This is a photo of the exterior and live performance space of the Southern Sun Montecasino Pivot Hotel in Johannesburg, the biggest city of South Africa. Under the picture, on this page, you can read about the legal status of the various forms of South Africa games of chance: internet lottery, digital bingo, electronic poker, sports betting, crypto wagering. There is also info about betting on blood sports, the licensing system, taxation regime, and you can find a list of licensed online gambling websites, which accept South African players.

South Africa Gambling Guide (on the picture: Southern Sun Montecasino, a.k.a the Pivot Hotel in Johannesburg, the biggest city of the RSA)

Summary: Gambling is legal in South Africa since 1965 (officially the Republic of South Africa, the richest African country, one of the most racist country on Earth, the former hopeful rising star of Africa, a former British colony, still the richest African country).

Online gambling is partially legal as well since 2008.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from South Africa by scrolling below, or click here to jump to that list:

History of Gambling in South Africa - click to expand

1961: Independence from the United Kingdom.

1961 – 1965: Gambling was illegal in this era. Games of chance were not specifically regulated yet, but the British gambling laws no longer applied. Very li

1965: Gambling has been legal in South Africa since 1965, legalized with the passing of the Gambling Act.

1970: Casinos, slot halls started operating in the black-dominated nominally independent bantustans (apartheid era reservations for black natives). They operated illegally but they were tolerated.

1970 – 1995: The age of illegal gambling, rife with organized crime involvement, money laundering and corruption. By the end of this era, in 1995, as much as 2000 illegal gambling venues operated in the country.

1996: The National Gambling Act overhauled the gambling legislation, created the legal framework for the national lottery, and legalized casinos.

This was based on a 1994 report published by the Lotteries and Gambling Board7, which was also referred to as the “Wiehahn Commission”, at that time.

The authors of the report found, that the numerous ill effects of the rampant illegal gambling in the country could be partially eliminated by establishing a legal gambling industry with a strong regulatory authority and strict rules.

Legalizing and taxing the many illegal venues would also generate revenue for the state and weaken the many organized crime groups entrenched in the country.

1997: The 1997 Lotteries Act was passed.

2000: The South African National Lottery was established in 2000 (details can be found below, at the South Africa lottery section).

2008: Online gambling was legalized and the gambling legislation was overhauled with the passing of the National Gambling Amendment Act.

However, the new gambling legislation faced heavy opposition from various political and interest groups, and as a result it hasn’t been properly implemented to date.

2022: Introduction of the 2022 Draft Remote Gambling Bill, with the aim of overhauling the South African online gambling legislation.

 

Gambling is legal in South Africa since 1965.

However, most forms of gambling were only legalized in 1996 with the passing of the National Gambling Act1.

The current main piece of the gambling legislation is the 2008 National Gambling Amendment Act2 and its’ amendments (which largely supersede the 2004 National Gambling Act – Act No.2667010).

The following forms of gambling are known to be legal in South Africa:

  • lottery and lottery-like games (including scratch cards, keno – monopoly of the South African National Lottery);
  • bingo (SA bingo halls are slot halls in actuality, they are just classified as bingo halls for taxation reasons and to circumvent certain laws, their primary source of income are slot machines like bingo machines, not actual bingo, details below, in the SA bingo section);
  • sports betting;
  • casino gambling;
  • poker.

 

Gambling is very widespread among the populace, and the lottery is the main form of gambling. 96% of the South African populace regularly purchases lottery tickets, according to a government survey3 (this equates to one of the highest participation rates in the entire world).

 

Online gambling is also partially legal in South Africa, since 2008, according to the aforementioned National Gambling Amendment Act.

Section 11 of the 2004 National Gambling Act prohibits interactive gaming*. However, other acts, including the 2008 Gambling Amendment Act do add some exceptions.

*Definition of interactive gaming according to the 2004 National Gambling Act: “gambling games played or made available to be played through the mechanism of an electronic agent accessed over the internet”. This means online gambling.

Only the following forms of internet gambling are permitted as long as they are conducted by licensed, legally operating, domestic companies (or by the South African licensed subsidiaries of the big international gambling companies):

  • online sports betting,
  • online lottery (monopoly of the South African National Lottery).

 

Casino gambling, poker and bingo are restricted to land-based venues and playing them online is officially illegal.

This was reinforced by a hallmark verdict of the South African Court  (Pigg’s Peak Casino versus the state 20114).

According to the verdict, even foreign online gambling companies are not exempt from these restrictions, and it was declared that they are committing a crime by accepting players form South Africa, if they do not have the proper online gambling licence, even if such licensed are not issued (e.g.: online casino licences, which are still not issued to this day)8.

Pigg’s Peak Casino’s management and shareholders were declared criminally liable for their actions and were ordered to cease and desist immediately. They promptly complied with this order and the offshore online casino ceased operations in 2011.

Punishment for organizing illegal online gambling ranges from: a fine not exceeding R10 million (approx. $723,000), or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 10 years, or both, and it was clarified that this theoretically could be applied to players as well, not just the operators.

