In 2010, this Sesotho phrase was heard everywhere on the streets of South Africa, an expression which beautifully summed up the Rainbow Nation’s anticipation and excitement around hosting the Rugby World Cup. These two short words mean “Feel it… it’s here!”. We now find ourselves with that same happy feeling in our hearts as online casino slots have come to South Africa after many years of being illegal to play on the web. With recent approval from the Mpumalanga Gaming Board, Supabets is proud to be the first local bookmaker to bring you legal online casino slots in South Africa.
In this article, we’ll discuss the arrival of casino slots in South Africa, tell you a bit about the technology behind the new Instant Games and review some of our favourite new online slot games available for you to play right now at Supabets. The only other slots that are currently legal and available in SA are the Hollywoodbets Spina Zonke slots games.
Instant Games Paving The Way For Online Slot Games In South Africa
While sports betting has been legal in South Africa both online and in betting shops since 2004, it was only in 2019 that live casino games such as roulette, poker, blackjack and others were introduced, including some live and interactive game-show style games like Dream Catcher and Monopoly Live.
Considering the huge popularity of Betgames and other casino-style live games on betting sites across the country, it’s with open arms that we welcome online casino slots in South Africa, starting with Supabets Instant Games!
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On Supabets Instant Games you can enjoy a wide selection of different slot games from Pragmatic Play, YGGDrasil, Habanero and more, ranging from table games like Hot Hot Fruit, Jacks or Better and Keno to games with fun themes like Pirate Gold, Staker and Time Machine 2. With all your favourite slot games online at Supabets, you won’t even have to leave the comfort of their home for that full-on casino experience they know and love.
What’s more, you’ll never have to wait for your favourite machine to free up when playing online because with Supabets Instant Games you have the whole casino floor of slot machines to choose from in one place. You can win big while sitting in your living room or on your way to work in the morning. And for your convenience, the cash will be paid straight into your Supabets account.
Are Supabets a reliable and regulated bookie?
Supabets are a fully licensed and regulated bookmaker with a good reputation in the industry. The fact they are the first operator to offer online slots in South Africa is also a testament to their legitimacy and innovation as a business. Long before the arrival of slot games to the site, we’ve been impressed with their sportsbook offering, diverse banking options for punters as well as their Live Games, Lucky Numbers, Jika Sports, Betgames, Keno and more.
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Aardvark Technologies is the gaming platform behind Supabets Instant Games which helps deliver 39 different online slot games to punters in South Africa. The company is based in Lithuania and has partners which include Betradar, ARC Racing and Leisure Group as well as Betgames TV.
How to Find Instant Slots on Supabets
With online casino slots now on the menu of betting options available in South Africa, we know you’re desperate to start playing, so here’s how to get started with Instant Games at Supabets.
- Visit the Supabets website
- Login to your account using your username and password
- If necessary, top up your account by clicking the green deposit button on the top right of the home page
- Click the Instant Games banner in the top middle of the homepage or find it in the menu on the left side of your screen
- Choose from 39 online slot games with varying themes, pay lines, wilds and scatter symbols
- Hover your mouse over the game you wish to play and click the Play button to get started. You can also click the magnifying glass to search for a specific game or click All, Favourite, Hot, Classic or Tables to narrow down your options
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How to Play The Supabets Instant Slots
While the huge variety of instant games at Supabets is a big plus, what’s even better is that each game is laid out just the same way too. This isn’t to say the games have the same theme or equal payouts, just that the buttons or controls are always where you expect to find them from one machine to the next.
If you’ve ever played around with Winamp skins before you’ll know what I mean—different look but same interface. So whether you’re playing Pirate Gold or The Leprechaun online slots at Supabets, you can easily adjust your coin size, bet size, and often the number of pay lines per spin as well.
To better understand the controls on each Supabets online slot game, here are some easy descriptions for what each button means:
- Balance: Funds available in your SupaGames Wallet.
- Info: Pushing this button reveals the pay table for the slot game, i.e. which are the highest-paying symbols as well as wilds, scatters, etc.
