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THE FUTURE OF GAMBLING IN SOUTH AFRICA AFTER COVID-19

Iwo Bulski

While playing online is certainly a suitable alternative in the wake of the virus, it will still be nice when we can go play in public again. The industry in South Africa has been affected by Covid-19, but shows hope for the future.

The industry has changed since the virus outbreak, and here’s what has changed and what you can do in the future:

  • Horse racing and other sports – Since the virus has essentially canceled all sports, unfortunately, this means you cannot wager on sports whether in person or online. What you can do now is start reading and researching about the best bets to place when the restrictions are lifted. Which teams do you have to win it all? Given the fast pace of sports and the world, you might regularly place bets a little blindly. Since the world has slowed down, use this to your advantage and get smarter so you are ready to make wagers once everything opens.
  • Save your money for the reopening – One thing you can do is stockpile your money and wait for everything to open backup. If you save money for in-person play, you will be then spending money that helps to restimulate the local economy. The workers and employees at the casinos that have closed are probably not being paid during the shutdown. By saving your money to play in person when things reopen, you wiill be helping to pay people who are short on cash because of the hardship the virus has caused.

While you are missing out on the social aspect of making wagers in person, you can save your money for future outings, play online, or take some time to learn new tricks so you are better when you can play again.

Hang in There

Take a deep breathe; the casino industry in South Africa will recover from Covid-19. If you would still like to play while you wait for things to reopen, you can play in an online South African casino, which will allow you to still play cards, slots, and make wagers.

While sports and horse racing might not come back for a while, there are other ways you can play online, and you can take this time to learn some new pointers to improve your poker skills. This pandemic is a time to try to focus on the positive, and in this case the positive is that you can stay inside and play from the comforts of your own home online.

Source: thestandard.co.zw




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