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G-bets Review

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Having been on the scene for a few years now, G-Bets is a known brand to many South African sports bettors. In this G-Bets review we’ll highlight all that this site has to offer, so you can decide if it’s the right choice for you.

G-bets Review

G-Bets is operated by the Goldrush Gaming Group - a company with close to 20 years experience in the South African sports betting, bingo and casino industry. The group employs more than 1,500 people and is B-BBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) certified.

Gbets Home Page

The online platform welcomes new customers with a generous matched deposit welcome bonus. G-Bets also promises competitive odds and a good range of markets for punters to enjoy. It is licenced by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board (No. 10179096002) meaning that this site is 100% legal and safe to bet with.

G-bets Verdict

Why punters bet at G-Bets

Pros

✔ 125% matched deposit sign up bonus
✔ Daily bet boosts on selected events
✔ Good range of soccer markets
✔ Locally owned and 100% legal
✔ Offers lucky numbers

Cons

✘ No live streaming
✘ Limited live betting events
✘ No horse racing form guides
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G-bets Odds & Markets

A decent collection of more than 20 sports and horse racing is ready and waiting for you. Check out the full list below:

SoccerRugby UnionCricketTennisGolf
Horse RacingAmerican FootballAthleticsAustralian RulesBaseball
BasketballBoxingCyclingDartsFloorball
BadmintonHandballIce HockeyMotor SportsOlympics
VolleyballWinter SportsMMANetball

G-bets Football Betting Tips

Soccer fans can feast on coverage from 55+ countries which produce over 130 domestic league and cups, in addition to Champions League, Europa League and international football betting markets.

Each of the elite European leagues has a wide variety of betting markets such as total goals, halves, goalscorers, handicaps, margins, bookings, corners, BTTS and HT/FT among others. The range of betting options does thin out as you look through the lower leagues, and by the time you reach the amateur divisions there are only a couple of different bets you can place. G-Bets has a number of Soccer Bet Boosts that enhance the prices on certain matches, so keep an eye open for those.

G-bets Horse Racing Betting Tips & more

On top of the local horse racing, G-Bets offers a number of international race meetings from the UK, France, Ireland and Australia. You have fixed odds win and place markets on all races and tote betting pools, including jackpot, pick 6, double, swinger, trifecta, exacta, pick 3 and place accumulator, on selected cards.

A couple of areas where G-Bets horse racing could improve are firstly the layout of the page. All the races are listed in a chronological order rather than by country or meeting. Whilst this may appeal to some, our feeling is that it looks rather messy. Furthermore, G-Bets doesn’t offer any type of form guides - something which is essential for horse racing. Capping it off, there’s no live streaming, which is a feature several other online bookmakers offer. 

G-bets other sports


Rugby and cricket are two much-loved South African sports and G-Bets doesn’t disappoint customers with a fine selection of betting opportunities for them both. US sporting action is also packed with plenty of NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA markets available.

The tennis coverage is also spot on, and there’s an array of volleyball, motorsports, badminton, handball and golf. Around all of the big events across each sport there is good market depth. It does weaken when you move away from the top tier action, but most smaller independent bookmakers are the same in this respect.

Checking the odds at G-Bets, and although it performed well against another local bookmaker (Lance Michael), it was left trailing Sportingbet in several markets. The prices differences aren’t too big, but if you place accumulator bets they do add up.

Event
G-Bets
LM Bookmaker
Sportingbet
Football: EPL - Tottenham Vs Man City. Man City win.0.700.650.72
Football: La Liga - Barcelona Vs Real Madrid. Barcelona win0.900.900.95
Rugby Union: Top 14 - Bordeaux Vs Lyon. Bordeaux win.0.400.400.37
NFL: Jaguars Vs Eagles. Eagles win two way0.450.450.50
Formula 1 - Mexican Grand Prix - Hamilton win3.303.003.33


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Prices quoted are South African odds (excluding stake). 

G-bets Live Betting

Live in-play betting is a new addition to G-Bets. You can bet on soccer, volleyball, tennis, rugby, baseball, ice hockey, handball, American football and basketball among other sports.

