUTES TO LAND CASINO GAMES

29th November, 2016 at 21:13:17
Bla Blas Bla's innovative games are finding favour in the land casino environment following deal with Slot Game Lab.

A young South African game design studio is making innovative inroads into land casino gaming following a content agreement with Las Vegas-based land casino games supplier Slot Game Lab.

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PHUMELELA HAILS PRELIM RESULTS

11th October, 2016 at 12:08:33
Will continue to invest in online to ensure further expansion.

South African horse racing and totalizator betting operator Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd, hailed preliminary audited results for the year ended 31 July 2016 saying it was pleased with the strong growth in fixed odds, international and soccer tote betting over the past 12 months.

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RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING BOOK KEEPER IN TROUBLE

04th October, 2016 at 20:08:52
54-year-old alleged to have stolen large amount from South African Responsible Gaming Foundation.

South African media reports are that the former book keeper of the South African Responsible Gaming Foundation, Lucille Booth (54) is negotiating a plea bargain with Cape Town prosecutors regarding multiple fraud charges involving SA Rands 500,764 (about GBP 28,855).

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SOUTH AFRICA TO TIGHTEN GAMBLING LAWS

04th October, 2016 at 05:53:04
Illegal online winnings will be seized, warns Minister.

Along with stringent new anti-alcohol abuse restrictions, the South African government announced Monday that it is to tighten legislation governing gambling in the country.

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BETCONSTRUCT TO AID HOLLYWOODBETS IN AFRICAN VENTURE

13th August, 2016 at 08:06:10
Online gambling games and technology provider to provide sports betting and customer service facilities.

Online gambling software and solutions provider BetConstruct has announced a collaborative agreement with Hollywoodbets International which will assist the latter in its venture into the African sports betting market.

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SOUTH AFRICAN PARLIAMENT REJECTS ONLINE GAMBLING LICENSING AND REGULATION (Update)

27th May, 2016 at 10:27:52
Opposition attempt to flight a bill soundly defeated in parliament.

It appears that the South African government's anti-online casino gambling stance is now firmly entrenched after over a decade of indecision and repeated enquiries and commissions.

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SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT SETS ITS FACE AGAINST ONLINE GAMBLING (Update)

05th April, 2016 at 08:40:37
After over a decade of dithering, South African politicians produce final policy document.

After over a decade of political dithering, surveys, commissions and fact-finding jollies, the South African government has decided against legalising online gambling, according to a final policy document released (appropriately) on April Fool's Day this year by the Department of Trade and Industry.

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REMOTE GAMBLING ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICAL AGENDA AGAIN (Update)

14th March, 2016 at 05:59:22
Parliamentarians to receive brief on Remote Gambling Bill Tuesday.

The seemingly endless political debate in South Africa on remote gambling (it's been going on for over a decade) resurfaces this week when the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry will brief Parliament on the Remote Gambling Bill Tuesday morning.

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ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING IN SOUTH AFRICA CAMPAIGN TO LAUNCH.

01st December, 2015 at 15:30:21
Driven by Casino Association of South Africa.

The Casino Association of South Africa is set to launch an education campaign on the consequences of illegal online gambling in South Africa.

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SOUTH AFRICA PLANS MORE RIGOROUS ENFORCEMENT AGAINST ONLINE GAMBLING

21st July, 2015 at 09:11:15
While the politicians continue to apparently endlessly debate the legalisation of online gambling, officialdom plans a crackdown.

The issue of online gambling legalisation in South Africa - on the table for the past decade - continues to generate media interest as politicians argue for and against regulation and licensing....and the authorities mull ways to curtail the activity.

Full Story: South Africa Plans More Rigorous Enforcement Against Online Gambling »

S.A. POLITICIAN CONTINUES TO FIGHT FOR LEGALISED ONLINE GAMBLING

28th May, 2015 at 20:47:06
But the government remains opposed to the idea.

South African MP and member of the official opposition, Geordin Hill-Lewis, is nothing if not determined and is taking another run at legalising online gambling with a private member's bill despite government's avowed opposition to the concept.

Full Story: S.a. Politician Continues To Fight For Legalised Online Gambling »



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