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Topbet.co.za Review

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TopBet is a locally-owned off-track betting firm with retail shops in multiple provinces including KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Gauteng. Find out if this brand delivers in our Topbet review.

Topbet.co.za Review

TopBet was established in 2008, so it’s already a well-known brand in South Africa. It operates under a licence issued by the Gauteng Gambling Board which allows to process betting transactions via the internet.

Topbet Home

In addition to pre-match sports betting, TopBet customers can also enjoy Crazy Numbers, Betgames Lotto and now it also offers live roulette (Gauteng province only). 

Topbet.co.za Verdict

Why punters bet at TopBet

Pros

✔ Quick Bet without an account
✔ Respectable market depth
✔ Custom-made mobile site
✔ Clean and simple website
✔ Established South African company

Cons

✘ No live betting available
✘ No live streaming
✘ No native app

Topbet.co.za Odds & Markets

It’s not the most action-packed sportsbook on the market with only 14 sports listed on the website - with the surprising omission of cricket. This is what you’ll find:

SoccerAmerican FootballBaseballBasketballBoxing
CyclingDartsFutsalHorse RacingIce Hockey
MMARugbySnookerTennis

Topbet.co.za Football Betting Tips

Soccer towers above all other sports on this site. You have quick links to today’s top matches, Champions League, Europa League and several of Europe’s top domestic leagues. Yet, that’s only for starters, TopBet delivers a grand selection of another 50 countries containing well over 100 other league and cups from as far afield as Nicaragua, Qatar and Kosovo.

There is a rich selection of betting markets throughout, such as matchbet and totals, BTTS, 1st 10 minutes (3-way), O/U goals, margins, handicaps and multiscores to name a few. If you’re a soccer punter, This is definitely a site worth checking out.

Topbet.co.za Horse Racing Betting Tips & more

TopBet offers local horse racing in addition to races from Australia, the UK and USA. The layout of the racing menu is rather bland, yet it’s easy to find the race you want. There are a number of betting markets like starting price, open win and open place plus several tote betting options including, jackpot, swinger, exacta, trifecta, quartet, place accumulator, pick six, double and more. We couldn’t find any form guides whatsoever, which is rather disappointing, so you’ll need to do your pre-race research somewhere else before betting here.

Topbet Racing

Most betting sites have a particular niche in which they excel, and rugby is it at TopBet. There is a mountain of choice under the union banner including all the matches from the English Premiership, Challenge Cup, Champions Cup, Celtic League, French Top 14, ITM Cup, Pro 14, Six Nations and NPC Premiership among other competitions. Rugby league boasts the Super League, Australia’s NRL and the RFL Challenge Cup.

It’s a little weaker in some other areas. Ice hockey covers all NHL matches but no European or Scandinavian leagues. Basketball is the same - there’s wall-to-wall NBA coverage but nothing else. Tennis spans the ATP, WTA and Challenger tour events, whilst no ITF matches are listed. Baseball is solely the MLB with no offerings from Japan or Korea. Ultimately, all of the mainstream events are here, so most casual bettors will be more than happy. For certain, there are sportsbooks offering more, but it depends on what interests you have as a bettor, as to whether this lineup is adequate or not.

No TopBet review would be complete without assessing the odds it gives punters. For soccer in particular, TopBet had some sparkling prices, but it was curiously off the pace for the NFL match we randomly chose. On average it is definitely competitive in the prices it gives punters.

Event
TopBet
Supabets
Sportingbet
Football: Bundesliga - FC Augsburg Vs RB Leipzig. Leipzig win.2.202.202.20
Football: EPL - Chelsea Vs Manchester Utd. Match result: draw3.803.753.75
NFL: Cowboys Vs Redskins. Redskins win (2 way)1.701.801.83
Cricket: Sri Lanka Vs England 3rd ODI. England winNot listed1.321.34
Ice hockey: NHL - Flames Vs Bruins. Bruins win. 2.452.482.45


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Topbet.co.za Live Betting

TopBet doesn’t offer live betting. The only bets you can place are pre-match.

