|South Africa’s Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has given its support to the motioning of a bill that will regulate the country’s online interactive gambling industry.|
Addressing SA’s National Assembly this week, the party's Professor E.S. Chang argued for the approval of The National Gambling Amendment Bill claiming that online gambling will always be an inevitable product of the Internet revolution.
‘Whether we do or do not approve, or agree with it, the reality of the situation is that interactive gambling is taking place in South Africa, and is currently not regulated,’ he said.
However, while confirming that IFP supports the bill and the ‘economic benefits’ the industry brings, Chang argues that the government should drive home the message to the poorest members of SA society that gambling is not a quick solution to financial problems.
The National Gambling Amendment Bill outlines the need for approval of interactive games, equipment and software, registration of players and the need to implement dispute resolution procedures for players.