An Online Gaming Directory. Gaming Reviews on South African Casinos and Online Casinos
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Gambling is quite popular in South Africa and there is a pretty large number of citizens of the country who play real money casino games, either online or in one of the land-based casino resort in some of SA’s major cities.
Gambling in the country was legalised when the first democratic government rose to power and the legalisation of gambling is seen as one of the signs of the democratisation and liberalisation of South Africa. The majority of South Africans now have internet access and own either a desktop computer, or a smartphone or both. This is not surprising as SA is the most prosperous nation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
There are many online casinos that accept South African gamblers allowing them to wager South African Rands and provide customer support in English and Afrikaans.
The problem for every South African who is looking for an online casino is that all of them claim to be the best. But we know full well that only few can be the best. So here we have them, the best online casinos in SA for next year.
Springbok is one of the oldest and most popular SA online casinos. This casino advertises itself as ‘South Africa’s best’ and that isn’t far from the truth. The website is easy to navigate through, set on a green and black background. Games can be played by registering and then logging in to the website, but you can also download the casino software or play on your mobile device.
Casino fans like variety more than anything and at Springbok you will surely find a range of different casino games. The majority of games are slots, but you may also play games like Roulette, Blackjack, Pontoon, Baccarat, as well as video poker games.
If you go to the ‘Promotions’ tab you will see that there is a range of different bonus offers. In addition to the Welcome bonus, players may also activate a 300% bonus on any deposit, or a 25% cashback promotion.
In addition to major credit cards and e-Wallets like Neteller and Skrill, Springbok also accepts EasyEFT and Secure Instant Deposit.
Yebo Casino is another online casino designed especially for South Africans. Visit its website and you will see the beautiful South African coastline in the background. This casino is completely safe and secure and there’s no reason to fear to entrust Yebo with your personal information and banking details, as they will be kept with the highest degree of security and confidentiality.
Much like Springbok, Yebo Casino also offers more than 200 games. This casino feature not one or two, but 5 progressive jackpots - Shopping Spree II, Spirit of the Inca, Aztec's Millions, Cleopatra's Gold and Jackpot Pinatas. Other popular casino games like Roulette and Blackjack, are also available.
When it comes to bonuses and promotions, all new players at Yebo Casino can expect a real budget booster of R12,000 – up to R2,250 on the first deposit, R3,750 on the second and R6,000 on the third deposit. The match up percentages are 150%, 75% and 50% for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd deposit respectively. Players can also receive other bonuses, including a 15% cashback bonus and daily promotions.
Thunderbolt Casino was launched in 2014, which means that it is still fairly new. Yet it managed to win the hearts of many South African online gamblers, with its interesting games and lucrative bonuses and promotions. The casino even has its own mascot - Thando the Chameleon. The mobile version of Thunderbolt casino was launched in 2015.
Thunderbolt Casino is powered by Realtime Gaming, one of the leading casino software providers. The website is organised in a very intuitive manner, and a pleasant shade of blue is used as a main background colour. Aztec's Millions, Naughty or Nice and Caesar's Empire are few of the most popular games that can be played at this casino.
Thunderbolt will require you to provide an email with a proof of identity, residential address and credit card information before you are allowed to make wagers, but that is for your own safety and protection. Once your account is registered, you will be able to make wagers via several payment methods, such as Neteller, Skrill, SID and EasyEFT. The minimum deposit is R25.
One of the best things about Thunderbolt is that it keeps adding new promotions and bonuses to its offer, on a regular basis. At the end of 2015 the weekend promotion was introduced, whereas the Comp program and the Game of the Month promotion were first offered in 2016.
Casino Midas is a popular and well-established online casino that offers online gambling to citizens of many different countries, including South Africa. Despite the black background, this Ancient themed casino is very live and original. It offers a wide scope of games with useful information on them. Customer support is available every day, all day.
At Casino Midas you can browse the games either by type, or by name and it is even possible to choose to have only 5-reel or 3-reel slots presented to you. Crazy Vegas, T-Rex and Pirate Isle are only few of the most popular slot games. If you’re a fan of Blackjack you will surely enjoy playing one of the several versions of Blackjack.
In addition to the Welcome bonus package, players are also offered a massive ‘Slot only’ First deposit bonus, worth a staggering R33,333. This bonus comes with a wagering requirement of 25x the bonus plus the deposited amount. There’s also a Game of the Month bonus and a special Tuesday bonus, as well as a similar Saturday bonus.
Casino Midas accepts major credit and debit cards, Neteller, Skrill and ecoPayz. The minimum deposit amount is R300, whereas the maximum is R5,000. 128-bit encryption is used for protection and there’s customer support available 24/7 via email, phone and live chat.