Draft gambling policy gazetted for public comment

The National Gambling Board has released a draft policy for public comment.

Some of the contentious issues covered include the illegality of an act of online gambling as well as the winnings associated with it. The policy suggests the implementation of certain penalties for perpetual transgressors as well as the empowerment of the inspectorate to investigate and prosecute matters.

The possible expansion of animal racing has been restricted taking into consideration animal welfare and proliferation, and the policy envisages statutory regulations for horse racing to minimise animal welfare concerns.

An invitation has been extended for public comment until 5 July 2015.

Read more here: http://www.ngb.org.za/organisational-areas/news/invitation-for-the-public-to-comment-on-the-national-gambling-policy.aspx

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