African in name but international in spirit, Africasino has been around for a few years now and bringing some good online casino options to our South African players. With a recent revamp of their look, Online South Africa Casino revisited Africasino to see if they had anything new to offer – and we were rather pleasantly surprised.
Giving it horns
For South African online casino players, Africasino has always been a name in the background that we know but don’t fully trust. That seems to have changed. Along with their full Curacao license, Africasino have gone through a major site update – and brought a whole lot of new international providers on board to give South African online and mobile gamblers a reason to relook this online casino.
AfriCasino is name familiar to most South Africa online casino fans. This online and mobile casino has been around for a fair few years (they opened in 2017).
There have been issues with AfriCasino in the past, and they have not been seen as the most upfront and trusted of casinos for South African gamblers. There was a slew of stories about their wagering requirements, about the glitchiness of their website, and – most worryingly – about just how legit they actually were.
But all that has changed – and we are super glad about that! Because AfriCasino offers a great online casino games experience.
Not that everything is absolutely perfect. Questions still remain around some of their wagering requirements, but their new look seems to reflect a new professionalism so…
A quick look at AfriCasino
Mobile version: Yes
Games: Online slots, online table games, online Live Casino
Game providers: multiple including Apollo Games, BetSoft, BGaming, Booming Games, Caleta, Elk Studios, EvoPlay, Kalamba, PGSoft, Thunderkick, Yggdrasil
In operation since 2017
Support: 24/7 via email, telephone (international number), live chat
Bonuses: Welcome bonus
Promotions: Daily, weekly, and monthly promos, provider-specific promos, loyalty and VIP programme
The Africasino online experience
Africasino were well known for their safari-themed website – but that is gone. In its place is an elegant and sophisticated look with immensely simple navigation, a huge step up for getting around the casino.
With a newly revamped website, a bunch of new bonuses and promotions, and a fully registered and legitimate license from the Curacao Gambling Authority, AfriCasino is set to become a firm and trusted favourite for our local gamblers. And the changes are not just cosmetic.
Africasino gave gone all in to bring South African online and mobile casino players an online gambling experience that is as simple as possible while still giving them an amazing selection of online casino games from some of the best studios and providers in the world.
The simplicity begins the moment you type the Africasino URL into your browser. The landing page is clean and features tabs that allow players to see what’s going on with a literal glance. Animated banner – check. Five main tabs for lobbies – check. A simple menu with Sign Up, Log In, Home, All Games, Promotions, and Search – check. 30 colourful thumbnails with New games, Trending games, and Tournaments – check.
And that’s it. Everything at a glance. Simple, elegant, and quite refreshing.
Registration is the usual process of completing the fields with name, surname, ID number, address, and so on. Players choose a username and password, and a verification message is sent to your email. And now you’re ready to explore Africasino at your leisure.
And leisure it is. The new look is amazing. Dark backgrounds highlight the vibrant online game thumbnails. Tabs are big and easy to see. Even the animated banner is limited to only two or three announcements. An absolute pleasure to navigate.
Apart from the tabs mentioned above (Sign Up and Log In, Home, All Games, Promotions, and Search) there is a prominent menu bar across the screen with tabs for Bonus, Table, Live, Slots, and All that take players straight to the chosen online casino games lobbies – no fuss!
Player profiles, account balance, and deposit options are all neatly stacked on the left as well, just a flick of the eyeballs away while you bounce around a really well designed and laid out site and get ready to hit your favourite online casino games.
Online casino games at Africasino
Africasino may have gone all in on their new look, but the ace up their sleeve is their incredible online casino games portfolio. They have expanded their online slots from about 400 to over 2,500 – and from close to 50 different providers. With some of the biggest names on board as providers, and a fair whack of indie developers as well, you would be making a huge mistake to not check out the rest of the offerings. Some of the table games – like Texas Hold’em Bonus from Evoplay, and pontoon, and even rummy and minesweeper – are unusual and proper good fun! Add in an amazing Live Casino lobby with a wide selection of excellent games and you have a complete casino game offering.
As mentioned above, the Africasino online slots lobby is a massive, MASSIVE collection of fantastic online slots for South African players. Over 2,500 different online slots games (that we could count before we started getting a little dizzy from all the thumbnails whizzing by) from almost 50 of some big name and up-and-coming online casino game studios. Everything and anything you could possibly want to play from classic 3-reel fruit machines to the latest Megaways and innovative, immersive thrills.
