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Optima Is Ready To Enter Regulated South African Gambling Industry

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Kelvin Jones
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Gaming Labs International (GLI) has given its certification to the betting technology supplier, OPTIMA. This enables OPTIMA to deliver its award-winning platform, OPTIMAMGS to the regulated South African betting industry.

OPTIMA can now offer its retail products in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Cape, as well as online.

One of the group’s policies is to operate only in regulated gambling markets. It now has certification to operate in countries such as France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Malta, Gibraltar, Romania, Bulgaria and now South Africa.

The chief executive officer of OPTIMA, Jacob Lopez, expressed the group’s pleasure in receiving certification from GLI.

“It gives us assurance not only that we can operate in South Africa, but also that the highest level of compliance has been met and we are prepared to service the country’s operators immediately, with a very quick and effective time to market,” he said.

Lopez said that OPTIMA expects to receive GLI-33 certification before the end of June as part of the company’s global expansion strategy.

Last year, the Trade and Industry committee in South Africa adopted the National Gambling Amendment Act, a bill that has been discussed since 2016. After many years of discussions, clarifications and negotiations, the parliamentary committee was only able to focus the act on three main issues:

• The transfer of gambling regulatory oversight to the newly created National Gambling Regulator
• The expansion of the National Central Electronic Monitoring System which monitors all types of gambling activity in South Africa
• The improvement of governance at the National Gambling Policy Council.

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When he was still at varsity, Kelvin started out as a freelance writer for random online gambling sites. That’s until he chanced on PlayCasino and became one of our lead writers – a whole decade ago – and an expert on the fastest-paying online casinos. Since then, Kelvin has been one of the most instrumental personalities in shaping South Africa’s online gambling landscape.

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