Best Sports Betting

Best Sports Betting is your ultimate guide to the best online sports betting and casino sites in South Africa. Best Sports Betting covers everything from detailed bookmaker reviews, where we put local bookmakers to the test, to sports betting and casino deposit bonuses, free bets, the latest online casino games and even the latest betting news. We cover everything gambling related, all in one place.

For those that are new to the world of online betting, we've put together a handy Ultimate Betting Guide to help both new and experienced punters with their sports betting or having a go at their first online casino bet. The guide covers everything from how to get started with your first online bet, to withdrawing your winnings, a must read for new and experienced sports bettors and casino players.

Best Sports Betting looks to empower sports and casino bettors to make the best decisions possible when it comes to their online betting accounts. Our various guides will help you with how to create a sports betting account, which are the best bookmakers and betting sites in South Africa as well as more advanced guides on how to make the most from bonuses and more.

The rise and legalization of certain casino style games have also taken South Africa by storm. We've also got you covered in that department, which various game reviews and how to guides. Online casino games are known locally as live games, and there is a wide variety of these on offer from providers like Evolution and Ezugi, including online slots, blackjack, roulette and more. All now legal and licensed for South Africans to safely enjoy.

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South Africa has also recently seen the introduction of licensed online slots from Hollywoodbets, a first for the country and with over 60 different Spina Zonke games to choose from. This should open the doors for more betting sites to offer online slots, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for online casino gaming in SA.

Virtual Sports are now also available in South Africa, with virtual soccer and horse racing on offer. These games have recently been legalized and provide a good betting alternative for when there is no sports on, or for those looking for some quick juicy bets.

Sports Betting Bookmaker Offers









Betway offer a R25 Free Bet promotion, where you get a free bet just for signing up. With thousands of markets and a great selection of Casino Games plus Betgames. Betway are a popular choice among South African punters. They also offer a data free betting site.


Sportingbet offer a 100% Deposit Bonus match up to R2000. As well as great features like cash out, auto cash out, casino games like live roulette and dream catcher. They offer competitive odds on a great betting platform They also accept 1ForYou and many other deposit methods.


Hollywoodbets offer new customers a R25 Sign up bonus, cash out, match builder, slots, casino games, Betgames, weekly promotions and more. Hollywoodbets are one of the most recognised bookmakers in South Africa. There are not many punters who do not have a Hollywoodbets account


Gbets have everything a sports or casino fan needs. They offer some of the most comprehensive betting markets across a wide variety of sports, all with features like bet builder and cash out. They also have a wide variety of casino and live games games on offer.

Online Sports Betting

South Africans are finding it easier than ever to bet on sports online. The option to have a punt from the comfort of your couch, rather than having to trek down to the local tote or betting shop is a great blessing, and has seen a remarkable increase in mobile betting.

Online sports betting in South Africa has a strong focus on popular sports like Horse Racing, Soccer, Tennis, Cricket, Golf, Rugby, Motorsport, Basketball, Cycling, Esports and even Virtual Sports. It's easy to understand why online sports betting is so popular when we have such a wide variety of betting options and markets available.

As mentioned, online sports betting is now faster and more accessible than ever, with more and more punters betting from their mobile phones or using one of the various betting apps on offer.

You don't even need a bank account to start betting, as you can deposit with prepaid vouchers from 1Voucher/1Foryou, OTT and others, while withdrawing your winning via cashsend or even sparkle pay. South African bookmakers have really catered to their punters, because you know, locals is lekker!

SA Bookmaker Reviews

To help punters choose the best bookmakers for their needs, we've compiled detailed reviews on all South African bookmakers. Our reviews cover the look and feel of a site, their markets, odds, sign on bonuses, promotions and more.

We also give our final thoughts and recommendations, both positive and negative. So if you'd like to know more about a bookmaker head on over to our bookmaker review section to get our opinion on them. We have reviews of all major bookmakers posted, as well as several other smaller bookies and products.

Data Free Sports Betting

Data Free Sports Betting is the latest innovation to hit the South African betting market. Several local betting sites now offer betting on a data free platform that uses no data or airtime, but still gives you access to sports betting and live betting. We've reviewed the best data free betting sites and apps available, as well as posted a few tips on how to keep your betting data consumption to a minimum.

