Best Bookmakers South Africa – Online Sports Betting

Best Bookmakers South Africa – Your handy guide to online sports betting in South Africa

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 post.

We’d like to introduce you to some of our favourite 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! Enjoy our list, Best Bookmakers South Africa.

1. 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. 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.

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2. World Sports Betting (WSB)

WSB offer a 100% bonus up to R10000 on your first deposit, which is the biggest in South Africa (Use voucher code BSB001 for an extra R100 free). WSB boast the most comprehensive range of promotions of their South African competitors and they are currently one of the very few bookies to offer betting on E-Sports. WSB also have a comprehensive blog that is worth a read as they upload content at an insane rate, a punters dream! WSB blog :

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3. 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 R1000 on your first deposit (the bonus is usually R500 but you can claim R1000 just by mentioning BSB!). 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!

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4. 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.

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5. Betway South Africa

Betway South Africa have some of the best weekly promotions you will find at any bookmaker. They also have a fantastic 125% R1000 Deposit match with minimal playthrough.

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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 fairly generous 100% bonus up to R1000 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.

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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 R500 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.

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BookieDeposit BonusVisit
SunbetR1000Bet Now
Betway R1000Bet Now
Sportingbet R2000Bet Now
GG GamingR3000Bet Now
MobibetsR2000Bet Now
Morris VeeN/ABet Now
HollywoodR25 FreeBet Now
PlaybetN/ABet Now
PlayabetsR1000Bet Now
SupabetsR10,000Bet Now
BetOlimpR3000Bet Now
LMN/ABet Now
WSBR10,000Bet Now
GbetsR1000Bet Now
SupabetsR10,000Bet Now
ScorebetR2000Bet 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!


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You forgot Lottostar


I think you missing GG Gaming on there they are the first to come out with Rugby betting every week, one needs to look out for them and they are spot on


Hollywoodbets are also good, I bet them often.