National conference to address gambling industries growth

The National Gambling Board (NGB) is hosting a 2-day conference on 18-19 July 2019 in Pretoria, under the theme, ‘The Gambling Regulators’ and Operators’ Dialogue’. 

The gambling industry in South Africa could grow at a compounded rate of more than 5% to reach nearly R35 billion by 2021 and this growth requires a dialogue between stakeholders to lead to an effectively regulated and economically sustainable gambling industry.

The NGB is responsible for the oversight of the regulation in the gambling industry throughout the country and to preserve the integrity of South Africa as a responsible global citizen.

The conference will showcase the NGB, as a leader in the gambling industry, by sharing results of its latest research studies and encouraging discussions about the regulation of gambling.

Conference aim

  1. Expose latest trends, developments, challenges, best practices and happenings in the gambling industry
  2. Collaborate with stakeholders to achieve common future goals and objectives
  3. Network with peers to identify valuable resources for referrals and best practices
  4. Deliver a platform for mutual discussions of common interests
  5. Gain new insights, approaches and broad the depth of knowledge relating to gambling
  6. Connect with other stakeholders active in the gambling industry
  7. Offer an exhibition platform for industry players to introduce latest technology and tools in gambling

Who should attend?
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Licensees
  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Operators
  • Owners
  • Regulators
  • Technical laboratories


  • Economic development in the Gauteng Province
  • Opportunities for gambling industry contribution to industrial participation
  • BBBEE compliance for the gambling industry
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Implications for a gambling regulator
  • BBBEE Compliance: A tool for industry transformation
  • The imposition of BBBEE license conditions in the gambling industry
  • Uniformity towards a BBBEE Gambling Industry code
  • Monopolies: Market share and market conduct and its impact on the gambling regulatory licensing regime
  • Exploring the inclusion of Gambling regulatory requirements into technical standards
  • Gamblification of Gaming
  • Certification and re-certification of Gambling machines and devices
  • The implications of partial testing in terms of the technical standards
  • The certification process in compliance with the National Gambling Board
  • The evolution of gambling products and services
  • The simulation of gambling offerings into virtual reality
  • Virtual sports
  • E-sports
  • Interactive gambling
  • Online betting
  • Crypto Currency
  • Regulators’ state of readiness for the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • A perspective on Centralised Electronic Monitoring Systems for the South African gambling industry
  • Are South African Gambling Regulators effective?
  • Efforts to combat illegal gambling and their impact
  • What are the measures in place to detect money laundering activities?
  • Proactive measures for punter protection
  • What is the effectiveness of the current problem gambling interventions in South Africa?
  • Gambling regulation and the need for uniformity and consistency towards gambling regulation
  • Is gambling licensing achieving its economic development imperatives?
  • Land based approach to gambling and its contribution to industrial development in provinces
  • Transformation of the gambling industry through the issuance of licensees and imposition of license conditions
  • A compliant gambling industry

How to register

This biennial conference will lead to a better understanding among stakeholders and a well-regulated gambling industry for the benefit of all.  To attend the conference, please call Vee at Litha Communications on +27 (0)11 484-7663 or email:

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