Topbet.co.za Website & Login

TopBet online is rather ‘no thrills’ but there are still a few key action stations worthy of a mention.

TopBet Crazy Numbers


Lottery-based games are very popular throughout South Africa and TopBet is another site that offers a wide variety for players to sample. Inside the Crazy Numbers menu you’ll find a long list of lotto draws from around the globe such as the Philippines MegaLotto, Irish Daily Millions, German Lotto, France Loto, Kansas (US) Super Cash and many others. Each draw has a paytable detailing how much you will for matching 1 number, 2 numbers and so on. These are fixed odds payouts because you are betting against TopBet - you’re not purchasing a ticket for the real draw, but merely using those official lottery numbers to play this game.

Topbet Numbers

TopBet Betgames


These are very similar to Crazy Numbers with the only difference being they are streamed live so you can watch the balls drop into the winning numbers tube. The same type of bets are available with fixed odds prices as well. 

TopBet Bet Games

TopBet Quick-Bet


Even without a TopBet account you can still take advantage of its prices using Quick-Bet. All you need to do is select the bet you want to place and click on it to add it to the bet slip - then click ‘Place Bet’. You are then asked to insert your cell number and confirm the bet. All you then have to do is go to the nearest TopBet shop and give your mobile number to the clerk who will print your bet ticket once you’ve paid.

Website/Usability


Compared to many other online betting and gambling sites, TopBet is modest in size. This is evident by its clean and simple homepage. The top menu contains an account tab, about and ticket lookup. The side menu is home to several popular quick links followed by a list of the sports categories. The heart of the page is filled with upcoming Crazy Numbers draws and the right side details a handful of featured sports events. You will notice that each event has ‘Ends’ followed by a time. This is when betting ends for that particular event, which is before it starts (as not live betting is available).

The advantage of its size, is that navigation through the site is quick and easy. There are breadcrumbs which also help when flicking between matches as it saves you having to go back to the main hub page each time. Placing your bets online is easy. The bet slip stacks your selections with singles at the top and multiples listed underneath - simply choose the bet type you want from the options and you’re good to go.

Topbet.co.za Mobile App

With many South African customers turning to their mobile devices, a good betting site needs to cater to this growing demand. Although there isn’t a TopBet mobile app, it does offer a customised web-based mobile betting platform (https://mobi.topbet.co.za) for punters to use.

In-keeping with the full site theme, it’s a no thrills package but it works perfectly fine. Navigation is simple, load speeds are fast and placing a bet is easy. All platforms have SSL encryption so we know the site is secure meaning you can do your banking with peace of mind.

Topbet Mobile

Topbet.co.za Withdrawals & Deposits

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


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • FNB
  • ABSA
  • Nedbank
  • Standard Bank

Bank deposits can be made via online transfer, going to your local branch or by posting a cheque. For withdrawals, TopBet states this in its terms and conditions, “Any request by a customer to withdraw credit amounts from an internet and mobi betting account must be in writing and the written request form of TopBet must be completed and signed and thereafter telefaxed to TopBet.” Without a doubt, this seems a very long winded method to use in this day and age.

Topbet.co.za Customer Service

You’re are to reach out to TopBet customer service 24/7 by the following channels:

Live chat: not available
Telephone: 0861-867-238 or 016-992-4504 (WhatsApp)

Topbet.co.za FAQs

Is TopBet.eu related to the South African site?

From the TopBet review, we couldn’t find any connection between the two sites. The logos and designs are both different so we do not believe they are related. 


Is TopBet SA only open to residents in South Africa?

The website doesn’t specify jurisdictions but it appears as though this betting site is focused solely on the local market.

Do I need any TopBet codes?

TopBet rarely uses bonus or promo codes. However, to find out about the latest offers, you can visit the site using this link.


Do I have to download any software?

No, TopBet SA is 100% web-based and compatible for all devices.

How long do TopBet payouts take?

It varies, but the company says within 48 hours of the request being formally processed.

Facts & Figures


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