Gaming Africa is just one such event that took place in South Africa in October 2017. This conference was free and presented by several gaming industry leaders with delegates registering from over 50 Countries.
There have been a number of new events in the offering which has been revolved around Gaming (Gambling) in different ways.
One of the main subjects of discussion was revolved around the policymakers and regulators in creating new and sustainable gaming economies of which Africa is one of the most important and dynamic regions on the world gaming stage at this moment in time.
Although this conference certainly covered the logistics of gaming in general it also pin pointed the social responsibility, investments, payment methods and the one and only top problem on very ones lips, the money laundering that gaming, especially iGaming can open up to.
South Africans are still in a stage not open to Online Casinos, and as yet there has not been any updates to this ongoing request. Legislation clearly sets out what forms of gambling are permitted such as land-based gambling and sports betting.
Lotteries here are governed separately by the Lotteries Act of 1997. In 2004, the government was clearly receptive to the idea of legalising and regulating online (or interactive, or remote) gambling, which was a fast-growing reality, and the NGA went so far as to mandate the NGB to appoint a committee to look into it but as yet Online Casino Gambling remains illegal in South Africa.