Lottoland is known for its fantastic lottery betting product, which lets punters place bets on lotteries from around the world, including South Africa. What you might not know is that they have now expanded to sports betting, offered under the Sportland site which falls under the Lottoland brand. In this review, we are going to take a closer look at what Sportland has to offer.
The Sportland site
The layout of the Sportland site is simple yet functional, all the different sports are easily accessible from the homepage. The live sports that are currently taking place take up most of the main page, and there are handy navigation buttons for the sports on offer on the main carousel as well as a side menu.
The sports betting site is branded in the same colours as the Lottoland site, which are quite pleasant on the eye and everything is easy to read. The sports drop down menus can be used to find a league or match you are interested in betting on, while the betslips and running bets are also easily accessible through their own menu.
Sportland Betting Odds and Markets
There isn’t the biggest variety of sports available, at launch punters can bet on Rugby, Cricket, Football, Tennis, Cycling, Golf, Boxing and MMA. They’ve got most of the popular sports covered, but Sportland could do with adding a bigger selection of sports as most other South African betting sites have a wider variety on offer.
Odds wise the markets on offer are fairly average when compared to other bookmakers. The odds won’t blow your socks off but they are fairly competitive for the events we checked. The number of markets on offer are also not as big as other betting sites, some of whom offer over 500 different bets for a soccer match.
Sportland Banking – Deposits and Withdrawals
You can top up your Sportland account with the same options that are available on Lottoland. There are options to use your bank card / credit card, Instant EFT with SID, Zapper and Snapscan as well as 1ForYou Voucher deposits.
The inclusion of a voucher deposit option in 1ForYou is a positive, as it gives punters who might not have a bank account access to getting funds loaded into their account. On the withdrawal side it seems that only bank withdrawals are available, we’d like to see the inclusion of FNB Moneysend or another voucher withdrawal option, especially for those who deposit with vouchers.
Unfortunately there are no deposit bonuses or free bet sign up offers available. There is a Lottoland bonus which you can claim, but that doesn’t really appeal to sports bettors, and we hope they Sportland will introduce an offer soon.
Our thoughts on Sportland by Lottoland
Sportland are a new product who have just launched so we’re going to go easy on them for now. The site is solid enough and is easy to use, the odds are acceptable and the deposit options offer some variety. However the lack of a welcome bonus offer is a drawback, as well as the lack of sports on offer. If you are a Lottoland customer who is looking to place the odd sports bet then Sportland should suit you, but for those looking for a more extensive offering will have to wait and see when Sportland have instore.