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South African court hears illegal casino challenge

International News Brief: The Constitutional Court will consider another challenge to the asset forfeiture provisions of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act when it hears an appeal by a KwaZulu-Natal property owner who operated an illegal casino.

South Africa Board Admits to Casino Problems

International News Brief: The National Gambling Board has admitted that statements made recently by Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni that some casinos might not be helping police catch money launderers, are correct.

Century Casinos Closes South African Transaction

Century Casinos, Inc. reports the closing of the previously announced agreement to sell its interest in the Gauteng, South Africa, development project to the Akani Group.

Namibia: Namugongo Arrested Over Fake Licences for Gambling

International News Brief: A senior employee in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism faces charges related to the production and issuing of fake gambling licences.

South African Casino Groups, Banks Argue

International News Brief: Major row erupted yesterday between casino groups and Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni, who accused them of undermining attempts to combat money-laundering and cash-in-transit heists by accepting dye-stained bank notes.

Botswana: Gaborone Hotel Casino to Open On Friday

International News Brief: If everything goes according to plan, the Gaborone Hotel casino will be up and running by the end of this week.

South African Dealer Wins Competition

International News Brief: A South African croupier is the toast of the country"s gaming industry after winning an international dealer competition in Australia last week.

Gold Reef City Casino Invests in Expansion

International News Brief: Gold Reef City Casino will be investing R240-million in a 17-month development and refurbishment programme that will see the casino add a range of new facilities to its premises, as well as revamp the look and feel of existing interiors.

Gold Reef Buys Larger Stake in Silverstar

nternational News Brief: Gold Reef Resorts and its empowerment partner Akani Leisure Investments have exercised their option to up their stake in Silverstar, the sixth and last casino licence in Gauteng, South Africa.

Problem Gambling Down Two Percent: Survey

International News Brief: The number of people with a gambling problem in South Africa has dropped in the past two years, a recent study has found.

African School Built by Brings Community Together

Before it is even open, the school in Malawi built by, is already an important community centre.

South Africa Casino Scrutinized for Laundering

International News Brief: South Africa's Financial Intelligence Centre will be closely scrutinising the country's gambling sector and estate agents to guard against money laundering, the finance minister said on Monday.

Casino Cites Financial Benefits in Bid to Woo Anti-Gambling Bishop

International News Brief: A giant gambling company is attempting to win over a Church of England bishop who is strongly opposed to plans for a Las Vegas-style super-casino.

Gaming Regulators African Forum Appoints Chairperson

International News Brief: Chairperson of the Casino Control Board of Botswana Lekwalo Mosienyane has been appointed chairperson of the Gaming Regulators African Forum.

Namibia Plans End to Gambling License Moratorium

International News Brief: The Namibian government also plans to lift a moratorium on new gambling licences, which has been in place for nearly ten years in the coming months.

Sun International Offer Deemed Unacceptable

International News Brief: Real Africa Holdings Ltd. said on Wednesday a 2.2 million rand cash offer to acquire it by South Africa's top casino operator, Sun International, undervalued it and was unacceptable.

South African Casino Revenues Up

International News Brief: Revenue at the Boardwalk casino complex on the Port Elizabeth beachfront increased by 15% for the half year ended on December 31.

Kalahari Sands Transfers Shares

The Kalahari Sands Hotel reports the transfer of 7% of the shares of Sun International holdings to previously disadvantaged people in a deal that now allows the employees of the hotel and casino to participate in the scheme.

Namibia Sands Improves to Satisfy Customers

International News Brief: The Kalahari Sands Hotel, an establishment under the Sun International Group, has officially opened its N$13,5 million refurbishment to guests.

Suncoast, Local Government Locked in Battle

International News Brief: Suncoast Casino and the eThekwini Municipality are locked in a legal battle about plans by the casino to cut back on promised investment on its prime Du

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