Opportunities in industry explored

2015-04-30 16:58

ASPIRING and existing traders in the gambling industry in the Free State are encouraged to seize golden opportunities being presented. Such opportunities are available for previously disadvantaged members of the public.

In line with the aim of encouraging members of the public to participate, the Free State Gambling and Liquor Authority (FSGLA) embarked on a consultative roadshow and criss-crossed the province, providing information about the requirements to qualify, for participation.

Welkom was visited on 17 March and an information session was held during which representatives of the FSGLA briefed potential businesses and license holders about new opportunities.

Neo Sehularo, communication manager of the FSGLA, said that government entities had partnered with the FSGLA in the business initiative to empower previously dis­advantaged members of the public by educating them and making them aware of opportunities to explore in the gambling and liquor industry.

Entities forming part of the initiative are the Free State Development Corporation and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), which provide funding to potential participants.

“The objective is to inspire transformation within the gambling and liquor industries and to educate the public about our partners’ role and products,” said Sehularo.

Conducted in a question and answer format, the information roadshow focused on Limited gambling Machine Site Operator Licenses and Bookmaker Licenses, as well as the promotion of broad-based economic empowerment.

Sehularo said the first phase of the roadshow targeted holders of registration certificates or liquor licenses, potential bookmaker licensees and the general public. Five regions of the Free State were visited

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