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South African Gambling Law

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If you consider playing at any online casino in South Africa, you should know that the South African law has in the last few years changed that it is illegal for a South African citizen to gamble online from within the borders of South Africa.

To quote (source):

“Be warned: if you gamble online from South Africa you may face up to a R10 million fine and 10 years in prison

Summary: Interactive gambling is deemed illegal by the Supreme Court of Appeals in South Africa until government finalises the regulations on interactive gambling that will allow online casinos to be granted licenses to operate legally.”

And to quote from another source:

“The effect of this decision is to confirm the Gauteng Gambling Board’s long held view that the following activities, relating to on-line gambling transactions are unlawful:

§ Internet operators who offer on-line gambling (interactive games) to the residents of the Republic.

§ A player or a punter who participates in on-line gambling transactions (interactive games).

§ Persons, entities or organisations which facilitate the provision of on-line gambling (interactive games) includes:

– Internet service provider

– Financial transaction providers such as banks

§ Persons, entities or organisations which advertise or facilitate the advertisement of on-line gambling (interactive games) eg radio and television stations, print media, outdoor advertising agencies. “

So be warned, playing from within the borders of South Africa on Silver Sands Casino would be considered illegal. From anywhere else in the world though, it’s totally legit as far as I can tell.