Betway Live Games and Casino Games Guide

Boasting an impressive selection of live games, Betway South Africa offers a thrilling and immersive gaming experience from the comfort of your home. With the help of technology providers Evolution Gaming and BetGames.TV, you’ll feel just like you’re at the casino but won’t have to pay for parking. Bet on live-hosted Blackjack, Roulette and even game shows like Deal Or No Deal.

Other live games available at Betway include Dice Duel, Poker, Baccarat and lottery-style betgames like Lucky 7. Whether you’re spending the night in or betting on the go, these feature-rich live casino games have an incredible range of betting options and are optimised for whichever device you’re using.

This casino guide will help you get started playing live games at Betway, introduce you to some of our favourite titles and direct you to useful online resources and videos with more information. 

What are Live Games?

 Live Games combine fixed-odds betting with popular table games like blackjack, poker and roulette as well as lottery-style number games. These games are hosted by real people in a glamorous studio to create the vibe and ambiance of a casino or live game show that you’re taking part in.

The games are live-streamed 24/7 which means you’re never too late (or even early) to join the party. With in-studio cameras allowing you to see every dice roll, wheel spin and flip of the cards, you can rest assured these games are 100% fair. And with all bells and whistles that the latest technology brings, we promise that nothing you’ve seen outside of a real casino comes close to what you’ll experience with Betway Live Games!

How Much Money Do I Need To Play?

To start playing your favourite casino games all you need is R1 and to register a Betway account. You can play on your desktop at home or on any mobile device as long as you have a stable internet connection.

For mobile players, we recommend downloading the Betway Mobile app on your smartphone or tablet to get unlimited access to the Betway stable of Evolution Live Games, BetGames, sports betting, Lucky Numbers and more.

Which Live Casino Games Can I Play at Betway?

Roulette

At any time, there are at least 12 tables offering various styles of Live Roulette at Betway. Choose anything from Standard and American roulette to Speed Roulette, where game rounds take no more than 25 seconds from spin to spin. Everything at the tables happens live, meaning you’ll sit opposite a real croupier who’ll call for your bets and spin the roulette wheel right in front of you.

How it works: Rules can vary slightly across game styles but the basic premise of Roulette is to bet on the winning number, colour or relative position of the ball after the wheel has been spun. There are many different bets available in roulette with different odds and payouts, so take note of these before playing.

How to play: Log in to Betway or sign up if you’re a new customer. Go to the Live Games page and select Live Roulette. Choose the game style and betting limits you would like to play and you’re all set!

Read our comprehensive guide to playing Live Roulette here.

Blackjack

Betway offers a wide range of Blackjack tables with varied game styles and betting limits, all the way from Standard to Free Bet, Speed and Party Blackjack. Choose to play with a minimum bet of R5 or sit down at the high-roller Salon Prive tables where you’ll need at least R30 000 to buy-in. The more popular R100 and R1000 tables are usually quite busy so you might have to wait for a seat at these.

How it works: The player and dealer are dealt two cards each. One of the dealer’s cards is hidden until the end of the round. The aim of blackjack is to beat the dealer’s hand without going over 21. Face cards are worth 10. Aces are worth 1 or 11 (whichever makes a better hand). After receiving your two cards you can either ask for another card (‘Hit’) or ‘Stand’ and end your turn.

If you go over 21, you’re bust and the dealer wins. If you stand and your total is closer to 21, you win. If it’s a tie, your bet is a push. If you’re dealt 21 from the start (Ace & 10), you also win. Read more about the rules and betting odds for Blackjack here.

How to play: Log in to Betway or sign up if you’re a new customer. Go to the Live Games page and select Live Blackjack. Choose the game style and betting limits you would like to play and you’re all set!

Baccarat

Betway’s Baccarat is an authentic representation of this ancient Italian game traditionally played by only the wealthiest people. Get dealt in by a live dealer for as little as R2 or up the ante at the Salon Prive tables where the minimum bet is R10 000 and you’ll have the dealer all to yourself.

How it works: Baccarat is a game played against the dealer where you are both dealt two cards at the start of each round. If either the player or banker is dealt a total of eight or nine, they must stand (not receive another card). If the player’s total is five or less, then the player must hit (receive another card). Otherwise, the player will stand. If the player stands, then the banker must hit on a total of five or less. Read more about the rules and betting odds for Baccarat here.

