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There’s little information on the website regarding the origins of ScoreBet online, but it is licenced and regulated by the Kwazulu-Natal Gaming and Betting Board (No. BOM0120), so it seems fully legit.
ScoreBet is focused on making online and mobile sports betting quick, easy and simple. That covers everything from signing up and depositing to betting. There is also a strong emphasis on site safety by using SSL encryption software to protect all personal and financial information shared.
Why punters bet at ScoreBet
✔ Generous welcome bonus
✔ Respectable market depth for big games
✔ Totepool betting on horse racing
✔ Easy-to-use website
✔ Fully licenced
✘ No live betting
✘ No live streaming
✘ Support not 24/7
Scorebet.co.za Odds & Markets
ScoreBet presents a respectable 23 different sports for South African customers to enjoy. Here’s a complete rundown of what you’ll find:
|Soccer||Tennis||Horse Racing||American Football||Australian Rules|
|Handball||Hockey||Ice Hockey||Motor Sports||Rugby|
Scorebet.co.za Football Betting Tips
As with most South African online sportsbooks, soccer is the dominant sport. At ScoreBet you have a choice of more than 130 leagues, cups and tournaments coming from 45 countries, as well as international matches, Champions League, AFC Cup and more.
For the top leagues, the market depth is on par with most other betting sites. A typical match will boast over 110 betting markets which includes all the favourites such as: match winner, team totals, handicaps, BTTS, correct score, HT/FT and O/U total goals to name a few. Certain leagues also offer a wide range of futures such as league winner, top goalscorer for a certain club and team to finish bottom. Away from the top tier games, and there’s still a healthy number of markets for most matches. However, during our ScoreBet review the amatuer divisions only had a few basic betting options available. Viewed as a complete package, this site gets the thumbs up if you’re a soccer bettor.
Scorebet.co.za Horse Racing Betting Tips & more
At ScoreBet you can bet on local and international horse races. There is fixed odds betting on most races, with a few SP only exceptions. In addition to the win and place markets, ScoreBet also offers totepool betting on selected race cards. These include jackpot, swinger, trifecta, exacta, place accumulator, quartet and pick 6 among others.
Whilst the betting markets are acceptable, this section lacks depths. There are no form guides for the runners nor is there any track information such as the going and the weather. This, combined with no live streaming or radio commentary either, makes the whole category rather weak compared to the leading horse race betting sites.
ScoreBet other sports
Aside from soccer and horse racing, you can bet on plenty more at ScoreBet. Tennis comes from all over the world with a rich array of ATP, WTA, ITF and Challenger events to pick from. Rugby Union is given special attention. This covers southern and northern hemisphere tournaments with both current events and lots of futures betting markets available.
Ice hockey, basketball, American football, cricket, volleyball, golf and many other sports also have a truly global feel about. However, although event coverage is comprehensive, market depth is rather thin in places. We suggest you look through the sports which appeal to you and compare them against some other sites we’ve reviewed to find the most suitable place to bet.
ScoreBet odds are satisfactory according to the small sample we compared. It came across slightly weak on the soccer matches we looked at, but it would be unfair to say this is always the case based on only 2 markets.
|Football: Europa League - sporting Lisbon Vs Arsenal. Arsenal win.||0.95||1.00||0.92|
|Football: Serie A - Torino Vs Fiorentina. Torino win.||1.50||1.58||1.50|
|Baseball: MLB - Dodgers Vs Red Sox (Game 3 WS). Dodgers win.||0.60||0.60||0.59|
|American football: NFL - Texans Vs Dolphins. Texans win.||0.30||0.28||0.30|
|Basketball: NBA - Detroit Vs Cleveland. Detroit win.||0.32||0.32||0.30|
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Scorebet.co.za Live Betting
ScoreBet only offers pre-match betting on its website. Currently, there are no live betting markets available.
Scorebet.co.za Website & Login
Whilst horse racing and sports betting are the main features of ScoreBet, it’s worth mentioning the other betting games available, including:
South Africans adore lotto games and ScoreBet offers plenty to get excited about. These games use the numbers that are drawn from many of the world’s most popular lottery draws. You have different betting options, which are clearly displayed on the platform, that you can bet on. The payouts vary depending on how many numbers you choose and which lotto draw you bet on.
Betgames are also lotto-based games but these are operated by a local company and the draws are streamed live every 5 minutes. ScoreBet has three different Betgames: Lucky 5, Lucky 6 and Lucky 7. There’s a wide variety of betting options open to players and they present a good chance to claim some big winnings from relatively small stakes.
The ScoreBet web platform is powered by Bet Tech Gaming software. It’s clean, simple and user-friendly. With no in-play betting, the quick links menu only has lotto, betgames and the top sports markets. The main menu below showcases each sport the site has open for betting.
Navigation is easily done through drop-down menus - this in effect filters the events for each sport until you arrive at your desired league or match. The bet slip is neat and tidy, once you add your picks, you only need to select the bet type, insert your stake and confirm the bet.
Scorebet.co.za Mobile App
The ScoreBet mobile app is web-based, so it’s technically not an app in the sense that you don’t need to download and install it. When accessing this site from a tablet or mobile phone, the platform responds to the size of your device’s screen to deliver a nicely presented sports betting platform in the palm of your hand.
Other than the menus being collapsed to save space, ScoreBet mobile is exactly the same as its desktop counterpart. You can enjoy all of the same betting opportunities, claim the bonuses and relax knowing that the platform is safe and secure.
Scorebet.co.za Withdrawals & Deposits
ScoreBet provides the standard payment options most South African customers are familiar with.
You can only withdraw winnings from ScoreBet. If you want to make a withdrawal that includes a portion of your deposit, then a 30 day waiting period applies. Payout times are inline with other operators in the country, meaning that you can expect to receive your cash via bank transfer within 2 working days of the request being made.
- Bank Transfer
- Cash Deposit
Scorebet.co.za Customer Service
ScoreBet customer support is rather limited compared to many of its competitors’. These are the channels you can use to reach out if you have any questions:
Live chat: not available
Email: email@example.com or use the built-in contact form in the ‘contact us’ section
Telephone: 072-271-3685 (WhatsApp only)
Are ScoreBet lotto draws regulated?
Yes, they are. Each one is regulated in accordance with the governing rules of the country from which the draw is made.
Do I need any ScoreBet bonus codes?
Whilst most offers do not require a ScoreBet bonus code, some may do. Full details regarding promotions can be found on the website.
What do I do if I forget my ScoreBet login details?
Contact customer service and they will assist you in entering your account.
Are ScoreBet Betgames available on my mobile?
Yes, ScoreBet mobile players can enjoy all the features that the desktop site offers.
Am I eligible for the ScoreBet SA sign up offer?
If you’re a brand new customer residing in South Africa, then you should be eligible. However, you can check the full terms at www.scorebet.co.za to make certain.