Sportingbet Review

Sportingbet are one of the most popular bookmakers in South Africa. They’re also one of the oldest online bookmakers in country, a claim that only a few can make! In this review we are going to have a look at Sportingbet’s site, bonuses, promotions, odds and more. Lets get started.

Sportingbet South Africa

Sportingbet currently have a 100% risk free bet up R2000 on your first deposit and bet. Click here to claim your bonus today.

The first deposit bonus has some of the lowest wagering around and punters are only required to wager the bonus 3 times at odds of 5/10 (1.50) or more in order to be able to withdraw the winnings. The current minimum bet is R1 so you’re also welcome to bet with lower wagers at Sportingbet.


Sportingbet Registration is quick and easy on both mobile and desktop, you’ll need to provide a few details like name, surname, email address, physical address and mobile number. The process should not take you more than a few minutes and you’ll be able to access the Sportingbet site in it’s entirety once you’re done. If you’d like to get started with your registration then click here to visit the registration page.

Sportingbet Site

The Sportingbet Landing page is very different from their previous one. The colours are all Sportingbet and you know immediately that you are on their website. It’s packed full of banners, promotions and features. A great step up from the old site, however it will be a bit jarring for those who aren’t used to change. They’ve also removed all the splash banners and small write ups which were pretty good to read, we’re sure they’ll be incorporating them somewhere else on the site but either way it’s not really an issue.

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The events menu (or coupon) on the side contains all the important and upcoming events as well as a breakdown for all available betting markets and events. We hope to see them bring back the more focused highlights like Bulls v Lions or other big match ups, but seeing as how the site is new we’ll have to wait and see how they end up promoting these, because they were very handy!


You can login to your Sportingbet account with your previous Sportingbet details, no nonsense about having to use a new username and password, something which we covered in our Betx Launch overview.

Once logged in you can find all your important account information at the top of the screen, including a new feature called inbox, which we assume will follow what WSB have done with their inbox system.

It’s pretty easy to find what you are looking for on the Sportingbet site, there is no having to click Soccer then a refresh button then the league etc. You simply click what you are interested in and it will load in the centre of the page, which also has a few different options for you to explore when it comes to different markets and league etc.

Sportingbet Mobile

Sportingbet have a solid mobile site with all the same options available that you’d find on desktop. With most punters betting from their phones we have no trouble recommending their mobile site. It’s up there with the best in South Africa. You can also register on the mobile site quickly and easily from your phone.

The Sportingbet mobile is as slick as one would expect, everything is available at your finger tips and the mobile site is very light on data usage. You can play all the same bets on mobile that you would be able to play on desktop. Cash Out, Auto Cash Out and other features are also available on Sportingbet Mobile.


With 8,000 different betting opportunities every single day across more than 30 different sports, sports betting is where they lead the field compared to other local bookmakers. SB offer great odds, and a variety of markets to bet on, including football, tennis, basketball, horse racing, cricket, rugby union and many more.

There’s such a vast selection that you’ll often find yourself betting on or following sports you’ve never even heard of! The minimum bet on any market is R1.

Live Betting

Sportingbet offer Live betting on over 300 markets on a single game with their unique live betting platform. They also offer Live betting 24-hours a day on the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League matches as well as all the very best international football matches. You can view upcoming live matches in the Sportingbet live betting calendar.


Sportingbet have a streaming service that customers can use to watch matches live while placing bets. While you cannot watch all the sports on offer there are

Sportingbet Betgames

Sportingbet have the full selection of Betgames, Lucky 5, Lucky 6, Lucky 7, War of Bets, Bet on Poker, Lucky Wheel and more, all running 24 hours a day. They’ve also added Dream catcher and several roulette games which we’ll be looking at below. These games are fast paced and action packed, which will attract many a punter who enjoys lucky numbers or online casino style games.

Dream catcher

Dream catcher is similar to Betgames, the concept is that there is a large spinning wheel and you have to bet on what numbers you think are going to come up. It’s a nice change from Betgames, which you’ll find at almost every bookmaker these days. We haven’t played it too much but it does look like it’ll be more fun than Betgames as it has a live studio and fun vibe to it. We’ve done a dedicated article about the Dream Catcher game from Sportingbet, if you’d like to know more about how this popular game works.

