South African Online Casino Bonuses Explained

Every South African casino will offer some forms of bonuses to their players. But to find your best playing option, you need to first understand what bonus types there are and how they work. Try this useful resource for a complete list of online casino bonuses in South Africa. The standard bonus offers found at almost every casino are:

  • The No-Deposit Bonus - Bonus you receive without spending a rand;
  • The Deposit Bonus - Bonus you receive when you make your first/other deposit;
  • The Free Spins Bonus - A number of free spins that you can spend on a specified slot game. They can be awarded either with or without making a deposit.

Understanding Your Bonus Terms

To avoid being abused by players, casinos will normally impose a set of terms that come with your bonus offer. The terms normally include all of the following requirements: The wagering requirements - Or how much money you have to wager in the casino before you can withdraw any winnings made with your bonus.

For example, let’s say a casino has a wagering requirement of 30x on your bonus offer. This means that if you received a bonus of 100 ZAR on your deposit, you will have to wager 30x your bonus (or 3000 ZAR) before you can withdraw any winnings made with that money. Also, depending on the casino, your wagering requirements may also include your deposit + bonus money.

Time Restrictions - Some casinos have time restrictions on your bonus offer. This means that you’ll need to complete your wagering requirements before that time ends, or the casino will void all winnings you’ve made with the bonus money.

Game Restrictions - Some games like Roulette or Baccarat can have player odds that are unfair to the casino. This is why most casinos will restrict the games you can use to meet your wagering requirements.

Games and Meeting Requirements - All casinos will also list rules regarding how much a certain game will contribute to your wagering requirements. For example, slots will have a 100% contribution, meaning that every ZAR10 you wager on slots will have the same value in meeting your terms. On the other hand, if a game has a 50% contribution, every ZAR10 you spend will only contribute 5ZAR to your wagering requirement. 

Free Spins Restrictions - Free spins are usually exclusive to one-three games as well as tied to wagering requirements. This means that you can only use a free spin on a specified game, but also that you’ll have to wager your winnings to meet the terms.

Maximum Amount Restrictions - And finally, casinos will also define a maximum amount that you can win with your bonus money. For example, if the maximum is 1000ZAR and you win 5000ZAR, you’ll only be able to withdraw the 1000.