Best Bookmakers in South Africa – Online Sports Betting

With more and more bookmakers entering the online sports betting market in South Africa, deciding where to open an account can be quite overwhelming. Which is why we created our Best Bookmakers South Africa list, so that punters can open an account and bet with confidence.

Before we get started with our list we would like to state that all the bookmakers mentioned are licensed in their respective provinces and are fully legal to bet with.

Best Bookmakers in South Africa

In this list we’ll be introducing you to some of our favorite South African sports betting sites and tell you why we like each one of them – making it easier to decide for yourself! However we do recommend that you have more than one account so you can always have your cake – and eat it! If you are new to sports betting and would like to know more about how online betting works and how to get involved then you’ll want to check out our Ultimate Betting Guide.

For those punters who aren’t aware, having more than one bookmaker account gives you access to features and odds that your current one might not have. For example you’ll find a great selection of soccer markets at one bookmaker but they might not offer a feature like cash out. So it’s worth having several betting accounts to take advantage of certain features and promotions. Enjoy our list of some of the Best Bookmakers in South Africa.

1. World Sports Betting

World Sports Betting are one of the few online bookmakers who go the extra mile for punters. They offer a wide variety of prematch and in-play betting, horse racing, Betgames and casino games, all at highly competitive odds.

What makes WSB one of our favourites is the huge selection of promotions across major sports, including soccer, rugby and more. They have a 100% deposit match up to R10,000, for new customers, as well as a free R50 bonus which you’ll get just for signing up.

Read our full World Sports Betting Review

2. Sunbet

Owned by the Sun International group, renowned for their land-based casinos and gaming operations, Sunbet is their relatively new online sports betting product. As a new customer, they will give you a 100% bonus up to R1000 on your first deposit. You’ll also get an exclusive R200 extra if you use sign up code BSB!

Sunbet allow punters to bet large amounts of money and accept single bets of up to R250 000, which is more than all of their competitors. Aside from a decent sports market portfolio, they generally have good coverage of Rugby, Soccer, Cricket and a solid E-Sports offering. Definitely one of the best all round bookmakers in South Africa. Sign up with Sunbet.

Read our full Sunbet Review

3. Betway South Africa

Betway South Africa have some of the best weekly promotions and features you will find at any bookmaker. They also have a fantastic R25 Free bet on registration with minimal play through, cash out, Betgames and more. Lovely! They also offer competitive odds on all major sports, as well as live betting and betting code sharing.

Betway are currently running a R25 Free bet promotions, where you get a free R25 for opening an account. They’ve also recently launched a host of lie games, including Dream Catcher and Live Roulette.

Read our Betway South Africa Review

4. Playa Bets

Playa Bets is a progressive South African bookmaker that continues to improve their product offering and customer experience. They offer a 100% bonus up to R10000 on your first deposit. Playa Bets provides good customer service, which is always prompt, helpful and friendly.

Their promotions are some of the best around and offer a variety on a stand-alone event and permanent basis. The Android app is a great addition to their offering and Playa Bets are also of course the proud sponsors of the BSB podcast!  Sign up now!

Read our full review here

5. HollywoodBets

HollywoodBets are one of the most established bookies in South Africa. Their mobile site offers a fantastic user experience and customers can conveniently upload their own FICA documents. Withdrawals from your Hollywood Bets account usually take no longer than one working day. By signing up today you can get a free R25 to bet with on Hollywoodbets.

Read our full Hollywoodbets Review

6. Sportingbet

Sportingbet is one of the premier bookmakers in South Africa, and one of the world leaders in sports betting. They offer the complete range of sports and markets to punters with a huge variety of in-play betting available. Sportingbet offer new customers a generous 100% bonus up to R2000 on your first deposit. Some handy features of their site include cash out and the rewards club, which gives you a small percentage of your money back on deposits.

Sportingbet have also just added fully legal live roulette games, a first in South Africa. 

Sign up With Sportingbet or Read our full review here

7. BetXchange

Betxchange are one of the longest established sports books in South Africa. Their offer for new customers is a 100% bonus up to R10,000 on your first deposit and a fantastic start up bonus whereby you get money back on your first five losing bets. The biggest positives for punters using BetXchange are their lightning-quick withdrawals, competitive odds and early pricing, which allows punters to get their money down sooner and take advantage of the best odds or spread.

Read our full Betxchange review

Complete list of bookmakers in South Africa

If you are looking for a complete list of current and trustworthy bookmakers then have a read through the table below. All the bookmakers mentioned have been reviewed by us and are ones we recommend.

Best Sports Betting still included the bookmaker if they were safe but we didn’t much like their product. You can visit the sites review by clicking in the column on the left, or click on the column on the right to visit the bookmakers site. Enjoy!

BookieDeposit BonusVisit
SunbetR1000Bet Now
Betway R25 Free BetBet Now
MG Sports BettingR3000Bet Now
Sportingbet R2000Bet Now
WSBR10,000Bet Now
GG GamingR3000Bet Now
HollywoodbetsR25 FreeBet Now
PlayabetsR10,000Bet Now
SupabetsR10,000Bet Now
BetOlimpR3000Bet Now
GbetsR1000Bet Now
ScorebetR2000Bet Now
MarshallsR30 FreeBet Now
Vegas BetsR1000Bet Now
Massiv BetR1000Bet Now Now
TopbetN/ABet Now
Soccer ShopR2000Bet Now
Lucky365R2000Bet Now
PlaybetR50 FreeBet Now
Morris VeeN/ABet Now
LMN/ABet Now
Lucky BetsR25 FreeBet Now
FirstbetR30 FreeBet Now
PalacebetR1000Bet Now

We hope you enjoyed our Best Bookmakers South Africa list, if you think we missed any then let us know in the comments. Remember that our Best Bookmakers South Africa list is our opinion of what we enjoy and yours might be wildly different! Head on over to the Best Sports Betting home page for more reviews, tips and promotions.

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2 months ago

What’s wrong with
Their website been off

8 months ago

I think you should make a review on the worst bookmakers also i have one in mind and am sure… Read more »

10 months ago

Why no Betting World review?

9 months ago
Reply to  Clint

Yes why there is no betting world?

11 months ago

Lottostar is also great, please do a review on them for us?

1 year ago

You forgot Lottostar

2 years ago

Hi I think you missing GG Gaming on there they are the first to come out with Rugby betting every… Read more »

3 years ago

Hollywoodbets are also good, I bet them often.