There is considerable confusion amongst members of the public, banking institutions
and the media regarding the legal position of online gambling and betting in South
Internet or online gambling, as per the notice from the National Gambling Board,
refers to online casino gambling. There are currently no liscensed casinos legally
operating in South Africa.
SMS2BET, the operator of luckynumbers.co.za, is licenced by the Western Cape Gambling
and Racing Board to offer internet sports betting /online bookmaking. Internet betting
has been offered legally in South Africa for several years, within a well-established
legal framework, and administered by provincial and national boards.
The boards are tasked with ensuring that all customers of licensed online bookmakers
are protected, under age gambling is prohibited, responsible gambling practices
are promoted and gambling taxes are correctly calculated and paid by the bookmaker.
There is no legal or regulatory prohibition on using your credit card to bet with