/Comment: Although, to this day no players have ever been prosecuted for illegal online gambling in South Africa, despite the fearmongering of the government. Only organizers and illegal operators were prosecuted, and they were only punished if they were within South African jurisdiction.

Due to the unenforceability, foreign operators only receive a warning and a cease and desist letter, similarly to Pigg’s Peak Casino. Most don’t comply./

UPDATE 2022: However, it seems like the authorities have reversed, or a the very least softened their stance regarding internet gambling. According to the official spokesperson of the Democratic Alliance, online gambling in South Africa is not regulated.

According to the spokesperson of the Democratic Alliance5:

“interactive/online gambling is currently not regulated in South Africa,”

“By not regulating this gambling activity, the erosion of the rule of law and criminal activity is being encouraged, while the public is not effectively protected.”

This is perhaps part of the reason why international online casinos, which accept players from South Africa are not prosecuted (even though this is officially illegal). And South African players, who visit such sites are also not targeted (despite the scaremongering of the South African authorities).

The government seems to have embraced a less harsh stance on digital gambling, while they are busy working on the new licensing system that is expected to be implemented with the proposed 2022 Remote Gambling Bill6.

/Comment: The Act is yet to be passed, and it faces some opposition from the The Department of Trade and Industry. The Department expressed concerns that there was no proper preliminary impact study done and the bill doesn’t address social issues related to online gambling in South Africa adequately.

Additionally, there are concerns regarding money laundering and terrorism financing./

UPDATE COVID-19: Due to increased online gambling spending brought about by the pandemic, the South African authorities started forcing the finical institutions to block payments to and from unlicensed gambling platforms and to transmit the personal information of these players to the authorities.

This means that you can not deposit and/or withdraw money if you are playing on an illegally operating unlicensed gambling website. Therefore, even if you win you won’t be able to withdraw your winnings.

Although, this can be easily circumvented by using digital wallets (Neteller, Skrill, ecoPayz) a VPN or virtual currencies we strongly advise against using unlicensed online gambling websites for these reasons.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from South Africa below.

 

Can tourists play online from South Africa? 

Yes, the laws discussed on this webpage only apply to South African citizens, and they do not apply to tourists. Tourists (expats, non-citizens, illegal migrants) can play online freely.

 

Betting on blood sports in South Africa

All forms of blood sports are officially illegal in South Africa.

Betting on blood sports is also illegal.

Despite this illegal dog fighting and betting on dog fights is somewhat widespread11. This is sadly very common in Africa.

 

South Africa was the most visited African country for a long time, although it has been steadily losing appeal for some time now, due to the rise in racism (against white people), an extremist, racist government that is trying to introduce reverse-apartheid, so called “rape gangs” and a high overall crime rate and instability.

UPDATE COVID-19: If this wasn’t enough, the global coronavirus devastated the country’s tourism and hospitality sector as well.

Actually, SA’s tourism sector saw the biggest relative decline (in terms of %) in Africa. It hasn’t recovered yet (at the time of writing).

As a result, the number of visitors went from an impressive 14.8 million in 2019 to 3.8 million in 20219. However, this still makes South Africa the most visited Sub-Sharan African country, but its’ title, as the most visited country in Africa was usurped by North African countries.

As a result, many of the big hotel complexes and their casinos have closed permanently (details can be found in the South Africa casino section below).

If you are thinking about visiting this African country you can get a glimpse of what you can expect by watching the video below (but if you are a white person it’s best to avoid this country for now):

 

South Africa gambling licenses

The National Gambling Board is responsible for the regulation and licensing of the gambling sector in the country. You have to contact them if you wish to set up a gambling business or to acquire a licence for a digital wagering website.

The following types of licences are available to private companies:

  • casino;
  • bingo licence (basically an electronic casino licence, allows gaming machines, bingo machines but not casino table games or card games);
  • limited pay-out machine route licence (slot hall licence but with fewer machines than a bingo licence and the slots are restricted in terms of maximum bets and maximum winnings);
  • limited pay-out machine site licence (slot hall licence, less slots are allowed then at a bingo site, but more than at a route);
  • bookmaker licence;
  • totalizator licence;
  • online betting;
  • manufacturer;

 

The provincial gambling boards decide on which betting licences will be made available to businesses in their jurisdiction, Therefore not all of the wagering licences are available in each and every province.

You can find information about the gambling licencing fees, requirements and the process here.

 

You have to get a provincial licence from the gambling authority of the chosen province, in which your gambling business will be physically located (or the company will be registered in case of an online gambling business).

All 9 of the provinces have their own separate gambling boards, you can find them below, along with the most important local gambling laws, which will help you get started with the application process:

Gambling licensing in all of the 9 provinces of South Africa, click to open:

 

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South Africa gambling taxation

There is no unified national gambling taxation system in South Africa.

Only the lottery tax rate is set nationally,.

