National Gambling Amendment Bill [B27-2018]

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Submissions are now closed (since 12 October 2018)

Trade and Industry

The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry invites you to submit written submissions on the National Gambling Amendment Bill. The committee also intends on holding public hearings on the Bill.

Committee Chairperson Ms Joanmariae Fubbs said the purpose of the bill is to amend and delete certain definitions in the National Gambling Act of 2004, to transfer the regulation of bets on the national lottery, foreign lotteries, lottery results and sports pools to the National Lotteries Commission.

The bill also seeks to, among other things, prohibit dog racing and bets on dog racing; strengthen the regulation of casinos, limited pay-out machines and bingo; to provide for the procedure for the forfeiture of unlawful winnings to the National Gambling Regulator; and to provide for the regulation of the horseracing industry.

Ms Fubbs said the bill also intends to provide for broad-based black economic empowerment in the gambling industry; provide for the repositioning of the National Gambling Board as a National Gambling Regulator; to enhance the powers and duties of the gambling inspector; to provide for certain new offences; and to provide for transitional arrangements.

Public hearings have been scheduled for 23, 24 and 26 October 2018

Comments
can be emailed to Mr André Hermans at ahermans@parliament.gov.za by no later than Friday, 12 October 2018

Enquires can be directed to Mr André Hermans on tel (021) 403 3776 or cell 083 709 8482

Issued by the Parliamentary Communication Services on behalf of the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, Ms Joanmariae Fubbs