How to play: Log in to Betway or sign up if you’re a new customer. Go to the Live Games page and select Live Baccarat. Choose the game style and betting limits you would like to play and you’re all set!

Poker

Since the 1800s, people have bet on this popular card game, sometimes even in dusty saloons while playing for their lives! The game has since evolved to include several variations, and Betway has the best of them available for you 24/7. Texas Hold’em, 2 Hand Casino Hold’em, Three Card and Caribbean Stud are some of the games you can play for anything between R5 and R20 000 a hand.

How it works: There are many versions of poker available at Betway and each game has slightly different rules. The dealer will give you 2-5 cards face down and the main aim of the game is to make a qualifying five-card poker hand to win the pot. Whether you win is determined by what hands other players are holding and whether you choose to stay in the game when the stakes are raised. To see how poker hands rank from highest to lowest, check out this link.

How to play: Log in to Betway or sign up if you’re a new customer. Go to the Live Games page and select Live Poker. Choose the game style and betting limits you would like to play and you’re all set!

Crazy Time

Built on the huge success of Dream Catcher, Crazy Time is the newest money wheel game from Evolution Gaming which regularly makes some big payouts! Set in a vibrant and lively studio, this crazy fun game is live-hosted by enthusiastic presenters who always want you to get lucky. What’s special about this game is the presence of a top slot which affects the main game plus four exciting bonus games.

How it works: In each round, you place bets on different numbers or any of the 4 Bonus Games and then wait for the wheel to be spun. At the start of each round, a Top Slot is spun at the same time as the main wheel for the chance to add multipliers up to 25 000x to the game. The four bonus rounds are mini-games which each have fun and interesting ways of revealing the multipliers you have won. 

Watch a video of us playing Crazy Time or read this handy guide to learn more.

How to play: Log in to Betway or sign up if you’re a new customer. Go to the Live Games page and select Crazy Time. A window will open with a live stream of the show and you can start placing bets as soon as the current round is complete. To get the hang of it, you can watch as many rounds as you like without betting any money.

Megaball

Mega Ball is a fast-paced game similar to Bingo with bonus rounds. The game has amazing winning potential with up to 10 000x multipliers. Betting starts from as little as R1 with payouts of up to R5 million!

How it works: The aim for players is to match various lines of balls drawn from a machine, getting as many lines per card as possible. The more lines you get, the more you will win! The last ball drawn is the Mega Ball. If this Mega Ball fills up one or more lines, your winnings are further increased by the multiplier.

Watch a video of us playing Mega Ball to learn more here.

How to play: Log in to Betway or sign up if you’re a new customer. Go to the Live Games page and select Mega Ball. A window will open with a live stream of the show and you can start placing bets as soon as the current round is complete. To get started, set the card value and choose the number of cards. Twenty balls will drop and a multiplier will be randomly set. Finally, the Mega Ball will be drawn.

Deal Or No Deal

Based on the popular TV show, Deal or No Deal is a unique, multi-faceted live game where players must choose and eliminate briefcases, hoping to leave only the ones with big sums of money behind. The game allows an unlimited number of online players all gunning for a huge cash prize.

How it works: Players must qualify for the main game by spinning the bank vault wheel to align gold segments in the allocated time. Once you qualify, the aim is to predict whether the amount of money in the remaining briefcases will be higher than the banker’s offer. 

Watch a video of us playing Deal Or No Deal to learn more here.

How to play: Log in to Betway or sign up if you’re a new customer. Go to the Live Games page and select Deal Or No Deal. First, you’ll enter the qualification round where you need to place bets to unlock the vault to the main game. The higher your bet size, the easier it is to qualify for the main game. Next, you’ll place bets to determine the cash prize you’re playing for in the main round. Here, you’ll try to eliminate the small value briefcases and increase the banker’s offer until you’re happy enough to say “Deal!”

Monopoly Live

Based on the family-favourite board game, Monopoly Live is another fantastic live-hosted game show which combines all the fun and nostalgia of this classic with a money wheel that likes to pay big! With charming hosts and impressive 3D bonus rounds, the fun factor of Monopoly Live is off the charts and it’s no surprise the game regularly tops the charts in terms of active players.

How it works: Before your host spins the money wheel, place bets on which number it will stop. Your payout corresponds with the number you hit multiplied by the size of your bet. You can also bet on 2 Rolls or 4 Rolls which lead to interactive bonus rounds with random multipliers and instant cash prizes. Chance cards in both the main and bonus rounds give you even more ways to win.