The provinces each set their own tax rates, which you can see below:

South Africa gambling taxation, sorted by type and province, click to open:
South Africa gambling taxes
Province: Casino gambling tax: Route operator tax: Bingo tax: Totalisator gaming tax Bookmaker gaming tax
Gauteng 9% of the gross gaming revenue 15% of the gross gaming revenue 12% of the gross gaming revenue 6.5% of the gross gaming revenue 5% gross betting revenue, excluding horse racing betting

6% gross betting revenue from horse racing betting

 

Western Cape progressive, based on the revenue in the given tax year:

  • if it is below 14.2 million South African rand (approx. €800 K)  –  8% of the gross gaming revenue;
  • if it is above 14.2 million but below 28.4 million South African rand (approx. €1.5 million)  –  1.136 million rand + 10.5% of the gross gaming revenue above 14.2 million;
  • if it is above 28.4 million but below 42.6 million South African rand (approx. €2.4 million)  –  1.627 million rand + 13% of the gross gaming revenue above 28.4 million;
  • if it is above 42.6 million but below 56.8 million South African rand (approx. €3.2 million)  –  4.473 million rand + 15% of the gross gaming revenue above 42.6 million;
  • if it is above 56.8 million but below 71 million South African rand (approx. €3.2 million)  –  6.603 million rand + 17% of the gross gaming revenue above 56.8 million;
  • if it is above 71 million South African rand (approx. €4 million) –  9.017 million rand + 19% of the gross gaming revenue above 71 million;

 

progressive, based on the revenue in the given tax year:

  • if it is below 10 million South African rand (approx. €500 K) –  10% of the gross gaming revenue;
  • if it is above 10 million but below 20 million South African rand (approx. €1.1 million)  –  1 million rand + 12.5% of the gross gaming revenue above 10 million;
  • if it is above 20 million but below 30 million South African rand (approx. €1.6 million)  –  2.25 million rand + 15% of the gross gaming revenue above 20 million;
  • if it is above 30 million rand (approx. €1.6 million)  –  3.75 million rand + 20% of the gross gaming revenue above 30 million;
progressive, based on the revenue in the given tax year:

  • if it is below 2 million South African rand (approx. €100 K) –  10% of the gross gaming revenue;
  • if it is above 2 million South African rand (approx. €200 K) –  200 K rand and 15% of the gross gaming revenue above 2 million rand;
6% of the gross betting revenue 6.5% of the gross betting revenue, excluding horse racing betting

6% of the gross betting revenue from horse racing betting

Eastern Cape progressive, based on the revenue in the given tax year:

  • if it is below 4 million South African rand (approx. €200 K) –  3% of the gross gaming revenue;
  • if it is above 4 million but below 8 million South African rand (approx. €500 K)  –  120 K rand + 5% of the gross gaming revenue above 4 million;
  • if it is above 8 million South African rand (approx. €500 K) – 320 K rand + 10% of the gross gaming revenue above 8 million;
10% of the gross gaming revenue 10% of the gross gaming revenue 10% of the gross gaming revenue 6% of the gross betting revenue
Free State 7% of the gross gaming revenue 12% of the gross gaming revenue 12% of the gross gaming revenue N/A 6% of the gross betting revenue
Kwazulu-Natal UPDATE 2022: progressive, based on the revenue in the given tax year, recently raised in 2022:

  • if it is below 12 million South African rand (approx. €670K) –  9.35% of the gross gaming revenue;
  • if it is above 12 million South African rand but does not exceed 30 million  (approx. €1.7 million) –  1.18 million rand + 11.3% of the gross gaming revenue above 12 million;
  • if it is above 30 million South African rand but does not exceed 50 million  (approx. €2.8 million) –  3.2 million rand + 12.20% of the gross gaming revenue above 30 million;
  • if it is above 50 million South African rand but does not exceed 100 million  (approx. €5.6 million) –  5.6 million rand + 13.10% of the gross gaming revenue above 50 million;
  • if it is above 100 million South African rand (approx. €5.6 million) –  12.206 million rand + 14.05% of the gross gaming revenue above 50 million;
UPDATE 2022: 15.25% of the gross gaming revenue, was increased in 2022 UPDATE 2022: bingo tax rates was recently overhauled, now it is a progressive system:

  • if it is below 500 K South African rand (approx. €28,000) –  6.5% of the gross gaming revenue;
  • if it is above 500 K South African rand but does not exceed 1 million  (approx. €50,000) –  32,500 rand + 8.25% of the gross gaming revenue above 500 K;
  • if it is above 1 million South African rand (approx. €5.6 million) –  73,750 rand + 10.25% of the gross gaming revenue above 1 million;
1.5% of the bets placed per race/event/session 6.75% gross betting revenue, excluding horse racing betting (UPDATE 2022: was increased from 6.5% in 2022)

6% of the gross betting revenue from horse racing betting

Mpumalanga progressive, based on the revenue in the given tax year:

