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.

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 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 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 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.

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1 year ago

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

3 years ago

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

Local is lekker
3 years ago

Please start covering some local esports matches wrt to betting. South Africans would love that. Even if the stakes are… Read more »

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago
Reply to  Rsg

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

Hand of God
3 years ago

Can you advise me on which is the best site overall? I’m new to betting but know my esports Dota… Read more »

3 years ago
Reply to  Hand of God

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

3 years ago

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

4 years ago

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


4 years ago

Here we go folks: eSports betting is pretty awful across the board. If you are okay with that, then go… Read more »

4 years ago
Reply to  Sheldon

Sheldon do you do Esports betting tips or know where I can find tipsters? I’m on a terrible run and… Read more »

Betting potato.
4 years ago

Which of those bookmakers would you recommend for Esports betting? I’ve heard are full of mistakes and cancel Esports… Read more »

Dota Scrub
4 years ago

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

4 years ago

I’d rather watch it on twitch, there I have more choice. So bummed that valved banned most betting. Guess it’s… Read more »

Need Tips
4 years ago

Where can I find esports tips, other than Twitter? Anyone please? It’s the Boston Majors and I’ve got a pocket… Read more »

4 years ago

Thanks for the links.

4 years ago

I wonder if everyone who was betting for skins will move to betting on real Esports ? Could be a… Read more »

4 years ago
Reply to  Esportsfan

Good point, the community is big enough?

4 years ago
Reply to  DonaldThump

Dude there are plenty people interested in betting on esports. Go look at all the pages on facebook, there are… Read more »

Juan B
4 years ago
Reply to  Esportsfan

There is plenty of interest in Esports betting in south africa. Even dstv have committed to showing it. I’ve been… Read more »

Juan B
4 years ago
Reply to  Juan B

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

4 years ago

Who offers Starcraft 2 betting?

4 years ago

Awesome. Thanks for the links guys.