Nothing beats the thrill and excitement of placing a bet, the waiting period, and the final outcome if you’ve won or not. It’s a fabulous way to spend time and entertain yourself and then the chance of actually winning money makes it even more inviting, that is if you’re over 18 years of age off course.
Now, thanks to innovative technology, many countries have the convenience to gamble and play online casino games from the comfort of their homes or even office during their lunch breaks, however, it’s still an illegal activity in South Africa and online gambling and or online casinos are not allowed at all. That’s just plain awful being a South African myself they are keeping us from having the ultimate fun and making or losing money at the same time. I guess I understand their reasoning behind the law though, and I believe they have our best interests at heart, especially when it comes to problem gambling.
The National Gambling Board released a press statement on the 18th of February 2011, wherein they expressed their concern for the increase in illegal online gambling activities in the Republic of South Africa and confirmed that it is still outlawed and illegal. The statement also specified that unless you have received authorization from by the Act (The National Gambling ActNo7 of 2004) or from a ‘related national legislation’ online gambling will remain illegal and confirmed that there are no casino operators, service providers, software suppliers and or even software gambling developers licensed legally.
The good news is, that there is an exception to the rule above, and online sports betting is legal in South Africa, and I quote “The only legally recognized activity via the internet in RSA is online betting within the racing and betting environment.”
Online betting worldwide is becoming overwhelmingly popular. Sports Betting is a South African company who caters for online sports betting via their very user friendly website: www.sportsbettingonline.co.za. You can bet on many sporting events such as Rugby, Soccer, NFL Football, Horse racing, golf, boxing, UEFA Champions league and more via their website.