Poker boom hits home in South Africa
"And now the game of poker is growing in popularity in South Africa.
"….The All-Africa Poker Championship was held last month in Swaziland at the Piggs Peak Casino, attended by 90 players from around the world.
"Cape Town retiree Peter Vermaas won the event's R1-million jackpot for the second time in his career.
"…The Gauteng Gambling Board and Casino Enterprises, the company that runs Piggs Peak, are embroiled in a battle over the legality of the operation.
"….Meanwhile, in December, Cabinet approved a Draft Gambling Amendment Bill to regulate online and cellphone gambling..."