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betway South Africa Review

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Betway South Africa is one of the country’s leading online sportsbooks. Continue reading to our comprehensive Betway South Africa review to see if it’s the best site for you.

Betway South Africa Review

Betway has been around since 2006, so this is a company with a fair amount of online sports betting experience to its name. In addition to capturing market share in Europe, Betway has long had a focus on the African continent. Leading the way with its expansion plans are Betway South Africa and Betway Nigeria. 

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Both of these platforms are different to what European customers are used to. The Betway South Africa site is more geared up for mobile users, and there’s a refined choice of products, too.

With generous welcome bonuses, free competitions and a frequent customer rewards scheme, on top of a wide range of betting markets and live betting, Betway makes a good first impression. The registered company name is Raging River Trading (pty) Ltd. It’s licenced and regulated by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board (Licence no. 10181496-004), so a fully legitimate betting service is assured. 

Betway South Africa Verdict

Why punters bet at Betway South Africa

Pros

✔ 125% welcome bonus up to R1,000
✔ Loyal customer rewards scheme
✔ Good market depth across most sports
✔ Quick bet function
✔ Customer support 24/7

Cons

✘ No casino or poker games
✘ Not always the best odds
✘ No horse racing betting

Betway South Africa Odds & Markets

Betway South Africa offers 19 different sports for customers to bet on. The surprising exception is that no horse race betting is available. Other than that, all the bases are covered in terms of the country’s most popular betting sports. The full list is:

SoccerRugbyTennisCricketGolf
MotorsportsBasketballMMAIce HockeyBoxing
BaseballSnookerCyclingDartsVolleyball
HandballFutsalBadminton(American) Football

Betway South Africa Football Betting Tips

There are more than 150 league and cup competitions covering international and club games. The domestic portion comes from 57 countries, with special attention given to the European heavy weights and several South American countries.

You’ll find good market depth throughout the majority of the matches, including BTTS, goal markets, totals, halves, intervals, corners, bookings, combos and more. The menu allows you to view various markets for the entire league. For instance, if you choose ‘first team to score’, you get the odds for each game on the same screen, so it is easy to compare different teams and matches. 

Betway South Africa Horse Racing Betting Tips & more

Both rugby and cricket are high up the pecking order at Betway South Africa, and rightly so. The Springboks and Proteas are among the best in the world and South African fans are passionate and knowledgeable about these sports. Tennis coverage is also spot on with ATP, WTA, ITF (Men and Women) and Challenger tournaments all available for betting on.

Basketball is a global affair with leagues from 26 countries including the USA, Spain, Croatia, Mexico and Australia. These matches also have a good number of markets with handicaps, point margins, quarters, totals and over/unders being among them. Ice hockey is another sport that comes from all over the world, as does volleyball and handball. Overall, there are a couple of minor markets that are missing, for example baseball from Japan and Korea and no Aussie rules, but there is so much else to enjoy, you hardly notice these omissions.

For our Betway South Africa review, we compared the odds against two other popular betting sites: Sportingbet and Interbet. From our small, random sample, Betway was a little off the pace when matched up with Sportingbet. However, this doesn’t take into account BetWay Rewards and any other promos which could result in improved prices.

Event
Betway
Sportingbet
Interbet
Football: Nations League - Rep. of Ireland Vs Denmark. Denmark win2.452.502.35
Football: EPL - Everton Vs Crystal Palace. Everton win.1.871.911.85
Rugby Union: Curries Cup - Blue Bulls Vs Western Province. W. Province win.1.261.301.28
Golf: British Masters - Eddie Pepperell outright win. 2.652.752.65
Baseball MLB - Houston Astros Vs Boston Red Sox. Money line Astros 1.992.001.95


SportingbetInterbet

Betway South Africa Live Betting

South African customers will find a reasonable amount of live betting options at Betway. They include soccer, American football, tennis, rugby basketball, baseball, ice hockey and cricket among others. 

Whilst, the total number of matches within each live sport is not as comprehensive as some online betting sites, the market depth is strong throughout so there’s always something to bet on.

