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“The new system is aptly named Evolution, as it brings completely new technology to the LPM industry. With the advanced technology upon which the Evolution system is based, the industry will find itself being supported far more efficiently, while punters will also benefit from newer, more user-friendly ways of gambling on LPMs that would enable the industry to grow,” says Minister Davies.

He adds that in terms of the National Gambling Act of 2004, the NGB is required to supply, install, commission, operate, manage and maintain a National Central Electronic Monitoring System. This system enables the NGB to detect and monitor significant events associated with any Limited Pay-out Machine that is made for play in South Africa, and analysing and reporting data according to the requirements of the standards determined in respect of the NCEMS.

The Act further allows the NGB to outsource the supply, installation, commissioning and operation of the NCEMS and related specified and ancillary services required for its functioning. For the past 14 years, this function was outsourced to Zonke Monitoring Systems (Pty) Ltd and the system was licensed by Route Gaming Solutions to Zonke Monitoring Systems (Pty) Ltd.

In a technology-driven LPM industry, the old system as largely outdated, and thus limited in its value to both operators and punters. Minister Davies has also congratulated Route Monitoring (Pty) Ltd on their appointment as the new NCEMS service provider.

“This is a defining moment in the history of the LPM industry, as the baton has been handed over to them to run with for the next eight years. We look forward to the beginning of a new era in the LPM industry under Route Monitoring, which will allow all of the stakeholders to work in collaboration towards an effective regulation and efficient implementation of NCEMS,” says Minister Davies.

To see full media statement “New Monitoring System Will Boost Gambling Industry and Create Jobs – Minister Davies, 2017-12-22” click on the link below:

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