Watch a video of us playing Monopoly Live to learn more here.

How to play: Log in to Betway or sign up if you’re a new customer. Go to the Live Games page and select Monopoly Live. A window will open with a live stream of the show and you can start placing bets as soon as the current round is complete.

Place one or more bets on which number or bonus round you think the wheel will hit. Once the wheel has stopped, all bets are settled. To get the hang of it, you can watch as many rounds as you like without betting any money.

There are loads more live-hosted games you can play with Betway like Dream Catcher, Lightning Dice and Football Studio. Also, check out our video playing guides for Dream Catcher and Lightning Dice.

How To Place A Bet On Live Games

Look above for the links we’ve provided under ‘How to Play’ for each game to go straight into the appropriate Betway Live Games lobby. 

The process for each game differs slightly, but to place a bet on Live Games, loosely follow these steps:

  1. Visit Betway and Sign Up or Log In.
  2. Make a deposit to your account if necessary.
  3. Select Live Games.
  4. Select your preferred category and games.
  5. To split the screen and add another table, use the Add Table button on the right side of your screen.
  6. Place your bets and enjoy the live action!
  7. To switch games on desktop, press the X in the top left side of your screen and toggle between games. For mobile users, click the burger menu, select Lobby and choose which game you’d like to switch to.

What Are BetGames?

Betgames are one of many great live betting products available at Betway which are accessible to punters for both desktop and mobile betting. They consist of both lottery-style draw games as well as traditional casino games like Poker and Baccarat with betting markets galore. These fast-paced games are hosted live in-studio by charismatic hosts which makes the experience all the more exciting.

With new games starting every 3-5 minutes around the clock which you can play on any device, BetGames are perfect for punters who want the convenience of betting anywhere, anytime, on any device. Betting starts from as little as R1 and there’s a wide range of markets available across 10 exciting BetGames at various odds. The combination of live-streaming technology, professional presenters, and a massive variety of betting markets promises to keep you entertained for hours on end!

Which Betgames Can I Play at Betway?

Betway South Africa offer the full suite of Betgames, meaning you can play all the available Betgames like Lucky Wheel, Dice, Poker and more. Below are a few of the most popular Betgames that you can enjoy with Betway.

Lucky 5

This game combines the traditional concept of a numbered-ball lottery draw with the fixed odds of sports betting. To play, players must bet on any number of different outcomes related to the 5 balls (out of 36 in total) which are randomly drawn from the machine.

The number, colours and order in which the balls appear in the cylinder determine the result of your bets. In each round, there are about 100 different options for bets which must all be placed before time is up and the live draw starts. If you’re too slow, don’t worry—just keep your bets in mind for the next draw!

Watch us test a Lucky 5 betting strategy and try to make some money here.

Lucky 6

This game combines the traditional concept of a numbered-ball lottery draw with the fixed odds of sports betting. To play, players must bet on any number of different outcomes related to the 6 balls (out of 60 in total) which are randomly drawn from the machine.

The numbers, colours and order in which the balls appear in the cylinder determine the result of the draw for all players. In each round, there are about 100 different options for bets which must all be placed before time is up and the live draw starts. If you’re too slow, don’t worry—just keep your bets in mind for the next draw!

Watch this video for more on how to play Lucky 6 and check out our betting strategy guide here.

Lucky 7

This game combines the traditional concept of a numbered-ball lottery draw with the fixed odds of sports betting. To play, players must bet on any number of different outcomes related to the 7 balls (out of 42 in total) which are randomly drawn from the machine.

The numbers, colours and order in which the balls appear in the cylinder determine the result of the draw for all players. In each round, there are about 100 different options for bets which must all be placed before time is up and the live draw starts. If you’re too slow, don’t worry—just keep your bets in mind for the next draw!

Watch us test a Lucky 7 betting strategy and try to make some money here.

Speedy 7

Speedy 7 consists of seven betting rounds. During each round players must bet on the colour of the card to be dealt next. The dealer deals a total of 7 cards per game, and punters are given a chance to bet on the colour of each card before it is drawn. When you guess a card correctly, you will get paid out at odds of 9/10.

For example, if you bet R10 and win, you will get R19 back. After each card has been dealt, a cash out option is available if you do not wish to bet your winnings on the next card. Should you get 4 correct predictions in a row you’ll earn a bonus on your winnings. Guess 7 correctly and you’ll get a bigger bonus on top of your winnings. 

