Sunbet review

Sunbet are one of the best know brands in South Africa, and are very popular with punters due to their sign on offer and features like cash out. They’ve also grown in popularity due to the strength of their brand name. We’re going to have a closer look at what they have to offer in our Sunbet Review.

Exclusive Sunbet Bonus Review Offer

Sunbet have teamed up with Best Sports Betting to offer punters an amazing sign on offer. Get a free R200 on your first deposit and a 100% deposit match up to R1000. Click here to claim the offer, the deposit bonus is discussed in more detail below. Alternatively you can read about the offer here.

Sunbet Bonus / Welcome offer

Sunbet have a 100% match sign on bonus up to R1000 for new customers. It’s double their previous offer making it big enough to attract attention and with decent wagering it’s certainly worth using. The Sunbet bonus wagering is as follows : A minimum of Five bets need to have been placed with the bonus funds, this needs to be done at odds of 7/10 (1.7) or greater (Including 7/10).

Landing Page

The Sunbet landing page is very unique and a great change from what it previously was. All the icons, buttons and menus are clear and large so there is little trouble navigating the site itself. We quite like the icon menu that sits on the top as it not only has descriptions but also a icon for Sports, Promotions and Lucky numbers (coming soon) etc.

The branding and colour scheme are great as they fit Sun Internationals branding perfectly. The main banner carousel is crisp and we expect to see some tasty offers there in the future.

One area the landing page struggles is that it feels a little crowded in the middle. There are lots of current events which populate this area and they are a little too large. We’d have preferred the markets / events to be a bit smaller as they have a strong contrast to the size of the side menu. A minor gripe but one never the less.

Sunbet Mobile

The Sunbet mobile site is where most punters will be placing bets and we have to say that the Sunbet mobile site is stunning. Everything is located where you’d expect it to be and the mobile site is fast and doesn’t use that much data.

You can bet on the same markets that you can find on desktop so you’re not missing out by using your phone. Other features like cash out are also available on the Sunbet mobile site. I know we’ve mentioned it but it’s hands down one of the better mobile betting experiences. It’s also quick and easy to register an account on mobile, which you can do here.

Sunbet Login and Registration

The Login and Sign up buttons are large and clear and most importantly they are perfectly functional. No clicking on sign up and then having to sign in, you can do it straight away from the sign in button. We do wish they had a username and password input field on the main menu to further speed things up but it’s not an inconvenience. If you’d like to register for Sunbet today click here.

Sunbet Promo code

If asked for a Promo code when completing your Sunbet registration you can use BSB to let Sunbet know you’ve read this review. Otherwise you don’t need to complete the promo code section to continue with registration.

Sunbet Markets

Getting into the nitty gritty or the brass tax of the site you’ll find a surprising amount of markets to bet on. Sun have everything from Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Esports, Racing, Horse Racing, Rugby and more. The software they are using provides more than enough markets within a genre / event for you to bet on. But how are the odds?

Well they’re very competitive from the markets that we looked at, so they haven’t gotten greedy which is great news for punters. They’ve also implemented a feature called action bet, which is essentially a what will happen next inplay betting market on things like corners, goals, throw in etc.

Sunbet Cash out

Sunbet are only the second bookmaker in South Africa to offer cash out. Cash out is a feature that allows you to cash your bets out early, regardless of if they are winning or losing. All available at Sunbet. It’s great that another bookmaker has implemented this technology as it’s almost standard overseas. Now if only more bookmakers would use it!

Sunbet App

Sunbet do not currently offer an app, but we’ve been told there are plans to add one in the future.

Sports Offered 

Rugby, golf, soccer, cricket, tennis, NFL football, boxing, darts, motor sports, ice hockey, snooker, table tennis, water polo, baseball, basketball, Australian rules, rugby sevens, rugby league, badminton, beach soccer, beach volleyball, cycling, field hockey, futsal, handball, pesapallo, volleyball and lucky numbers.

Lucky Numbers

Sunbet have recently launched a brand new lucky numbers product with over 160 different lottery draws to choose from. We’ve covered their lucky numbers in more detail in another article, but you can bet on all the popular draws like UK49’s, SA Lotto and more on Sunbet.

Deposit Options

Sunbet currently have EFT,  Instant EFT and Card deposit options available. There’s take of Sunbet introducing voucher deposits but that is yet to be confirmed.


Sunbet have some of the most comprehensive betting promotions for their punters. They have promotions for most of the popular sports like cricket, rugby, tennis and more. It’s one of the best promotion pages we’ve seen and punters should take advantage. The promos range from money back specials to boosts, so there’s something for eveyone.

