‘No more electronic bingo’

2014-10-16 00:00

KWAZULU-NATAL Finance MEC Belinda Scott said no licences would be issued because of the flawed and outdated legislation and regulations pertaining to electronic bingo terminals (EBTs).

Scott was speaking at a closed special finance portofio committee meeting, on KZN electronic bingo licences, in Durban yesterday.

DA MPL Francois Rodgers, who was present at the meeting, told The Witness that they had gathered after major concerns had been raised, which had resulted in a moratorium on EBT licences being issued at shopping malls.

Last month, the KZN Gaming and Betting Board held public hearings into the rolling out of EBTs in malls around the province.

The board is yet to make a decision on the matter.

Rodgers said the industry should be strictly regulated in terms of the issuing of licences.

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