With such a huge selection some players could feel a little overwhelmed but there are handy search functions to help you find what you are looking for. Players can search by name, by provider, or even by bonus feature.
It’s an impressive portfolio of online slots and will make any passionate South African online slots fan swoon with joy!
Online table games
Clicking the Tables tab will launch an equally impressive selection of online table games – over 100 variations of classic casino games like blackjack, poker, baccarat, roulette, and craps alongside some new and very exciting online casino games like pontoon, pai gow poker, Angel Devil, Fan Tan, Fish Prawn Crab, and more.
Table games fans should really take some time to explore the Tables lobby as there are some exciting variations of classic table games on offer, and also some really weird options for those looking for thrills that are very different to what you normally find at South African online casinos.
Rounding out the impressive online casino games portfolio from Africasino is the very classy Live Casino. There are more open tables than you throw a recently shuffled deck of cards at here. Providers like Evolution, Ezugi, Lucky Streak, SA Gaming, Smartsoft, and Super Spade host professionally trained and superbly presented Live Dealer games of online Live Casino blackjack, online Live Casino poker, online Live Casino baccarat, and online Live Casino roulette.
Add in online Live Casino gameshows and favourites like Andar Bahar, Teen Patti, and Betgames-style live games, and players will know they are being spoiled for choice when it comes to all the live action of the casino streamed straight to your chosen device.
Africasino online casino bonuses, promotions, and free spins
There are regular and frequently changing bonuses and promotions on offer from Africasino – BUT – we urge all South African online casino fans to make sure they read and understand all the wagering requirements and Terms and Conditions attached to the bonuses before they click that redeem button. Not adhering to the somewhat obscure terms and conditions has led to a lot of complaints from players who did not check them first.
AfriCasino offers a big 3-tiered Welcome Bonus as well as daily and weekly bonus offers and seasonal promotions. Make sure you’ve opted in to receive updates from Africasino to keep in the know on all the latest delas, offers, and promotions as they happen.
Africasino Welcome bonus (split over three bonuses)
Newly signed up players can enjoy a Welcome Bonus of up to R30,000 and 100 Free Spins split over three deposits.
300% match up to R10,000 + 20x Free Spins on Lost Mystery Chest slot game. 33x wagering requirement. Ts & Cs apply.
300% match up to R10,000 + 50x Free Spins on 88 Frenzy Fortune slot game. 33x wagering requirement. Ts & Cs apply.
300% match up to R10,000 + 30x Free Spins on Gold Tiger Ascent slot game. 33x wagering requirement. Ts & Cs apply.
AfriCasino really goes all out when it comes to regular and ever-changing promotions. There are daily promos, weekly promos, and monthly promos that are always changing.
They have regularly featured tie-ins with their game providers that offer bonuses and free spins on selected games with specific bonuses for specific games or days.
- Pick ‘n Play Week – choose a bonus offer available during weekdays.
- Pick ‘n Play Weekend – choose a bonus offer available on weekends.
Africasino Loyalty and VIP programmes
There is no clear and obvious loyalty programme at Africasino.
Online casino banking methods
Banking can be done through a few channels familiar to South African online gamblers BUT be aware that even though you are depositing and withdrawing in Rands, your playing is done in Euros so keep an eye on your exchange rates.
EasyEFT, VISA, Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill
EFT or the same channel used for deposits (check the Ts & Cs for more info).
The AfriCasino mobile casino is fully responsive and offers a hugely entertaining casino game experience on-the-go. It is really well-designed and is easy to log into via the browser on your mobile device.
Africasino Security & Support
Africasino is secured using industry-standard encryption to protect your data and transactions.
Africasino is licensed through Curacao.
Support is available 20 hours a day (4am to 12pm GMT), 7 days a week via email, telephone and live chat. Do note that the telephone is an international number though.
The OSAC verdict:
AfriCasino offers a beautifully designed platform with an amazing selection of games but falls short when it comes to full transparency, especially in the gambling currency, banking channels, and wagering requirements areas. However, if you choose to bypass the bonuses and you aren’t expecting to withdraw large winning sums, it is a pretty solid platform with amazing choices.
- Incredible selection of games and developers
- Able to deposit in ZAR
- Great website design and usability
- Good bonuses
- Huge Live Casino lobby
- Interesting and unusual games
- The play-in-Euro stipulation is a bit of a miss
- Wagering requirements are a bit dodgy
- No VIP or loyalty programme
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