South Africa looks to legalize online gambling

South African government has decided to legalize the rapidly expanding online gambling industry, after having learnt from the US that outlawing online gambling does little to solve the problem.

South Africa is now on course to legalise this activity. But while it is trying to formulate legislation to control online gambling, more and more South Africans are becoming addicted to gambling at virtual casinos.

The National Responsible Gambling Programme (NGRP) said yesterday that problems associated with online gambling were beginning to manifest themselves.

The government is expected to publish legislation before the end of the year.