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...
As the status of real money online gambling in South Africa is a little vague for operators, there aren't many casino sites that cater specifically to South Africans, despite a vibrant player base in the country.
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.
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...
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Winnings can be withdrawn using ecoPayz, Skrill or wire transfer.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.