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World Sports Betting Review

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World Sports Betting is today one of South Africa’s premier online sportsbooks. WSB offers more than 250,000 pre-match betting events every month, at least 200,000 live in-play markets and 500 lotto draws. Read our World Sports Betting review to find out more.

World Sports Betting Review

Founded in 2002, World Sports Betting took a while to get into its stride, but over the years it has continued to innovate and adapt to the changing demands of South Africa’s betting public. This strategy has clearly worked for WSB as it has grown into one of the country’s most popular online betting sites.

World Sports Betting Home

Further evidence of its growing presence can be seen in its partnerships with the Cape Cobras cricket team and professional rugby union side - the Lions. WSB is licenced and regulated by the Gauteng Gambling Board (www.ggb.org.za) and the National
Gambling Board (www.ngb.org.za).

World Sports Betting Verdict

Why punters bet at World Sports Betting

Pros

✔ 100% up to R10,000 welcome bonus
✔ High payout limit
✔ Live streaming on selected events
✔ Good all-round odds
✔ Customer support 24/7

Cons

✘ Prices displayed in fractions only
✘ Fee charged if you withdraw before playing through your deposit
✘ No mobile app

World Sports Betting Odds & Markets

WSB lives up to its name with an impressive assortment of sports you can bet on. Below is a complete list to whet your appetite.

Horse RacingAlpine SkiingAmerican FootballAustralian RulesBaseball
BasketballBeach VolleyBiathlonBoxingChess
CricketCross CountryCyclingDartsEsports
FloorballFutsalGolfHandballIce Hockey
MMAMotor SportsNetballRugbySoccer
SpecialsSurfingTable TennisTennisVolleyball
Wrestling




World Sports Betting Football Betting Tips

WSB has soccer betting on all of the Champions League matches and the big four European leagues plus 65 other countries. The total number of different competitions is close to 150, which creates a mouth-watering selection for soccer-mad punters to revel in. When viewing pre-match betting markets, you get a number of head-to-head stats between the teams and current home and away form. This is a nice touch as it provides some guidance towards which bets to place.

The market depth for the elite leagues is satisfactory without being amazing. On average there are around 90 betting markets which cover all of the essentials such as BTTS, match result, halves, O/U goals, corners and cards, margins and combos to name a few. The majority of the other leagues serve up around 60 markets, with a small handful only having around 20.

WSB offers soccer punters tote pool soccer betting. You can pick between either the Soccer 4 and Soccer 6 pools. The WSB welcome bonus doesn’t allow you to use free funds on tote betting, so you’ll need to use real money if you want to enter these pools.

WSB Soccer

World Sports Betting Horse Racing Betting Tips & more

Immediately World Sports Betting sets the tone with its horse racing coverage. In addition to local races, it provides in-depth coverage from other countries such as the UK, France, Ireland, USA, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

You can view the next 5 races, or take a look at the whole day’s racing. There is tote betting available on all South African races plus plenty of international meetings, too. Different pools such as jackpot, pick 6, trifecta, exacta, quartet, place accumulator and swinger among others are all available. The exact choice does depend on the country and race card.

WSB also delivers a quality live streaming service covering both local and international races, as well as a wide variety of ante post markets and detailed form guides. However, these are only available in PDF, so you’ve got to download them to have a look.

WSB Other Sports


The action keeps coming thick and fast at WSB. You have a plethora of cricket action both from within South Africa and overseas. This covers all three formats of the game both at international level and domestically. Basketball comes from 12 countries with the highlight being the NBA. Ice hockey and volleyball also have a thorough multi-country lineup. American football includes both the NFL and college games. Furthermore, WSB has an impressive variety of esports that you can bet on. This ranges from Dota 2 and CS:GO to Street Fighter and NBA2K. Market depth is up and down with the bigger games from the top leagues having a host of great betting options but many smaller events only have a handful of markets open.

As part of our World Sports Betting review, we assessed the prices on a few events and compared them against rival sportsbooks. As you can see, WSB offers good value for money across the board.

Event
WSB
Hollywoodbets
Mobibets
Football: EPL - Arsenal Vs Leicester. Arsenal win.1.551.551.50
Football: La Liga - Real Sociedad Vs Girona. Sociedad win.1.801.751.75
Rugby Union: Super Rugby. Championship outright. Crusaders win.4.054.004.05
NFL: Falcons Vs Giants. Giants win2.502.452.45
Golf - Showdown at Shadow Creek. Tiger Woods Vs Phil Mickelson. Mickelson win.2.802.652.70


Hollywoodbets ReviewMobibets Review

World Sports Betting Live Betting

WSB also delivers a strong lineup of live in-play betting events. Whether your game is soccer, rugby, cricket, tennis, golf or esports, the chances are you’ll be able to bet on it live right here.

