Africa is a key market for the global online casino industry. The biggest market for the online casino industry in Africa is South Africa, with two other countries immediately after it being Kenya and Nigeria.
Since 2012, the south African government has made it illegal to offer online casino games to its citizens. However, established online casinos still continued to offer players the chance to play in South African Rands because this geography has some of the most high value online players in the world, and also because the laws are targeted not at the players but at the casino. Recently, the government agreed to offer 10 licenses to online casino websites, making it easier for players and operators. These licenses have however not been implemented yet.