The Gaming Control Division is governed by the Casinos and Gambling Houses Act, (Act 32 of 1994). This Act makes provision for the licensing, supervision and control of casinos and gambling houses; to provide for the establishment of a Casino Board; and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.
However, the Moratorium Act, (Act 28 of 1996), came into operation on the 1st January 1997 which entails the temporary suspension of granting of gambling house licenses. This Act is still in place and can only be lifted once the new Bill is enacted.
The application for casino licenses and the application for transfer and removal of gambling house licenses are still processed.Currently 254 gambling house licenses and 6 casino licenses has been issued (14 November 2016).
Other major responsibilities:
The collection of revenue for the State through yearly license fees and monthly levies payable per gambling machine.
Regular inspection to maintain set standards.
Gaming and Entertainment Control Bill has been drafted and is at its final stages now at the Ministry of Justice, soon to be discussed in parliament.
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See Application Requirements for Gambling and/or Casino licence below:
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