The main purpose of the WCGRB is to control and regulate gambling and racing within the Province of the Western Cape, that will provide a stable, just, consistent and effective regulatory environment; inspire public confidence and trust, in an environment free from corruption and unlawful gambling and racing activities; and contribute to the economy of the Western Cape in a socially responsible manner.
THE VISION OF THE BOARD IS TO BE RECOGNISED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY AS A LEADING GAMBLING AND RACING REGULATORY AUTHORITY.
OPERATIONS AND FUNCTIONS
SERVICES RENDERED BY THE BOARD AS A PUBLIC ENTITYThe Board is charged with receiving and investigating applications for licences pertaining to the various sectors of the gambling and betting industries in the Province, considering licence applications and exercising regulatory authority over the conduct of gambling and betting operations by all entities and persons licensed by it. As such, the Board renders services to the province, the gambling industry and the public, by ensuring:-
- Through probity investigations, that only appropriate persons, who meet the applicable legal requirements, are licensed to participate in the industry
- Through ongoing oversight over the licensed industry, that licensed operations take place in accordance with the prescribed requirements and procedures and operate fairly towards the public
- Through the imposition of licence conditions, that licence holders comply with the undertakings made in their bids or other requirements stipulated by the Board and conduct their activities in a socially responsible manner
- Through ongoing research, that the legal framework within which the Board operates keeps pace with developments on technological and other levels
- Through enforcement of the law, that illegal gambling activities are detected and prosecuted
- Through consistent and thorough regulation, that the industry functions in a stable and credible environment
- Through regular and detailed compliance audits, that any instances of non-compliance by licence holders are detected and appropriately addressed
- Through regular and comprehensive financial audits, those due to the provincial fiscus are accurately calculated and timeously paid; and
- Through the attendance at both national and international conferences and industry related events, together with the internal training programmes in respect of such attendance, that the Board is kept abreast of the latest development in the industry.
In the execution of the collective functions, the Board and its Office place the highest value on:
- The quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to a moral or ethical code and high professional standards.
- The quality, condition, or characteristic of being fair, truthful, and morally upright in conduct and adherence to the facts.
- Incapable of being morally corrupted, especially incapable of being bribed or motivated by selfish -or base interests.
- Lack of hidden agendas and conditions, accompanied by the availability of full information required for collaboration, cooperation and collective decision making.
- A form of trustworthiness; having the authority to take decisions independently, and the state, fact, or position of being accountable to somebody for one’s conduct.
- It is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies including the administration, governance and implementation within the scope of the role and encompassing the obligation to report, explain and be answerable for resulting consequences.
- Human Capital Development
- Encouraging and assisting employees to acquire new skills -or to advance skills, knowledge, and by providing learning and training facilities and avenues where such new ideas can be applied.
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