South Africa’s National Gambling Board (NGB) affirmed that the increasingly popular local iGaming industry remains illegal, with offenders set to face severe fines.
Due to South Africa’s recent legalization of online sports bets, many local punters are taken in by illegal online casinos that prey on their ignorance of the law.
The NGB clarified that no other form of online gambling is allowed in South Africa other than online sports betting. The NGB also noted that they will be pursuing all gambling operators who offer non-sports betting iGaming products to locals.
To prevent legal trouble, the NGB recommends all South Africans to be aware of the law prohibiting online casinos and games of chance.
The penalty for being caught engaging in gambling related illegal activities is a whopping R10 million (£470,000), or jail time of up to ten years. All seized winnings will be forfeited to authorities.