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BetOlimp Review

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BetOlimp is a European-based online sports betting provider that is targeting the South African market with its cutting-edge product. But what else does it deliver for customers? Read our BetOlimp SA review to find out before signing up.

BetOlimp Review

The BetOlimp brand is part of the Olimp Group which was established back in 2004. It launched the European-facing site, www.betolimp.com, in 2015 and later came the platform dedicated to South Africa - www.betolimp.co.za. 

BetOlimp Home

The complete BetOlimp package, in addition to pre-match sports betting, includes a host of live in-play betting markets and the popular lucky numbers games. Its South African operation is registered under OLIMP (Pty) Ltd and it is licenced and regulated by the Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board, which means that it is also bound by the rules set forth by the National Gambling Board and FICA of South Africa.

BetOlimp Verdict

Why punters bet at BetOlimp

Pros

✔ Welcome bonus worth up to R3,000
✔ Wide variety of sports
✔ Good market depth throughout
✔ User-friendly betting interface
✔ Live chat available

Cons

✘ No live streaming
✘ No horse racing
✘ No native mobile app

BetOlimp Odds & Markets

Despite there being no horse racing, BetOlimp still has an above average number of sports open for betting. Here’s the full list:

SoccerTennisRugby UnionCricketMMA
GolfAmerican FootballBasketballBaseballBoxing
Alpine SkiingAustralian RulesBadmintonBandyCycling
DartsEsportsFloorballFormula 1Futsal
HandballIce HockeyNascarRugby LeagueSnooker
VolleyballCulture



BetOlimp Football Betting Tips

If you bet on soccer, then BetOlimp is a good sportsbook for you. It offers more than 160 leagues, cups and competitions from 75 countries. You also have Champions League, Europa League and international games from the AFCON qualifiers and the UEFA Nations League.

The market depth across all of the main fixtures is superb. In addition to all of the popular markets that you would expect such as match winner, BTTS, correct score and HT/FT, you can bet on method of goal, time of 1st, 2nd, 3rd goal and substitute to come on and score. It’s quite a unique selection, so you’re bound to find something appealing. Even outside of the top leagues, BetOlimp keeps up the stunning array of markets. The Primera Division in Paraguay, Serie A in Brazil and the Eliteserien in Norway are just a few examples of this. We found a few weak links, like the Rwandan league and Palestine’s West Bank Premier, but even those had around 30 markets which is still respectable.

BetOlimp Horse Racing Betting Tips & more

Basketball comes from 32 different countries, which provides hundreds of matches and thousands of betting options. NBA is the most popular with a solid range of bets including quarters, halves, match totals, player totals, handicaps and margins. Tennis fans will not be disappointed. On top of the regular ATP, WTA, ITF and Challenger tournaments, BetOlimp has a wide range of futures for next year’s grand slams. 

Ice hockey betting is supported in fine style with more than 25 leagues from 19 countries. There’s also plenty of local and international rugby union. American football, badminton, volleyball, handball and esports each have multiple events for bettors to feast on. The overall spread is very impressive and it caters for all sporting preferences.

Checking out the odds across a few random markets and BetOlimp was a little behind in this area. As you can see below from the two soccer (football) markets, the odds at Playa were far greater. However, in our experience, bookmakers and their odds do tend to fluctuate around. So it is worth checking some prices from a variety of sites based on the sports you want to bet on before choosing where you want to bet.

Event
BetOlimp
Playabets
Scorebet
Football: Europa League - sporting Lisbon Vs Arsenal. Arsenal win.0.921.000.95
Football: Serie A - Torino Vs Fiorentina. Torino win.1.501.581.50
Baseball: MLB - Dodgers Vs Red Sox (Game 3 WS). Dodgers win.0.590.600.60
American football: NFL - Texans Vs Dolphins. Texans win.0.300.280.30
Basketball: NBA - Detroit Vs Cleveland. Detroit win.0.300.320.32


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BetOlimp Live Betting

Soccer, tennis, cricket, esports, basketball, ice hockey and pool are just a few of the sports you can bet on in-play at BetOlimp. There’s a good number of events for each sport and the market depth is above average across the board. For instance, a match from Austria’s Landesliga between Asko Kottmannsdorf and SV Spitta had over 75 betting opportunities available. 

