We Put Yebo Casino's Games and Features To The Test
With Yebo, South Africa players have an online casino that has been carefully constructed around their needs.
One of the few casinos out there aimed primarily at those in South Africa, Yebo! Casino's bright and colorful theme certainly suggests fun and excitement.
We got the Yebo Casino download and set about finding out whether or not it would have us shouting yebo (yes in Zulu) or cha, which means just the opposite...
- Designed and operated with South African players in mind
- Lots of fun and familiar slots titles available
- Yebo Casino (Flash and their downloadable client alike) is powered by RTG, which is a very reputable casino software operator
- Quick payouts and ZAR available to use as a primary currency
- Many bonuses etc. are not available to players outside of South Africa
- Range of games, particularly table games, is smaller than at many other casinos
Phone: 0800 999 043
Play at Yebo on the following devices:
Mac / PC
Owner / Operator:
Yebo Affiliates Casinos
Curacao Gaming Authority
No Stones Unturned Yebo Casino Review:
Because the legal situation of offering real money online gambling to South African players (but not the act of gambling on the web itself) is a little murky, there aren't many casino sites that cater specifically to them.
However, since there are other ways for players in South Africa to enjoy online casino action, that doesn't mean that this site is automatically worthy of your business. In our Yebo Casino review below we take a closer look at how the site works, the value of the bonuses offered and so on.
Software & Range of Games:
Powered by RTG, both Yebo Casino download client users and those who play in their browser using the instant play alternative will find all sorts of games to keep them entertained.
However, of the 160+ games available, over two thirds of Yebo's titles are slots. While this is no problem for slots fanatics it might disappoint those who prefer table games, of which there are only a handful.
The graphics, sounds etc. of the games themselves are actually very good; they run quickly and it's almost unheard of to encounter any bugs or glitches when playing RTG titles, whether you play using the Yebo Casino Flash option or via the downloadable client.
The slots available here include the following great titles:
- Aztec's Millions (progressive)
- Bubble Bubble
- Caesar's Empire
- Count Spectacular
- Jackpot Pinatas (progressive)
- Megasaur (progressive)
- The Nice List
- Pirate Isle 3D
- Voodoo Magic
And plenty more! With progressive jackpots sometimes numbering in the tens of millions of Rand, there's no denying that this is one of the best online casinos for South African slots fanatics to visit.
You won't find any Yebo Casino mobile apps, but you can still play on the go by visiting the site from your mobile. When playing on a smartphone or tablet you'll be limited to just a handful of games, including Blackjack21 and some slots titles.
As difficult as it is for casino sites to offer a dedicated app for each platform (iPhone, iPad, Android etc.), due to technical limitations and a need to meet strict conditions to remain in app stores, we'd love to see more of them. Unfortunately, it seems that responsive sites, like the Yebo Casino mobile offering, will remain the status quo for the time being.
- Video Poker
- Live Games
- Scratch Cards
Security & Fair Play:
Yebo Casino online is licensed in Curacao and has been around since 2014. Yes, this means it's a relatively new site, but a year is a long time in the online casino industry. We've heard no negative reports about Yebo's security or fairness, which is a good sign that they're on the right track.
We'd like to see a little more information on the site about their external audits, ensuring that their RNG (random number generators) and RTP (return to player) percentages all tick the right boxes, but it may be that Yebo plans to add this information once they have a little more data to share.
There are only a few different ways to make deposits...
- Visa and MasterCard
- Wire transfer
Since the above are some of the most comment payment methods used for real money online gambling today, this isn't a big problem.
Winnings can be withdrawn using ecoPayz, Skrill or wire transfer. Wire/EFT withdrawals are processed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, which could mean waiting around for a few days if you try to cash out in, say, the early hours of Saturday morning.
You also need to provide proof of identity and proof of address when cashing out, and will incur a R100 fee if you choose to withdraw using a wire transfer.
R12,000 Free Yebo Casino Bonus For New Players
- Deposit 1: 150% match up to R2,250
- Deposit 2: 75% match up to R3,750
- Deposit 3: 50% match up to R6,000
- + 50 free spins
- Different promo codes must be used when making each of these three deposits
- Wagering requirements to clear welcome bonus are 40x the value of the deposit and bonus
- Slots count 100% towards this, table poker games and sic bo count for 25%, video poker and multi-hand video poker for 5% and all blackjacks for 2%
You should also note that only players in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana and Namibia are eligible to claim a Yebo Casino online bonus or register in their slots tournaments.
A match bonus over 100% - 150% in the case of the first deposit - is always great to see and the heavy weighting towards the first two deposits means that it's worth depositing as much as you can in your first couple of times.
However, wagering requirements of 40x the bonus AND deposit value are prohibitively high and much more difficult to clear than at many other casinos. They're not unrealistic if you're a keen slots fan or a casino poker player, but nigh on impossible for video poker or blackjack aficionados.
Both Yebo Casino Flash and downloadable client players can partake in free daily slots tournaments and will encounter various other free spins offers and no deposit bonuses.
Up to 20% cashback is also available on losses up to R5,000 for VIP players but, unfortunately, access to the VIP program is by invite only so you'll have to keep your fingers crossed that you're lucky enough to receive an invite.
Yebo Casino is definitely worth a visit for South African players who are keen to play using Rands, since they have plenty of games and their bonus for new players is very good.
Still, with a bit of a shortage of table games compared to many other online casinos and a lack of other supported currencies, it's difficult to imagine anyone else sticking around for long on this site. But we don't want to make our Yebo Casino review sound overly negative, because it's not intended that way.
If you fall into the first category mentioned in this conclusion, you really should make sure to pay Yebo Casino a visit - particularly if you're a big fan of the slots - as it's worth signing up for those free spins on Caesar's Empire alone.
RTG has some great titles on offer and you may just find yourself sticking around long enough to make a dint in those wagering requirements if you fall in love with some of them.