Spotonbets Sports Betting Review

Good things come to those who wait—and this has never been more true than with Spotonbets, which went live in November 2020 after a few unavoidable delays. In our experience, most bookies who take the time to rigorously test their platform before launching end up delivering a superior product to those who rush to market. So we’re excited that you finally get to experience the Spotonbets site and feel confident it will meet the high expectations of all South African sports bettors!

With Spotonbets, you can easily get money down on your favourite sports pre-game or wait until the match starts and bet live in-play. Choose from thousands of international sports leagues, matches and events from as well as a fantastic range of betting markets. If you’re more into casino games than sports, there are also 8 exciting BetGames to play. Whether you want to bet on numbers or fill your betslip with a long list of your favourite weekend soccer matches, you can do it all at Spotonbets!

Back in 2019, when information about the site wasn’t widely available, we wrote a Spotonbets Preview to give you just a little taste of what to expect. But now that Spotonbets has officially launched to the punting public, the time has finally come for our much anticipated Spotonbets Review based on our first hand experience of playing on the new site!

In this Spotonbets Review, we’ll tell you how to claim your R3 000 first deposit bonus, plus discuss special features, promotions and more.

Spotonbets Review

Legality & Player Security

Zamani Bets (Pty) LTD trading as Spotonbets is a fully legal and licensed bookmaker registered with the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. This means the games on their site are 100% fair and regulated. As a punter, you have full legal recourse with the relevant authorities should the bookmaker unfairly refuse to pay, or you encounter other legal issues.

How To Sign Up With Spotonbets

  1. Visit the Spotonbets site from either your desktop or mobile. Or you can type “Spotonbets” into Google and click through to their online betting site from your browser.
  2. Click the green Join now button at the top right of your screen. 
  3. On the Spotonbets registration form, enter your first name, last name, date of birth, email address, mobile number, password and ID/Passport number. The details you provide must match the FICA documents (ID and utility bill) that you’ll have to submit when requesting a withdrawal.
  4. To complete the Spotonbets online registration process, confirm your age and accept the Terms and Conditions. Click Register and then follow the link in your email inbox to verify your Spotonbets account.
  5. Once your Spotonbets account is successfully verified, you’re ready to claim the R3 000 First Deposit Bonus!

Spotonbets R3000 Welcome Bonus

You can start winning before you even make your first bet with a juicy deposit bonus from Spotonbets. They offer punters a 100% Deposit Match Bonus up to R3 000 on their first deposit.

In other words, when you deposit R3 000 of your own money, you’ll get a free R3 000 to play with! You’ll need to wager the bonus 5x (times) before you can withdraw and bets must be placed on odds of 5/10 (1.5) or more to qualify. Read the T&Cs for the Spotonbets First Deposit Bonus.

How To Claim Your Spotonbets Welcome Bonus 

To claim your Spotonbets Welcome Bonus, simply register an account and make your first deposit of at least R50. The bonus will be automatically credited to your account which must be used for betting on sports only.

Spotonbets Promotions

Spotonbets might still be in its infancy as an online bookmaker in South Africa but they already have a few good sports promotions for punters to take advantage of. We expect that soon there will be daily promotions available based on current sports events plus more regular offers like money back specials and odds boosts.

Here’s a list of the sports promotions currently on offer at Spotonbets:

  • Boost Your MultiBet: Place a MultiBet on 2 or more selections and get an odds boost if your bet wins. The more selections you add, the bigger your boost will be—up to 60%!
  • Pulse Bet: Got a feeling there’s a goal coming? Place a Pulse Bet for the chance to win big if a goal is scored within the period of your choice. Watch your potential winnings increase as the ticker moves!
  • Rugby MultiBet: Get up to 6x your money back (up to R 5000) if your weekend rugby accumulator loses in the last leg. All bets must be placed on the ‘to win the match’ market (2-way) to qualify.

User Experience

Spotonbets uses the ever-reliable SBTech software to provide a world-class online sports betting experience to all its customers. Those punters familiar with other South African bookmakers like Bet.co.za will know the platform and find Spotonbets especially easy to use from both their desktop and mobile. We aren’t the biggest fans of the Spotonbets logo but the site’s branding is nevertheless bold and distinct throughout.

The Spotonbets site is easy to use with the navigation being closely comparable with other SBTech platforms. On the banner at the top of the homepage, you’ll find the main betting categories which include Sports, Live Sports and BetGames.

The secondary horizontal menu features Today’s Events, Results and Promotions. On the right-hand side of this menu is also a button to access the Live Chat feature for Customer Support. The homepage’s vertical menu includes Featured Links to events such as the EPL and Big Bash as well as the full list of Sports and useful information such as Statistics, Betting Rules and T&Cs.