- Zar: See and adjust your coin size. If you’re playing one pay line, your minimum bet on a spin will risk 1X your chosen coin size and your maximum bet will risk 5X your coin size.
- Number of Lines: See and adjust how many pay lines you wish to play. Your coin size is multiplied by the number of pay lines to determine the total bet size per spin. For example, R1 (coin size) x 10 (pay lines) = R10 per spin.
- Bet Size: Click to bet either 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X or 5X your coin size if you’re playing one pay line. Your bet size options are determined by your coin size and how many pay lines you choose to play. Adapt your coin size and the number of pay lines until you have a range of bet size options that suits your budget and strategy.
- Auto: Automatically stake your previous bet again on the next spin (until you turn the function off).
- Last Win: How much money you won on your last spin.
- Gamble: When available, press this button and then select red, black or card suit. If your red or black choice is correct, your winnings are doubled (2X). If your card suit choice is correct, your winnings are quadrupled (4X).
Instant Slots From Supabets Reviewed
Pirate Gold is one of our favourite online casino slot games to come out so far on the Supabet Instant Games platform. For those brave enough to go looking for the ultimate treasure, this is the perfect swashbuckling adventure for you!
Pirate Gold is a five-reel online slot game. Like many other casino slots on Supabets, you can choose how many pay lines to play. This game allows you to choose between 1, 5, 10, 15 or 20 pay lines. Like with all online casino slot at Supabets, you can also adjust your coin size to anywhere from 10c to R10.
View the Pay Table by clicking the Info button towards the bottom right of your screen and you’ll see the treasure chest is the highest-paying symbol in the game. A combination of 5 treasure chest symbols will give you the biggest possible payout. The scatter symbol is the treasure map. Hitting a combination with 3 or more treasure maps will win you 15 free games and a 3X multiplier.
There are no wilds in this game which means there’s no symbol which can replace another you’re missing to produce a winning combination.
- Adventurous pirate theme… Argh!
- 1, 5, 10, 15 or 20 pay lines
- No wilds
The Leprechaun is a fun and mischievous Leprechaun-themed slot game dedicated to all things Irish. For punters who can’t get enough of St. Paddy’s Day or are just a wee bit superstitious, here’s the slot for you on Supabet Instant Games.
The Leprechaun is a five-reel casino slot game. Like many other casino slots on Supabets, you can choose how many pay lines to play. This game allows you to choose between 1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 pay lines. Like with all online casino slots at Supabets, you can also adjust your coin size to anywhere from 10c to R10.
The leprechaun is the highest-paying symbol in the game, which also substitutes as a wild for all symbols except scatters and pays double when substituting. A combination of 5 leprechaun symbols will reward you with the biggest possible payout. The scatter symbol is the pot of gold. Hitting a combination with 3 or more pots of gold will win you 15 free games and a 3X multiplier.
- Whimsical leprechaun theme
- 1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 pay lines
- Wilds which pay double when substituting
- Low limit for punters who prefer 15 pay lines or more
Can I Test Supabets Instant Slots Before I Play for Real Money?
Unfortunately, not yet. There’s currently no demo mode available on Supabets Instant Games. We’re a little disappointed that after beating every other bookie to the slots party, Supabets aren’t allowing punters to test games before playing for real money on the Instant Games platform. We sincerely hope in the near future Supabets will allow users to play their casino slot games in Demo mode. Many online casinos have this function available as a way for punters to get a feel for the game and its mechanics before playing.
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The Gamblers Verdict on Instant Slots
We’re at the start of what is sure to be an exciting new chapter in the world of online gambling in South Africa. In some ways, the introduction of casino slot games to online betting sites countrywide is the final piece of the puzzle. It ensures online bookmakers in South Africa can not only compete on equal footing with land-based casinos but even exceed their betting offerings in many cases.
If you want to join us on this fun and exciting ride, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll make sure you keep updated with everything online slots related in South Africa, bringing you news, casino game reviews, video tutorials, how-to guides and advanced betting strategies to help you become the best punter you can be, right here on The Gambler.