Review byMarcell Abrahams
Casino.com offers players one of the best and most reliable South African online casino experiences and in its almost ten years of being in operation, has created many online winners. The casino’s goal is to provide its players with an experience they can trust as well as a wide selection of online games from slots to video poker to table games, all in one place.
The casino is committed to its security protocols and ensures that players never have to worry about their personal or financial information being leaked. Additionally, the customer support staff provides players with help in almost every way imaginable, and the rewards offered by the casino are some of the best you’re likely to find. This casino, and others in the Mansion Group, is regulated in Gibraltar and with its heavily regulated online gaming commission, this means the casino has strict standards to uphold.
For ease of access, the casino is available to players using desktop computers, either on their browsers or through download, and those with Android and Apple phones or devices can also download the casino.
Top Casino.Com Bonuses and Promotions
Players who have just signed up with the casino and want to claim their first bonus can do it with the amazing welcome bonus of up to R4,000 + 180 free spins. For the first deposit, players at casino.com can claim a 100% deposit bonus and there are seven other bonuses for depositing in the future, each worth a huge amount of money.
Dash for Cash
A limited time promotion, Casino.com is offering one of its players the chance to win over R70 000 in cash. All players need to do is opt into the promotion and make a deposit of over R300, which will give you one ticket into the draw. Those players who make even more deposits for more money will be granted more tickets for the promotion. Note that this offer expires on 5 November 2015.
Every Monday players who are part of the cashback club will be able to collect up to 20% back on their deposits from the weekend. Players who opt into the promotion will be able to contact the call centre and claim their 20% if they lost their money at any of the games.
Red or Black
Players who love roulette will love this promotion, and even those who don’t play it regularly will enjoy the chance to pick one of two amazing bonuses. The red bonus (use the code: RED) offers players 100% extra cash with a 40x wagering limit, while the black bonus (use the code: BLACK), gives players a bonus of 50% on their deposits with 20x wagering. The promotion is valid for players every Wednesday.
Make Your Match bonus
As an extra incentive for players to keep coming back to the casino, Casino.com offers a bonus for players on their first deposit of each month. Players can claim a 100% bonus up to $500 (which is just over R5 000), or $1 000 for VIP players on the first deposit of the month using the code FIRST1.
Banking at Casino.Com
Making payments at Casino.com is no problem with a wide range of payment methods and total security. As mentioned, the casino has very stringent regulations in place and because of these, ensures that it uses the latest technology to keep players’ information out of the hands of hackers. Players who wish to make a deposit or withdrawal can do so in a number of ways including credit or debit card, EasyEFT (FNB, ABSA, Standard Bank, Capitec Bank and Nedbank), Skrill, Neteller, EntroPay, Bank transfer, Paysafecard, Citadel, EcoPayz and WebMoney. Note that there is a maximum deposit limit per method and if you plan on playing in rand (ZAR), you would be smart to pick a payment method that you have used before.
The casino is very committed to its customers and considering it has been operating for almost a decade, it must be doing something right. Players can contact the casino via live chat, which is the fastest and easiest method, via email or even via phone. Note that the phone call is not toll-free, so if you are concerned about the cost of phoning a global number, use email or live chat instead.
South African mobile casino gives you the power to take your games anywhere you plan to go. There are many games that have been developed specifically for mobile and this means that whether you’re waiting on your next flight at the airport or just relaxing at home, you’ll have no end of entertainment at your fingertips. The mobile casino offers players the convenience of a casino but in an app and this is available for download on both iOS and Android devices. Once the app is installed, players will be able to enjoy the same sound, animation and other features on mobile that they would find on the desktop casino.
Gaming for Everyone
Casino.com offers more than 300 games for desktop, laptop or mobile and with the very generous welcome bonus, players have the option of trying out the slots, video poker, table games and specialty games within minutes of signing up. Players who wish to do so can even play at the practice casino to get to know the games before they start playing for real money. Some of the most popular games include blackjack, craps, roulette and slots.
Featured Slots Games
Queen of the Pyramids
A nine payline slot with five reels, Queen of the Pyramids is set in the times of Ancient Egypt when Cleopatra was on the throne. Players will notice that the symbols really add to the theme, as do the names of the bonus features and the background, and with the chance to win up to 100 free spins, this is a game that could be more rewarding than the riches of the pharaohs. The scorpion is the scatter symbol and offers players the chance to win impressive multipliers for every two or more they find on the reels. The payouts are more than generous and this real money games offers not only great fixed jackpots, but also an impressive progressive which is triggered when five of the pharaoh symbols, which also happen to be the wilds, appear on the same active payline. The wild symbol also acts as a substitute and will replace any other symbol to complete a winning combination except for the unicorn. This is the symbol of the bonus feature and when this is unlocked, players will have the chance to spin the reels with no need to pay in the free spin bonus game. This game offers players up to 100 free spins, as mentioned above with multipliers of up to five times and, as an additional bonus, the progressive can be won during the free spins round.
Gladiator is a video slot based on the movie of the same name and players who activate any of the 25 paylines will find that the symbols, especially those depicting characters, look a little bit familiar. This progressive slot caters for both new players who don’t want to spend too much and more experienced players who like to bet high, and the bonus feature allows for even bigger wins with each spin of the reels. In the bonus feature, which is activated when three or more of the Colosseum scatter symbols appear, players can pick stones from a grid that contains four rows. Each stone picked from a tow will reveal a number of free spins, a multiplier, an extra scatter symbol and an extra wild symbol, all of which will work in collaboration to provide even more opportunities to win big. Additionally, should the emperor symbol make an appearance, players will be rewarded with three extra free spins. There’s one other bonus round you will want to watch out for, namely the ‘Pick Me’ round. In this bonus feature, players will be faced with the challenge of finding nine hidden helmets made of gold, silver or bronze. Depending on the combination of helmets chosen, players will have the chance to win cash prizes and should you be lucky enough to find all nine, you’ll be rewarded with the progressive jackpot.
Casino.com is one of the classiest we’ve come across and considering how long it has been operating, it must be doing something right. The security features it employs are excellent and though you may have some doubts about an international casino accepting rand (ZAR), it does have a number of SA players on its books already, many of whom trust it completely. What is great about this casino is that it works hard to be an one-stop-online-game-shop so that players don’t have to switch casinos if they don’t find what they’re looking for. This casino has it all.