ZAR casino

A trusted and popular internationally licensed online real money casino – with a distinctly South African flavour. The recently updated ZAR Casino has given its previous Big 5 look and feel a really stunning makeover and brought some elegance and swag to a great online casino platform, but they have still kept that unique Saffa tone.

ZAR Casino – an online and mobile casino with all the ZA ingredients

There’s a new look at this popular online and mobile gambling destination for South Africans. The old Big 5 focus has shifted to a more high-end and glamourous feel, but they still maintain a very unique South African tone. Does this new ZAR Casino inspire like the majestic Drakensberg, or does it disappoint like another new schedule of loadshedding from Eskom?

The Online South Africa Casinos team revisited this well-known online casino to see what all the fuss was about – and we were very pleasantly surprised. It is beautiful. It still has that South African vibe, but it’s been elevated from the bushveld to the big city glitz and glamour. But the little touchpoints along the way still scream Mzansi. From the cute little ‘Did You Know?’ in the Promotions section that winks to our favourite Chappies borrelgom, to the very targeted ‘Go Off Grid’ Promo, from bringing in local landmarks and icons in their text to making sure that players know that this is a Saffa site, ZAR Casino brings the local to an international market.

And they back that up with an impressive online casino games portfolio and a massive selection of online casino bonuses and promotions.

A rousing ‘hu-ZAR!’ for ZAR Casino.

A quick look at ZAR Casino

Name: ZAR Casino


Mobile version: Yes

License: Curacao

Games: Online slots, online table games, online Live Casino

Game providers: Multiple providers including Aristocrat, Genii, Nucleus Gaming, Realtime Gaming, Red Tiger, and more

Bonuses: Welcome bonus, deposit bonus

Promotions: Daily, weekly and monthly bonuses, loyalty bonus, Bitcoin promo, Happy Hour, Free Spins, and more

The ZAR Casino online experience

What an amazing makeover! ZAR Casino has stepped up to bring urban chic to their ZA look and it makes a huge difference to how we view this online casino that has been entertaining South African online gamblers since 2006. ZAR Casino have now taken their place among the big names out there, the Jackpots and the PlayLives and the TuskCasinos, as a serious operator with serious gaming. The new look is beautifully elegant and sophisticated and in no small way definitely opulent – but it still has that Mzansi spine.

The big question is whether this is just a bit of paint on an old skorokoro (a beat-up piece of junk car for those not familiar with our lingo), or does it have an engine to match the look?

They do – up to a point.

Navigation is amazingly simple. Everything is clear and obvious. Registration is fast and easy. They are licensed through Curacao (weirdly though they don’t have this info in a prominent and easy to see spot on the site – something they should look at to attract new South African online casino players who are looking for licensed and regulated gambling partners). And they have a selection of online casino bonuses and promos as wide as the open velds of our nation.

But they don’t quite have the online casino games that other online casinos can offer.

Still, they do have over 300 online casino games, including a great Live Casino, so we can only imagine that ZAR Casino will be continually updating and adding new online and mobile casino games for South Africans to play.

Registration is easy. Click the ‘Sign Up’ link and fill in the required fields (the usual email, password, nickname, name, surname, choose currency, DoB, mobile, address, and ID type thing). Check the verification email and you’re ready to rock. Log in by clicking ‘Log In’ and entering your email address and password. Simple.

Once you’re in, everything is straightforward. A big animated banner with all the latest promos. Easy to see and access buttons for your account balance and profile on the top right. A menu bar with selected options like Featured, Slots, Poker, etc. And a prominent lefthand menu bar with a more comprehensive list of offering: Home, All Games, Bonus Code, Promotions, Cashier, My Account, Bitcoin, Leaderboard, Tournaments, News, Strategies, About Us, Contact Us, Live Chat, and Log Out.

All elegantly placed in a very attractive and pleasing layout and design.

So, is the new ZAR Casino a Drakensberg or an Eskom, a skorokoro or a finely tuned supercar?

The OSAC team tend to rate ZAR Casino as quite fabulous! Not as big as some but a Ferrari will still outrace a Ford WildTrak. Ok, maybe it’s not a Ferrari but a very finely tuned Audi RS maybe?

Online casino games at ZAR Casino

The online and mobile games portfolio is small but impressive. Over 300 games from some great international providers will give South African online casino fans big thrills whether players are looking for online slots, online table games, or online Live Casino action.

Enough to keep any ZA online player happy – but we have a feeling that ZAR Casino will be adding more and more as time goes on. You don’t get big name studios like Nucleus, Genii, Saucify, and the like without having a plan to bring even more on board.

We’ll be keeping an eye out in anticipation.

One final point: ZAR Casino let’s players hit the games with Demo mode before putting down real money if they want to test the games – a real big tick for everyone at OSAC.

Online slots

The online slots lobby features real money online and mobile slots from Nucleus, Genii, Saucify, and Rival – a limited but still worthwhile portfolio of great reel action. From classics to the latest innovations in the world’s most popular gambling games, ZAR casino will have a game (or a lot of games) that will keep any South African online slots fan happy for days.

