Marshalls World of Sport review

Founded in 1963, Marshalls World of Sport is a family business and stalwart in South Africa’s betting industry. Established in the KZN hub of Durban, Marshalls has expanded its business to include 36 retails outlets countrywide and a growing online customer base. The site is powered by the popular Turfsport platform which many punters have come to know well through betting online at Marshalls and other South African bookmakers.

While Marshalls has greatly diversified its offering over the past six decades, it is still the go-to sportsbook for horse racing enthusiasts. They offer ante-post and exotic markets on meetings in South Africa, England, Ireland and elsewhere.

When it comes to getting money down at Marshalls, players can bet online, via telephone and through an optimised mobile site. With betting shops dotted all over the country, deposits and withdrawals for online accounts can also be conveniently made at any Marshalls branch.

This review will focus on the Marshalls website, giving you everything you need to sign up and start betting plus the latest products, promotions, deposit bonuses and more!

Legality & Player Security

You can rest assured that Marshalls World of Sport is a legitimate bookmaker and the site is completely safe. Licensed by the KwaZulu-Natal Gaming and Betting Board, the company is industry regulated and takes stringent measures to ensure the safety of players’ personal and financial information.

How To Sign Up With Marshalls World Of Sport

Registering a new account with Marshalls is a straightforward process which can be completed in just a few easy steps.

  • Go to the Marshalls website and click the yellow Register Now button in the top right corner of the homepage.
  • Provide details such as your full name, email address and phone number as well as a betting account password. 
  • Check your email for a link to verify your account. 
  • Go back to the homepage and click Login at the top right, enter your details and start playing!

R200 Welcome Bonus

New Marshalls customers can claim a 100% match up to R200 on their first deposit. This isn’t the biggest sign up offer around but free money is always appreciated, especially in these hard times! For more info on the rules attached to this sign-up offer, you can read the full terms and conditions here.

If your sign-up bonus is not automatically credited after making your first deposit, don’t hesitate to contact customer support.

World of Sport R30 FICA Free Bet

The freebies at Marshalls don’t end there though. Customers who send in the necessary documents (valid ID and proof of residence) to verify their Marshalls online betting account and make a deposit will receive a R30 free bet on the house.

You won’t need to FICA your account before you can start betting but why not get it done now to ensure faster withdrawals and get some free money while you’re at it! You’ll also only need to turn the bonus amount over once if you want to withdraw your winnings.

How To FICA Your Marshalls Account

The easiest and quickest way to FICA your account is to upload your documents on the Marshalls website as follows:

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Go to My Profile
  3. Click on the FICA tab
  4. Upload your documents

Alternatively, you can also email the FICA documents to betting@worldofsport.co.za.

World of Sports Promotions

Customer promotions are one area in particular where Marshalls have drastically improved of late. In addition to a R200 first deposit and a R30 FICA free bet, there are plenty more offers to claim. These include horse racing odds boosts plus giveaways related to numbers betting and voucher deposits. For juicy offers you can’t afford to miss, keep an eye on the Marshalls promotions page!

Desktop Website – User Experience

As a Turfsport product, the Marshalls website has a layout and design with which most South African punters will be familiar. Punters should find that the site is functionally designed and highly responsive. The products on offer are logically categorised and displayed for easy navigation and a good user experience. The main points of navigation through the site are the horizontal menu beneath the homepage banner and the vertical highlights menu which changes according to daily events.

So often important information is hidden away from customers, which is gladly not the case with the Marshalls website. There are handy how-to guides anchored to every page with useful information about how to open an account, place a bet online, claim the R200 deposit bonus + R30 free bet as well as FAQs to help answer any customer queries. 

World of Sports Mobile

With so many punters today using their phones to place bets, Marshalls has done well to build a mobile website which offers the same great betting experience on any device. Whether you want to bet on a live soccer match, play your favourite numbers or try your luck at a few hands of BetGames poker, the Marshalls mobile site has got you covered!

Sportsbook Betting Markets

While horse racing is a staple for many punters who visit Marshalls betting shops across the country, there are plenty of other sports available such as soccer, golf, rugby, cricket, tennis and boxing plus American favourites like NFL, baseball and basketball. On the site, you’ll also find a huge range of markets for each sport so you won’t have any problems finding just the bet you’re looking for.

