The Mpumalanga Economic Regulator (“MER”) held a consultative workshop with the South African Police Service (SAPS) stakeholders.  The workshop took place in the 3 District Municipality (Gert Sibande, Nkangala and Ehlanzeni) from 24 May 2023 until 26 May 2023.   The purpose of the Workshop was to educate the SAPS Members on Prohibited Gambling Operations.…

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Gambling Board in Nelspruit

The crowning of Miss Mpumalanga 2020 postponed

According to a statement issued by the organising company of Miss Mpumalanga, Mzimari’s CEO, Gugu Nyarenda, in response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of the Corona virus as a national disaster, it had been decided to postpone the crowning of the latest Miss Mpumalanga. The Mpumalanga Economic Regulator (MER), had agreed with these measures. The…

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Illegal gambling machines crushed!

On Friday, 04 November 2016, the Mpumalanga Gambling Board (“MGB”) destroyed 45 illegal gambling machines in Mbombela. These illegal gambling machines, which continued to infiltrate the gambling environment at the expense of legalised gambling operations, were confiscated from illegal operations throughout the Province. The machines, the majority of which are Chinese roulettes or 50c machines…

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Mer consultative workshops yields positive results in the regulation of liqour in the province

The drive to promote compliance and do away with the fraudulent and old liquor licence has this far yielded positive results within the liquor industry in the province. The Mpumalanga Economic Regulator (“MER”) in partnership with the South African Police Service (“SAPS”) have embarked on numerous consultative workshops since the beginning of this year. This…

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Gambling in Nelspruit

Mer compliance pilot project

The Mpumalanga Economic Regulator in partnership with the Mpumalanga Liquor Traders Forum and have embarked on a pilot project at the Thembisile Hani municipality with the aim to promote compliance within the liquor industry in Mpumalanga on 22 August 2018. This is the first of its kind in the province where 93 liquor outlets…

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International Association Of Gaming Regulators Re-elects President, Posts Record Attendance At First Conference In Asia

The International Association of Gaming Regulators, Inc. (IAGR) re-elected Susan Hensel of Pennsylvania, United States, as president during the association’s first conference in Asia, which was held recently in Singapore. Hensel is Director of Licensing for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the first female elected to oversee the association. She is credited with enhancing…

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Destruction of forfeited gambling machines

During the last two weeks of July 2012, the Mpumalanga Gambling Board (“the Board”) held three public hearings, in Nelspruit, Secunda and Kwamhlanga, in respect of the proposed amendment to the casino licensing policy. The hearings afforded members of the public an opportunity to express their views on the proposed policy amendment. Oral and written…

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