One thing that is missing though is the availability of those big, multi-million Rand progressive jackpots.

Online table games

With tabs for Tables, Poker, Keno, and Roulette, players at ZAR casino know they’ll get some fantastic player vs computer online and mobile table games action. It’s a small selection but enough to keep us all happy – unlike some other online and mobile casinos that have no table games outside the Live Casino!

Online Live Casino

ZAR Casino has a great and intimate Live Casino portfolio that focuses on online Live Casino blackjack, online Live Casino roulette, online Live Casino baccarat, and a host of variations on these popular online Live Casino games.

Professional Live Dealers, amazing studios, and real money action as if you were sitting in a land-based casino – all from your device!

ZAR Casino online casino bonuses, promotions, and free spins

If there is one place that ZAR Casino brings the bang for our bucks, it’s in their online casino bonuses and promotions. There are a LOT of online bonuses at ZAR Casino. Everything from an online casino welcome bonus to deposit bonuses to daily, weekly, and monthly promotions, and more.

The best thing about these bonuses and promotions is the awesome South African flavour that is given to each and every one of them. You can see that ZAR Casino is, without any doubt, aiming for a very South African online casino player. Online casino bonuses that are in South African Rands,  promos that target our unique culture (like the Go Off Grid promo where you can win solar and battery solutions that let you keep playing even if Eishkom has everyone else in the dark again), cars, and cash, and more!

Just remember, even if there are some great South Africanisms in the ZAR Casino online casino bonuses and promos, players MUST always read and understand all the wagering requirements and Ts & Cs before they redeem any bonus offers or promos!

ZAR Casino Online Welcome Bonus

ZAR Casino welcomes newly registered players with a big first deposit match.

Welcome bonus up to R30,000.

  • 200% match on 1st deposit up to R30,000. 40x wagering requirement. Ts & Cs apply.

PLUS, 30x Free Spins on Big Game slot.

ZAR promotions

ZAR Casino Online Promotions

Like our local fauna and flora, the ZAR Casino online casino promotions are abundant and constantly changing – including a brilliant promo that is so perfect for Mzansi! Opt in for notifications from ZAR Casino to get the latest bonuses and promo codes sent directly to your email or check your casino notifications page. The Promotions tab will give players all the info they need but some promos are specific to registered players only.

  • Go Off Grid promo – take up either the 90% bonus up to R10,000 POWER promo or the 99% up to R10,000 ESKOM promo (or both if you feel like it) and enter to win solar solutions, portable power stations, inverters, batteries, or emergency globes. Amazing ZA-focused promo!
  • Bigger & Better – win cars, driving courses, diamonds, or cash
  • Happy Hour – daily Free Spins on Game of the Day
  • 7 Shooter – deposit 7x in 7 days and win prizes
  • Frequent tournaments and Leaderboard
  • Cash Vault – Wednesday Mystery Cash prizes
  • Free Spins Frenzy – monthly Free Spins
  • Monday Moolah – 75% ‘In the middle Cyril’ bonus or 50% ‘Load Shedding’ bonus. 60x or 40x wagering requirement. Ts & Cs apply.
  • Tuesday Jackpot – 85% ‘Hot’ bonus or 50% ‘Mild’ bonus. 60x or 40x wagering requirement. Ts & Cs apply.
  • Wednesday Big Bite – 75% ‘Pumbaa’ bonus or 50% ‘Rafiki’ bonus. 60x or 40x wagering requirement. Ts & Cs apply.
  • Thursday Power Play – 100% ‘Gold’ bonus or 40% ‘Silver’ bonus. 60x or 40x wagering requirement. Ts & Cs apply.
  • Weekend Budget Boosters –  a selection of promos and bonuses for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Sjoe! That’s a lot of choices!

ZAR Casino Loyalty and VIP programmes

There is no clear and obvious loyalty programme – at the moment.

Online casino banking methods

For an online casino focused on online players from South Africa, ZAR offers a range of locally trusted and know banking channels.

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • EFT
  • Bitcoin


Withdrawals can be made into a properly FICA’d South African bank account. EFT is the easiest way to go and ZAR Casino has a 48-hour pending period on withdrawals.

Mobile casino

The ZAR Casino online site is fully responsive and will work perfectly on any mobile device. Dedicated mobile casino fans can also choose to download the ZAR Casino app.

ZAR Casino Security & Support

ZAR Casino has industry-standard encryption and algorithms to secure your personal data and financial transactions.

ZAR Casino is licensed through Curacao and adheres to strict Privacy Policy and Responsible Gambling protocols.

Support is available 24/7 via email, toll-free telephone and live chat.

The OSAC verdict:


  • Great modern South African vibe
  • Able to play in ZAR
  • Great website design and usability
  • Lots of bonuses
  • Good game selection


  • Limited online casino games (but good providers)

ZAR Casino has wowed us with their new approach and with their professional design and layout. Games are great. Bonuses and promos are abundant. But it’s the small ZA things that really stand out. If players are anything like the OSAC team, they will find themselves bouncing all over this superb site looking for all the South African titbits of information that ZAR Casino seeds throughout their platform. Highly entertaining and highly recommended from OSAC.


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