South Africa shuts down illegal online gambling sites

The African country reaffirmed its position against sites offering illegal gambling services.

South Africa.- The South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, also known as Hawks, along with the South Africa Police Service targeted more than 25 gambling sites that were suspected of offering illegal online gambling services.

Earlier this year, the South African government made public the approval of South Africa’s National Gambling Amendment Bill 2016, which is a step forward to install stricter rules against the gaming industry, especially the online sector.

Mthandazo Ntlemeza, National Hawks chief, said: “The raids are a huge knock to the network of criminal enterprise in both provinces.” He also promised that this is the first step to a series of measurements that they’re gonna take against unaithorised gambling operators across the country.