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National Gambling Act 7 of 2004

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7 of 2004

The National Gambling Act 7 of 2004 intends:

  • to provide for the co-ordination of concurrent national and provincial legislative competence over matters relating to casinos, racing, gambling and wagering, and to provide for the continued regulation of those matters;
  • for that purpose to establish certain uniform norms and standards applicable to national and provincial regulation and licensing of certain gambling activities;
  • to provide for the creation of additional uniform norms and standards applicable throughout the Republic;
  • to retain the National Gambling Board;
  • to establish the National Gambling Policy Council;
  • to repeal the National Gambling Act, 1996; and
  • to provide for matters incidental thereto.


1 November 2004 (Gazette 26958 of 1 November 2004)


Amended by National Gambling Amendment Act 10 of 2008