Best Bookmakers in South Africa

We've tried all of the bookmakers covered on our site. With that knowledge we've created the ultimate best bookmakers in South Africa list. We've also compiled a list of SA bookmakers, ones that we have tried and reviewed. We also included bookmakers that we highly recommend, to save you the hassle of signing up with a dud bookmaker or getting caught up in a nasty bonus turn over. Most South African betting companies are worth having a bet with, and if they are not you'll hear about it from us.

Fica Bonuses and Free Bets

Although they are becoming increasingly rare there are still the odd fica bonuses coming out from bookmakers, ones that don't require a deposit that is. We try keep our Fica Bonus list as up to date as possible, so you can get your hands on a juicy free bet!

The most popular offers at the moment are the Hollywoodbets R25 & Betway R25 Free Bet offer, as well as the WSB R50 welcome bonus, where you get a free bet just for signing up. These offers are great for punters who would like to try betting without committing to a deposit. Punters are also welcome to withdraw their winnings from these offers, once the bonus terms are reached.

Sports Betting and Casino Promotions

There's nothing better than getting those extra winnings from a accumulator bonus, or getting your money back when its a bore draw. South African bookmakers are very generous in the promotions department, and you'll find both weekly and recurring promotions for most popular sports at most bookmakers.

At Best Sports Betting we keep a keen eye out for sports betting and casino promotions that offer punters value, especially deposit bonus ones. We post the best of these with a brief overview as well as our thoughts on the various bonus terms and conditions.

eSports Betting

eSports saw a surge in popularity with punters due to the Covid 19 outbreak suspending major sports. It's now possible to bet on not only a wide variety of sports, but also a wide variety of markets. You can bet when the first tower will fall in Dota, who will draw first blood in CSGO or how many goals there will be in a FIFA 20 electronic league match. The options are endless, and most bookmakers now have a strong eSports offering.


Betgames are fast becoming on of the most popular online games in South Africa. They're an online live lottery draw game that takes place every few minutes, and there are several of them to choose from. Including Speedy 7, War of Bets and more.

The most popular games being Betgames Dice and Lucky 7. Best Sports Betting has you covered with everything Betgames related. Ranging from how to play Betgames to a few Betgames strategies.

Online Casino Games in SA

Online casino and live games have taken South Africa by storm. Several bookmakers have managed to get online roulette, dice and several other games approved by the gambling board. Making these games 100% legal!

We've posted detailed reviews and guides to many of the best online casino games that are available to South Africans. The most popular game at the moment is certainly the Sportingbet Roulette selection of games as well as the newly launched WSB blackjack, a first for South Africa, but now also available at bookmakers like Betway and Hollywoodbets. The only thing missing is online slots and with the launch of the Hollywoodbets Spina Zonke games we should see more bookmakers offering legal slots soon.

Live Games

Other popular live games include the new Monopoly Live online game, as well as the similar Dream Catcher Wheel. Both these games have caught the imagination of South African punters and are quite an experience, and there are so many more. You can now enjoy the rush of playing games like Crazy Time or something faster like Side Bet City. There are so many to choose from and we cover all of the popular games in our guides and reviews.

The best part is that you can also enjoy live games from your mobile or one of the various betting apps available. Most of the live games are provided by Evolution Gaming and the standard and quality of the games and feeds are excellent.

Lucky Numbers

Lucky Numbers betting is taking South Africa by storm and there's no better place to get started than right here at Best Sports Betting! With a fast-growing number of online betting sites posting odds on these local and international lottery games, we've got everything you need to win.

Check out the Best Sports Betting lucky numbers articles for guidance on how to play Lucky Numbers, reviews of bookies offering these games and lots more useful information on Lucky Numbers betting in South Africa. We've also got a handy Lucky Numbers Dream Guide if you are looking to translate your dreams into winning numbers!

Betting Babes

We love our Betting Babes as much as we love our sports! Some of our Betting Babes shoots are based on popular sports and betting games. These are regularly updated with new fun sports and casino themed sets posted every quarter. Check out our dedicated Betting Babes section to see what they've been up to.

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