Sports Betting has moved with the times and has fully embraced the digital age. No longer do you need to get in your car or catch a bus / train to your local bookmaker as most of today’s betting is done online. We’re going to look at some options for sports betting online in South Africa and how you can join the growing online community of punters.
Sports Betting Online – Why is it better than going to a store?
Let’s face it, we live in a fast paced world where everything is available at the touch of button. Sports Betting is no different. Bookmakers have created the convenience of us being able to sit on our couches at home with the game on and be able to have a bet during the game.
20 years ago this was unheard of and these days if a bookmaker does not have inplay betting then they should step up their game. We’d much rather bet from the comfort of our home or office than have to drive down to a store which will have lines and might not be in the safest area.
Sports Betting Online – What to bet on?
Online sports betting has everything from lucky numbers, lotto, sports and even esports. Some bookmakers will even offer markets on events like elections or who is the next character to die on a series like Game of Thrones. Most bookmakers will also set up custom markets on request so if you can’t find it then ask, you’d be surprised at how accommodating they can be.
Sports Betting Online – Where to start?
The first thing you’ll need in order to bet online is a device such as a desktop pc, laptop or phone that has internet connectivity. Without this you’ll have to call your bets in! Most online sports betting sites cater to mobile users as it’s a huge market, because we all have smartphones!
Sports Betting Online – Open an account
In South Africa online sports bettors are spoilt for choice, we have dozens upon dozens of bookmakers to choose from, all with their pros and cons. In order to get started you’ll need to open an account at one of these bookmakers. It’s a simple process and we’ve listed some of our favourites below. We’ve also got comprehensive reviews of all bookmakers in South Africa, check out our review section for more details.
|GG Gaming||R3000||Bet Now|
|Morris Vee||N/A||Bet Now|
|Hollywood||R25 Free||Bet Now|
We hope you found our Sports Betting Online article helpful, have you moved from going to a store to betting online? Let us know in the comments below.