FAQs

If you're new to South African online gambling, have a read of our Frequently Asked Questions and make grey areas a thing of the past.

Q. Is online gambling legal in South Africa?

A. Online gambling in South Africa became legal following Presidential approval of the National Gambling Amendment Bill in July 2008. The legislation caters for the licensing and regulation of online gambling providers in South Africa and also includes provisions to guard against problem and underage gambling, as well as unlawful activity associated with internet gaming.

Q. What are the benefits of gambling online?

A. Online gambling offers a fun, lucrative pastime that can be carried out from the comfort of your own home. We work, shop, socialise and communicate on the internet so why not gamble too?

More and more people all over the world are signing up to online gaming sites each day, recognising the benefits of these secure and discreet gambling destinations.

Q. What is the legal age for online gambling in South Africa?

A. As in any South African land casino, you must be over the age of 18 to gamble online.

Q. Is online gambling safe?

A. The online gambling industry is huge, raking in revenues of over $10 billion worldwide every year. There are several regulatory bodies in place to protect the rights of online gamblers, as well as the casinos themselves.

The vast majority of online casinos are perfectly safe. Sites that don't payout or cheat in their games would be exposed very quickly. The use of reputable software providers such as Microgaming and Playtech is a sign that the game numbers are entirely random and the site can be trusted. Most casinos are also transparent with their numbers, displaying their monthly audited accounts on their website.

Online Casino Reports only features trusted gambling destinations on our site so you can rest assured that any gambling destination you visit from our directory or reviews section will be licensed and regulated.

Q. How can I deposit my money safely?

A. There are many secure ways of depositing money on online gaming sites. Practically all casinos accept credit card deposits and many enable bank transfers. More payment options can be found within the 'Cashier' section of online casino sites. Look through the options for depositing money in the currency of your choice and select the method that suits you best. Click here for the most popular online payment options from South Africa.

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