Betway v Hollywoodbets – Which Bookie is Better?

Betway South Africa and Hollywoodbets are among the top bookmakers available in the land of gold and platinum metals. Both providers are outstanding overall, but Betway is naturally better in some of the aspects and Hollywoodbets in others. In this article, we will take a look at mobile versions of both sites, so stick around and read this battle of the bookmakers to get the best information available.

Betway v Hollywoodbets Mobile

Both Betway and Hollywoodbets are mobile responsive and look great on mobile phones. The Betway site design is more modern, so they will probably attract younger customers. Betway also offer a data free Betway site for those looking to save on data. However, that doesn’t mean Hollywood Bets design is ugly – their customer base is old school and they like the site how it is, another reason why Hollywood are one of the first stops for punters. When it comes to functionality, both sites are great. But, there are differences when it comes to the home page display.

Betway South Africa has the menu button on the site header, and you will also see the installation button for their mobile app in the upper right corner of the screen. However, the mobile site version is fast and reliable, so you don’t have to install the app if you don’t want to. Below that, you can choose the sport you want to bet on, while further scrolling will reveal the top matches for the given day in the selected sport. In the footer, you can access betgames, lucky numbers and other, and if you need some help or other info, you will find it here.

As we already mentioned, Hollywoodbets site is simpler and easier to navigate. On the top, you will see a bet search field, where you can easily find a specific game to bet. Below that, there is a selection of lucky numbers, soccer and horse races for today, so you can easily access the hottest games in the desired market. Finally, below that selection, you can see all markets available at Hollywoodbets.

It is hard to decide who wins this section. There are no major flaws at any of these mobile websites, so it comes down to taste. Customers who like modern look and design would love Betway, while traditional, old school bettors will probably stick to Hollywoodbets. Winner : Betway

Promotions and Bonuses

After registering to Betway South Africa, the bookmaker gives you a R25 Free bet, it is really easy to claim this welcome offer. The other promotions at Betway include:

  • 4 to Score: Guess which team will score first in four soccer divisions and win up to R50000.
  • Betway boosters: You can earn rewards each time when you bet on any sports accumulators
  • Refer a Friend: Betway rewards you R50 for every referral that makes a deposit.
  • 30% Back: If you miss only one English Premier League Acca selection, you’ll get 30% of your bet back.

Hollywood Bets have an R25 welcome bonus available too. You have to rollover the bonus 1x at odds 1.5 or higher to win it. So, these requirements are also pretty easy to meet. Hollywoodbets are also giving money back on some soccer matches selections, which varies from time to time and you will also be credited with R50 if you successfully refer a friend as well.

Hollywoodbets do have lots of offers going on too, with some of the most popular ones listed below.

  • Refer a friend promotion
  • Soccer Bonus Bonanza
  • Predictor Games
  • Irish Racing Objection Promotion

Here, it seems that Betway South Africa wins the battle since they are offering more promotions and sign on offers to their customers. Winner : Betway

Sports Betting Markets

When it comes to sports, Betway South Africa is focused on Soccer, Rugby Union and other sports that are popular in South Africa. However, the match selection from sports such as boxing, MMA, handball and snooker are also great, which makes Betway South Africa one of the best in the industry. When it comes to Betgames, Dice, Dice Duel, Lucky 5, 6, 7 and the Wheel are available.

At Hollywoodbets, you will get a similar selection of sports markets but with slightly better odds, however lesser-known sports are somewhat lacking. On the other hand, the selection of Betgames is better than Betway’s and they have markets that Betway might not cover, so this is an even battle. Winner : Draw

Spina Zonke Games

Both Hollywoodbets and Betway offer some of the best slot games in South Africa. On Hollywoodbets there are over 300 different Spina Zonke games to choose from, including games from Habanero, Pragmatic Play and YGGDrasil.

Betway don’t yet offer the Pragmatic Play games, or the YGGDrasil ones, but they do have over 70 different slot games from Habanero on offer. It’s also worth noting that the Betway slot games are slightly more expensive to play than the Hollywoodbets Spina Zonke games.

Winner : Hollywoodbets

Payment Options

Betway South Africa supports every major payment method available online. You can deposit via VISA or MasterCard, 1Voucher or bank transfer. Hollywoodbets is currently not supporting e-wallets, but you can make a cash deposit or EFT deposit instead, along with VISA, MasterCard and bank transfers. Also, you can collect your winnings from the retail shop directly, once the bet has been settled, which is an advantage over other bookmakers, including Betway. Winner : Betway

Customer Support

When it comes to customer support, Betway is a clear winner. They offer live chat (Hollywoodbets do not), you can contact them via phone, Twitter, Facebook or email. You can contact Hollywoodbets via email, whatsapp and phone. However Hollywoodbets support does seem to be better when it comes to emails and their turn around time is faster than Betway’s. It comes down to what the punter prefers, fast services or different services options. Winner : Draw

Withdrawal Speed

One of the most important things that punters want are fast withdrawals. Betway currently offer EFT, Cash send and FNB Ewallet withdrawals. Hollywoodbets offer EFT and Cash Send withdrawals. While Betway have more withdrawal options they are slower at processing withdrawals.

You can expect a Betway withdraw to be processed and in your account in 24-48 hours depending on your bank. While Hollywoodbets usually have their withdrawals paid within 24 hours and you can collect the winnings in store. Winner : Hollywoodbets

Hollywoodbets or Betway?

Both betting and gaming providers are great and you won’t regret it if you open an account at either bookmaker! There’s a strong argument that you should have accounts at several bookmakers, for several good reasons.

However, when it comes down to the finish line we found Betway edging it, with modern looks and slightly better options available. Betway offer a more feature and promotion rich experience, while Hollywoodbets came out tops with their fast withdrawals, service department and overall support.

So which bookie to bet with?

It really comes down to what you are looking for when it comes to your betting experience. Different punters find different aspects more important than others, so ultimately it comes down to which bookmaker you are most comfortable using. You can read more about both betting companies in our Hollywoodbets Review, and for those interested in Betway we suggest you have a read through our Betway Review.

Who do you prefer, Betway or Hollywoodbets? Let us know in the comments below!


  1. Hollywood bet app is slow while betway is faster looks pretty? so I have them both to now i cant decide which one to delete

  2. Dimakatso NGHONYAMA says:

    hollywoodbet is the best for horse racing.

  3. Dimakatso NGHONYAMA says:

    I prefer hollywoodbet, because of its withdrawal speed. I get my money within an hour.

  4. Sportingbet are better than both

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Next one, sportingbet v…?

  5. Betway for promotions, boosts and cash out. Hollywood for quick service and fast payments!

  6. Leonard Andrews says:

    Like both of them, for different reasons

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