Gbets are a well established South African bookmaker who operate in both the retail and online space under license from the Western Cape gambling board. They currently offer punters a 100% deposit match bonus up to R1000, and we’re going to be having a closer look at their online site and some of it’s features in our Gbets review.
Gbets Site Review
The Gbets Sports Betting site has a very slick layout, unlike anything we’ve seem from a local bookmaker. They teamed up with Betconstruct and the quality certainly shows. The main page has all the quick access links you need, a click away, so punters should have no trouble accessing sports, Betgames, inplay matches and the new virtual sports.
One of our favorite features are the new modules on the homepage, located just below the main banners. They serve as quick links and the preview images are quite helpful, as punters can immediately identify the Premier League or Betgames icons. It’s a great way of navigating the site and we hope Gbets keep the modules loaded with relevant sports content.
An interesting feature that Gbets have included is the live in play multi view. This feature allow punters to drop and drag several live matches onto a single screen, where you can follow and bet on the inplay action. It’s a great feature that allows endless customization and helps a great deal for inplay betting as it reduces the need to click around or change tabs. For example you could follow 2 matches from the Premier League, one from the MLS and another from the PSL, all in the same window.
The Gbets mobile site is a great companion to their desktop site, although we’re confident there are many more mobile users than desktop ones! Once again you can access all the latest sports and events from the landing page, you’ll find these highlighted with easy to read icons keeping things easy to navigate.
We did find the mobile site slightly sluggish, which we can overlook as they’ve just launched it and are presumably still tinkering with it to provide the best experience. At present there is no Gbets App available for download, but we’re confident this is in the pipeline and we hope to see one in the near future.
Gbets odds and markets
Variety of markets and betting options is where Gbets come into their own. Gbets have comprehensive markets for all major sports and the betting options are impressive. Looking at a Premier League match we found that there are over 330 different markets, impressive considering the same match at Sportingbet only has around 100 markets on offer. Very impressive.
The odds on offer to be fairly competitive with those of other bookmakers and we found them to be on par with the likes of Hollywoodbets, which bodes well for punters as price is definitely becoming more of a factor to punters.
Gbets Cash Out and Partial Cash Out
Gbets have implemented both cash out and partial cash out for punters who want to cash out their bets and take their profits. They join an exclusive club of bookmakers who offer this service and it’s great to see that they are paying attention to punters demands.
Cash Out is available on selected events, fixtures and markets, on single and multiple bets for a variety of sports including Soccer. When you see the special logo ($ in green) on the markets while making bets, Cash Out is available. You can read more about the cash out products on the Gbets Promotion page.
Gbets Registration and Login
It’s quick and easy to register with Gbets, simply click on the register button on the top right of the screen, enter your registration details and you’re good to go. If you are an existing Gbets account holder you just need to click the login button, enter your username and password and you’ll be logged in.
Gbets currently offer a 100% deposit match bonus up to R1000, available to new customers. The offer isn’t the biggest out there but it’s an offer nevertheless. The bonus expires after 30 days and you’ll need to wager it 5 times at odds of 1.5 (5/10) or more before you can withdraw. All in all a standard bonus offering that doesn’t get you bogged down in wagering.
Gbets are the first bookmaker in South Africa to offer betting on virtual sports, called Jika Soccer and virtual horses. The outcomes from each match or race are generated by a computer which picks the winner in a fair way, and punters are able to follow the match live on their mobile or desktop. The video below will give you a good indication of how this looks and feels.
We have to commend Gbets on their virtual sports, especially when one considers that we’ve not had access to these types of games in South Africa. Jika Soccer and Jika Racing might not be for everyone, but we’re sure there are plenty punters out there who will love it.
Betgames with Gbets
Gbets have a wide varierty of Betgames on offer for punters who are looking for some casino style action. Currently Gbets offer betting on War of Bets, Bet on Poker, Baccarat, Lucky Wheel, Lucky 7, Lucky 6, Lucky 5 and Dice Duel.
There are several convenient ways to fund your Gbets account, including :
- Instant EFT
- OTT Vouchers
Their customer service is fairly standard with the available channels being live chat, call in and email. You can also request assistance from their social media channels, namely Twitter and Facebook.
Phone: 08612-GBETS (42387)
Fax: 086 606 4979
Whatsapp :066 305 1345
Overall Experience at Gbets
Gbets provide a refreshing experience that’s unlike any other in South Africa. Their site is easy to use and packed with great features like cash out, partial cash out and others. The inclusion of Jika Soccer and a full suite of Betgames has also impressed. There’s not much we don’t like about the Gbets site but we would like to see more promotions as well as a bit of optimization on mobile, which is a little sluggish. We’d also like to see them bump up their R1000 deposit match offer to something more substantial, but at the end of the day its still a decent offer.
Gbets have shown time and time again that they are a very progressive bookmaker that is looking ahead, as well as taking notes of what is trending in overseas markets. If you’re after a betting experience like no other then we highly you sign up with Gbets.
Sign on bonus rating : 7/10
Promotions rating : N/A
Overall rating : 8/10
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