Lucky Bets South Africa is yet another sports betting option for South African punters. The bookie is legally registered to offer services countrywide through the KZN Gaming board. Whilst Lucky Bets are fairly new to the party, they are based off the well received Turf Sport Software, and we certainly like that they have gone on to provide some fairly wide number of deposit options, and non sports betting options such as Lucky Numbers and Betgames. In this review we’ll be having an in-depth look into what the Lucky Bets have to offer. As usual it be be from a mostly mobile perspective, considering how popular mobile betting is.
Lucky Bets Review
Upon opening the desktop page, it is quite evident that Lucky Bets makes use of a minimalist design, with very visible icons and buttons. The approach taken makes the webpage very fast and easy to navigate through.
From the top of the page, you can select various options from the menu, leading to options such as Ticket Lookup, Live Betgames, and many others. The options of logging in and registering an account with Lucky bets are also quite straightforward to use- simply access the relevant buttons from the top right of the landing page, and boom, you are good to go.
The midsection of the page is populated by various matches and sports betting options. Lucky Bets also include betting highlights of the day with cut-off times for placing bets. It got us thinking – what does the live coverage of Lucky Bets look like if it is there? This will be covered in the later sections of the review.
Lucky Bets Mobile
Lucky Bets also offer a similarly minimalist design for their mobile page. This mobile page can be accessed using your web browser. The betting platform is also very fast to navigate through. From the top left of the home page, you can access the options of Sports, Betgames, and other options. The top section of the page also allows users to access various sports and other betting options.
Lucky Bets App?
There is no downloadable application for Lucky Bets at the moment. However, users can add the Lucky Bets mobile home page to their device homepage if they are using Android or iOS devices. This allows for faster future access to the betting platform.
Lucky Bets R25 sign up bonus
Coming to promotional offers, Lucky Bets offers some two main promotions for new customers. These include an R25 sign up bonus which is awarded to verified new account holders upon completion of the FICA process.
This bonus will need to be rolled over at least once at minimum odds of 0.5 or better before any withdrawal can be made. Lucky Bets also offers a matched first deposit bonus at 100% of the deposit amount up to R200, and the wagering requirements are odds of 1.9 or better.
For existing customers, they also offer a lucky loser special promotion in which a multi bet ticket which fails to win by only one leg is refunded completely up to a maximum of R500.
- Visit Lucky Bets to claim your R25 Sign up Free Bet
Sports Betting, Markets and odds
This is where Lucky Bets fall short when compared to other bookies. During the time of doing this review, we could only view as much as 9 sports betting options including major sports such as soccer, rugby, golf, and others. Is it because of COVID 19? But then some local bookies are also offering some fairly sizable number of options. We would like to see Lucky Bets increasing their sports offerings.
Coming to market options, we did a snapshot analysis of some markets on the EPL – although Lucky Bets offer several market options, they are also short of most offerings on the local front. As mentioned earlier – the markets also had a cut off time for placing bets, a thing we had last seen some while ago. We felt the biggest letdown was the inability of Lucky Bets to offer live markets and bets. The odds are however competitive with other bookies such as Sunbet and Betway South Africa.
Other than the sports betting options mentioned above, Lucky Bets also offers the now popular Betgames. These offer fast-paced action that is available 24 hrs a day. They include the normal pack of Betgames such as the War of Bets, Lucky 5, Lucky 6, Lucky 7, and many others. A very comprehensive Betgames offering that we have come to expect from most bookmakers.
Lucky Bets also offers numbers games that are based on real-life lotteries all over the world. These include offers such as UK 49s, Ireland daily plus, and many others. You can bet on your favourite international lotteries, numbers and more. Another good offering from Lucky Bets.
Placing your Bets
To place bets, you will be required to select your desired markets, which are then automatically uploaded to the bet slip. You can easily access the bet slip via the top right of the screen, allowing you to select your stake and to confirm the bet. Users also have a choice of booking a bet, getting a code, and paying within a Lucky Bets physical shop.
When it comes to transactions, Lucky Bets offers a fairly wide selection of deposit methods including Cash in their branches, EFT, Instant EFT, and OTT voucher. Punters may also be able to withdraw their funds through cash or EFT.
Our final thoughts on Lucky Bets
Lucky Bets is a fairly new entrant on the South African sports betting front. Their minimalist approach to the web design enhances the speed of navigation, with quick access to the various menu options. Whilst Lucky Bets offer betting options on some popular sports, they fall short of the present offerings from some other bookies as they do not offer you options on some sporting action that has become standard with most bookies.
We would also like to see them offering live betting options sometime in the future. We like that they also offer Betgames and lucky numbers to perhaps complement their shortfall in sports offerings. The bookie also has some reasonable promotional offerings which are mostly suitable for new customers. We recommend Lucky Bets to punters who would want to have an alternative option betting option available.