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PlayCasino offers expert, unbiased reviews, detailed guides, and the latest news from the online gambling world. This page provides a clear picture of who we are, what we stand for, and why we do what we do. Whether you're interested in learning about our company's history, our rigorous review process, or the many services we provide, this page provides comprehensive insights into all aspects of our operations tailored to the needs of South African gamblers.



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Who We Are

We are PlayCasino, South Africa's number 1 go-to source for reliable online gambling information. Established in 2008, we provide thorough reviews and honest recommendations for online casinos, games, and sportsbooks. Our dedicated team is made up of avid casino experts who spend hours analysing each casino's offerings so that our reviews are well-informed and trustworthy.

PlayCasino Our Story

  • 2008

    When online casinos first hit the scene in South Africa in the late 2000’s, we were one of the first sites to join in on all the excitement. Our aim was to provide South African gambling enthusiasts with a platform that would help them to find the best online casinos and also guides that explain how things work in the iGaming sphere.

  • 2010

    We soon realised that the online casino industry was booming and that more and more players relied on our portal. Gamers wanted to read casino reviews, guides on banking options, game rules and they also required information on all the different promotions. Because the industry was growing exponentially, we decided to add a news section to keep players updated with gambling news.

  • 2015

    In 2015, only 5 years after our initial launch, we became a household name in the online gaming community in South Africa. We decided to compile a larger selection of the best table and slot games and because of this we took the next step and redesigned our site. This gave us the opportunity to add even more reviews and guides.

  • 2016
    Lottery Results

    Player feedback was and still is, the most important driving force behind our site and at the end of 2016, we decided to add Lottery results. At this stage, online casinos were booming in South Africa and we saw the arrival of gambling experts joining our team, delivering honest unbiased reviews and guides based on their vast experience in the industry.

  • 2018

    In 2018 sports betting made its debut online and because South Africans, in general, are sports fanatics, we decided to add this section to our page. This exciting development saw a massive increase in traffic on our site which meant that we had to move our site to a different platform.

  • 2019

    WordPress gave us the opportunity to expand which in turn gave players the opportunity to access more reviews, game and banking guides, gambling news, and of course, everything related to sportsbooks.

  • 2020
    Big Redesign

    And, along with the new platform came a big redesign, making the site more user-friendly and engaging, aiming towards an entertaining and fantastic player experience.

  • Today
    Over 200 Casino Reviews & New Design

    Today, Playcasino is the number 1 online gaming portal for South African players. We constantly test, review and update our site and because we put players first, we have become a trusted name in the South African gambling arena.

PlayCasino Offices

Our main offices are located in Cape Town. If you'd like to swing by to say hello, just pop us a message.

Our SA Offices – Hood Road Athlone, 7800, Cape Town, Western Cape

Our BVI Offices – Marketing Performance Media Limited, Geneva Place, Waterfront Dr, Road Town, British Virgin Islands. BVI Company number: 2028811

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What Do We Do?

Our activities are focused on providing a transparent and informative guide to the online casino landscape in South Africa. Here's what we specialize in:

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We Review & Rate Casinos

We test and compare every online casino in South Africa, rating them so you know where to play and which sites to avoid.

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We Educate South African Players

We publish guides, resources and local industry news so South Africans have the knowledge to gamble wisely and responsibly.

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We Provide Game Reviews & Strategies

We analyze online casino games and slots from top to bottom to help you choose the best games and play with strategy.

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How Do We Do It?

Our team follows a clear and straightforward method to ensure our online casino reviews are both reliable and helpful. Here’s a look at how we do things:

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With Unmatched Expertise and Experience

Our team is made up of professionals who know a lot about the casino and betting world, with many years of experience. This knowledge helps us provide in-depth and accurate reviews.

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Performing Thorough Data-Driven Evaluations

We use detailed research and data analysis to make our reviews precise and easy to understand. Our methods are scientifically proven to be effective.

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Maintaining Editorial Integrity

Honesty is key in our review process. We stick to strict ethical guidelines to make sure our reviews are unbiased and trustworthy.

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Staying Up To Date With Regulations

Our team has a comprehensive understanding of the landscape governing online gambling in South Africa. We keep up with the latest amendments to the National Gambling Act and any provincial gambling regulations to keep you informed.

