Business, Media

Online gambling now illegal in South Africa

By Andy Rice 24 August 2010

The Gauteng Gambling Board says that online gambling is now illegal in South Africa, following a ruling brought by the North Gauteng High Court on 20 August. This means that online casinos, individuals and services like internet service providers and banks that process payments for online gamblers could face up to a R10 million fine or 10 years in prison. Entities that advertise online gambling like radio stations, newspapers will also face the law, according to the Gauteng Gambling Board's legal counsel. At least we won't see that ridiculous Ed Jordan, African Palace ad on TV anymore. Oh, yes, and even more stupid Dolph Lundgren Silvesands Poker ads. Read more: BusinessDay

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