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Mobile casino gambling is not at all new as the best online gambling companies and software providers have been developing mobile games and software platforms from the past several years. The mobile gambling industry is developing and evolving at a rapid pace. Today, players all over the world, including South Africa, have a wide choice when it comes to mobile gambling. They have a wide range of mobile casino games and mobile gambling platforms to choose from.

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Mobile Casinos South Africa

History of Mobile Gambling

In 1970, several decades after humankind began using electricity, electronic mobile games were developed. Although they became popular, people continued to rely on casinos and arcades for their gaming entertainment. Later, electronic mobile games were discarded in favor of home consoles.

Mobile phones had inbuilt games, but they were so dull that they can hardly be compared with modern sophisticated games. Mobile gambling took off only after the launch of the iPhone, which could support state-of-the-art graphics. Today, mobile gambling has become the major source of entertainment for gamblers on the move, enabling players all over the world, including South Africa, to play for real money on their mobile devices.

Legalities of Mobile Gambling in South Africa

The answer to the question of whether it is legal or not to play real money mobile casino games is both yes and no. The only form of gambling that South Africa has legalized is sports betting. But there is no law in South Africa's law books that specifically says that it is illegal for residents to play online or mobile casino games. As a result, there are hundreds of offshore online and mobile casinos that accept South African players.

South African residents are fully capable of using their mobile devices for gambling purposes. Vodacom has grabbed over half of South Africa's mobile market. A small percentage of residents subscribe to Cell C, while a third subscribe to MTN. Half of South African subscribers own tablets and smartphones. South Africans mostly prefer platforms such as Blackberry and Android although a few use Apple devices. Since data packages are available at affordable rates in South Africa, residents can and do use their mobile devices for gambling purposes.

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Choosing a mobile casino is just as difficult as choosing an online casino simply because there are so many of them around and it is very difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. Before signing up for real money play at a mobile casino, players have to research it well by reading reviews at affiliate sites or casino information portals, discussing the mobile casino at gambling forums, and finding out more about it.

The best online casinos in the industry also offer mobile casino services. Players can use existing online casino details to log into the mobile casino or scan the given QR code with their mobile devices to get started. Mobile casinos are just as good as online casinos as they offer exciting games, run lucrative promotions, and give generous bonuses and rewards for loyalty.

Robert kruger

Robert Kruger

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Robert Kruger is an experienced writer for Online Gambling SA. Born and raised in Port Shepstone, Ryan studied sport science and psychology where he developed a passion for writing and sports. His extensive knowledge of online casinos and his ability to write engaging and informative content have made him a valuable member of the team. His favorite online casino is Punt Casino, which he considers to be one of the best in South Africa.

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