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South African Gambling Industry Report 2019 – Gambling Regulatory Framework is Set to Shift Markedly when the National Gambling Amendment Bill is Approved




The “The South African Gambling Industry in South Africa 2019” report has been added to’s offering.

This report on the South African Gambling Industry includes comprehensive information on the sector and its subsectors including the lottery, casinos, limited payout machines, bingo and betting including betting on horse racing.

There are profiles of 20 companies and national and provincial gambling boards in the sector. Profiled companies include major players such as Tsogo Sun, which completed the unbundling of its hotel division and Sun International, which announced plans to increase its holding in hotel and casino resort Sibaya and is in negotiations to make an acquisition in Chile. Others include Ithuba, which manages the lottery and Phumelela Gaming and Leisure, a major player in horse racing.

The South African Gambling Industry


The fortunes of South Africa’s gambling industry were mixed during the past year. Although the casino segment continues to generate the lion’s share of total gross gambling revenue, its market share has declined markedly as bingo, betting, limited payout machines become popular.

Online gambling is increasingly taking share from on-the-ground casinos and other betting outlets. Although casinos generate higher revenues than other forms of gambling, the National Lottery attracts the highest number of players.

Regulatory Changes

The industry is heavily regulated and licensing is strictly controlled. The gambling regulatory framework is set to shift markedly when the National Gambling Amendment Bill is approved.

In its current form, the bill provides for new offences and the forfeiture of illegal winnings, revised definitions covering bingo, limited payout machines, online gambling and advertising, the restructuring of the National Gambling Board into a National Gambling Regulator and the introduction of a self-regulating body for the horse racing industry.


This and other regulatory changes such as the Liquor Amendment Bill, the proposed gambling levy and proposals in Gauteng to change casino tax may change the fortunes of some casino and betting operators.

Key Topics Covered


2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position



4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Illicit Gambling, Fraud and other Criminal Activities
5.3. Regulatory Uncertainty
5.4. Rising Operational Costs
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
5.6. Negative Social Consequences of Gambling
5.7. Labour
5.8. Environmental Concerns

6.1. Barriers to Entry





10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites

Company Profiles

  • Eastern Cape Gambling and Betting Board
  • Egoli Gaming (Pty) Ltd
  • Emerald Safari Resort (Pty) Ltd
  • Free State Gambling, Liquor and Tourism Authority
  • Gauteng Gambling Board
  • Gold Circle (Pty) Ltd
  • Ithuba Holdings (Rf) (Pty) Ltd
  • Kwazulu-Natal Gaming and Betting Board
  • Limpopo Gambling Board
  • National Gambling Board
  • Netbet (Pty) Ltd
  • North West Gambling Board
  • Northern Cape Casino Consultants Kairo (Pty) Ltd
  • Northern Cape Gambling Board
  • O L I M P (Pty) Ltd
  • Peermont Global (Pty) Ltd
  • Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd
  • Sun International Ltd
  • Tsogo Sun Gaming Ltd
  • Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board

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CSA Appoints IMG ARENA as Official Data Supplier and Betting Live Streaming Partner



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Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced IMG ARENA, OpenBet’s sports data and streaming products arm, as its exclusive official Cricket South Africa Data Supplier and Betting Live Streaming Partner.

IMG ARENA, in partnership with CricViz, will collect detailed data, both live and in-venue, for CSA’s domestic and international matches spanning a wide array of competitions, from bilateral series to domestic leagues.

Data for international matches will be gathered across Men’s and Women’s Test, ODI, and T20I formats, while domestic matches will see data collection for Men’s 4-day, 50 Over and T20, as well as the Women’s 50 Over and T20 formats. The data will then be distributed by IMG ARENA to more than 460 regulated sportsbook operators worldwide. IMG ARENA will also distribute live streams of CSA matches to the global betting industry.


Mark Wrigley, Vice President & Head of Rights at IMG ARENA, said: “IMG ARENA is serving fans and sportsbook operators across a wide breadth of sports and markets around the world. Alongside CricViz, we’re excited to partner with Cricket South Africa to bring fans the ultimate sportsbook experience incorporating reliable, informed data and live streaming.”

CSA Chief Executive Officer, Pholetsi Moseki, said: “Our partnership with IMG ARENA is poised to revolutionise the way detailed data is collected, both live and in-venue. This collaborative endeavour will introduce South African cricket to a fresh betting audience, and we are extremely excited about this opportunity. We are collectively shaping the future of sports data collection and broadcasting, setting new standards of excellence in the industry.”

The deal further diversifies IMG ARENA’s portfolio of data and streaming rights, adding CSA to its breadth of sports properties including soccer, tennis, golf, basketball, mixed martial arts and more.

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Booming Games Enters South African Market in Partnership with Intelligent Gaming



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Booming Games, a leading slot provider, is extremely pleased to announce the launch of their highly immersive games for the South Africa online gaming market.

The South African online gaming market is renowned as one of the world’s most exciting emerging regulated markets. Booming Games, in collaboration with Intelligent Gaming South Africa, has successfully completed localization testing and certification. The company extends its gratitude to Intelligent Gaming for their dedicated efforts in helping achieve this milestone. With this accomplishment, Booming Games eagerly anticipates distributing its innovative and engaging games across the entire Intelligent Gaming network.

Solomon Godwin, Head of Africa at Booming Games, said: “South Africa is key to our development goals, so it’s exciting to get on board with a partner such as Intelligent Gaming. Their insight and experience in South Africa are essential, and we’re thoroughly looking forward to working with them”.

Marc Plaxton Harrison, Managing Director at Intelligent Gaming, said: “It’s such an exciting suite of games, and our network is very excited about the launch. In the coming weeks, our network of over 30 popular operators will be able to offer fantastic games like Buffalo Hold and Win, Burning Classics Go Wild, Gold Gold Gold, TNT Bonanza, Cash Pig and Flaming Chilies”.


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Springbok Casino Showcases Winter Survival Strategies of South Africa’s Wildlife in ‘Mzansi’s Winter Wonders’ Feature



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This July, Springbok Casino invites all players to celebrate ‘Mzansi’s Winter Wonders’, a tribute to South Africa’s incredible wildlife and their unique adaptations to the winter season. From gentle elephants to resilient rhinos, these stories highlight the incredible behaviors and survival strategies of ten animals during the colder months.

Lion dads are the epitome of relaxation, often sleeping up to 20 hours a day. However, when danger threatens their pride, these seemingly lazy kings become fierce protectors. During the colder months, they rely on strong family bonds within the pride, while lionesses take advantage of the longer winter nights to stalk their prey more effectively.

With the vegetation thinning out, Elephants rely on their excellent memory and social knowledge to locate resources.


African Penguins are resilient birds who rely on their dense feathers to keep warm as they swim in the chilly waters hunting for fish.

Relying on their strong sense of smell, Rhinos spend the winter months locating the last remnants of edible plants and can often be seen visiting waterholes more frequently, ensuring they stay hydrated.

With less foliage, spotting prey becomes easier, and Eagles take full advantage with their keen eyesight. Eagle pairs use the winter to strengthen their bonds and are often seen soaring together and performing aerial displays.

Meerkats will dig deeper and more complex burrows to avoid the chill. Their intricate tunnel systems provide warmth and safety, allowing them to huddle together during cold nights.

The feature also highlights how Black-backed Jackals, kudus, Vervet Monkeys, and Baboons alter their foraging patterns and habits during the winter months.


To honour South Africa’s resilient wildlife, for the month of July, Springbok Casino is offering players 25 free spins on its new Cosmic Crusade slot.

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