Esports Betting South Africa

The Esports industry has been revolutionized over the last decade. Many organizations have formed teams to participate in the ever-growing esports tournaments with massive prize pools, sometime in the tens of millions of Dollars. Many investors and local South African bookmakers have started betting websites or offer odds on Esports, through which you can bet on any type of sports and the various Esports. We’ll be looking at where and how to bet legally bet on Esports in SA in this article.

With the tremendous growth in the Esports industry, many local betting websites have added esports on their list of sports offered. The main reason for the popularity of esports betting sites is the dedication of the users towards Esports. Popularity is very much dependent on the services provided by the esports bookmakers to the users. There are also several eSports betting tips available online, for those looking for advice.

Below is the list of all the Esports bookmakers through which you can bet on your favourite esports, be it League of Legends, Dota 2, CSGO or even Starcraft. Most bookmaker offer a comprehensive range of ESports and markets.

Bet on Esports in South Africa

Leading the way in Esports gambling is World Sports Betting. They have recently added Esports streaming to their site so you can watch and bet on the matches being played. Pretty impressive considering there are not many international books that offer this. World Sports Betting are also the only South African bookmaker to offer this service.

The most popular offerings across the board are Dota 2, League of Legends and CS:GO and FIFA. FIFA, or esports soccer betting, is one of the most popular esports to beat on in South Africa.

South African bookmakers that offer Esports

The following bookmakers are fully legal and licensed within the borders of South Africa and their respective provinces, making them 100% legal to bet with. We recommend using a local bookmaker for placing your eSports bets as you’ll be betting at a site that has to operate under local conditions, unlike overseas bookmakers who might have a great offering but are technically illegal to bet with.

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World Sports Betting

The market leaders in Esports offering. Not only do they offer a wide variety of Esports, they also have live streaming and good markets for punters to take advantage of. Check out their Esports betting fixtures and markets on the WSB site, or sign up and claim your free R50 bet.

Playa bets

Playabets have a fairly solid Esports offering and with their lovely sign up offer you should consider placing the odd Esports bet with them. Check out their Esports betting here. They offer most popular markets and events but the betting platform can be a bit clunky at the best of times. They are also offering new users a R25 free bet, worth claiming if you’d like a risk free Esports bet

Sunbet

Sunbet surprisingly have a solid Esports offering, it’s nothing fancy but it does cover enough to keep Esports punters happy. Let’s hope they expand on their offering in the future. Check out their Esports betting here. Sunbet have an exclusive R200 extra free bet on your first deposit, plus a 100% match if you sign up through this link.

Sportingbet

Sportingbet offer Esports fans great markets and a wide variety of fixtures. They have some of the most competitive Esports odds in South Africa and offer new users a 100% deposit match up to R2000. You can bet from both desktop and mobile while enjoying great features like cash out and bet editor. For more about Sportingbet check out our comprehensive review.

Hollywoodbets

Hollywoodbets have flirted with eSports over the last few years but have now added it as a permanent feature on their site. A good move from one of South Africa’s biggest books. Check out their Esports Betting here

Esports Betting

South African’s should consider themselves very lucky to have such a variety of bookmakers offering Esports betting. WSB easily leads the way but the other books are hot on their heels which is fantastic for us punters. We’d like to see some Esports related promotions in the future, and perhaps more markets but things are on the right track!

Esports Results

Once you’ve placed your first Esports bet you’ll want to have access to the latest Esports results to know if your bet was a winner. There are several sites that offer live updates and results for Esports and our results site of choice is Flashscore. They have their very own Esports section where you can view results from all the tournaments and matches, worldwide! To find the latest results, visit the flashscore site and select Esports.

Check out our Ultimate Betting Guide for more on how to get started with Sports Betting in South Africa.

30 comments

  1. Esports Betting Sites says:

    Thank you for this very beneficial blog! Keep up the good work.

  2. Hi hi could you please provide me with an email address to talk about sponsorships.

  3. How do I get the live streaming on WSB to work?

  4. Local is lekker says:

    Please start covering some local esports matches wrt to betting. South Africans would love that. Even if the stakes are limited to small amoumts.

  5. When are more bookies going to start offering esports? Sportingbet especially. Really need to catch up with the times.

