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Sportingbet South Africa Review

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Sportingbet has firmly established itself as one of South Africa’s premier online sportsbooks. Our Sportingbet South Africa review will take a closer look inside this mega betting firm.

Sportingbet SA Review

Sportingbet was founded in the UK in 1997 by Mark Blandford. Its specialty is to focus on local markets and provide punters with better value. It entered the South African market in 2009 and hasn’t looked back since.

Sportingbet Platform

It’s known for having a cutting-edge betting platform which works seamlessly across all devices. Sportingbet is also famous for its outstanding market depth on both pre-match and live betting markets. Plus it delivers plenty of live streaming events to add to the entertainment value, too. With a generous welcome bonus and several other ongoing promos, Sportingbet South Africa simply demands your attention. 

The company is registered to NETBET (Pty) Ltd (2012/187650/07) and it’s licenced and regulated by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board, thus proving this is a total legitimate place to bet online. Furthermore, Sportingbet South Africa offers one of the world’s most secure platforms with a five-level security system in place, multiple firewalls and 128-bit SSL data encryption. 

Sportingbet SA Verdict

Why punters bet at Sportingbet South Africa

Pros

✔ 100% welcome bonus up to R2,000
✔ Free Predictor game worth up to R25,000
✔ Market leading odds
✔ Wide range of live betting markets
✔ User-friendly platform

Cons

✘ No tote betting
✘ Doesn’t offer esports
✘ Support not 24 hours
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Sportingbet SA Odds & Markets

There’s never a dull moment on this betting site. It has an awesome lineup of racing and sports you can bet on. These include:

FootballRugby UnionTennisCricketHorse Racing
Golf BasketballFormula 1American FootballBoxing
BaseballAthleticsCombat SportsIce HockeyVolleyball
AlpineBadmintonBandyHandballFloorball
Beach VolleyDartsSnookerPoolChess
MotorbikesTrottingWater PoloCross Country Skiing

Sportingbet SA Football Betting Tips

Sportingbet is the home of football betting in South Africa. The menu starts off with a host of specially-curated coupons, price boosts, special bets and enhanced accas. From there you have more than 140 different competitions from 43 countries plus numerous international markets such as the African Cup of Nations qualifiers, UEFA Nations League and World Cup 2022 betting. 

The big European leagues: La Liga, Premier League, Serie A and Bundesliga each offer around 135 betting options ranging from correct score, match winner, total goals and BTTS to HT/FT, first/last goalscorer, draw no bet and handicap. Things do tail off in many of the smaller, less-popular leagues, for example the Bahrain second division matches only have 5 - 10 betting markets.

Every game is powered by Sportradar stats and live score, so you can meticulously plan both your pre-match and live bets using the wealth of data these tools provide.

Sportingbet SA Horse Racing Betting Tips & more

Horse racing comes from South Africa, the UK and Ireland. There is also a healthy choice of ante post markets including Cheltenham, the Derby, Dubai World Cup, Melbourne Cup and the Breeders’ Cup among others. 

Each race card is laid out in a clear, easy-to-understand manner. You have a runner comment and form guide for each horse plus a Time Form Tip for the race. Sportingbet South Africa doesn’t offer tote betting, so you only have win, each way, forecast and tricast betting markets available.

Sportingbet other sports


This sportsbook prides itself on understanding the local market which is why in addition to football and horse racing, it gives special attention to several other sports that customers enjoy. The most notable of these are rugby union and cricket. For rugby, you have action from England, France and New Zealand plus the Guinness Pro 14, Six Nations and the next World Cup. All formats of cricket are covered from test matches down to Twenty20 and there are some interesting markets like method of dismissal, O/U score for fall of first wicket, top scoring batsman and team to score most runs in first 5 overs to name a few.

Tennis is popular the world over and you have WTA, ITF, ATP, all of the grand slams, Fed Cup, Davis Cup and more to excite your passion. Golf comes from the PGA and European tour events, as well as several other big tournaments. Basketball is headed by the NBA but there are leagues from another 20 countries. Many matches offer 35+ betting markets, so you have plenty of options in front of you. Baseball, volleyball, handball and ice hockey are further sports that have a global appeal and betting options to match. You also have a grand list of alpine events, Formula 1, darts, cycling and more. 

As part of our comprehensive Sportingbet South Africa review, we compared its odds against two other leading firms in the marketplace. Although only a small sample, Sportingbet came out on top in every market. We still urge potential punters to do a little research of their own based on their preferred sports.

