What Makes Us Experts in iGaming in SA?
Our team of seasoned iGaming professionals has spent countless hours researching, analyzing, and reviewing hundreds of online casinos that accept South African players. With our combined knowledge and experience spanning over a decade, we've developed a keen eye for quality, ensuring that our readers receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about the best casinos, games, and promotions available on the web today.
1000+Casino articles published
37+ YearsCombined Experience
8Industry Recognised Awards
Our expertise includes:
South African Gambling Laws and Regulations:
Our team has a comprehensive understanding of the landscape governing online gambling in South Africa. We are well-versed in the National Gambling Act, Provincial gambling regulations, and the role of the National Gambling Board, enabling us to guide our readers and help them make informed decisions.
Responsible Gambling Practices:
We promote responsible gambling behaviors and provide resources for those in need of assistance, such as self-exclusion programs and gambling addiction treatment facilities. We also collaborate with local organizations like the South African Responsible Gambling Foundation (SARGF) to raise awareness and support responsible gambling initiatives.
Local Market Insights:
Our team has an in-depth understanding of the South African online casino market, including popular gaming preferences, payment methods, and regional trends. This allows us to offer tailored recommendations and advice that cater specifically to South African players.
Currency and Banking Options:
We are familiar with South African currency (ZAR) and popular banking options, such as EFTs, credit cards, and e-wallets. Our expertise helps readers make informed decisions about deposits and withdrawals at online casinos catering to South African players.
Customer Support and Language:
Our team is proficient in evaluating customer support services, particularly those offered in languages commonly spoken in South Africa, such as English, Afrikaans, and other indigenous languages. This ensures our readers receive the highest quality support and assistance while gambling online.
Security and Privacy:
We have comprehensive knowledge of best practices in online security and privacy, including SSL encryption, data protection, and secure payment processing. This expertise enables us to assess and recommend online casinos that prioritize the safety and privacy of South African players.
Our Experience and Industry Partnerships
Over the past decade, our team at playcasino.co.za has witnessed the rapid evolution of online casinos in Mzanzi. We have seen the rise of new technologies, the shift in consumer preferences, and the increasing importance of responsible gambling. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds, including former casino employees, professional gamblers, and industry analysts, all committed to providing the most reliable and trustworthy information in the online gambling space.
We've come a long way from launching in 2008 with just two employees (and a dream) to becoming one of South Africa's leading authorities on iGaming. We're proud of the relationships and partnerships we've built with the best casino and sports betting operators in the business over the last decade (and have no problem calling out dodgy brands)
Playcasino.co.za has proudly become known as the premier online casino and online gambling portal for South African players. We’ve been around since 2000 and so we can say with confidence that South African online gambling is in our blood. We know intuitively what SA players are looking for in their gaming sessions.
Our all-inclusive gambling guides are just what you need as you navigate the wonderfully entertaining and rewarding world of online gambling in South Africa.
Our readers have come to trust us for providing safe and honest reviews about new and existing online casinos. Our team has been living and breathing online casinos for years and works hard to bring its expertise and opinions to the reviews. We actively seek out and recommend the best and most reputable online casinos that accept ZAR. We want you to visit our recommended sites and come out saying: “Jislaaik, that was a jol!”
We’re the first to hear about new online casinos and we’ll check them out for you to see if they’re worth a visit. We are always in the know about the hottest casino bonuses and promotions and after we’ve read their terms and conditions, we’ll send you the bonus codes or provide a link.
This is also your one-stop shop for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the South African lottery, the SA gambling industry, land-based casinos in South Africa, poker tournaments, casino banking options and online casino software.
We regularly get together to discuss what we can do to improve our site. But, in the end, you’re the player and this is your gambling portal. If there’s anything you’d like to say or suggest, we’re all ears! Drop us a comment and we’ll get back to you just now!
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.
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.
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.
- 2016Lottery 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.
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.
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.
