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first of the UK firms gets a South African licence

At least I think it's the first... No news on the licensing terms, but since they have existing bookmakers, mostly operating on racing, you'd expect the tax rates and regulations are reasonable.

Victor Chandler Granted Licence Approval in South Africa


Ahead of plans to launch a full range of sports betting services in time for the World Cup next year, Gibraltar-based bookmaker Victor Chandler has announced that its application for a license to operate in South Africa has been approved by the Western Cape Gambling and Betting Board.


They won't be the last, numerous other firms including Betfair have been lobbying hard in South Africa for some time.

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