Gambling Authority rolls out licensing drive


The Gambling Authority (GA) has received a number of applications for gambling establishment licenses and gambling machines licenses for Route Operators, Site Operators as well as Independent Site Operators.

According to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Kesitilwe, the robust licensing drive is part of the Authority’s strategic intent of digitizing gaming and gambling as well as enhancing direct economic participation of citizens, new entrants, and Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs).

“The smooth processing and reception of betting and limited payout machine licenses stand out as milestones in the Authority’s journey. They not only represent the establishment of a vibrant and diversified gaming and gambling industry; but also a deliberate drive towards innovation and alignment with global trends,” said Kesitilwe.

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