Pay By Phone casino South Africa

About Pay By Phone

In the past, Online casinos have primarily been accessed through players desktops. The reason for this is that it was only desktops that had the capacity to run the software of the online casino. This is no longer the case…

A cell phone today is so advanced that it would put most computers from 15 years ago to shame. They are so advanced that they easily run any software that online casinos can throw at them. It is for this reason that most people choose to play on their phones rather than sitting on a desktop.

The problem with this is that most payment systems are not very mobile friendly. This is where Pay By Phone comes in. The payment system that puts mobile users first.

How does it work

Pay By Phone allows you to make payments to an online casino by linking it to your phone bill. All that you have to do is provide them with your cell phone number and any payments that you make will be billed to your phone at the end of the month. This is of course very convenient for mobile users and is the reason why it has become so popular.

There is even the option of using your pay as you go sim card, where you load a limited amount of funds, to make your online casino payments. If you choose this option the amount is deducted immediately rather than being billed at the end of the month.

How to deposit using pay by phone

The problem with this payment option is that it is like a one way street. It is a simple way to make deposits but wont work so well with withdrawals. This is understandable as it would not make sense to load your winnings back onto your phone bill where it cannot be used. For withdrawals you still have other options available to you such as loading it directly onto your debit card.

Follow these easy steps to load your funds using Pay By Phone:

  1. Step 1: Go to your casino and find out whether they have the Pay By Phone option.
  2. Step 2: Choose the “pay by phone” option and select a pay by phone method, ie Boku.
  3. Step 3: Select how much you want to deposit.
  4. Step 4: Enter your cell phone number that you wish to be billed.
  5. Step 5: You should then receive a verification text message confirming your number. You will be given a unique code that you must enter at the casino.
  6. Step 6: You have completed the process and the amount should reflect in your account. The amount that you deposited will be taken off your phone bill and you can gamble at the live casino directly.

Pros and Cons


  • You do not have to use your personal bank account to deposit funds
  • Requires little effort
  • Works very well for mobile users
  • Transactions are processed instantly


  • Cannot withdraw using this method
  • If your cell phone security is compromised you are at a high risk


Pay By Phone is a great option for mobile users. Since most casinos out of our reviews overview have realised just how big the mobile market is we are seeing a movement towards making the entire experience more mobile friendly. This is true for the games on offer as well as payment methods. All in all this is a great way to deposit funds.

Pay By Phone casino South Africa FAQ

Yes. This is not because the casino is charging fees but rather your cell phone service provider. The majority of these fees will be for the cost of sending text confirmation messages. This will not be a huge amount and shouldnt cause too much stress.

This all depends on your operator. However, this method is known to be fast so you should experience too many delays. Expect your deposit to reflect within minutes.

Yes, the fact that you are paying directly from your phone account which will mean that you are paying in ZAR.

Yes, this method is very safe. By simply using your phone to make deposits you are avoiding the risk of sending out your bank details over the internet. In fact, there is very little done besides using a verification code which is only sent to your cell phone number. This direct link from your phone bill to the casino without a 3rd party makes this payment method very low risk.

Yes, when you sign up at the casino it will not matter whether you are on desktop or on mobile phone. The only important thing is that you have a phone contract that can be billed.