- 2020Big 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.
- TodayOver 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.
At playcasino.co.za, our commitment to excellence goes beyond simply providing information. We believe in empowering our readers by offering:
- Clear and concise content: We strive to present our findings in a straightforward and accessible manner, ensuring that our readers can easily understand and apply the information we provide.
- Unbiased information: We take pride in our independence, which allows us to offer honest and unbiased reviews and recommendations.
- Regular updates: Our content reflects the latest trends and developments in the online gambling industry.
- Reader-focused approach: We actively listen to our readers' feedback and suggestions, using this information to improve our content and services.
- Reader Exclusive Offers: We negotiate with online casinos to provide our readers exclusive deals and promotions, ensuring you get the best value and gaming experience.
Giving Back to Our Readers
As a valued reader of Playcasino, we are pleased to offer you exclusive deals and promotions that can enhance your online gambling experience. Check our monthly promotions page for the latest exclusive offers and take advantage of these fantastic opportunities.
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Staying Accountable - Have Your Say
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Casino Topics We Cover on the Site
We have spent years curating detailed reviews and guides to help our readers make the right choice when looking for online casinos that accept South African players. Below you will find the main categories for topics we cover at playcasino.co.za to assist you.
In-depth casino reviewsList of SA Casinos
We meticulously analyze every aspect of an online casino brand, including its company background, game selection, software providers, licensing, security, and customer support, to provide you with the most accurate and trustworthy information. Click here to explore our detailed casino reviews and find the perfect platform for your online gaming experience.
Bonus and promotion breakdownsFree Casino Bonuses
Want to make the most of online casino bonuses and promotions? PlayCasino offers comprehensive breakdowns and expert advice on the latest casino deals. Click here to uncover exclusive offers and learn how to maximize your rewards.
Responsible gamingResponsible Gaming
Responsible gambling is a priority at PlayCasino. We strive to educate and support our readers in making informed decisions and playing responsibly. Click here to learn more about responsible gaming practices, resources, and tips to maintain a healthy relationship with gambling.
Game guides and strategiesOnline Gambling Guide
Elevate your gameplay with PlayCasino's extensive library of game guides and strategies. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned player, our expert advice can help you improve your skills and increase your chances of success. Click here to start learning and enhance your online gaming experience.
Editorial PrinciplesEditorial Principles
We uphold the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and quality in our content. Learn more about our guiding principles and commitment to providing you with the most accurate and reliable information in the online gambling industry. Click here to explore our Editorial Principles and see why we are a trusted source for casino reviews and insights.
Rating GuidelinesRating Guidelines
Curious about how we rate and review online casinos at Playcasino.co.za? Our comprehensive Rating Guidelines ensure consistency, fairness, and transparency in our evaluations. Click here to understand the criteria we use to assess online casinos and provide you with trustworthy recommendations that cater to your needs and preferences.
Our Team of Casino Experts
We want you to see the faces behind this site – just in case you thought we were all freaks and geeks (well, we are, but that’s another story). We’re a pretty diverse team of people of different ages and from different backgrounds. But we’re all bound together by our love of online gambling on home turf. We want to be the ones who guide South African players about the safest and most secure online casinos, and we ’re proud to be your people.
Kelvin JonesSenior Editor and Product OwnerMore About Kelvin
With 12 years of experience in the online gambling industry, Kelvin specializes in the legal landscape of South Africa's online casinos and has a keen eye for identifying top-quality casinos and promotions.
Rudie VenterSenior Casino WriterMore About Rudie
A former professional gambler, Rudie brings a wealth of knowledge on slots and other online casino games. He shares insightful strategies to help our readers improve their gameplay.
Melissa KrugerTechnical Manager & CopywriterMore About Melissa
As a seasoned researcher and iGaming expert, Melissa focuses on the technical aspects of online casinos, ensuring that our readers are well-informed about security, licensing, and software providers.
