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South African Gaming Board Chief in Court

International News Brief: Former Mpumalanga Gaming Board chief executive Barry Mashigo is scheduled to appear in the White River magistrate's court on fraud charges on Tuesday after allegedly masterminding a consultancy fee scam.

South Africa Court Grants Appeal for Casino License Case

The Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa has granted the Gauteng Gambling Board leave to appeal the October 20, 2003 judgment ordering the award of the casino license to Silverstar.

Man Killed in South Africa Casino Fight

International News Brief: A man was killed and another critically injured in a fight at a video lounge at Caesars Gauteng, police said.

Gold Reef Casinos Sees Higher Earnings

International News Brief: Gold Reef Casino Resorts says it expects to report materially higher annual earnings.

South African Couple Robbed

International News Brief: A Durban couple's good fortune at a local casino turned into a nightmare yesterday when they were robbed at gunpoint by three armed men outside their beachfront flat.

Official: Horse Flu Won't Affect South Africa's Racing

nternational News Brief: The current outbreak of equine influenza in the Western Cape was not expected to greatly affect South Africa's multi-billion rand horse-racing industry, because punters would continue to bet.

South African Court Commended for Gambling Conviction

International News Brief: A South African magistrate's court has been commended for convicting 16 women caught gambling with child-grant money.

Johannesburg Casino License Update

The Gauteng Gambling Board has served notice of motion to petition the South African Supreme Court of Appeal for a further appeal against the judgment of awarding the Johannesburg casino license to Silverstar Development.

South African Study: 5% Gambling Too Much

International News Brief: Research conducted by the National Responsible Gambling Programme , a public-private partnership of government and the gambling industry, found that just 5% of those with easy access to commercial gambling facilities gambled too much.

New Casino Proposed for South African City

International News Brief: A new casino is on the cards for Bloemfontein, with the Free State Gambling and Racing Board expected to announce next week the relocation of the casino licence to the city.

Man Claims South Africa Casino Owes him Millions

International News Brief: A man is claiming more than R40 million from GrandWest casino he says he won on a gambling machine.

Father Leaves Child in Car

International News Brief: A man left his 14-year-old mentally handicapped son in a car under dangerously hot conditions while he went to a casino.

South African Gambling Regulations Approved

News Brief: Legislation aimed at revamping the way gambling is regulated in South Africa was approved in the national assembly on Tuesday.

Century Casinos Reports Progress on Johannesburg Casino License

Century Casinos, reports that the Gauteng Gambling Board's application for leave to appeal the October 20 judgment ordering the award of the casino license to Silverstar Development Limited has been denied.

Gambler Accused of Plotting to Kill Father

International News Brief: A man from Diep River in Cape Town, South Africa, who was apparently desperate to pay off his gambling debts, allegedly approached a hitman to kill his retired father so that he could cash in as the only beneficiary of his father's multi-million rand estate.

South African Government Reaps in Slot Money

International News Brief: The 25,000 slot machines located in 31 casinos across South Africa contribute some R1.7-billion in annual revenue to the national government via taxes.

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