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About Us

The Eastern Cape Gambling Board (ECGB) is entrusted with a mission of regulating and overseeing the gambling and betting industry in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
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Our primary responsibilities encompass the licensing and supervision of gambling operators, ensuring compliance with legal and ethical standards, and safeguarding the interests of both consumers and the industry itself.

As a regulatory authority, we play a pivotal role in fostering responsible gambling practices, protecting vulnerable individuals, and promoting a fair and transparent gaming environment. Our commitment extends beyond mere oversight; we actively engage with stakeholders, collaborate with government agencies, and invest in community initiatives to ensure the sustainable growth of the gambling sector while contributing positively to the well-being of the Eastern Cape’s residents.

At the heart of our mission lies the promotion of responsible gambling, the mitigation of social issues associated with gambling, and the facilitation of a vibrant, well-regulated industry that adheres to the highest standards of integrity. The ECGB is dedicated to achieving these objectives to the benefit of our community and stakeholders alike.

illegal betting is a crime

Cellphone Gaming

Dog Racing & Fighting

Gambling in internet cafe

FAH-FEE & Dice

Chinese Slot Machines

Illegal betting on Horse racing


Get free and confidential treatment & counselling to individuals and family members affected by gambling.

CALL FREE 24/7: 0800 006 008
WHATSAPP “HELP” TO 0766 750710

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