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 intention of the merger was to streamline operations and consolidate resources.
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 11 June 2010.
Amendments to the Liquor Regulations were published on 14 December 2010. These amendments relate mainly to the annual renewal of liquor licenses and liquor trading hours.