Did you hit the jackpot at Springbok Casino with a fake account? Too bad. Online gambling in South Africa has rules!

Online gambling in South Africa is available to all players who are of legal age in their respective jurisdictions. In South Africa, that age is 18 – the same age that you’re allowed to drive a volla unsupervised, buy a Castle or brannas, go for a jol in a nightclub – and pretty much sign your life away on a dotted line.

You could probably do most of those things before you hit the age of maturity anyway, like, fake your age to go party… but haibo, what happens when you get caught? Now let’s turn our attention to playing at an online casino, like Springbok Casino, when you’re underage or pretending to be someone you are not.

What Age is Gambling Allowed at Springbok Casino?

As a South African online casino, the legal age to play at Springbok Casino is 18 years of age. You might be able to fake your way into a local joint and even get away with ordering a brewskie, but as far as online gambling in South Africa goes, faking it won’t get you far. We’ll get to the ‘why’ in a bit.

We don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, but the law is law and there is no grey area. If you can’t yet legally sign to open a bank account in your own name without your parents’ co-signature, then it only makes sense for online gambling in South Africa to be off the table too.

While you’re stil ‘nat agter die ore’, sorry boeties, we don’t support underage gambling. In fact, we’re heavily against it. If we at any point suspect that a player is not the legal required age, the account will be closed, and we might implement other actions if we deem necessary.

Come back in a couple of years once you’re a little older and wiser and we’ll gladly welcome you at Springbok Casino – with a heap of free cash nogal! The takeway? Don’t try your luck to early. It will most likely ruin your chances to enjoy our casino games in future.

What Happens if You Use a Fake Identity?

While using a fake identity or online persona when you create your Springbok account might not be picked up immediately, it is only a matter of time. Is it illegal though? In simple terms, impersonating anyone, or pretending you’re someone you’re not, can be deemed fraud… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

If any business or individual is harmed as a result of your actions, it could open up a whole other can of worms for you. By the time the law is done wiping the floor with you, you’ll wish that you just stuck with Jan van der Merwe.

As far as what will happen when we realize that you’re using a fake identity when online gambling in South Africa at Springbok, you’ll face immediate account closure. If we find out who you are in real life, you’ll never be able to play at our casino again. These are just some of the consequences.

What is the lesson here? As with underage online gambling in South Africa, don’t do it. As much as we all would love to be someone else sometimes, gambling involves exchanging real ZAR between the player and casino – and transacting under a false identity could land you in the tjookie.

Don’t try and swindle us. This isn’t Tinder, and you’re not Simon Leviev, chinas. Any online casino accounts that do not comply with our Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, our Responsible Gaming Policy and the laws and regulations in South Africa are illegal.


What Happens When You Win with An Illegal Casino Account?

This is perhaps the most really eina part! You’ve signed up at Springbok Casino for some epic online gambling in South Africa – but you’re underage, or not who you’re pretending to be… You maybe started off on the wrong foot, but somehow luck strikes, and you hit a big jackpot. Now what?

Whether you win ten bucks, a million, or more, you will forfeit any ZAR that resulted from gambling online at Springbok via an illegal casino account. You can beg, cry, plead and threaten but your winnings will remain void.

What’s worse is approaching us to withdraw your loot will get you in hot water anyway as we verify casino accounts prior to first real money withdrawals. We might even verify account at random. Think of us as the traffic cops of online gambling in South Africa. Random checks apply!

How Does Springbok Casino Verify Accounts?

Don’t be alarmed when you’re a legit player trying to withdraw your winnings and you encounter our account verification process. As we’ve mentioned, this is standard procedure for all ‘new’ accounts – i.e., accounts that are withdrawing real ZAR for the first time. Don’t even take offence if you encounter this check randomly. It is for your and our safety.

Account verification is the easiest way for us to keep the skelms locked out of your account, and to prohibit underage online gambling in South Africa. It’s also a way for us to ensure that real identities are being used and no fraud is being committed.

As for the actual process, it all depends. We don’t want to give all our secrets away no do we! Verifying your account could entail one, all or just some of the following (we could request additional information):

  • Proof of identity – This could include your green barcoded ID, Smart ID, passport or driver's license.
  • Proof of residence – We could request a utility bill that clearly displays your address and name, etc.
  • Proof of bank account – This will depend on your withdrawal method. E.g., if you use a credit card, we might request a photo of the front and back of your card, or a letter from your financial institution.

Note that this list isn’t static and the specific method to verify your account might differ from player to player. Either way, you’ll be required to submit all of the information to us, after which we will cross our Ts and dot our Is before you can cashout your bucks.

Keep it Real and Reap the Rewards!

What does this all teach you? Don’t fake it, because if you make it – and by that we mean land a big win – you’ll live in deep regret for the rest of your day! Make sure you comply with all our requirements before you sign up at Springbok Casino, and we can guarantee you nothing but a pleasant experience.

With all the unpleasantries out of the way, we invite all players to come and enjoy the best online gambling in South Africa! All you need to do is be you, Frikkie and Sannie. We like things legit, and as we said, there is no grey area here… Only green and gold! We look forward to welcoming you to the Springbok family.