National Responsible Gambling Programme
NATIONAL RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING PROGRAMME
The South African Responsible Gambling Foundation (SARGF) is the entity which supervises the National Responsible Gambling Programme (NRGP) in co-operation with the gambling industry operators and governmental regulators.
The NRGP is a public-private sector initiative. It was founded in June 2000 and is acknowledged internationally to be exceptionally cost-effective and among the most comprehensive in the world.
The NRGP integrates education, research and treatment into one programme. It is studied by legislators, regulators and academics from international jurisdictions as an example of successful practice.
This high degree of national and international recognition reflects well on a country which is leading the way in addressing the critical social issues which have arisen as a result of legalising gambling in 1996.