March is international Dolphin Awareness Month and South Africa’s Springbok Casino is paying tribute to these magnificent creatures by helping people understand how intelligent, social, compassionate and vulnerable they are. Until the end of the month they’re also giving free spins on their popular undersea slot, Crystal Waters.
Daniel van Wyk, the casino manager at Springbok, has been devoted to dolphins since a vacation experience that changed his perception of them.
“I was on holiday and we decided to go swimming with dolphins with a tour operator. We thought it would be exciting, but it was actually really upsetting to see these wonderful wild animals enclosed in small, shallow pools, forced to entertain tourists,” recalls van Wyk. “It was obvious to me that they weren’t happy and couldn’t understand why humans were treating them so badly. The only thing worse would have been seeing them forced to perform tricks at Sea World or the like. I vowed that day to help raise awareness and help people understand that these animals deserve our respect.”
Van Wyk has put together a Dolphin Awareness web page with videos answering many questions about dolphins: Why do dolphins jump and show off? Will they really stop to help an injured dolphin — even a human — in need? Do dolphins sleep?! How do they communicate?
One video on the page shows a pod of dolphins holding an injured member of their family above water so she could breathe. Another shows a dolphin tangled in fishing line asking a diver for help. There’s even a heart warming video showing a baby dolphin seeing the light of day for the very first time.
Some fishing methods, such as the use of nets, kill a large number of dolphins every year.
“One of the most important things we can do to help our dolphin friends is to make sure the tuna we eat is dolphin-friendly,” said van Wyk. “Check for labels that show no dolphins were killed in the process of catching it.”
DOLPHIN AWARENESS MONTH CASINO BONUS
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Valid until March 31, 2017
Crystal Waters is an undersea adventure that’s generous with free spins. It’s a 20 payline slot game with turtles, conch shells, sea horses and tropical fish spinning on its five reels. The Scatter symbol is a Yacht and three or more of them anywhere on the reels trigger 15 free spins. During the free games a wild Bonus Fish may appear and multiply wins up to 8x.
Springbok Casino has hundreds more slots and table games from Realtime Gaming, all played in Rands. The South African online casino and mobile casino provides customer service in both English and Afrikaans.