Market depth is reasonable. For example, a soccer match from the Chinese Premier League reserves had 26 markets with over 100 betting opportunities. The betting interface provides a match animation centre so you can follow the action and there is live streaming on soccer, tennis, basketball, table tennis and several other sports so you can bet and watch at the same time.

WSB Live Betting

World Sports Betting Website & Login

Although the WSB welcome bonus is one of the largest around, the proof of a good sportsbook is in the overall package delivered. At World Sports Betting you are treated to features such as:

WSB Stats


The joy of sports betting is that the more knowledge you hold, the better your chances of success over the long-term. To give you a headstart, WSB provides statistics and live scores from the leading analytical sports data experts - Sportsradar.

There is an immense amount of information covering every sport, competition, team and player. You can check on current form, player stats, head-to-records, archive and a referee's performance. Alternatively, in the live scores, you get up to the minute match stats that can aid you in making better bet selections.

WSB Stats


WSB Betgames


WSB joins virtually all the other South African sites in offering betgames.tv and number games. Both are lotto games but Betgames are hosted locally and there’s a draw every few minutes. Whereas, the pick a number games are based on the world’s most well-known lotteries such as the US Powerball, the UK Thunderball and the South Africa Lotto. There are fixed payouts for both types of games. Please note, you are not participating in the actual lottery draw with a ticket - you are betting with WSB - it is the operator that will payout when you win.

WSB Bet Games

Website/Usability


The World Sports Betting platform is a standard piece of kit. Its clean layout makes it perfect for first time users and experienced professionals. The homepage (on desktop view) offers links to the lotto games, horse racing and in-play action. This is followed by a complete menu showing you all the sports on the platform. The main body displays live betting markets, upcoming events and the day’s horse racing.

When you click on a sport, you get optional filters to help narrow down the match you want. As it’s a little different to most interfaces, you do need to adjust if you’re already familiar with other sites, but once you get the hang of this set up, you realise that it’s nice and user friendly. A slight bugbear is that the prices are set to fractional with no way of changing to decimal - this means a little maths is required when you encounter odds such as 73/20 and 10/23.

World Sports Betting Mobile App

WSB is another South African betting site that has chosen to adopt a mobile web-based platform for its customers. This means that there is no Worlds Sports Betting mobile app required to enjoy this site from your portable device. Simply go to https://mobile.wsb.co.za/ and start betting.

The design is plain and simple. You can choose horse racing, soccer, top coupons, lucky numbers and betgames from the quick links menu, and listed below is ‘all sports’ which expands down to reveal the rest of the package. Navigation cannot be faulted, all you have to do is follow the sport you want which leads into the matches and markets. There is nothing flash about this layout. It lists the odds as text without enclosing them in a button. To place a bet, scroll over the selection you want and it will become highlighted for you to click. This basic design makes page load speeds very fast, which is vital, especially for live bettors.

WSB Mobile

World Sports Betting Withdrawals & Deposits

The following payment methods can be used at World Sports Betting online:

  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • EFTs
  • iPay
  • Cash Deposits
  • OTT Voucher
  • Bank Transfers

Customers will be charged 5% if the value of a deposit is not turned over (bet) before withdrawing (minimum R50.00). In terms of WSB payout times, South African account holders should allow 2 working days for bank transfers and up to 5 working days for credit card payments. International account holders need to wait up to 8 working days

World Sports Betting Customer Service

WSB support is on-call 24/7/365, so there’s always assistance when you need it. You can reach out via the following options:

Live chat: click the red button at the top of the page or find the ‘live chat’ tab in the menu to launch this feature
Telephone: 0860-103-393 or for international customers: + 27-860-103-393

World Sports Betting FAQs

Is WSB.co.za legal?

Yes, it is. WSB holds licences which show that it is 100% legal and the site has SSL protection so it is secure and safe for your banking needs.

Do I need a World Sports Betting promotion code?

Some offers may require you to use a WSB promo code. Full details can be found at www.wsb.co.za. 

What are World Sports Betting free vouchers?

These are free bet vouchers that WSB offers customers.

Am I eligible for the World Sports Betting bonus where I live?

To find out if you can claim the R10,000 deposit bonus in your location, please check www.worldsportsbetting.co.za. 

Can I make a World Sports Betting deposit in a shop to play online?

Yes, you can do this. Go to a shop with your account number and you can fund your account over the counter.

Facts & Figures


Top 5 Bookmakers December 2019