Go-Bet is a South African bookmaker licensed to offer sports betting services in South Africa under the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board rules. They have several shops throughout the Western Cape and are making a move into the online space. They run off the tried and tested Turfsport software, offering betting on sports, horse racing and lucky numbers. In this article, we’ll be reviewing the Go-bet betting experience.
The landing page has a modern feel, with a good selection of colours and font. There are not too many options to choose from the top menu, and one can select the “About” option to get more information on Go-bet’s terms and conditions or select to use the ticket lookup feature to view the results of a particular bet ticket.
The sidebar on the left offers an option to access quick links such as Lotto, the day’s racing, and other selected sports leagues. Further down, the sports are arranged according to categories. There is also a functional search bar for quickly looking for a team or league.
Go-Bet Login and Registration
A notable admission from the Go-bet site is any login or registration functionality. We searched high and low for the login and registration buttons and came up empty handed. The closest we got was trying to place a bet without logging in, which referred us to their tellers.
We’ve reached out to Go-Bet to try find more about why one can’t actually register or bet on their site. There are several reasons but we’ll wait to hear back from them before speculating too much.
The mobile page of Go-bet is simple, well designed and very easy to use. From the top left of the home page, one can easily access the menu options which can lead the punter to select options such as Quick Links, Sports Categories, Lotto and others. We like that there are popups that give the user instructions on how to use certain features when the page is opened up for the first time.
The top half of the menu also features sports options, and these may be used for quick navigation. The midsection of the page is occupied by various sports and their markets. The search bar is also very easy to locate from the top right of the page. Whilst there is no application available for mobile devices, the site is adaptive to the type of device and adjusts its size accordingly. Overall a solid responsive mobile site from Go-bet.
The market options offered for available games are very wide. This is quite competitive with other major bookies, offering the punter a wide selection of markets to choose from. However, the only drawback is that Go-bet offers a limited choice when it comes to sports options, with only sports on offer being Football, Rugby Union, Cricket and Motorsport.
Horse racing and lotto numbers (both South African and these based on International Lotteries) are also available for placing bets. One would equally hope there will be an update on the types/choice of sports available soon. Live markets are also not available for placing bets, so it’s only prematch bets for the time being.
We could not find any detail on current promotions on their website. Hopefully these are still in the works.
Depositing at Go-bet
During the time of preparing this review, there was no provision to create an online account, and to place bets, a user would select the desired markets and stake and book a bet. A code will be sent to their mobile phone and they would then proceed to the Go-bet shop to make a payment and receive a confirmed ticket.
Go-bet Contact Details
Block A, First Floor,
Greenford Office Estate
- 021 813 9362
- 084 089 386
Overall Experience at Go-bet
Go-bet offers a modern-looking website that is easy to navigate. The sports selections are very limited, although they have an impressive selection of markets for particular games. We also like that they offer horse racing and options to place bets on both local lotteries and results of international lotteries.
There appears to be no true online betting experience at the moment as the bets could only be placed using the bet booking system with physical payment done in the shop. One would hope to see an improvement in the online betting services for placing bets. Equally, there should be an increase in types of sports on offering. We’ll be holding back on giving them an official BSB rating until they have gotten back to us with answers to the above. Visit Go-Bet.
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Go-bet Retail Shop Locations
Shop 4 Boston Centre,
85 Voortrekker Road,
32 Durban Road,
Tip Top Centre,
9 Church Street,
139 Bird St,
1 Van Riebeek St,
77A Adderley Street,
Cnr 28th Avenue & Halt Road,
Morgenster Shopping Centre,
Cnr Morgenster & Anna Marie Drive,
Grand Central Centre,
Airport Shopping Centre,