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Free State Gambling, Liquor and Tourism Authority Driving economic transformation in the Free State.

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Vision A transformed economy and a prosperous society with an effective, well-regulated gambling and liquor industry and a vibrant tourism sector. Mission To be a leading developmental institution that drives economic transformation, regulation and adaptation to the ever-changing industry dynamics to benefit the Free State.

CEO of Free State Gambling, Liquor and Tourism Authority, Mr Kenny Dichabe


he Free State Gambling, Liquor and Tourism Authorit y (FSGLTA) is one of the two entities of the Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA). The FSGLTA was established by the FSGLTA Amendment Act 4 of 2017, which was amended to incorporate the former Free State Tourism Authority and Free State Gambling and Liquor to form the new entity which is known as FSGLTA. FREE STATE BUSINESS 2021

Mandate The mandate of the Free State Gambling, Liquor and Tourism Authority is to regulate the gambling and liquor industries within the province and to market and promote tourism in the province. The Authority’s purpose is to promote legally compliant, responsible, sustainable and transformed gaming and liquor industries through effective licensing, regulating and reporting on the activities of the industries, and to position the Free State Province as a tourist destination of choice. The gambling industry • Invite applications for licences (gambling) • Consider, grant or refuse applications • Cancel, suspend, vary, renew or revoke a licence or registration approved • Implementation of norms and standards in the gambling industry as determined by the National Gambling Act • Ensure that gambling activities are effectively regulated, licensed and controlled • Ensure compliance to the act, rules and regulations The liquor industry • Receive applications for registrations (liquor) • Reduce the socio-economic and other costs of alcohol • Promote the development of a responsible and sustainable liquor industry in relation to gambling • Generate revenue for the Free State Province