SnapScan is one of the most secure mobile payment gateways in South Africa. It is widely accepted both in real life and online. Using it makes payments a snap (forgive the pun) both in retail and on various online stores - and, of course, online casinos.
In this article, we’ll look at what SnapScan is, how to use it, and which South African online casinos accept payments through it.
What is SnapScan?
SnapScan is a mobile wallet. It can store credit or debit cards and it can function as a standalone wallet that you can use to shop or quickly transfer money.
SnapScan has been around for more than a decade - it won MTN ’s “Business App of the Year” award in 2013, shortly after its launch.
How to become a SnapScan user
To use SnapScan as a payment method, you will need a South African SIM and an eCommerce-enabled debit or debit card.
Download the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store
Load your card(s)
Create a PIN code to authenticate transactions
How to pay using SnapScan
You can pay in several ways using SnapScan:
Scan SnapCodes (QR codes) to pay in shops and at other vendors
Scan the ShowCode from your app to in-store cameras (where applicable)
Click on SnapLinks received via text or instant messenger
Buy prepaid vouchers right from your app
Deposits and withdrawals using SnapScan
Making a deposit at a mobile online casino is quick and easy using SnapScan:
Head to the casino’s “Cashier” section
Select SnapScan from the available payment methods
Enter the amount you wish to deposit
The platform will generate a QR code
Scan the QR code in your SnapScan app
The casino will confirm if the transaction succeeded
You can’t use SnapScan to withdraw money from your online casino account.
Online casinos where you can use SnapScan
What are the fees for SnapScan?
Buyers are not charged for paying via SnapScan.
What casinos support SnapScan deposits?
At the time of writing, only Fafabet and EasyBet are the South African casinos that support deposits via SnapScan.
Is SnapScan the same as Zapper?
No, SnapScan and Zapper, although they offer similar services, are two different companies.
Who created SnapScan?
SnapScan was founded in 2013 by Kobus Ehlers and Malan Joubert.
Does Standard Bank own SnapScan?
Yes, Standard Bank owns a majority share in SnapScan’s parent company Firepay.