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Online gambling illegal in South Africa ... for the time being

Piggs Peak Casino has lost their appeal in the Supreme Court of Appeal causing them to no longer accept bets from South African gamblers. This comes after a long battle between Piggs Peak and South Africa’s gambling authorities.

The dispute in the matter was whether the activities of the internet casino contravened the gambling laws of South Africa, being the National Gambling Act, 7 of 2004 and the Gauteng Gambling Act, 4 of 1995, when gamblers in South Africa gamble on-line.

It was found that interactive gambling is deemed illegal until such time as the South African government finalises the regulations on interactive gambling that will allow online casinos to be granted licenses to operate legally.

Should anyone be found guilty in terms of the above legislation a court can impose a penalty of R10 million or 10 years imprisonment or both.

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