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Have Your Say: National Gambling Amendment Bill

The Select Committee on Trade and International Relations invites interested individuals and stakeholders to submit written comments on the National Gambling Amendment Bill [B 27B - 2018].

The Bill seeks to amend the National Gambling Act, 2004, so as to amend and delete certain definitions; to provide for the procedure for the forfeiture of unlawful winnings to the National Gambling Regulator; to provide for the quorum to make a final decision in the second meeting with the majority of the members present in that meeting; to provide for the dissolution of the National Gambling Board; to provide for the establishment of the National Gambling Regulator; to provide for the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer in the National Gambling Regulator; to provide for the powers of the national inspectorate to curb payments emanating from illegal gambling activities; to enhance the powers and duties of the gambling inspector; to provide for transitional arrangements; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Enquiries, as well as written submissions, can be addressed to the Select Committee on Trade and International Relations, for attention Mr Hlupheka Mtileni, 3rd floor, W/S 3/083, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8001, or e-mailed to hmtileni@parliament.gov.za. In addition to the written submissions, please indicate your interest in making a verbal representation to the Committee.

The closing date for submissions is end of business day on Monday, 18 February 2019.

Copies of the Bill can be requested  telephonically from Mr Mtileni on tel: 021 403 8077, cell: 083 709 8448 or obtained electronically via the parliamentary website (www.parliament.gov.za). 

Issued by Mr ER Makue, MP, Chairperson: Select Committee on Trade and International Relations