South African Online Gambling - South African residents please take note that although interactive gambling in South Africa is currently in the process of being legalized - the current status is that interactive gambling from within the Republic of South Africa is illegal. Whilst we promote the Rand currency - this is for players outside of South African borders wishing to gamble in Rands. Furthermore - In terms of the Exchange Control Rules, it is illegal for South African residents to participate in foreign lotteries, sweepstakes and betting organizations.
Please note that South African Residents can register for free play for entertainment purposes, but may not deposit any real money.
Reliable sources have also informed us that the new proposed bill to regulate online gambling in South Africa will be submitted to the State President for signing within the next few weeks. Should the President sign, online gambling will then be legal in South Africa!
The only legal forms of gambling in South Africa as per the National Gambling Board notice number: 002/2007 - 16 April 2007 are the following:
1) Betting/wagering with licensed operators.
2) Online betting or wagering is permitted with licensed operators.
3) Bingo conducted by licensed operators within the Republic.
4) Casino land based gambling conducted by licensed operators within the Republic.
5) Limited payout machines conducted by licensed operators.
South African Rand Currency - Our advertising of the South African Rand (Zar) currency is intended for those countries trading/utilising the South African Rand (ZAR) currency and for use by person/s outside of South African Borders. The Rand (ZAR) currency is not for use by person/s residing in South Africa to partake in online/interactive gambling.