To add to the live betting experience, the platform design and interface is first-class. The main screen gives you a rundown of the current live action and there’s a mini match-tracker for each event, too. This can be launched in a separate window to enhance the experience further. When you click on a specific event, all of the markets are neatly displayed and you have an animation console and match stats to view. The only downside at the moment is that BetOlimp doesn’t offer live streaming. This service would complement the live betting options perfectly. 

Betolimp Live Betting

BetOlimp Website & Login

Any operator from outside of the country looking to penetrate the South Africa market needs to bring a product that is above average. It’s our mission with this comprehensive BetOlimp review to see if this site lives up to that billing. Kicking things off, we’ll look at some of the main features and then delve deeper inside to offer you a complete picture.

BetOlimp Lucky Numbers


BetOlimp offers a wide variety of easy-to-play lucky number games. These give customers the chance to win large cash payouts from small stakes. Each lucky numbers game is based on the numbers drawn from real lotteries such as the SA Powerball, Spanish Lottery, Canadian Lottery, UK main Lottery and New York Lottery among others. The odds vary from game to game, and they depend on how many numbers you want to pick, and also the betting market you choose.

Betolimp lucky numbers

BetOlimp ACCA Insurance


This is a very popular promotion with European and the UK sportsbooks, but not all that many South African operators offer it. BetOlimp Acca Insurance is only available for accumulator betting on selected soccer leagues and matches. The basics of this promotion are that if one selection loses, your stake will be refunded up to the value of R500. There are a few terms and conditions to be aware of (https://www.betolimp.co.za/en/page/promotions/offer/acca-insurance-mbs), but if the promotion matches your betting style, then this is potentially a good offer.

Betolimp acca insurance

BetOlimp Stats & Live Score


BetOlimp provides customers with a user-friendly data bank of information on every sports, league, match and event which is available for betting on. The statistics centre is a good place to start before placing your pre-match bets. It’s not quite as comprehensive as Betradar or Sportsradar, but you can check on current form and compare head-to-head records. The live score centre is exactly what it says on the tin. This helps you keep track of current in-play action, and you can use this info for better live betting selections.

Website/Usability


The BetOlimp website is, without doubt, one of the best around. It is very clean, which makes it supremely user-friendly. It is the ideal interface for a total beginner because navigation is very simple. The sidebar menu that displays the sports markets can be toggled between pre-match and live betting events. In the centre of the page, you have current or upcoming action and over on the right there’s a list of trending events. 

Your bet slip is big and bold. If you add several selections, a ‘multi options’ tab appears for the accumulator and system bet options that are available. All you then have to do is insert a stake and confirm the bet.

BetOlimp Mobile App

There’s no BetOlimp mobile app download required to use this sportsbook on the go, as you have a responsive web-based platform that adjusts to the screen size of your device.

The BetOlimp mobile interface is just as good as the desktop version. The expandable menu has the main categories: sports, live betting and lucky numbers. When you tap the one you want, a list of the sports (or lotto draws) fills the body of the screen making navigation delightfully effortless. The bet slip, current promotions and live chat buttons are clearly shown at the bottom of the page, too. 

Both the BetOlimp mobile and desktop sites are protected using 128-bit SSL data encryption software and multiple firewalls, so player safety is assured.

betolimp mobile

BetOlimp Withdrawals & Deposits

The following payment options can be used to fund your account:

  • Visa
  • Instant ETF
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfers

There is a 5% administration fee for credit card deposits. Withdrawals are processed the following business day after the request has been made, so you should allow a total of two working days before your winnings arrive back in your bank account.

BetOlimp Customer Service

BetOlimp customer service is on-call 24/7 (live chat and email), so there will always be an assistant to help you if required. These are the contact details:

Live chat: click the icon on the platform to access this feature
Telephone: 021-020-1266 (07:00 - 01:00)

BetOlimp FAQs

Is BetOlimp SA legal?

Yes, it is. BetOlimp has offices in South Africa and the correct licences to operate in the country.

Do I need any BetOlimp promo codes?

At the time of writing our BetOlimp SA review, no bonus codes were required to claim the main welcome bonus.

Are BetOlimp lucky numbers fair?

Yes, the draws are independently regulated by the correct authorities from the country where the draw is held.

Can I use BetOlimp mobile on a tablet or iPad?

Yes, you can, as long as you have an internet connection.

Am I eligible for the BetOlimp SA welcome offer?

Certain restrictions apply based on where you are signing up from. To see if you are eligible, you can visit www.betolimp.co.za. 

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