Sportsbook Features

The Marshalls site has some great features you can take advantage of as a sports bettor. Let’s introduce you to some of them and tell you a bit about how they can enhance your betting experience:

  • Ticket Lookup: Review the results of any bets you’ve taken in Marshalls outlets around the country.
  • Sports Fixtures: Download sports fixtures so you can keep tabs on upcoming race meetings, soccer matches and more! Check out our guide to help you download sports fixtures here!

World of Sports BetGames

To meet the needs of the growing number of casino players in South Africa, Marshalls has diversified its product offering to include Live BetGames. Players can bet on poker, baccarat and lottery-style games all hosted live in-studio for an entertainment experience like no other.

What’s also unique about BetGames is the huge variety of markets you can choose from, especially the numbers games which have literally hundreds of different bets you can take depending on what you like and your appetite for risk!

BetGames available at Marshalls include:

  • Lucky 5
  • Lucky 6
  • Lucky 7
  • Speedy 7
  • War of Bets
  • Dice Duel
  • Bet on Poker
  • 6+ Poker
  • Baccarat
  • Wheel of Fortune

Lucky Numbers

Bet on Lucky Numbers at Marshalls for the chance to win big in lotteries from around the world. What we love about these fixed-odds lottery games is that you can bet on as many numbers as you like. If you win, the bookmaker will pay out in full and you won’t have to share your prize with anyone who guessed the same number/s.

Here’s how to place a bet on Lucky Numbers

  • Go to Lucky Numbers on the Marshalls site and scroll through the list of upcoming lotteries for the draw of your choice.
  • To place a bet, click the Pick Your Own Numbers tab.
  • Choose your numbers or any other markets you wish.
  • Enter your stake and click Submit.

Banking 

Marshalls has accounts at 5 major banks in South Africa – Standard Bank, FNB, Nedbank, ABSA and Capitec. You can make a direct deposit or EFT through any of these banks to your Marshalls account or use a credit card or voucher to top up. 

Deposit options:

  • Visa (Debit/Credit Card)
  • Mastercard (Debit/Credit Card)
  • Instant EFT (OZOW or SID)
  • Direct Bank Deposit (2-3 days waiting period)
  • OTT Voucher
  • 1Voucher
  • Zapper

Withdrawal options: 

EFT

How To Make a Withdrawal

  • Log in to your account.
  • Select the Account tab at the top of the homepage.
  • Click Banking.
  • Click Withdraw.
  • Provide your banking details and click Update.
  • Enter the amount you wish to withdraw and click Proceed.

Customer Support

Players can reach out to the customer support via phone or email when they need a quick resolution to a query. Marshalls has one of the best contact centres we’ve encountered with very friendly and knowledgeable agents. All branches are connected to callers via a VOIP system to enable better communication and assistance.

  • Tel: 08600 77678 
  • Email: betting@worldofsport.co.za

Our Verdict 

When it comes to industry experience there aren’t many others who’ve been around longer than Marshalls World Of Sport. While we still consider Marshalls to be primarily a brick-and-mortar operation, their growing online customer base is testament to their ability to evolve as a business. Their betting site is easy to use and has betting options for both serious sports punters and casino players. Customer service is another area where Marshalls shines, especially their expertly-trained call centre which is always friendly and helpful.

While their deposit offer is nothing to write home about, Marshalls has done well to address the previous lack of customer promotions by introducing some worthwhile regular and time-limited offers. One small complaint we have is that we’d like to see more banking options available for punters, especially for withdrawals.

Pros 

👍 Long-established bookie with online, phone and outlet betting

👍 R200 Welcome Deposit Bonus for new customers

👍 R30 Free Bet when you FICA your account

👍 Flourishing sportsbook with excellent market depth

👍 Full suite of Betgames available

👍 Numbers betting on lotteries worldwide

👍 Attentive and helpful customer support team

Cons

👎 No multibet boosts and cashback offers

👎 No Cash Out feature available

👎 Limited withdrawal options

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Enjoy this review? Please let us know in the comments. Also check out our video review for a quick tour of the Marshalls website. Haven’t got a Marshalls account? Open one now!

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Wasp
3 years ago

Marshalls were my first online bookie account. Used to love them until I moved on. Still have a soft sport… Read more »