Sportingbet Roulette and Live Games

Sportingbet have launched their very own (and very good) roulette games. There are 5 different games to choose from and all of them are fully licensed. We’ve had a closer look at some of their roulette games here. These games are a real blast and credit to SB for managing to get these licensed, they’re a joy to play and one of the best live roulette experiences in SA. There are also a host of live casino games from Evolution like Crazy Time, poker and more. You can read about all the different casino games in our Sportingbet Casino Overview.

Bestseller Multi bet

Another new feature is the Bestseller Multi, this is a combination of the most popular bets on the site all bundled into one multi. There was a similar feature on the old site but you had to manually take the bets, the Bestseller Multi automatically does this for you now. A very nice touch indeed.

A feature we stumbled across while putting the site through it’s paces was the “Further options” once you’ve placed a bet, this let’s you get your bet results via sms or email. Nothing groundbreaking but it’s nice that you can pick and choose which bets you’d like to get instant results for. A very nice touch indeed!

Auto Cash Out and Cash Out

Sportingbet were the first bookmaker in South Africa to offer the Auto Cash Out and the traditional cash out features. You can read more about how Auto Cash Out works here. Cash out basically allows you to close your bet off early, whether it’s winning or losing.


Sportingbet have kept all of their previous Promotions but have updated the page to give it a very tablet look and feel. We hope that the added space means that we’ll see more promotions added in the future. Current Sportingbet promotions are listed below.

Sportingbet App

Along side the mobile site, Sportingbet also have an app for both Android and IOS. You’ll need to download the APK though, as it is not available on all devices stores. We have a guide on how to download and install the Sportingbet App if you’d like to know more.

Sportingbet Deposit Methods

Absa, Capitec, EFT, FNB, I-Pay, Investec, Mastercard, Nedbank, OTT, SID, Standard Bank, Visa. Sportingbet are now also accepting 1Voucher!


Sportingbet do accept voucher deposits from 1Voucher. You can purchase 1Voucher at any Pep store nationwide. We expect Sportingbet to add more voucher options for punters in the future. To top up your account with 1Voucher login to your account, go to deposit and select 1Voucher deposit.

Withdrawal Methods

Absa, Capitec, EFT, FNB, Investec, Mastercard, Nedbank, Standard Bank, VISA. Withdrawals from Sportingbet typically take 24-48 hours to reflect in your bank account. There are several eWallet withdraws such as Skrill, there have the fastest withdrawal speed and are usually paid on the same day.

Bonus Code

Punters do not require a bonus code in order to sign up or claim the 100% deposit match bonus. You just need to register as a new customer to be eligible for the bonus.

Sportingbet Overall Experience

As one would expect the overall experience is a very positive one, the site is a pleasure to use and while there are a few niggles here and there they are most certainly going to be ironed out in the coming weeks. It’s a big step forward for Sportingbet and them keeping things fresh shows that they are keeping up with the times.

It’s always been a pleasure to use any Sportingbet site and this is no different, we certainly recommend you give them look if you don’t have an account there. The R2000 Deposit Match is one of the better ones in South Africa but you won’t find as many promotions as you would at other bookmakers. We highly recommend punters open an account with Sportingbet.

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Sportingbet are one of the best online sports betting sites in South Africa. They offer several features like cash out and dream catcher, as well as offering competitive odds. Their betting markets are comprehensive and they also have a mobile app for punters on the move. The Sportingbet sign on bonus has some of the best terms available and the R2000 on offer is very generous, we highly recommended using them as your daily bookmaker.

Sportingbet Contact Details

You can contact Sportingbet through their live chat feature.

If you’d like to know more about bookmakers in South Africa then have a look at our comprehensive list of bookmakers.


  1. Tasodiamond says:

    Please introduce withdrawal e.g ewallet or absa cash send option or instant money like others i think u are not seeing that outside there z a big competition open your eyes guys

  2. Introduce withdrawal method such as cash send, ewallet etc.other betting sites do have that method.

  3. Sportingbet have the best bonus hands down. The wagering is nothing to do, best bonus in SA.

  4. They are currently the best for me

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