Sunbet MVG points

Sunbet have retained their MVG points, allowing casino and online players to earn points for their bets. A full description is below

For every R500 wagered on a single bet you’ll receive 1 MVG point, the same R500 wagered on a double will return 2 points, with 3 points being awarded for a treble etc. These Sun MVG points are then split equally between Casino and Leisure Points, which are then redeemable across Sun International properties. Casino Points can be played back on Slots and Tables and Leisure Points can be used to pay for luxurious accommodation, meals, beverages, golf and entertainment.

Customer Service

Sun now have live chat which is an excellent addition to their support. Other than the live chat you can contact them via the following methods :

Contact number

0861 786238
Email :

Overall Experience

Sunbet have done a great job with their site and having used them for many years we’re glad to see that they’ve improved in leaps and bounds. There are a few styling issues that we may not like but that’s mostly personal preference. Sunbet has a solid, easy to use site that offers more than enough markets for new and experienced punters. The mobile site is fantastic, the markets comprehensive and there are more features than you think you need, making for a very positive experience.

Their odds are good and their added value services like cashout and live chat all add to what is a pleasant experience. We’d like to have seen more promotions and a bigger sign on offer but we’re sure they’re in the pipeline. We definitely recommend opening an account with Sunbet.

Sunbet Review
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Sunbet have a modern sports betting product that will appeal to a wide range of punters. They have a solid sign on offer and weekly promotions to keep punters engaged. They are also one of the few bookmakers in South Africa to offer Cash Out. We highly recommend opening an account with Sunbet.

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4 months ago

Best Sports Betting, Sunbet claims that it is incorrect that they have partnered with you and so I won’t be… Read more »

4 months ago

Best Sports Betting, how lokg does it take Sunbet to credit the R200 registration bonus to my account as I… Read more »

4 months ago

Lucky numbers on Sunbet just in time and will be claiming my 100% match up as well R200 with my… Read more »

Thobela Jakalase
6 months ago

Honestly SUNBET IS SO UNPROFESSIONAL THEIR SERVICE IS JUST USELESS I DEPOSITED R100 one day ago but still it doesn’t… Read more »

11 months ago

Sunbet used to be brilliant but in recent times their deposit taking facility is SHOCKING. Four times already I have… Read more »

1 year ago

Client service is terrible… luckily there is other betting companies out there.

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Vela Hadebe
2 years ago

I sign up and make a deposit of R1000 but I didn’t get a asign up bonus.

2 years ago

I’ve waited 4 days – they have not paid a winning bet despite sending proof – and ignored 4 emails… Read more »

2 years ago

hey i need help i’ve bet 9months ago on your website but now im having problem i need my refund… Read more »

3 years ago

I am restricted to only winning about R600 on most bets with Sunbet

3 years ago

Mainly rugby so not sure what the issue was

3 years ago

Sportingbet seems to limit a lot of people but Sun have generally been ok so a bit puzzled here.

3 years ago

I obviously did something right then

3 years ago

I received an sms as per below from Sunbet Get a 100% match up to R1000 on your next deposit… Read more »

Tatenda Abel Maposa
3 years ago

Every Sunday your website live in play events disappear, I do not known if its my account only but that… Read more »

Rendani Musetsho
3 years ago

The Sunbet website is not working today ? Why ? Should we worry ?

3 years ago

Where do I claim the free fica 100?

3 years ago

Is the Sunbet MVG program worth signing up for?

3 years ago

I find sunbet to be one of the more prestigious sites in ZA. They might not have the dazzle of… Read more »

Sunbet Question
3 years ago

Is the Sunmet the Old J&B met? Are they running promotions for it?

3 years ago

Yes it is now the Sun Met, used to be J&b met.

3 years ago

Sunbet agreed to lay me any bets up to 100k guaranteed I’m quite happy with them Would recommend sunbet to… Read more »

3 years ago

Sunbet will double my first deposit up to R500, is that mean that they will give me a R1000 if… Read more »

4 years ago

Nice thanks.

4 years ago

Quite enjoy using Sunbet myself. Certain rugby markets can be somewhat stingy but inplay cricket more than makes up for… Read more »

4 years ago

Sunbet are my current favorite, love them despite the flaws. Haven’t limited me like other books.

4 years ago

I want to use my MVG points on Sunbet please. Can you assist?

4 years ago

Thanks for explaining mvg points.i need to link mine up

4 years ago

Is grandwest in sun international?I can use point there?

4 years ago

Can I use mvg points at sunbet? I don’t say near any casinos or resorts.

4 years ago

Thanks for clearing that up. Had no idea how mvg stuff worked.

4 years ago

Hey guys,

Are you going to be updating the mvg thing? Not sure how it works