  • if it is below 10 million South African rand (approx. €500K)  –  5% of the gross gaming revenue;
  • if it is above 10 million South African rand but does not exceed 15 million  (approx. €800 K) –  500 K rand + 7.5% of the gross gaming revenue above 10 million;
  • if it is above 15 million South African rand (approx. €800 K) –  875 K rand + 10% of the gross gaming revenue above 15 million;
10% of the gross gaming revenue 8% of the gross gaming revenue 2.5%t of the gross takings and 10 % of the undistributed takings and unclaimed dividends 6.5% of the gross betting revenue, excluding horse racing betting

6% of the gross betting revenue from horse racing betting

North West progressive, based on the revenue in the given month:

  • if it is below 6 million South African rand (approx. €300K)  –  6% of the gross gaming revenue;
  • if it is above 6 million South African rand but does not exceed 10 million  (approx. €500 K) –  360 K rand + 8% of the gross gaming revenue above 6 million;
  • if it is above 10 million South African rand but does not exceed 15 million  (approx. €840 K) –  360 K rand + 10% of the gross gaming revenue above 10 million;
  • if it is above 15 million South African rand (approx. €840 K) –  1.18 million rand + 12% of the gross gaming revenue above 15 million;
 

8% of the gross gaming revenue

8% of the gross gaming revenue 7% of gross takings per session/race/event 6.5% of the gross betting revenue
Limpopo 8.5% of the gross gaming revenue 10% of the gross gaming revenue 8.5% of the gross gaming revenue 7% of the gross gaming revenue 6% of players’ winnings
Northern Cape 8% of the gross gaming revenue 8% of the gross gaming revenue 8% of the gross gaming revenue 8% of the gross gaming revenue 8% of the gross gaming revenue

 

Gambling taxes are on top of licensing fees and regular taxes (e.g.: corporate tax, which is 28%). The tax burden is quite high, despite this the SA gambling sector was flourishing prior to the global pandemic.

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings: 

Gambling winnings are not taxed in South Africa.

However, professional gamblers (who are playing professionally, full time, making a living from it, e.g.: professional poker players, professional punters) are taxed.

In their special case income tax applies to the winnings and it is treated as regular income (which means losses can be deducted).

 

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Gambling age in South Africa: 18+

 

Other:

Virtual sports betting and fantasy football are not regulated in South Africa.

Social gambling is not regulated in South Africa.

Loot boxes, or similar digital gambling like activities with virtual goods are entirely unregulated in South Africa.

 

Sources, and main pieces of the South African gambling legislation:

1Southern African Legal Information Institute – 1996 National Gambling Act

2South African Government – 2008 National Gambling Amendment Act

3National Responsible Gambling Programme – Gambling and Problem Gambling in South Africa (archived)

4South African Government Official Gazette – The Piggs Peak appeal is dismissed

5SBC News – South Africa: Betting has ‘finally broken through’ but regulatory hurdles remain

6South Africa Parliamentary Monitoring Group – Notice of Introduction Remote Gambling Bill, 2022 [PMB]

7KwaZulu-Natal – Gaming and Betting Board – South Africa: Governance, Risk and Compliance Summit Report

8William S. Boyd School of Law – the Legality of banning online Gambling in South Africa

9The World Bank – International tourism, number of arrivals – South Africa

10Kwazulu-Natal Gaming and Betting Board – 2004 National Gambling Act – Act No.26670

11Western Cape Government – Blood sport of dog fighting is criminal

 

List of online gambling sites, which accept players from South Africa

The following online gambling websites accept players from South Africa. They all accept players from the country, and are accessible from within the country, at the time of writing. If they no longer accept players from South Africa, or if they are blocked for some reason, please leave a message in the comments section, so I can investigate it.

 

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Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

This is a banner of Fair Go internet casino website's current 2022 promotions, bonuses. FairGo is an Australian ("Aussie") themed casino, which accepts players from Australia and New Zealand. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the digital gambling website, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18 or older. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner and on the casino's website.

FairGo - click to check out the digital casino, latest promotions, offers, hundreds of pokies, Aussie players welcome

Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one bonus can be active at a time. North American players are accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK. You can read the full review of Fair Go casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these latest 2022 promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and place bets with real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account we (the website owners and/or employees) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible. Must be 18+.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus, free spins and offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

Summary:

 

Casino gambling in South Africa

Casinos in Somalia: legal since 1996, operators require a licence, slot halls are also legal

Online casino gambling in Somalia: illegal, players could theoretically be prosecuted

 

Casinos are legal in South Africa since 1996, according to the 1996 National Gambling Act.

The casino sector, despite the high taxes, is thriving and there are 38 casinos in South Africa (UPDATE COVID-19: down from over 40 prior to the global pandemic and the resulting downturn in tourism).

Even though there are are differences in their attitudes toward gambling, all 9 of the SA provinces have casinos.

Gauteng province, where the biggest city of the country, Johannesburg, is located has the most casinos.

