Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Sport and Recreation.
Comment has been called on proposed legislation designed to put a regulatory framework for remote gambling in place.
The Draft Remote Gambling Bill, a private member’s bill drawn up by the Democratic Alliance’s Geordin Hill-Lewis, seeks to plug a loophole in current national gambling legislation characterised by an unregulated online gambling sector.
Department of Trade and Industry
The trade and industry department is planning to prevent the introduction of any new gambling activities including online gambling.
This proposal is contained in a briefing on a Draft Gambling Policy presented to the trade and industry committee yesterday.
Department of Communications
New guidelines for the classification of films, interactive computer games and certain publications have been published in Government Gazette 38051.
The guidelines were drawn up by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) in consultation with the home affairs minister.