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WCGRBN Issue 6
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    Powers and functions of the Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board Section 12 of the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Act (Act 4 of 1996) as amended (Act) Licensing To invite applications for licences or receive applications for licences as determined by the Act. To grant, renew, amend, refuse, transfer, suspend or revoke licences under the Act. Compliance To ensure compliance by licence holders with conditions of licence and the Act. To ensure technical compliance of gaming devices to legislation. To investigate violations of gambling legislation. Legal Services To provide a legal service to the Board Human resources To ensure that the Board promotes and maintains sound Human Resource practices. Information and Communication Technology To develop and maintain a supportive service for the Board management information systems Finance and Administration To provide financial and administrative support services to the Board For any enquiries, complaints and disputes, objections or reporting of illegal gambling. please refer to the table below: Enquiries.Compliance@wcgrb.co.za Enquiries.Licensing@wcgrb.co.za Enquiries.Legal@wcgrb.co.za info@wcgrb.co.za Complaints.Compliance@wcgrb.co.za Objections.Licensing@wcgrb.co.za Enforcement@wcgrb.co.za

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    WCGRB Honors 67 minutes for Mandela Day. WCGRB went all out in honor of the late President Nelson Mandela for Mandela Day 2016 to accomplish something noble for humanity. In a true spirit of kindness, on 13th July, five delegates from the WCGRB participated in the Sun International “Stop Hunger Now” project to package sufficient meals to feed 450 000 hungry children. In a make-shift production line fashion, the WCGRB delegates with Sun International employees were allocated a table to package as many meals as possible within 67 minutes. The fellowship within the massive hall, with about 150-200 souls was electric and packing of meals was synchronized. For the first 67 minutes ± 57 000 meals were produced and packed in boxes. For the WCGRB delegates it was a humble experience and with the notion of solidarity, Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board News 01

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    02 Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board News WCGRB had their own CSI project for Mandela Day on the 18th July. The energetic vibe that exist two weeks before the day, blossomed into eagerness to inspire hope and goodness in each other. The office put together six teams to be spread out in downtown Cape Town. The theme on the day was “Soup Kitchens”. Each team had to delegate individuals to make two pots of soup and prepared it at home, then carted to the office on the Monday 18th July. Funds for the soup were provided by the office. Monday 18th July everyone met at the office, early enough to prepare 72 loaves of bread that required to be buttered and packaged. There was some competition between the teams to see who was more efficient or finishing first. Employees had more laughs between them and really appreciate the notion to do something that will inspire hope for under privileged individuals. In feeding the hungry WCGRB teams went to their allocated locations and set up their kitchens. Immediately people queued and received a smile, something warm and filling on a cold Monday morning. Appreciation was expressed as most of individuals did not even have anything to eat the previous day or the morning. It was satisfying to see a smile on individuals faces and we received a heart felt thank you. Sadness for a moment disappeared from faces as people enjoyed the meal. With the inspiration of our late President Nelson Mandela, I leave you with his quote “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity” Nelson Mandela, 1918 - 2013

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    GrandWest CSI Project for Nelson Mandela Day. GrandWest CSI Project for Nelson Mandela Day. Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board News 03

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    Illegal Gambling - On-Line Gambling Over the Internet Illegal online gambling poses serious challenges to law enforcement and regulators. Offering gambling on computers, where the establishment is set up as an internet café, has made the task of officials more complex as a computer by its very nature is not a gambling device. However where gambling has taken place on the computer, the latter becomes a gambling device. Currently, it is illegal to engage in online gambling which is also known as interactive gambling and includes casino games and poker, whether offered by operators who are located within the borders of South Africa or beyond the South African borders. There is a distinction between online gambling and online betting whereas the former is illegal; the latter is permitted by law, subject to the operator being appropriately licensed by the Board. Online betting allows a punter to place a bet via the internet; however, such online activity is in no way connected to the racing or sports betting activity on which such person places his bet. The National Gambling Act defines online gambling as a gambling game played through the mechanism of an electronic agent and accessed over the internet. The Office of the Board is working diligently together with the relevant law enforcement officials to ensure that allegations regarding illegal gambling are fully investigated within the prescribed time. The process relating to a raid which was executed in August 2015 at premises which offered on-line gambling, ended successfully on 05 February 2016, in that the magistrate accepted the plea bargain of the accused. The raid resulted in the confiscation of 15 desk top computers, each with touch screen capabilities as well as a laptop. Further to that success, the Office of the Board has been advised that the Asset Forfeiture Unit has commenced the process to investigate the other assets and the accumulation of wealth of the accused and relevant family members. The Office of the Board was successful with another closure of an online gambling operator on Thursday evening, 10 March 2016. After months of investigating into allegations of online gambling in the George area, we were finally in a position to ensure that the correct process was followed to obtain the relevant authorisations and a warrant was served on the premises manager who was also the premises owner. There were 10 computers and 2 laptops that were confiscated. It was reported that the State Prosecutor set bail at R 10 000 each and that the next court appearance was set for Friday, 18 March 2016. Anyone with information regarding illegal gambling or who suspects that gambling may be taking place without an appropriate licence can contact the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board on telephone number: 021 480 7400 (07:00 – 15:30), or via electronic mail message: enforcement@wcgrb.co.za or your local police station. Vision and Mission of the Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board Vision: The vision of the Board is to be recognised nationally and internationally as a leading gambling and racing regulatory authority. Mission: The main purpose of the WCGRB is to control and regulate gambling and racing within the Province of the Western Cape, that will: provide a stable, just, consistent and effective regulatory environment; inspire public confidence and trust, in an environment free from corruption and unlawful gambling and racing activities; and contribute to the economy of the Western Cape in a socially responsible manner. 06 Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board News

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    Legal Casinos in the Western Cape 08 Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board News

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