You can read more about the casino sector of South Africa, and you can find a list of all casino venues here, with info about the address, number and types of games, entrance fee, dress code, and with a video of each one etc…

Even though casinos were made legal in 1996 there are still many illegally operating venues, which are regularly raided by the police. However, despite these publicized raids, which often make it into the news* illegal venues are not unheard of in the poor countryside of SA (often the corrupt local police is in on it too).

Slot halls are also legal, and there are 3 different types of them in the country:

  • Limited pay-out machine route: the smallest of the slot hall types, usually only a few slots, which are, as the name suggest, very restricted in terms of pay-out and max bet per spin.
  • Limited pay-out machine site: somewhat bigger, more machines, just as limited. usually needs to pay more taxes and licensing fees.
  • Bingo site: despite the name it does not have much to do with actual bingo, just another tyre of slot hall with bingo machines, more machines than the route and sometimes even more than an LPM site, despite this usually has to pay the least amount of taxes.

 

Online casinos are completely illegal in South Africa.

Theoretically, players could be prosecuted for playing in intentional digital casinos over the internet.

However, this does not seem to be enforced and players are not prosecuted. As a result some international casinos accept players from South Africa (you can see a list of them below).

These digital casinos are licensed and registered outside of SA and therefore they can legally accept players from the country, according to the local laws of the countries from which they operate.

However, keep in mind that this does not make it legal for SA players, it is still illegal for locals to play on these casino websites. Therefore, we do not recommend it.

/Comment: If you still decide to play in an offshore online casino, despite this, use a VPN and a digital wallet (e.g. Skrill, Neteller) and/or crypto currencies (e.g.: bitcoin, ethereum), because the authorities started blocking payments to and from online casinos, which means if you are not using digital wallets or crypto you might end up not getting your winnings./

The online casinos below accept players from South Africa.

Online casinos, which accept players from South Africa - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from the Republic of South Africa:

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonuses, promotional offers of the 888 digital gambling platform (the 888 Group has online casino, digital poker and internet sports betting sections, all of them are accessible with just one registered player account). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and the 888 online gambling website's player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features and options available to players. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to the website of 888 casino, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, must be 18+ to be able to register a real money account. Gamble responsibly. UPDATED 2022.

888 online gambling: casino games, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted (no USA)

  • 88 free spins, no deposit required,
  • and 100% welcome bonus, up to 100 £.

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games, all accessibe with one players account (but on separate platforms). You can read the review of 888 Casino here.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is the banner advertisement of the gambling website Miami Club, it displays the various bonuses and promotional offers currently available at the digital gambling website, including their terms and conditions and legally mandated player protection information. The picture acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the electronic wagering platforms, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, codes, promos and you can register and play if your over the age of 18 (you can try out the games for free, no registration is needed for the free to play mode).

Miami Club online casino, 18+

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted. You can read the review of Miami Club Casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

This is the promo banner of Bet Online, the US-friendly digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website. The banner provides information about the latest 2022 promotional offers and bonus codes, which are offered currently by the gambling platform to new and returning players. This picture acts as a link. By clicking on it you will be taken to the website of betonline.ag, where you can register and start playing if you create a player account (must be 18+).

Bet Online casino, poker and sportsbook

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% - 50% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS  (for the 25% bonus) and BOL1000 (for the 50% bonus)
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, ripple, litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 100% poker bonus
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

This is a banner of Fair Go internet casino website's current 2022 promotions, bonuses. FairGo is an Australian ("Aussie") themed casino, which accepts players from Australia and New Zealand. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the digital gambling website, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18 or older. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner and on the casino's website.

FairGo - click to check out the digital casino, latest promotions, offers, hundreds of pokies, Aussie players welcome

Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one bonus can be active at a time. North American players are accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK. You can read the full review of Fair Go casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these latest 2022 promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and place bets with real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account we (the website owners and/or employees) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible. Must be 18+.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus, free spins and offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

Click here for more info on casinos in South Africa.

 

Bingo in South Africa

Bingo halls in South Africa: legal since 1996, operators require a licence

Online bingo in South Africa: illegal, players could theoretically be prosecuted

 

Bingo is legal in South Africa.

However, we have to first specify that bingo means something completely different in SA than what it means in the rest of the world.

For historic reasons bingo in South Africa primarily refers to a type of gaming machine, a mechanical slot, not the game that is played with bingo cards in a group setting (although that is also included).

According to National Gambling Act (“definitions” section, at the beginning), bingo is defined as an activity:

“that is played for consideration, using cards or other devices:

  • i.that are divided into spaces each of which bears a different number, picture or symbol; and
  • ii.with numbers, pictures or symbols arranged randomly such that each card or similar device contains a unique set numbers, pictures or symbols

 

  1. in which an operator or announcer calls or displays a series of numbers, pictures or symbols in random order and the players match each such number, picture or symbol on the card or device as it is called or displayed”

 

This definition includes bingo machines as well (you can see a picture of a bingo machine here). These are basically slot machines, and these machines are the primary source of income of the bingo sites (a.k.a. bingo halls). You can’t even play group bingo in most of the SA bingo venues.