Watch this video of us playing Speedy 7 to learn more.

 Dice Duel

Dice Duel features two standard six-sided dice, one red and one blue. Before each roll, players bet on different outcomes such as which die will be higher or if there will be a tie. Other markets include a certain number being rolled on either die, the number of pips on either die being odd or oven, the total pips combined being over or under a certain number, and lots more.

With new rounds taking place every minute, the speed of gameplay is fast and not suited to everyone. That said, the number of bets available are fewer than other games which makes it easier to review all your options. 

Watch this video of us playing Dice Duel to learn more.

6+ Poker

6+ Poker is similar in style to Texas Hold’em Poker. It is also played against the dealer but with a reduced deck of 36 cards. In the first betting round before the game starts, punters place a bet on what kind of hand they think they will get. Weaker hands like a pair offer small odds while stronger hands like a straight can pay big.

Players have the opportunity to bet before each card is revealed and the odds offered for each hand change accordingly. Unlike some other versions of poker where the minimum bet is R5, you can play 6+ Poker for as little as R1 making it more accessible for first-timers.

Watch this video and learn how to play 6+ Poker in just two minutes.

Bet On Poker

Bet On Poker is a unique format of the popular card game where you are dealt 6 hands at the same time. The aim of the game is to predict and bet on which hand will win after all the cards are drawn. Each game comprises four rounds of betting and the odds for each hand are adjusted after each draw. Bets in the first round are placed before any cards are dealt.

In Round 2, you have the opportunity to bet on the winner based on the first card dealt for each hand. In Round 3, you will see the flop (first three community cards) before placing more bets. The final round of betting begins when the fourth community card is drawn (the turn). The final community card is then drawn and the winning hand is declared. If there is more than one hand with the best combination, the game is considered a draw and any bets on those hands will be returned to the player.

Watch this video and learn how to play Bet On Poker like a pro! 

Bet On Baccarat

The game of Baccarat is a battle between the player and the banker where the aim is to reach a points total of 9. They are each dealt two cards at the start of each round. If either has a total of eight or nine, they must stand (not receive another card). If the player’s total is five or less, then the player must hit (receive another card). Otherwise, the player will stand. If the player stands, then the banker must hit on a total of five or less.

Bet On Baccarat is played the same way as normal Baccarat except that in the BetGames version there are more ways to win. You can place bets before the cards are dealt and also after the first cards are dealt. Instead of just predicting which hand will win or a tie, you can also bet on results such as a player pair, banker pair, either pair, perfect pair, small or big.

Want to know more? Read our introductory guide to playing Bet On Baccarat.

Wheel Of Fortune

Money wheels are some of the oldest gambling games but are still a favourite among punters who like the instant gratification it can offer. The BetGames Wheel Of Fortune comprises 19 numbered segments with one of these representing a bonus that pays 18/1 should you bet on it.

All bets need to be placed before the wheel is spun which must complete three revolutions to be considered a valid spin. Your betting options include Numbers (single numbers, ranges, high/low), Colours (grey, red or black segment) and Odd/Even (overall, grey, red or black segment).

Watch this video of us playing Wheel of Fortune to learn more.

War Of Bets

War of Bets is probably the most straightforward casino-style game available on the BetGames platform. It involves a single card being drawn for the player, and another for the dealer from a 52-card deck. How the game works is that you bet on who will get the higher card or if there will be ‘War’ (a tie).

In this situation, any bets on either player will lose. There are two rounds of betting for each game, the first before any cards are dealt and another after the player’s card is dealt. The dealer’s card is then revealed to determine the winner.

To browse our video archive of everything Betgames related, follow this link.

How To Place A Bet On Betgames

Place your wagers on BetGames in just a few easy steps:

  • Visit Betway and Sign Up or Log In.
  • Make a deposit to your account if necessary.
  • Select Betgames.
  • Select a game and bet type/category.
  • Choose the outcome that you want.
  • Enter your desired stake in the bet slip where it says Amount.
  • Press the Place Bet button.
  • A message Bet Successful will appear once your bet is placed.

Why Play Betgames?

Here are some reasons we love Betgames and know you will too:

  • Games are available 24/7 with results every 3-5 minutes.
  • All draws are live-streamed which means they are 100% fair.
  • Bet as little as R1 and win as much as R5 million.

Winnings are credited directly to your betting account and can be withdrawn with no wagering required.

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