The South African National Gambling Board, known as the NGB among locals, is part of the South African Department of Trade and Industry. It was established as part of the National Gambling Act, Act No 33 of 1996, which was later repealed in 2004 by the National Gambling Act, Act No 7 of 2004. This act sought to regulate the casino, gambling, betting and lottery industries in the African nation, and created a standard framework that is still being used to regulate South African gambling activities to this day.
The NGB has been regulating local gaming operators for over 14 years now. It aims to effectively regulate and supervise the entire wagering industry, which is a major economic sector that complies to international standards and maintains a good reputation in Africa and worldwide.
The National Gambling Board works closely with South Africa’s provincial regulators, and is guided by the National Gambling Act and its specifications. The Board also seeks to create a stable environment in which the local gambling industry can expand its operations for the benefit of players, employees and shareholders alike