/Comment: Bingo halls in many provinces have to pay less taxes than slot routes and sites (sometimes significantly less taxes). That is the reason why many venues are trying to get a bingo licence, even though they are obviously just slot halls.

Luckily the authorities are slowly catching up and the tax rates of SA bingo sites have increased quite sharply in recent years. Actually, the bingo venue tax rates increased the most out of all the various types of gaming venues in SA./

Online bingo is completely illegal.

There aren’t any legally operating, licensed South Africa bingo websites. Playing on an unlicensed digital bingo platform is illegal and players could theoretically be prosecuted for it.

The following bingo websites accept players from South Africa.

Online bingo websites, which accept players from South Africa - click to see

The following bingo websites have live bingo and accept players from South Africa.

Online bingo is illegal in SA.

 

Poker in South Africa

Poker halls in South Africa: illegal, players could theoretically be prosecuted

Online poker in South Africa: illegal, players could theoretically be prosecuted

 

Poker is legal in South Africa since the legalization of casinos in 1996.

The competitive card game is restricted to the casino venues of the country.

There aren’t any standalone poker halls in SA, poker hall licences are not issued.

Video poker machines are also legal and are similarly restricted to the casinos. However, because video poker machines are considered primarily gaming machines and not casino gambling these machines can be also be found in bingo sites and in limited pay-out machine sites and routes (the differences between these gaming venues are explained at the South Africa casino section above).

Online poker is illegal. There aren’t any online poker platforms with an SA licence.

Playing poker online on offshore poker networks is illegal and theoretically players could be prosecuted for it. However, the authorities do not actively target poker players.

The following online poker sites accept players from South Africa.

Online poker networks, which accept players from from South Africa - click to see

The following online casino websites have poker and accept players from South Africa:

Online poker is illegal in South Africa.

 

Sports betting in South Africa

Bookmakers, betting shops in South Africa: legal since 1965, operators require a licence

Online sports betting in South Africa: legal since 2008, operators require a licence

 

Sports betting is legal in South Africa, with a betting licence, which can be acquired from the National Gambling Board.

There are at least 30 bookmakers present in the country, many of which are the subsidiaries of big international sports betting giants.

After the lottery sports betting is the second most popular form of wagering in the country.

Online sports betting is also legal since 2008.

The biggest South Africa licensed internet sportsbooks are: Amelco, LulaBet and GVC Holdings.

Most of the digital bookmakers, which have South African online betting licences are the subsidiaries of the big international gambling companies.

This means that South African bettors have access to the latest online gambling technologies and can choose from a plethora of sports to bet on (many of which are obscure and not played in SA at all, e.g: Gaelic football, curling, cricket, jai alai). From a business point of view this means intense competition and a saturated, albeit growing market.

Placing bets with unlicensed bookmakers is illegal. Transactions to and from illegally operating sports betting websites are often intercepted and blocked.

The online sportsbooks below accept punters from Somalia.

Online bookmakers, which accept registrations from Somalia - click to see

The following online sportsbooks accept bettors from Somalia:

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonuses, promotional offers of the 888 digital gambling platform (the 888 Group has online casino, digital poker and internet sports betting sections, all of them are accessible with just one registered player account). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and the 888 online gambling website's player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features and options available to players. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to the website of 888 casino, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, must be 18+ to be able to register a real money account. Gamble responsibly. UPDATED 2022.

888 online gambling: casino games, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted (no USA)

  • 88 free spins, no deposit required,
  • and 100% welcome bonus, up to 100 £.

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games, all accessibe with one players account (but on separate platforms). You can read the review of 888 Casino here.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

This is the promo banner of Bet Online, the US-friendly digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website. The banner provides information about the latest 2022 promotional offers and bonus codes, which are offered currently by the gambling platform to new and returning players. This picture acts as a link. By clicking on it you will be taken to the website of betonline.ag, where you can register and start playing if you create a player account (must be 18+).

Bet Online casino, poker and sportsbook

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% - 50% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS  (for the 25% bonus) and BOL1000 (for the 50% bonus)
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, ripple, litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 100% poker bonus
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these latest 2022 promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and place bets with real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account we (the website owners and/or employees) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible. Must be 18+.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus, free spins and offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

Lottery in South Africa

Lottery in South Africa: legal since 1996, monopoly of the South African National Lottery

Online lottery in South Africa: legal, monopoly of the South African National Lottery

 

Lottery is legal in South Africa since 1996, and it is primarily regulated by the 1997 The Lotteries Act and its’ amendments*.

In 2015 ITHUBA Holdings Proprietary Limited was awarded the national lottery license and the company has been SA’s sole lottery operator ever since.

Ithuba has a monopoly over lottery and lottery like activities (keno, scratch cards, pull tabs).

/Comment: But this monopoly doe not extend to bingo, which is considered a form of lottery in many other countries, but this is not the case in SA, detials can be found in the SA bingo section above./

The lottery is very popular and there is at least one lottery retailer even in the smaller settlements.