Katlego ModiseiGaming Industry Reporter & Sportsbook Content ManagerMore About Katlego
With a background in journalism, Katlego specializes in creating engaging content and keeping our readers up-to-date with the latest news, trends, and innovations in the online gambling industry.
Trivesh VassenIGaming Contributor And Sports JournalistMore About Trivesh
As an accomplished writer for online casinos and sports betting, Trivesh has contributed significantly to the iGaming industry in SA over the years, diving deep into the best markets and odds, providing our readers with the "inside track".
Want to Join the Team?
If you believe you have what it takes to provide our South African readers with top-notch up-to-date information on gambling in South Africa, send us your CV and a short video intro to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Core Values as a Team
At playcasino.co.za, we are driven by a set of core values that guide our approach to creating and sharing content with our readers. These values include:
- Integrity: We maintain the highest standards of honesty and transparency in our reviews and recommendations, ensuring that our readers receive unbiased and reliable information.
- Excellence: We are committed to delivering high-quality content that is well-researched, comprehensive, and up-to-date.
- Innovation: We continually adapt and evolve to stay ahead of industry trends and provide our readers with the most relevant and cutting-edge information.
- Responsible Gambling: We actively promote responsible gambling practices and educate our readers on the importance of playing within their limits and seeking help when needed.
- Community: We value the input and feedback of our readers and strive to foster a supportive and interactive community where everyone can share their insights and experiences.
How to Reach Us
We value your feedback and are always eager to connect with our readers. Feel free to reach out to our team through social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or drop us an email. We're here to answer your questions, listen to your suggestions, and provide the support you need to navigate the world of online gambling. By staying connected with our community, we can continue to enhance our content and deliver the most reliable and engaging information to you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the site safe and does it cater specifically to South African players?
In answer to the first part of the question, we can say ‘Absolutely’. We take pride in the fact that PlayCasino.co.za reflects our values of safety and security for all players. Do we cater specifically to South African players? It’s a yes to that too. There are many online gambling platforms out there that are directed to global players. But we think that it’s important that Saffers have a place to call home when it comes to online gambling. Having said that, you’ll also find gambling guides that are directed to gambling in regional African countries, and you don’t have to particularly be a citizen of South Africa to enjoy our gaming guides, for example.
Are the reviews honest and trustworthy?
Yes they are. We go more than the extra mile to make sure that the online casinos that are recommended on our site are safe, honest and trustworthy. We only recommend sites that are licensed and regulated, and that have the strictest security and privacy protocols. Our suggested sites are usually powered by the top software providers in the world.
Can I get in touch with the site if I have any questions? How?
Sure! Just visit our Contact age and you’ll find several ways to get in touch. You can send a message through the on-site form or you can email directly any one of the authors (Kelvin Jones, Melissa Kruger or Rudie Venter). You’ll also find other dedicated email addresses for issues pertaining to sales and admin.
How long does it take to receive a reply after getting in touch with the site?
We promise to get back to you within 3 business days but it’s usually less than that!
Does the site offer Newsletter Subscription? If yes, what do I get if I subscribe?
When you visit the PlayCasino.co.za homepage, head to the right hand corner and you’ll find a field to enter your name and email address. Once you’ve put in the information, simply press ‘subscribe’ and you’ll be put on our mailing list. This is the best way to get the latest info about hot bonuses and bonus codes, generous new promotions and interesting news and blogs.
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Is the site updated regularly, with the latest games, offers and bonuses?
Yes it is! You will always find the latest games, offers, bonus information and bonus codes on PlayCasino.co.za. We update the site religiously and regularly so that you always have the latest information at your fingertips.
I can’t find information on something on the site. Can I speak to someone?
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We regularly get together to discuss what we can do to improve our site. But, in the end, you’re the player and this is your gambling portal. If there’s anything you’d like to say or suggest, we’re all ears! Drop us a comment and we’ll back to you just now!
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