Event
Sportingbet
Interbet
Betway
Football: Nations League - Rep. of Ireland Vs Denmark. Denmark win2.502.352.45
Football: EPL - Everton Vs Crystal Palace. Everton win.1.911.851.87
Rugby Union: Curries Cup - Blue Bulls Vs Western Province. W. Province win.1.301.281.26
Golf: British Masters - Eddie Pepperell outright win. 2.752.652.65
Baseball MLB - Houston Astros Vs Boston Red Sox. Money line Astros. 2.001.951.99


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Sportingbet SA Live Betting

There’s a feast of live betting on offer ranging from football, tennis, basketball and ice hockey to volleyball, handball, table tennis and badminton. Market depth is variable depending on the size of the event, with certain football games having 80+ markets, tennis 35+ and volleyball over 50. 

The live betting interface is one of the best around. You have tabs for event view and multi view - which is great if you want to track several bets at the same time. There’s live streaming across a number of sports such as tennis, volleyball, handball and football, or you can follow the action on the match animation console. Ultimately, it’s more than simply a betting platform, this is a sporting entertainment centre where you can have a punt and watch the match at the same time.

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Sportingbet SA Website & Login

Ready to find out what this betting site has to offer? Let’s dive in. We’ll begin by assessing some of the stand out features and promotions before moving onto the sports action further down the page.

Sportingbet Predictor


If English Premier League football is your specialty, then Predictor is right for you. All you need to do is select the minute the first goal will be scored and which player will score it for a chance to win a share of R25,000 every week.

You get one free prediction each week but you can earn more by betting on the platform. If you bet R150.00 in a single day, you will earn another free prediction - in total you can have up to 7 predictions in a single week.

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Sportingbet Build A Bet


This is a great feature if you want to build accumulator bets based on a single football match. For instance, you might want:

  • Mo Salah to score first
  • Over 2.5 goals
  • Liverpool to win to nil
  • Under 10.5 corners

Build A Bet will create this accumulator and price it up for you. It’s only available on selected pre-match football markets at present. Certainly worth a punt if you want to try and win big from a single match.

sportingbet build a bet

Sportingbet Cash Out


Cash Out is one of the best betting tools around from a punter’s perspective. It means you can settle your bet (cash out) at any point during the match or before an accumulator is settled. This gives you a greater degree of control over your win/loss margins, so when used wisely - this feature is worth its weight in gold.

Sportingbet Cash Out

Website/Usability


You can tell that Sportingbet has plenty of industry experience by the sheer quality of its web-based platform. It is fully responsive, so it operates perfectly on any device and any screen size. 

The main header menu lists the various products. In addition to sports betting, you also have Betgames that are a type of lotto and just introduced is Dream Catcher. This is a money wheel game operated by Evolution Gaming. Sportingbet South Africa is the first online platform to host this game in the country.

The main body of the page has live action and a number of top bets from different sports. It’s so organised and user friendly, making it perfect for first time bettors or experienced professionals. There is a 3-in-1 bet slip covering singles, multiples and system bets. Placing a bet merely involves clicking on a selection and choosing your stake from the menu (alternatively, you can type in an amount if you wish).

Sportingbet SA Mobile App

If you own an Apple or Android device you have the further option of downloading the native Sportingbet mobile app so you can bet on the go - anytime, anywhere.

The Sportingbet app offers the same premium features found on the full site such as Predictor, Build A Bet and Cash Out. You can also enjoy all of the live streaming direct to your device and revel in the bonuses and promos on offer. There are also exclusive mobile offers for the Sportingbet SA app users, so it pays to download it if you’re a mobile bettor.

Sportingbet Mobile App

Sportingbet SA Withdrawals & Deposits

The banking options are adequate, so most customers should find a method they are happy to use. These are the options available:

  • iPay
  • ecoPayz
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Fast Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer

E-wallets (Skrill, Neteller and ecoPayz) offer withdrawals within 24 hours. Cards and bank transfers take between 2 - 4 working days.

Sportingbet SA Customer Service

Sportingbet customer support could be improved with the addition of a live chat service. However, until then, these are the methods you can use to reach an operator:

Live chat: not available
Email: contact form in the ‘contact us’ section
Telephone: 0800-983-625 (09:00 - 21:00)

Sportingbet SA FAQs

Is there a Sportingbet South Africa contact address?

The registered address is: 1st Floor, 32 Fricker Road, Illovo 2196, South Africa. SBT (SA). 

Do I need any Sportingbet promo codes?

Some offers do require the use of Sportingbet promo codes. To find out more details, you can visit the site using this link: www.sportingbet.co.za. 

Is there a Sportingbet SA casino?

Not at the moment, but perhaps the introduction of Dream Catcher is a step towards this.

Is the Sportingbet SA app free?

Yes, it is. Simply visit the main site and follow the guide on how to download and install.

Am I eligible for the Sportingbet SA sign up offer?

Most customers are eligible for the 100% matched deposit Sportingbet welcome bonus. To check if you are one of them, here’s a link to its site (www.sportingbet.co.za). 

Facts & Figures


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