An article in The Herald (www.theherald.co.za) discussed the legalization of online gambling in South Africa. According to the article, the attitude of the South African government is ‘if you can’t beat them join them… or at least regulate them’ . ‘Them’ in this case is the online gambling industry.
After watching the U.S. and reaching the conclusion that outlawing online gambling is not a solution, the government set their sights on legalizing and regulating it.
Addiction to gambling however was seen as an evolving problem according to The National Responsible Gambling Program (NGRP). “We are beginning to see the first signs of problems related to online gambling. We have treated a number of people who got addicted to online gambling and we anticipate the problem will grow,” NGRP treatment director Roger Meyer said.
The government is plotting the course for online gambling legalization and regulation and expect to publish legislation before the end of the year to pave the way, with priority being given to measures to deal with problem gamblers or illicit activities associated with online gambling. They expect the bill to be submitted to Parliament sometime in or around July.
MORE – READ THE ARTICLE AT The Herald (www.theherald.co.za)
Microgaming has increased its presence in Argentina by joining several operators in Buenos Aires. The gambling software provider will offer access to a variety of casino games. The supplier will initially deliver 49 slots to market through its aggregation platform. This includes games such as Thunderstruck II, Break Da Bank Again, Immortal Romance as well as several recent releases such as Links of Ra, Plenty of Presents, Empire Shields, Book of Mrs Claus, Fortune Rush, Golden Hook and more.
Design Works Gaming (DWG), an online casino provider, is ready to supply its content across the United States. The company received a license to supply its games to online casino providers in Michigan and Pennsylvania. The company has obtained daily clearances from the Michigan Gambling Control Board and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, which enabled them to deliver content to regulated online casinos in the country.
Design Works Gaming (DWG) has signed a content distribution deal with White Hat Gaming. The partnership will "significantly" expand the traffic on the White Hat platform. According to the deal, the entire gaming library from DWG will be available on the platform. The deal follows a collaboration with Kindred Group and now White Hat will also launch several games soon, including Hold Your Horses and Diamonds, Sapphires and Rubies 4Play will be available through the platform.