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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 :

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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.

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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.


  1. Rotten customer service. Management sits on a high horse while live chat agents are completely clueless. If they don’t want to, they simply will not respond to queries. Be careful, this seems like a one way street.

  2. Best Sports Betting, Sunbet claims that it is incorrect that they have partnered with you and so I won’t be getting my R200 free sign up bonus.

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      We’ll follow up on this, thanks for bringing it to our attention!

  3. Best Sports Betting, how lokg does it take Sunbet to credit the R200 registration bonus to my account as I registerd with one of your link and put the BSB promo code upon registration. I just deposited this morning but no R200 credited

  4. Lucky numbers on Sunbet just in time and will be claiming my 100% match up as well R200 with my first deposit soon to bet on numbers ???

  5. Thobela Jakalase says:

    Honestly SUNBET IS SO UNPROFESSIONAL THEIR SERVICE IS JUST USELESS I DEPOSITED R100 one day ago but still it doesn’t appear on the account.poor service provider

  6. Sunbet used to be brilliant but in recent times their deposit taking facility is SHOCKING. Four times already I have made a deposit with my credit card when the money is taken off my card but never reflects in my Sunbet wallet. Then you have to send an email and wait AGES for a reply.

    Nobody has been able to explain why this is happening to me and as a result I don’t want to use Sunbet anymore. Any suggestions on the best alternative company? I’m sick of having to follow up after every deposit.

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Hi Martin, that sounds incredibly frustrating. A deposit via card should reflect instantly and you shouldn’t have to follow up. It sounds like they are having issues with their card processing. Best or closest alternative to Sunbet would be Sportingbet, we did a quick comparison of some of the best bookies here, you should find one as a good replacement :

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

  8. Vela Hadebe says:

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

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Hi Vela, can you please send us your email so we can ask sun.

  9. I’ve waited 4 days – they have not paid a winning bet despite sending proof – and ignored 4 emails and 5 calls. No mgr ever available and no- one will even look at event. Unheard of on this industry – should be sorted fast and is by any other reputable site. WSB 1st and Betting world next.

    Have sent to gambling board as now stolen my money

    Next is police to lay charge as criminal

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Hi Gordon,

      Would you be able to mail us the bet reference as was as what the bet was and we can take it up with Sun directly?

  10. hey i need help i’ve bet 9months ago on your website but now im having problem i need my refund please
    bet #4453684 amount R60

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Hi Elvis,

      You’ll need to put on those blue suede shoes and contact Sunbet directly 🙂

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

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Eina, what sports are you betting on that got you limited?

      1. Mainly rugby so not sure what the issue was

        1. Best Sports Betting says:

          Ouch! We’re limited to max bet of R200 at Sportingbet on Rugby Union. Limiting can be a funny beast, best suggestion is to open a few accounts at other bookmakers that have markets you like.

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

          2. Best Sports Betting says:

            In general it takes alot more to get limited at Sunbet than the other big books, which is a positive.

          3. I obviously did something right then

  12. I received an sms as per below from Sunbet

    Get a 100% match up to R1000 on your next deposit at Sunbet! Deposit and claim by emailing 086 1786 238 T&Cs apply. Stop to opt out

    However when I deposited R1000 , apparently this was a signing up bonus, doesn’t really state anywhere on the sms to be a signing up bonus. Clearly states to get a 100 % bonus on your next deposit up to R1000 .

    Any comments?

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      I’d take it up with them and ask them if they can clarify the promotion. Surely if there is confusion or the the wording is strange they’d honour the offer.
      So as I understand it you are already a Sunbet customer, have already claimed the sign on offer and got an sms for a further R1000 match?

  13. Tatenda Abel Maposa says:

    Every Sunday your website live in play events disappear, I do not known if its my account only but that is what happens

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Hi Tatenda,

      Please contact Sunbet directly with ths query 🙂

  14. Rendani Musetsho says:

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

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Sorry we missed your comment Rendani, nothing to worry about as I see they are up. If they went down permanently we’d let folks know!

  15. Where do I claim the free fica 100?

  16. Is the Sunbet MVG program worth signing up for?

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Hi Lauren,

      Yes, if you’re using Sunbet alot and gambling in a casino it most definitely is.

  17. I find sunbet to be one of the more prestigious sites in ZA. They might not have the dazzle of sportingbet or the promotions of but they do have a good product. It’s responsive and reliable and their odds are competitive which is everything I look for. Also it’s run by a gambling group 🙂

    You should reconsider your review score 🙂 No before you ask I don’t work for them!

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Thanks for the feedback Grant, glad you enjoying using them.

  18. Sunbet Question says:

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

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

  19. Sunbet agreed to lay me any bets up to 100k guaranteed

    I’m quite happy with them

    Would recommend sunbet to any serious gambler

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      That’s good to hear. We hope they won Hilton!

  20. Sunbet will double my first deposit up to R500, is that mean that they will give me a R1000 if I deposit 500 or will they give me 500 + my depsoit of 500. I cannot see on the sunbet website.

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Hi Damian,

      It’s a 100℅ deposit match up to R500.

  21. Quite enjoy using Sunbet myself.

    Certain rugby markets can be somewhat stingy but inplay cricket more than makes up for that.

    Polished site, only recommendation from my part would be to utilise a mobi website, other than that it’s been a great betting experience thus far.

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Thanks for the feedback Ryan, they’d be a top book if they improved their promotions. Glad you’ve been having a good time betting with them.

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

  23. Seasbiscuit says:

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

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

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

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Hi Mpho,

      You can use your mvg points at grandwest.

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

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

  28. Hey guys,

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

    1. Best Sports Betting says:

      Hi Gundog,

      We are planning to get one up as soon as we have the time to go over all the final details.

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