Gambling industry revamp to create 2,700 jobs

Presiding: Masisi during proceedings at the IAGR on Tuesday PIC: GAMBLING AUTHORITY
Presiding: Masisi during proceedings at the IAGR on Tuesday PIC: GAMBLING AUTHORITY

Government is engaged in developing an extensive gambling licensing plan that will harness the potential of the industry to generate employment opportunities, President Mokgweetsi Masisi has said.

Officially opening this week’s International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) conference, said the plan is expected to create 2,797 direct jobs. “Our licensing plan supports Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprises (SMMEs) and will also bring investment into the country to create jobs and diversify economic and social value for our citizens,” he said.

As part of the licensing plan, SMMEs will be supported through the development of a national central electronic monitoring system for ease of compliance to provisions of the Gambling Act, 2012.

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