/Comment: This is why the SA lottery is also known as Ithuba National Lottery (the actual official name is just simply National Lottery)./

The lottery also operates as a sportsbook. However, the lottery does not have a monopoly on sports wagering.

Online lottery is also legal and all of the products of Ithuba National Lottery can be purchased online as well.

The monopoly of Ithuba National Lottery extends to online lottery as well.

According to South African gambling laws players can not buy lottery tickets from foreign online lotteries, that is considered illegal.

However, SA citizens can participate in foreign lottery draws, in person, as tourists visiting other countries, or online, from so called “lottery purchasing services”**.

**Lottery purchasing service explanation: Lottery purchasing services are businesses, which purchase physical lottery tickets for you in a foreign country, if you make a purchase on their website (you can see an example of such a website below). This makes them exempt from numerous lottery laws.

The following websites allow people from South Africa to purchase lottery tickets online.

Online lottery platforms, which accept players from South Africa - click to see

The following internet lottery sites allow players from South Africa to purchase lottery tickets online:

Online lottery

This is an animated 728x90 pixels GIF banner advertisement of the Lotter online lottery retailer. The animated banner displays the various ads and promotions the digital gambling platform offers in 2022. The Lottery is an official reseller of Oregon and Texas lottery tickets. You can find the list of restricted countries, from which the Lottery does not accept plyers below the banner, behind the dropdown menu, additional requirements, terms and conditions are displayed there as well. The banner acts as a link, by clicking on it you can see the offers on their website and you can purchase lottery tickets over the internet after registration.

The Lottery, official reseller of US lottery tickets online, licensed legally operating online lottery retailer

UPDATE: They have recently changed the list of restricted countries significantly. Please check the list below to see whether you are eligible to play.

List of restricted countries

They do not allow players to purchase lottery tickets from the following countries:   Also, you must be 18+, and you must use your real address, email address and phone number to participate in the digital lottery draws. Promotions change quite often, check the lottery platforms for the most recent "buy 2 and get 1 for free" promotions or free tickets.

*Source: National Lotteries Commission – The Lotteries Act No. 57 of 1997

 

Bitcoin gambling in South Africa

Bitcoin wagering in South Africa: not regulated

 

Cryptocurrencies themselves are legal in SA. However, placing bets with bitcoins, litecoins, ethereum, ripple etc… is not specifically regulated.

The regular gambling laws apply to cryptocurrency gambling as well.

However, due to the lack of specific regulations none of the licensed South African online gambling companies accept cryptocurrency at this time. It is unknown if this is just their preference or if this is because of legal issues (if you know pleas leave a comment at the bottom of this page, thank you).

Playing on unlicensed bitcoin gambling websites is illegal. However, due to the anonymous nature of virtual currencies this is unenforceable, and players are not  prosecuted if they use any of the offshore digital bitcoin gambling platforms.

The bitcoin casinos below accept players from South Africa.

Bitcoin casinos, which accept cryptocurrencies and players from South Africa - click to see

The following online casino websites accept bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum and players from South Africa:

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonuses, promotional offers of the 888 digital gambling platform (the 888 Group has online casino, digital poker and internet sports betting sections, all of them are accessible with just one registered player account). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and the 888 online gambling website's player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features and options available to players. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to the website of 888 casino, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, must be 18+ to be able to register a real money account. Gamble responsibly. UPDATED 2022.

888 online gambling: casino games, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted (no USA)

  • 88 free spins, no deposit required,
  • and 100% welcome bonus, up to 100 £.

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games, all accessibe with one players account (but on separate platforms). You can read the review of 888 Casino here.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is the banner advertisement of the gambling website Miami Club, it displays the various bonuses and promotional offers currently available at the digital gambling website, including their terms and conditions and legally mandated player protection information. The picture acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the electronic wagering platforms, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, codes, promos and you can register and play if your over the age of 18 (you can try out the games for free, no registration is needed for the free to play mode).

Miami Club online casino, 18+

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted. You can read the review of Miami Club Casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

This is the promo banner of Bet Online, the US-friendly digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website. The banner provides information about the latest 2022 promotional offers and bonus codes, which are offered currently by the gambling platform to new and returning players. This picture acts as a link. By clicking on it you will be taken to the website of betonline.ag, where you can register and start playing if you create a player account (must be 18+).

Bet Online casino, poker and sportsbook

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% - 50% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS  (for the 25% bonus) and BOL1000 (for the 50% bonus)
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, ripple, litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 100% poker bonus
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

This is a banner of Fair Go internet casino website's current 2022 promotions, bonuses. FairGo is an Australian ("Aussie") themed casino, which accepts players from Australia and New Zealand. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the digital gambling website, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18 or older. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner and on the casino's website.

