Somewhere out there, a South African lottery winner is walking around with the potential to be R28 million richer – and he or she may not even know it. The South African lottery operator, Ithuba, has made a desperate call to a Capetonian who bought a ticket last year and only has until next month to claim their life-changing prize.
It was recently shown that the African gambling market – with an emphasis on the South African casino industry – has far outstripped the predictions made about it several years ago. It was only four years ago that PricewaterhouseCooper predicted that gaming industry revenues in South Africa are expected to rise to R30 billion this year. In 2017, the report was updated to reflect the reality of the times, and the predicted number grew to R31 billion. 2019 has just begun and it is still not known if those numbers are correct, but it is generally expected that they will be at least R31 billion, and even more.
Pragmatic Play, the online casino software provider which powers several South African-facing gaming sites such as Rich Casino and Africasino, is set to launch live casino products. The group announced this week that it will broadcast from its new, state-of-the art studio, and a live casino portfolio, consisting of Live Baccarat, Live Roulette and Live Blackjack, will be made accessible to players.
The Swedish online casino software provider, NetEnt has opted to start the ball rolling this year with a classy new act that will undoubtedly catch the eye of online casino slot fans. Turn Your Fortune slot was clearly inspired by the French Art Nouveau style, and everything – from the golden symbols to the fine graphics – smells opulence in this game.
After being battered by a freak storm, Sun International’s flagship resort, Sun City, is open for business again. Earlier in December, a massive storm battered the North West region of Pilanesberg, including Sun City. A hail storm caused massive damage to hotel rooms, cars and other buildings at Sun City. Visitors who were visiting the resort for the day were transported back home, while overnight visitors were given alternative accommodation while mop up operations began.
Ez Modulo’s slot machines from Casino Technology deliver a great new experience for slots players. In addition to top quality gaming content, the cabinets have a sleek and comfortable design. The Ez Modulo slot machine series is now entering the South African casino market.
The online casino software group, NetEnt announced yesterday that, as part of a strategy to “increase profitability and competitiveness”, it would be letting go 55 of its employees in its Stockholm office. While this is bad news for the workers, the flip side is that NetEnt intends focusing on the creation of new games and has promised to increase its game production. According to NetEnt, players at South African-friendly NetEnt powered online casinos can look forward to the release of up to 35 new titles during the course of next year.
As part of the Playtech group, the Swedish games developer, Quickspin is known to roll out excellent slot games to its partner sites. This time around it is no different as the group introduced its latest title, Tiger’s Glory slots to its fans. The epic new title follows the launch of several top notch games by the group this year, including Ark of Mystery slot, Eastern Emeralds slot and Big Bot Crew slot. Quickspin games can be found at several South African-facing online casinos such as Vegas Hero
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