South Africa's Democratic Alliance Proposes Remote Gambling Regulation Bill

he Democratic Alliance in South Africa has taken a proactive step by introducing the Remote Gambling Bill (B11-2024) to regulate remote gambling activities within the country. This significant legislative move was reported by iGaming Business and aims to address the current absence of regulations governing online gambling in South Africa.

The proposed bill includes provisions for establishing a new licensing system, setting forth regulations for operators, and introducing protective measures designed to mitigate the risks associated with gambling-related harm.

Notably, despite the initial proposal of a bill addressing online gambling back in 2008, South Africa has yet to implement formal regulations in this sector. The National Gambling Amendment Act, which was intended to regulate online gambling, was approved by the president 16 years ago but remains unsigned, leaving a regulatory gap in the country's online gambling landscape.

This recent development underscores the ongoing efforts to enhance regulatory oversight in the online gambling industry within South Africa and highlights the importance of ensuring responsible gambling practices and player protection. Source: iGaming Business