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1: What is illegal gambling?

Illegal gambling occurs when an unlicensed operate offer gambling products to the public.

2: Cost of illegal gambling

Unlicensed and illegal operators pose the following risk.

   2.1: Punters

Games offered to punters have not been checked and approved by the regulator to show compliance with the technical standards aim at insuring, among other that the games offered are fair.

   2.2: Fiscals

Illegal operators do not pay tax and as a result they do not contribute to fiscals.

   2.3: Industry initiatives

Illegal operators do not contribute toward industry initiatives, such as contributing to the National Responsible Gambling Programme, which is aimed at minimizing the risk and danger of gambling.

3: What can the public do?

Any member of the public who becomes aware of the existence of illegal operators may report it to:

   3.1: Gauteng Gambling Board at (011) 581 4800
   3.2: SAPS at any police station.

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