The number of individual events is not as comprehensive as we’ve seen at some other sites but there is enough to keep most bettors satisfied. Market depth, from the current action we reviewed, is more than acceptable. There were soccer games with 50+ markets, tennis with 30 and volleyball matches with 35+. Once again, the layout leaves a little to be desired. The ‘Live Diary’ is merely a list of the day’s events. There is no way to sort them into separate sports categories, so you need to plough through to find particular events. The G-Bets live betting interface is far better. It offers a match visualisation centre and digital scoreboard with up-to-the-minute stats followed by the current betting markets. We found it both easy to use and responsive when placing a bet.

G-bets Live Betting

G-bets Website & Login

The Goldrush Gaming Group claims to be one of the best bookmakers in South Africa. However, rather than taking this as fact, our G-Bets review aims to find out for certain. First of all, we’ll look at some of the most interesting features, then we’ll explore the sports in greater detail.

G-Bets stats


Powered by leading sports data and analytics company Sportradar, the statistics section at G-Bets is well worth checking out. It covers every sport that is available for betting on at this site. There is league, team, player, head-to-head and historical data for absolutely everything. We recommend resources like these because the more information you have about a match, the better betting choices you can make.

Gbets stats

G-Bets lotto games


G-Bets offers both lucky numbers and Betgames. Both are lottery-based games that give players the chance to win big from relatively small stakes. The lucky numbers games use the balls drawn from lotteries hosted around the world - these provide the winning numbers for bettors. Betgames are locally-operated draws that are held every few minutes. The results are streamed live on the G-Bets platform. There are a number of betting options available for both games and the payouts vary depending on your chosen game and how many balls you bet.

Gbets lotto

Website/Usability


This is another Bet Tech Gaming platform so it will look and feel familiar to experienced online sports bettors who have sampled other sportsbooks using this software. The homepage is neat and tidy and there is a quick link menu and a main sports menu to make navigating your way around the site very straightforward. 

As mentioned, some areas could do with being presented in a more orderly fashion, but other than that, it’s a simple website to use. Placing a bet only involves clicking on the pick you want and inserting a stake. Adding multiple selections stacks the various bet types - this could be better by using a toggle system - but it’s still simple enough this way.  Signing up only takes a few minutes, there is an enjoyable blog filled with the latest sports news and the platform uses SSL data encryption software to ensure all players can bet safely.

G-bets Mobile App

The G-Bets mobile app is a web-based application. This is just a fancy way of saying that the platform is responsive. All you need to do is use your regular web browser and visit www.gbets.co.za and the design of the site is adjusted to suit your device.

Overall, the layout is virtually the same, so you can flick from one device to another and easily find your way around. You have all of the same pre-match and live betting markets plus lucky numbers and betgames. The simple design makes it fast to move from page to page and the large buttons making placing your bets easy. It is also possible to join directly via G-Bets mobile site - registrations, claiming bonuses and banking are all the same, whichever method you choose.

G-bets mobile

G-bets Withdrawals & Deposits

G-Bets has all of the payment methods that are popular in South Africa. They include:

  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • SID Transfers
  • MiMoney
  • EFT Transfers
  • In-Branch 
  • Bank Transfers
  • Cash Deposits

All customer accounts must be FICA verified before any withdrawals are processed. This is a one-time thing and it’s standard industry practice among all online bookmakers. After that, bank transfer withdrawals will take between 24 and 48 hours.

G-bets Customer Service

Players can contact G-Bets customer service via the details listed below. Operational hours are 07:00 - 23:00 daily.

Live chat: click the box on the platform (bottom right corner) to launch this feature
Telephone: 08612-GBETS (42387) or 076-776-8720 (WhatsApp)

G-bets FAQs

Is G-Bets only available in South Africa?

No, it also operates in Lesotho, Tanzania and Mozambique. 

Can I play G-Bets lucky numbers on an iPad?

Yes, you can. Both lucky numbers and betgames are available on all devices.

Do I have to accept the G-Bets welcome bonus?

You don’t have to accept the G-Bets welcome bonus if you’d prefer to play without a 125% matched deposit offer.

Do I need a G-Bets bonus code?

Some offers require codes. For full details, please check the website’s promotions page.

Am I eligible for the G-Bets SA sign up offer?

You can check the full terms and conditions upon registration at www.gbets.co.za to find out if you are eligible for the advertised bonus.

Facts & Figures


Top 5 Bookmakers October 2019