The Promotions carousel in the top middle of the Spotonbets homepage advertises the latest offers available. Below is the main sports menu which is separated into Live, Upcoming and Highlights.

These are then further subdivided into sports available to bet on in the next 24 hours. For a more comprehensive list of sports markets available at Spotonbets, click the relevant sports tab on the left side of the screen and then browse for a specific league or event.

Mobile Experience

Most punters will be accessing the Spotonbets site from their mobile so let’s see what the betting experience is like from your phone. Using the fully responsive mobile site is a great way to bet on Sports and BetGames, especially if you’re playing on the go!

The site is simple to navigate and low on data usage. The mobile menus are arranged slightly differently from the Spotonbets desktop site but you should still have no trouble finding what you’re looking for on your phone.

Spotonbets plans to launch a Mobile App for both Android and iOS users. Watch this space for more information as soon as it becomes available!

Sports Betting Odds and Markets

Punters who have used SBTech products before will know there is a wide variety of sports markets available for punters to bet on. In addition to staples like soccer, rugby and cricket, Spotonbets also offers more obscure sports like floorball and hurling as well as betting on UK politics and entertainment.

The range of markets available for top division soccer at Spotonbets is comparable with Betway—and the odds are similar too.

Spotonbets BetGames

Test your skills by playing your choice of eight live-draw BetGames with the chance to win big with as little as R2. These games are available to play 24/7 and offer thousands of different betting markets with a wide range of odds.

Live draws for exciting games like  Dice Duel, Lucky 7 and Wheel take place every few minutes and offer so many ways to win. If you’re looking for a fun way to pass the time between sports matches or simply prefer playing casino games, then BetGames is the perfect choice for you!

FICA Requirements

Just like with every betting site in South Africa, your winnings can only be paid after you’ve provided Spotonbets with proof of your identity and address. To verify your betting account, simply send a copy of your ID book or card (both sides) as well as a utility bill/bank statement (no older than 3 months) to fica@spotonbets.co.za. As soon as your Spotonbets account is verified you’ll be able to make withdrawals.

Deposits and Withdrawals

At the moment (December 2020), customers are only able to deposit and withdraw at Spotonbets using an EFT from any major bank. Soon customers will be able to top up their accounts using the following deposit options:

  • Debit/Credit Card
  • Instant EFT
  • 1ForYou Voucher
  • OTT Voucher

Spotonbets processes all withdrawals to major banks using EFT. There are plans to integrate ABSA CashSend and other e-wallets soon, but EFT is the only method available right now. Customers can expect to wait 2-3 business days for EFT withdrawals to reflect in their bank account.

Betting and Win Limits

Minimum bet: R2
Maximum payout per day: R1 000 000
Maximum payout per bet: R100 000 (any excess winnings will be forfeited).

Customer Support

Spotonbets has a very effective Live Chat function which can be accessed directly from the site. Click the orange speech bubble in the bottom right of the homepage to speak to a customer support agent. You can also call or email customer service for any account-related queries.

  •  Call: 0800 484 822
  •  Email: support@spotonbets.co.za

Social Media

Spotonbets is not very active on social media, however you can keep updated with happenings on the following channels:

Responsible Gaming and Self Exclusion

Customers can notify Spotonbets by email at support@spotonbets.co.za if they wish to close or suspend their account. As a bookmaker that takes responsible gaming seriously, players may also request temporary or permanent self-exclusion from Spotonbets.

Our Verdict

Spotonbets have all the right ingredients to flourish in the South African online betting space—a healthy selection of sports markets and casino games at competitive odds. They also offer an appealing R3 000 Welcome Bonus for new customers which has reasonable wagering requirements.

For a brand-new sportsbook we are also impressed with the number of promotions at Spotonbets. The major downside is the lack of banking options currently available for punters which are limited to EFT for both deposits and withdrawals (but will be expanded soon).

Pros

👍 R3 000 Welcome Bonus for new customers

👍 100% legal and industry-regulated bookmaker

👍 Quick registration and FICA verification process 

👍 Easy to use desktop and mobile site

👍 Solid selection of sports and exotic markets

👍 Cashback specials and odds boosts for soccer and rugby

👍 8 exciting BetGames available with hundreds of betting options

Cons

👎 Deposit and withdrawals limited to EFT

👎 No horse racing

👎 No Baccarat or 6+ Poker available in BetGames

👎 Live games or online slots not available

Get signed up right now with a Spotonbets account and claim your First Deposit Welcome Bonus of R3 000!

We hoped you enjoyed our Spotonbets Review, we’re excited to see what this new SA bookie can bring to the table in good time. What do you think of the Spotonbets site? Let us know in the comments below!

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