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Google Search for Online Casinos Reaches All-Time High as Lockdown Continues

Online Casino SearchAs lockdown continues in many areas around the world, including South Africa, an interesting trend has been observed. According to data collected from internet search engines, the interest in online casinos has hit a record high. Google Trends data reports that more people than ever before typed in the words ‘casinos online’ when doing an online search.

The reason for this trend is clear. Governments from around the world are doing everything in their power to stop the spread of COVID-19. One of the first things they did was close all physical gambling venues and cancel all sports events.

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Tsogo Sun Gaming Urges Government to Save Hotel and Casino Industry

Tsogo Sun Tsogo Sun, owner of some of South Africa’s most successful casinos and hotel, has called on the government to allow more movement between provinces. If lockdown continues, says the group, it could mean a death sentence for the country’s tourism industry.

In a statement issued by Tsogo Sun last week, the group pointed out that inter-provincial travel is vital for South Africa’s hotel industry, and that the group has been actively lobbying for the relaxation of travel restrictions so that it can begin to open up its hotels and casinos.

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South African Horse Racing Industry Threatened by COVID-19

SA Casino Horse RaceSouth Africa’s horse racing industry is entering into a deep recession because of the COVID-19 crisis. According to the National Horse Racing Authority (NHRA), most of the 60,000 people employed by the industry are currently on furlough and 80% of these jobs are at immediate risk.

In pre-Corona days, the industry had an annual turnover of R12 billion. However, COVID-19 has seen South African trainers losing R3 million a month as they take on only a fraction of their normal workload. Jockeys are also on the losing end, forfeiting some R6.5 million in salaries each month. The horse racing industry contributes around R3 billion to South Africa’s GDP each year and R800 million in taxes.

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Slots Capital Casino has just unveiled Rival Gaming’s new Wrath of Medusa, an immersive historical adventure with expanding wilds and epic bonus features.

Everyone can take 10 free spins on the game May 21st – 24th. Anyone that makes a deposit between now and June 21st will get 100 more free spins!

Rival’s first immersive “Alive” game, Wrath of Medusa transports players through different environments, from a crumbling stone temple to Medusa’s lair.

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Springbok Casino South Africa Celebrates Magic Mushroom Slot

South Africa’s favourite online casino is always coming out with cool promotions and themes. This month, the guys at Springbok Casino are celebrating the most extraordinary creatures on our planet - in our humble opinion anyway – giraffes. Nothing says African savannah like a herd of these tall, majestic herbivores does, and somehow Springbok Casino has managed to combine giraffes with fun online gambling!

Let’s get to the online casino rewards bit first! What’s in store for players this month? For the entire month of May, you can claim free spins on Magic Mushroom slot by Realtime Gaming.



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Yeti Casino Jackpot Winner at Mega Fortune Slots Jackpot

Yeti Casino - Mega Fortune Major Jackpot Drops One of the most iconic online progressive jackpots slots, Mega Fortune, is well known for churning out multi million Rand jackpots. But even the Major Jackpot prize can mean a boat load of money for us South Africans. And that’s exactly what happened this month. C. landed the Major Jackpot this month at Yeti Casino, scooping up a whopping R542,035.49 in the process.

There are quite a few jackpots slots available from NetEnt: Hall of Gods, Divine Fortune, Arabian Nights, Mega Joker, Golden Money Frog and more. But, what’s great about playing jackpot slots is that you can become a multi-millionaire with just one spin and on any bet size. This Major Jackpot was won with a bet of R25.


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Playtech Brings New Software Partner Onboard

Playtech CasinosLeading gambling software and technology group, Playtech, which provides games to multiple South African online casinos, has signed a partnership deal with fellow software provider, Playson. The content distribution deal will see some of Playson’s top titles, including Rome: Caesar’s Glory and Solar Queen, become available on POP (the Playtech Open Platform). The games will be rolled out on Playtech’s global network, under the terms of the agreement.

The director of Playtech, James Frendo, commented that Playson’s games are hugely popular in the industry, and Playtech is thus delighted to add its “burgeoning portfolio” to POP.

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SA Horse Racing Industry will See Corona-Related Job Losses

SA Casino Horse RaceThe South African government has already extended the lockdown period once, to try and control the spread of COVID-19. But the country has been warned that even if lockdown isn’t officially extended past May 1st, restrictions won’t come to an abrupt end. “We have to phase it in so that there’s an orderly move towards what would be normality,” said Cogta minister, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

And this is what worries South African horse racing operator, Phumelela Gaming and Leisure. The group has warned that if the lockdown period is extended past May, or even if it is not, but if racing is not resumed by then, there are going to be significant job losses in the industry.

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