Another strength is the live betting interface. It is wonderfully designed and a pleasure to look at and use. For most games, you have a match visualisation centre, plus a wealth of in-game stats to check out.. Your bet slip is split into singles and multiples which you toggle between when choosing which bet type you want to place.

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Betway South Africa Website & Login

Betway brings a product full of promos and a platform packed with features. These are a few of the highlights we’ve picked out.

Betway 4 To Score


Nothing grabs our attention like a decent free offer and Betway’s 4 To Score ticks those boxes for us. It’s totally free to enter and you could win up to R100,000. All you have to do is pick the first team to score in each of England’s top four divisions: Premier League, Championship, League 1 and League 2 each weekend.

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Betway Rewards


If you’re a frequent bettor and are seeking a little extra for your loyalty, then the Betway Rewards Club is just the ticket. It is a simple system that both rewards you for the amount of individual days you bet in a single month and what prices you bet at. All rewards are extra bets (free bets), so you can only win with an offer like this.

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Betway Betgames


There are four Betgames: Lucky 7, Lucky 6, Lucky 5 and Wheel. The ‘Lucky’ games are similar to a traditional lottery in that balls are drawn. However, there are a plethora of betting options such as O/U collective number total of the balls dropped, which number will NOT be drawn, which colour will be drawn the most, and so on. The Wheel game stops on one number so you have under or above bets, colour, odd/even and more.

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Website/Usability


The design of Betway South Africa’s betting platform is not the same at its European counterpart. This interface has been constructed with the mobile bettor as its number one priority. 

You have a slider menu with the 19 sports for you to choose from plus an expandable menu revealing other important parts of the site. When you click on a sport, you can choose the league, competition or event from the drop-down menu. There is also a tab which allows you to change the bet type overview. Most games come with stats sheets that can help you pick the right bets. 
Bet placement only takes a couple of clicks. Simply choose the selection you want and it is added to your slip. A default stake of R10 is already in the open bet slip. You can change this using the arrows or by typing in your own amount. Then hit ‘Bet now’.

Betway South Africa Mobile App

Although the web-based Betway mobile platform is perfectly suitable, iOS and Android users have the added luxury of a native Betway app. It includes all the same top-notch features and promos that are found on the desktop site, such as Betgames, stats, live scores and live betting.

The Betway South Africa mobile app is slightly quicker to load than using the web-based mobile platform due to a certain amount of data being pre-installed. However, once both platforms are open, you won’t notice any difference. With a near-identical design to the mobile site, navigation is simple and betting is quick. Worth checking out if you’re a frequent bettor.

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Betway South Africa Withdrawals & Deposits

Betway offers a good selection of payment options ranging from credit cards to EFT bank transfers. This is a full list of the methods available:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • SID
  • i-Pay
  • ABSA
  • FNB Standard Bank
  • Nedbank
  • OTT Voucher

The minimum deposit amount is 10 Rand for most options. There is no information on how long it takes to withdraw winnings. All that is stated is that the company may have to make several withdrawal releases, over several days depending on the limits imposed by the payment vendor.

Betway South Africa Customer Service

Getting in touch with Betway South Africa customer support couldn’t be easier. It provides numerous channels and it is available 24/7/365.

Live chat: click the speech bubble icon of right of the page labeled ‘Chat’
Telephone: Maxi call - 0861-787-250. WhatsApp - +27-60-671-6982
Social media: Facebook - /BetwaySouthAfrica or Twitter - @Betway_SA
FICA support: [email protected]

Betway South Africa FAQs

Do I get Betway Rewards if using the app?

Yes, you do. It doesn’t matter which platform you use to earn and deemed your Betway Rewards.

Do I need any Betway South Africa promo codes?

Some offers may require a Betway promo code. To find out full details, please visit betway.co.za. 

Are there any Betway branches in South Africa?

Betway doesn’t offer retail betting shops, but it does have a registered office in South Africa. Contact details above.

Where do I download the Betway app for Android devices?

There is a link with instructions on the site under the tab ‘Betway Apps’.

Am I eligible for the Betway South Africa sign up offer?

To check your eligibility for the 125% match bonus, you can view all the information on this page.

Facts & Figures


Top 5 Bookmakers November 2019