Sportsbet review (Closed)

Kindly note that has closed, and is no longer accessible to customers (as of May 2022). Should you wish to place a bet we recommend having a look through our list of South African betting sites, or alternatively sign up with a betting site like Betway or Hollywoodbets. Review

Sportsbet are well established but somewhat unknown South African bookmaker. They’ve been around for quite some time and are a family run business. Let’s get stuck into what Sportsbet have to offer.

The Sportsbet site is pretty simple to look at but it is very functional. They have avoided flooding the landing page with useless information and have included all the important bits on their banners, top menu and side menu. They also have included a very nifty feature that lets you search for an event you want to bet on, we tested this and it worked very well. We’re sure other bookmakers offer this but Sportsbet have it right at the top so it’s not even one click away. One critical point we did notice was that there was a lot of empty prime menu space that was not being used. They could pop a few more links in there to help punters along.


Sportsbet markets are fairly average with regards to what is actually offered. They have a good range of sports but some of the more exotic sports are very limited in what is on offer. On the other hand they do offer many markets on big events that many other bookmakers do not offer, so you could say it does balance out in the end. Sportsbet are one of the few bookmakers in South Africa who offer spread betting, so kudos to them for being brave and offering something many punters want. For those that don’t know about spread betting you can read up on it here.

Sportsbet have fairly decent odds on their fixed betting, you’ll find it’s inline with Sportingbet’s odds. Nothing to blow your socks off but you’ll get a pretty decent price when taking a bet with them. Unfortunately Sportsbet have no real sign on offer or promotions to attract punters which is a real shame. They’d be a more popular bookmaker if they just had a sign on offer and they’d be a great one if they had any sort of promotions.

Sports Offered :

Horse racing, American football, Australian rules, cricket, baseball, basketball, boxing, cycling, darts, golf, ice hockey, lotto, motor sports, rugby league, rugby union, European and international soccer, tennis, badminton, volleyball, water polo, handball, winter sports and more.

Overall Experience :

You’d can’t go wrong by opening a Sportsbet account. We found them to be solid and reliable but unspectacular. They are one of those account you would use when you can’t find a market somewhere else or you are interested in getting some spread bets down. They are better than a good chunk of local bookmakers but are nowhere near as good as Sportingbet or World Sports Betting. If they were to add a promotion or two they’d be up there. To close this off we do recommend you give Sportsbet a go and decide for yourself.

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Overall Rating : 6.5/10

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  1. I concur with the write up. A good solid book, user friendly site , I have not had any errors on resulting of bets. Their odds are attractive in my opinion.
    I do wish they would offer more fixed Rugby markets and price up a little earlier. Usually just about the last out of the books that I use to price up on markets ( Rugby in particular )
    I would recommend an account with them overall.

    1. Mike, Do you agree they should get more than 6.5?

      1. Best Sports Betting says:

        Hi Andre,

        We have a set criteria that we look at ranging from service to markets to promotions. If they had a sign on offer / promotions / responsed to our emails then we’d have easily given them a 7+.

        1. Thanks Admin, I see your point. I just think they are way better than some books who have higher or slightly lower ratings. I guess I don’t need promotions from them because I’m already there. Thanks again. Great site btw.

          1. Best Sports Betting says:

            Thanks Andre, we understand your point. There’s also alot of writing that doesn’t make the final cut. We’re always happy to get feedback, positive or negative!

      2. I do indeed, My only gripe is I wish they had more markets for but other than that a good solid book, no arguments, no dodging payouts, when you call in you can speak to a person in authority quickly, they do not see themselves as Gods who are above speaking to a punter

  2. They’ve got markets that I like so I’m loyal to them, have never had a single big problem, always got good service. They should be rated higher than 6.5?

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