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Empowering South African Players With Knowledge

We believe in helping our users learn more about gambling safely and smartly, offering guides and resources to improve their understanding and skills.

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Promoting Responsible Gambling

We promote responsible gambling behaviours and provide resources for those in need of assistance, such as self-exclusion programs and gambling addiction treatment facilities.

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Prioritizing Environmental Sustainability

Our commitment to sustainability influences all aspects of our operations, prioritizing eco-friendly practices to reduce our carbon footprint.

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Advancing Accessibility for All

We ensure our services are accessible to all, continually updating our platform to meet accessibility standards and improve user experience.

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Supporting Diversity and Inclusion

Our initiatives focus on creating a diverse and inclusive community, reflecting our commitment to equality and respect for all individuals.

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Our Team

Meet the team behind PlayCasino, a diverse group of industry specialists with a combined experience of over 50 years in the gambling industry. Each team member not only brings extensive expertise and knowledge from different areas but also embodies our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

463 PostsKelvin JonesSenior Online Casino ExpertKelvin Jones
Kelvin Jones is a seasoned professional in South Africa's online casino scene, boasting over a decade of expertise. He's your...
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49 PostsMelissa Kruger Author at PlayCasinoE-Payments and Casino Payout SpecialistMelissa Kruger
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599 PostsRudie VenterOnline Slots and Casino Games ExpertRudie Venter
Rudie Venter is a seasoned online casino games expert with 13 years of industry experience. Holding a degree in psychology,...
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93 PostsKatlego ModiseOnline Sports Betting and Lottery SpecialistKatlego Modise
Katlego Modise is a South African sports enthusiast turned sports betting writer. With years of experience analysing teams, studying trends,...
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0 PostsIlse lotz Headshot, Head of EditorialHead of EditorialIlse Lotz
With over a decade of experience in journalism and online media, Ilse is the driving force behind PlayCasino's accurate and...
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2 PostsTrivesh VassenSports Journalist & iGaming ContributorTrivesh Vassen
Trivesh is an award-winning copywriter based in Cape Town. Since 2005, he has worked on hundreds of campaigns for some...
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13 PostsHeadshot of Arnold HurtResponsible Gambling & Local Industry ExpertArnold Hurt
Arnold Hurt is PlayCasino's Responsible Gambling & Local Industry Expert, with over a decade of experience in South Africa's online...
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How Do We Make Money?

Our main source of revenue comes from affiliate marketing. This means that if you make a purchase through a link on our website, we may receive a commission. This comes at no extra cost to you, but it helps us keep our site operational and provide high-quality content.

Our Selection Process

Despite earning commissions, our selection process remains completely unbiased. We work diligently to review and recommend products and services based solely on their quality, user reviews, and overall value to you, as per our stringent rating guidelines. While some of our recommendations may result in a commission for us, many do not. Our primary objective is always to suggest online casinos and sportsbooks that we genuinely believe offer the best value.

What Our Partners Have to Say

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We at Yebo Stars affiliates have been working together with playcasino.co.za for many years. We trust in PlayCasino to promote our brands Punt Casino and Yebo Casino and to support players toward the best player experience. We would highly recommend PlayCasino as reputable site for players to get the best promotions, support and player journey availble in the market today.

Media and Press

For media professionals interested in our latest achievements and offerings, our press kit offers high-resolution images and brand assets. It provides all the essential information needed for comprehensive coverage of our organization.

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Join Our Team

We are on the lookout for skilled professionals who are excited about the gambling industry in South Africa. If you thrive in an innovative and growth-oriented environment, check out our available positions.

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Contact Us

We're here to listen and respond. Whether you have suggestions, questions, or need guidance, don't hesitate to reach out.

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PlayCasino aims to provide our readers with clear and reliable information on the best online casinos and sportsbooks for South African players.

Although our reviews and articles are expertly written and regularly updated, they are here to provide information and are not applicable as legal advice.

Keep in mind that local regulatory requirements exist. Make sure you know what these requirements are before signing up to an online casino or sportsbook.

While we do our best to keep information current, promotions, bonuses and conditions, such as wagering requirements, can change without notice. If you encounter a different offer from the ones we advertise, please contact our team.

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