FairGo - click to check out the digital casino, latest promotions, offers, hundreds of pokies, Aussie players welcome

Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one bonus can be active at a time. North American players are accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK. You can read the full review of Fair Go casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these latest 2022 promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and place bets with real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account we (the website owners and/or employees) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible. Must be 18+.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus, free spins and offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

If you have questions or any feedback don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. Please let us know in the comments section if you think we might have gotten something wrong or if you have additional information, clarification about the legal status of online gambling in this country. Especially if you are from South Africa. Thank you.

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about South Africa internet gambling platforms

FAQ section

The following are some of the frequently asked questions about gambling in Somalia. Click on the dropdown menu below to see the questions and answers.

Q&A

Is gambling legal in South Africa?

Yes, gambling is legal in South Africa since 1965.

Is online gambling legal in South Africa?

Yes, online gambling is partially legal in South Africa since 2008.

Is online bingo legal in South Africa?

No, online bingo is officially illegal in South Africa.

Is online poker legal in South Africa?

No, online poker is illegal in South Africa.

Is online sports betting legal in South Africa?

Yes, online sports betting is legal in South Africa since 2008.

Is online lottery legal in South Africa?

Yes, online lottery is legal in South Africa and it is the monopoly of the Ithuba National Lottery.

Is bitcoin wagering legal in South Africa?

Cryptocurrency gambling is not specifically addressed by the the South African gambling legislation.

Can you play online from South Africa?

Yes, you can play online from South Africa on licensed online gambling websites. You can see a list of licensed digital gambling platforms, which accept players from the country, on this page. Placing bets on unlicensed wagering platforms is illegal.

Can you play bingo over the internet in South Africa?

No, online bingo is officially illegal, there aren't any South Africa digital bingo platforms. However, despite this some internet bingo websites do still accept South African players illegally, we do not recommend using them, even though the authorities do not prosecute players who play on illegal gambling websites.

Can you play poker online from South Africa?

No, online poker is illegal in South Africa. However, some of the big international poker websites allow South African players to play poker on their network. However, keep in mind, that this is illegal. Even though players are not prosecuted for playing poker we do not recommend it.

Can you bet on sports online from South Africa?

Yes, you can place bets on sports from South Africa with the licensed digital bookmakers mentioned on this page. Online betting is one of the 2 forms of legal online gambling in South Africa (online lottery being the other one).

Can you purchase lottery tickets online in South Africa?

South African nationals can purchase lottery tickets online from the South African National Lottery. Online lottery is a monopoly of the SA National Lottery.

Can you use bitcoin wagering websites in South Africa?

South African internet users can visit and place bets on licensed gambling websites, which accept virtual currencies. However, because crypto gambling itself is not regulated there aren't any SA licensed bitcoin betting websites. Offshore bitcoin gambling platforms are illegal, although, because of the anonymous nature of virtual currencies, this ban is unenforceable and bettors are not prosecuted.

Are there gambling websites, which accept players from South Africa?

Some online gambling websites accept players from South Africa. You can see a list of these licensed internet wagering sites on this webpage.

Which internet gambling apps can I use from South Africa?

You can use any of the mobile gambling apps listed on this webpage.

Which online bingo sites accept players from South Africa?

Online bingo is officially illegal in South Africa.

Which online poker websites accept players from South Africa?

Online poker is officially illegal in SA. However, despite this, some foreign digital poker networks (you can see them at the South Africa poker section above) allow South African players to participate in poker games. However, this is illegal and therefore we do not recommend using those digital poker platforms.

Which online sportsbooks accept bettors from South Africa?

The digital bookmakers and wagering websites listed above this questions and answers section accept punters from South Africa (online wagering is one of the 2 forms of legal online gambling, the other one is online lottery, details can be found at the South Africa online betting section above).

Which online lotteries accept registrations from South Africa?

Online lottery is a monopoly of Ithuba National Lottery.

Which internet gambling platforms have a South Africa license?

The online gambling platforms listed on this page are all licensed and accept players from South Africa.

Which crypto gambling platforms accept players from South Africa?

The gambling websites listed on this page (at the bitcoin gambling in South Africa section) all accept various alternative digital currencies and players from South Africa. International gambling websites can accept digital currencies. However, local South Africa gambling companies can not due to local laws pertaining to the use of virtual currencies (it's not regulated, and therefore they can not legally accept crypto coins, because that would violate international money laundering and terrorism financing laws).

 

This page is part of Simon’s Guide to The Legal Status of Online Gambling Worldwide – a definitive guide to the legal status of all forms of online wagering in every country around the world, with an interactive map.

 

Last updated: 2022-11-14

Gamble responsibly,
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Last Updated on 2022-11-14 by Simon

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Simon's Guide to South Africa Online Gambling Websites
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Simon's Guide to South Africa Online Gambling Websites
Description:
This guide focuses on the legal status of the various forms of online gambling: bingo, lottery, poker, sports betting and bitcoin wagering in South Africa. The guide also includes a list of licensed South African gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Author:
Simon András Péter (SimonTheSorcerer)
Publisher:
Simon's Online Casino Gambling Blog
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