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The Free State Gambling and Liquor Authority (FSGLA) was established through the merger of the former Free State Gambling and Racing Board and the Free State Liquor Authority. The Provincial Government took a decision to merge the Free State Gambling and Racing Board together with the Free State Liquor Authority with the intention of streamlining operations, consolidating resources whilst at the same time saving costs.

The merger necessitated the review of both the Free State Gambling and Liquor Acts; this review brought about the Free State Gambling and Liquor Act No. 6 of 2010 which commenced on the 11th June 2010. With the implementation of the new Act gaps were identified and as a corrective measure and to alleviate all uncertainties, a task Team consisting of members from the Liquor Traders Association, representatives of the State Law Advisors, the DETEA, the DPRT and FSGLA has been appointed to formulate and propose amendments. On the 14th of December 2010, amendments to the Liquor Regulations were published, it is however worth taking note that these amendments relate mainly to the annual renewal of liquor licenses and liquor trading hours.