FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1WHO ARE THE OWNERS OF A GAMBLING, RACING OR BETTING SITE?
The information can be obtained through the completion of PAIA form, which must be sent to the CEO for response. The forms can be requested in writing.
2IS BINGO LEGAL IN THE WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE?
WCGRB does not license Bingo in the sense of Bingo halls, or Electronic Bingo Terminals (EBTs). Request for authorization to conduct Bingo for fund raising purposes is regulated as follows: What is social gambling? Relevant provision in our Act
3IS ONLINE GAMBLING LEGAL IN SOUTH AFRICA?
According the National Gambling Act (Act No 7 of 2004) of South Africa, any form of online gambling is illegal.
4DO I GET ARRESTED IF FOUND IN AN ILLEGAL VENUE WHEN A RAID IS CONDUCTED?
Yes. The law prohibits participation on all forms of illegal activities, which includes illegal gambling.
5DOES WCGRB LICENSE POKER ROOMS?
No. Currently Poker activities outside Casinos are considered illegal and the WCGRB does not provide licence for Poker Rooms. Any Poker Room activities should be reported immediately on 021 480 7423 (Compliance Manager).