  6. Nice thanks, esports local coverage would be nice though. DGL etc. I’m guessing the books aren’t trading these themselves though.

    1. DGL betting would be amazing but good luck getting the local bookies to price it up.

  7. Hand of God says:

    Can you advise me on which is the best site overall? I’m new to betting but know my esports Dota very well.

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Hey,

      They’re pretty decent to be honest and signing up with one’s with a no deposit bonuses will let you try them out before you deposit.

    2. Here’s an idea, click the links in the frikken article.

  8. Can you help me out too please and forward me that mail? I am clueless?

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Hey Mike, we’ve sent you the email but will post it here too:

      Hey Mike,

      What Esports bet are you looking to take?

      We’d recommend you check out our guide on how to place a bet : https://www.bestsportsbetting.co.za/place-sports-bet/

      Once you’ve read through that head over to https://www.worldsportsbetting.co.za/esports/ and register, if you use voucher code BSB100 you get a free R100 to try the site out. The link I attached goes directly to their Esports section.

      Let me know if you need any help.

  9. Hi all, where can I bet on BVD and the current tournament? Can’t seem to find it anywhere.
    Thanks,

    Connor

  10. Here we go folks:

    eSports betting is pretty awful across the board. If you are okay with that, then go with WSB.
    Their product is currently miles ahead of everyone else.

    Sunbet will limit your outright betting – maximum payout (for me at least, before they had any reason to limit me) was like 5k.
    Playabets also limit, but max payout is a touch more.

    WSB have a csgo inplay model which is half finished. meaning they dont actually price in things that are important. Things like maps, and T-side vs. CT-side.
    Their dota markets are sometimes traded at 10% margin, which is basically daylight robbery.
    Dont expect anything decent when it comes to settlement, all support teams across south africa are infuriating, but when it comes to eSports, its practically impossible to handle them.

    Lastly, get on GODSENT to win WESG, then trade off.

    1. Rancid#Banana says:

      Sheldon do you do Esports betting tips or know where I can find tipsters? I’m on a terrible run and need some winners lol. Using wsb with no problem, only betting on outcome though.

  11. Betting potato. says:

    Which of those bookmakers would you recommend for Esports betting? I’ve heard Hollywoodbets.net are full of mistakes and cancel Esports bets.

    I’ve not heard too much about Sunbet but I have a Wsb and Sportingbet account. Looking for a good bonus that I can get more bang for my buck. Don’t mind a play through as I’ll only be depositing around R1000. Sorry I’m new to this betting thing. You can reply here or to my email that I left for the comment. Thank you 🙂

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      It’s best to have accounts at all of the above simply to have the option of shopping for prices. Otherwise WSB Esports offering is very solid. We’ve not heard anything about Hollywood cancelling bets so we cannot verify that claim.

  12. Dota Scrub says:

    Hollywood have Esports now. You should check it out, not too bad.

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      They are just under the sportingbet one:)

  13. I’d rather watch it on twitch, there I have more choice. So bummed that valved banned most betting. Guess it’s real money for me from now on.

  14. Need Tips says:

    Where can I find esports tips, other than Twitter? Anyone please? It’s the Boston Majors and I’ve got a pocket full of cash that is slowly getting rekt. Before you say google, I have and didn’t find much.

  15. Esportsfan says:

    I wonder if everyone who was betting for skins will move to betting on real Esports ? Could be a very lucrative market for local businesses and international ones. I’m yet to place a real Esports bet but will when I can figure this whole betting thing out properly. Thanks for the guide.

    1. DonaldThump says:

      Good point, the community is big enough?

      1. Dude there are plenty people interested in betting on esports. Go look at all the pages on facebook, there are literally thousands.

    2. There is plenty of interest in Esports betting in south africa. Even dstv have committed to showing it. I’ve been betting on overseas sites but will switch to a local site seeing that the offering is up to a good standard.

      From what I’ve checked olimp have the best games to bet on. Anyway thanks for putting everything together in one place though. Much appreciated!

      1. Oh and thanks for the Esports betting voucher code. It worked.

        1. Best Sports Betting says:

          You’re welcome.

  16. Who offers Starcraft 2 betting?

  17. Awesome. Thanks for the links guys.

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