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South Africa Online Casino - Learn About South African Online Gambling

South African players now have access to some of the most secure and advanced online casinos in the world, but none of these casinos actually operate from within South African borders and therefore none of them are licensed in South Africa. You will also find that none of these sites are controlled by South African operators.

Most South African online casinos are therefore controlled by foreign operators and are licensed by reputable authorities in one of several major licensing jurisdictions around the world. For example, many South African online casinos are licensed in Gibraltar (by the Government of Gibraltar), in the UK (by the UK Gambling Commission), in Alderney (by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission), in Malta (by the Lotteries & Gaming Authority of Malta), in Antigua & Barbuda (by the Directorate of Offshore Gaming), in Kahnawake (by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission) or in Curacao (by the Curaçao Internet Gaming Association).

Most of today’s best SA online casinos are powered either by downloadable and non-downloadable Realtime Gaming (RTG) software or by downloadable and non-downloadable Playtech software. The main supported language at today’s best SA online casinos is English, but you will also find plenty of other language options available when visiting the main casino website. South African players can also choose from one of several other languages when installing the software onto their computer for the first time.

Several attempts in South Africa have been made to try and bring about a more relaxed approach towards real cash gambling online, but very few changes have actually been made and it is still ILLEGAL for South African players to gamble in an online casino which operates from inside South African borders. However, it is perfectly LEGAL for South Africans to place a real cash wager at sportsbook which is licensed in South Africa, but only when betting through certain strictly vetted mediums. Betting on the horses is also perfectly legal.

A high court ruling in Johannesburg in August 2010 made it illegal for South Africans to gamble in home-grown online casinos and they also made it illegal for operators to advertise their online gambling services in South Africa. To enter an online casino using South African internet service providers was also now illegal. In other words, South African players basically have no choice but to play at online casinos which operate from offshore locations.

Approximately six months after the high court ruling was made, The NGB (The National Gaming Board) also stated that any gaming sites which are not permitted by the National Gambling Act of 2004 and any operators who are actively involved in online gambling activities can now be prosecuted. They can be fined up to ZAR10,000 and they can spend up to ten years in jail if convicted of offering their services and taking real cash wagers to and from South African players.

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