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NCOP Seeks Comment on National Gambling Bill

February 8, 2019

Select Committee on Trade and International Relations

The national council of provinces (NCOP) seeks comment on the National Gambling Amendment Bill.

The national assembly gave the green light to the bill and sent it to the NCOP for concurrence in December 2018.

The bill was tabled in parliament in August 2018.

It aims to amend the National Gambling Act of 2004, so as to:

• amend and delete certain definitions;
• provide for the procedure for the forfeiture of unlawful winnings to the National Gambling Regulator;
• provide for the quorum to make a final decision in the second meeting with the majority of the members present in that meeting;
• provide for the dissolution of the National Gambling Board;
• provide for the establishment of the National Gambling Regulator;
• provide for the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer in the National Gambling Regulator;
• provide for the powers of the national inspectorate to curb payments emanating from illegal gambling activities;
• enhance the powers and duties of the gambling inspector;
• provide for transitional arrangements; and
• provide for matters connected therewith.

The select committee on trade and international relations invites comment on the bill until 18 February 2019.