Remote Gambling Bill

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In accordance with Rule 241(1)(b) of the Rules of the National Assembly, notice is hereby given that Geordin Gwyn Hill-Lewis MP intends introducing a private member's bill shortly in order to provide a legal basis for the regulation and control of all remote gambling activities.

A copy of the draft Remote Gambling Bill and a memorandum setting out its objectives are included in the schedule to this notice in fulfillment of the requirements of Rule 241(1) (c) of the Rules of the National Assembly.

Interested parties and institutions are invited to submit written representations on the draft bill to the Secretary to Parliament within 30 days of the publication of this notice.

Comments can be emailed to the Secretary to Parliament, Old Assembly Building, Parliament Street, Cape Town or mailed to the Secretary to Parliament, P 0 Box 15, Cape Town 8000 or e-mailed to mbcoetzee@parliament.gov.za and copied to karenb@da.org.za by no later than Saturday, 24 May 2014.

The Bill seeks to:

provide for the regulation and licensing of remote gambling in the Republic of South Africa; provide for uniform norms and standards in respect of remote gambling to be applicable throughout the Republic; prevent minors and vulnerable persons from being exposed to the negative effects of gambling; to ensure compliance with the Financial Intelligence Centre Act; and protect the public and licensed remote gambling operators from fraud and criminal behaviour, money laundering or financing of terrorist and related activities; and to provide for matters connected therewith.