The Top South African Betting Sites
South Africa is blessed with a rich selection of top-class online betting sites. But what exactly do they offer?
To give you an idea as to what you can enjoy and what South Africans think about the top brands, African Betting Guide has delved a little deeper. We’ve taken a quick look at 5 of the top betting sites in South Africa and asked a few local bettors why they are their favorites.
Touted as SA’s largest betting site, Sportingbet has a lot to live up to. Styled in classic blue and white colors, the desktop site offers simple navigation and a user-friendly interface. In terms of sports, their focus is firmly on soccer, with an incredible range of markets. That being said, they also have a complete selection of local and international sports with competitive odds, and plenty of free bonus offers.
Sportingbet also offers live in-play betting, lottery style games and Live Dream Catcher for those who want casino-style gaming. For mobile users, the site features a mobile-friendly platform available on all devices.
Johan from Boksburg says – “Great site, easy to use with plenty of Rugby bets!”
Betway South Africa
Betway is another great international site that has made its name as a top betting site in South Africa. The site offers a 125% welcome bonus up to R1000, which is a great starting point. Decked out in classic green and grey colors, the desktop site has a pared-down look with super-simple functionality.
You will find a great selection of sports here, including Rugby, Cricket, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Volleyball, Handball and Aussie Rules. Clicking on any sport will open up all the upcoming events along with a huge range of markets. Betway also offers a selection of lottery-style games and a live wheel of fortune. Bettors can bet at home or on the go with the mobile app, which is available for Android and iOS.
Jabu from Durban says – “Best app in South Africa and a great range of soccer bets.”
1xBet South Africa
1xBet is an international sport betting brand that welcomes South African customers. At first, the complicated layout of the homepage may seem a little overwhelming. Set against a backdrop of aqua blue coloring, the site features multiple windows and images with links to bonuses and offers. Looking beyond this, and you will find they offer one of the largest selections of sports and markets in the industry. They also have a particularly strong focus on eSports and European soccer.
The one-click betslip and in-play betting feature are impressive, as are the free bonus offers, and the site also features a casino, live casino, bingo, and virtual sports section. For mobile users, the site has a mobile-ready platform as well as an app that can be downloaded to iOS and Android.
Kobus from Bloemfontein says – “I really enjoy the site and use it all the time for Premier League games.”
Betsson South Africa
Betsson is a Swedish-based bookmaker that accepts bettors from around the globe, South Africa included. Styled in a bright orange and black, the desktop site has a classic layout with sports listed on the left, the markets in the center and bet slip on the right. Their focus is on European football, although they do offer just about every major betting sport available. They also include politics, winter sports and entertainment/ TV specials.
In addition, to live in-play betting, they have their own casino platform, live casino, and online poker. Their live sports streaming is particularly impressive and is part of what makes them one of the top betting sites South Africa has to offer; as is their mobile app, which can be download directly from the site and installed on all leading Android or iOS devices.
Sipho from Sandton says – “I just love this site, it’s great for soccer and Formula 1 betting.”
b-Bets South Africa
Licensed in Malta, b-Bets is a popular European sports betting site that accepts bettors from South Africa. The site has a distinctly modern look and is designed to look and feel the same on desktop and mobile devices. The teal blue color scheme set against a black backdrop houses a minimalistic setup with a blocky and functional layout.
Again soccer or more specifically European football is the focus, but there is no shortage of other betting options either, with dozens of sports and thousands of markets listed. The live betting feature is impressive, and there is an option to bet on virtual sports or play at their casino. For mobile users, there is no need to download the app, simply type the address into your web browser and you are ready to go.
Ray from Worcester says – “The best site for international sports and live bets.”
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The name is Ayanda, born and raised Zulu, South African. I’m a student at Stellenbosch university and part time writer for African Betting Guide. Sports is my passion and journalism drive, whether it be football, rugby, cricket or golf. My focus is on current sports news such as hot games, transfers and current players.