From Casinos to Trials – Three Ways to Enjoy Free Gaming Online in South Africa


Gaming has become a very popular pastime in South Africa in recent years, with people across the country having access to many different ways to play.

For some, the classic approach of using PCs and consoles remains the only way to go, but – much like the rest of the world – the country has also really embraced mobile gaming. The latter was put in the spotlight at the end of June when sites including Capacity confirmed that Gameloft Business Solutions had partnered with MTN to launch a subscription-based platform known as MTN Arcade.

1. Watch out for giveaways

The idea that some gaming platforms give away titles for free might sound strange, but it does happen pretty often. For example, the Epic Games Store is renowned for giving a game away each week. The South African detailing in the middle of July how it had run special deals related to games like Torchlight II, The Escapists 2, and Life Planet.

With this in mind, it might be a good idea to keep an eye on what they’re up to and whether any of the titles look intriguing to you.

2. Take a trial run

It is also not uncommon for gaming platforms to offer a free trial of their services, so you should look out for any potential deals which could work for you.

Good examples of this are seen with PlayStation Plus, which offers a 14-day free trial to new members, and Nintendo, who offers a seven-day free trial of their online service. Gamers can enjoy online multiplayer services, exclusive discounts on games, and free games which can be kept for the duration of their membership. Alternatively, for those of you without a gaming console, there are other alternatives such as Google’s Stadia, which offers a one-month free trial of their pro service.

3. Embrace casino gaming

Away from video games, another area that could offer plenty of opportunities for free gaming is the world of online casinos, which has gone to great efforts to make their services accessible to all.

Some sites offer players the chance to try certain slot games for free in a demo mode, which is ideal if you want to get to grips with the gameplay before tackling the real thing. Furthermore, many brands offer free spins on slots as part of bonuses as well, allowing you to game for longer. However, it is useful to understand all aspects of a promotion before taking it up. As such, we strongly suggest to read an expert’s opinion on sites such as Online Gambling SA before signing up to a service. The site includes information on a range of brands and the deals they are currently offering.

Get playing today

Gaming is such a great way to wind down these days and there are so many ways you can enjoy it too.

We hope our ideas have provided some helpful hints on how you can enjoy free experiences, but don’t be afraid to take a look around and see what deals you can find as well.

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