South Africa is a punters paradise and indeed a long-known gambling stronghold. From events like the annual Durban July Horserace to hosting the Rugby World Cup in 95, the Cricket World Cup in 2003 and now the FIFA World Cup in 2010 - this is truly Africa's powerhouse.
Some top performers in South Africa during the course of 2009 include:
Europa Casino is firmly entrenched as a South African favourite. This Playtech powered online casino giant has made many an SA player a winner. Europa subscribes to all the safe and secure gambling codes and provides a dazzling array of quality online games.
Titan Poker is the preferred online poker room of South Africans. This fully supported poker den provides multiple card rooms. They are powered by leading software giant Playtech and they place tremendous emphasis on their relationships with their patrons.
Bingo has long been a home favourite for SA. And PartyBingo is the bingo room of choice. Here players can enjoy lots of prizes, fun and social gaming. Everything from American-style 75-ball Bingo to the blitz of instant Bingo and the traditional 90-ball Bingo variety is here.
- Rosemair E played A Night Out on April 17th and won ZAR330,000.00
In a big development for South Africa, 888 has expanded into the country via their Dragonfish division of online casinos. It has signed deals to partner with a major South African gambling operator to bring Internet gaming deeper into SA.
Great New Products
Casino King launched the new iPhone and android casino which brings hi-tech innovation and fun-playing ever closer to the players who frequent this popular online casino.
The biggest event ever to grace South Africa is set for 2010. The FIFA World Cup is but months away and the South African government has passed regulations permitting for unhindered sports betting.
In 2008 the South African government passed amendments to the National Gambling Act which allow for the implementation of a regulatory and licensing regime for interactive gambling. During 2009 a further review was requested so that the government could study the issue in more depth.
Looking ahead to 2010
The National Gambling Board (NGB) plans to issue 10 interactive gambling licences on a national level to casino operators that can prove they have a physical presence locally with all their financial transactions being conducted in South Africa.