Sunbet review

As of June 2018 Sunbet have launched a brand spanking new website which will be the topic of the review below, if you’d like to know about the old site you can read that review here.

Sunbet Sign on bonus

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.

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 colours 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.

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.

Additionally you can use your previous Sunbet username and password to login, so no having to contact call centres trying to find out what your new username and password are! Great stuff but in this day and age these things are usually expected. One curious thing we did pick up was the odds changer, where you change from decimal to fractional etc. This was at the bottom of the page when it really should be at top.

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 Cashout

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

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

Deposit Options

Sunbet currently have EFT,  Instant EFT and Card deposit options available.

Promotions

Not too many promotions to speak of, something which we’re sure they’ll be improving on in the coming weeks. They only have a 100% Deposit match up to R1000 which you can claim here.

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 with Sunbet 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.

Sunbet 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 :

Sunbet Contact number : 0861 786238
Email : support@sunbet.co.za

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. 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.

Sign on bonus rating : 7/10

Sign on bonus wager : 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).

Overall rating : 8/10

Sign up to Sunbet here.

 

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Vela Hadebe

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

Gordon
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Gordon

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

elvis
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elvis

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

Neal
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Neal

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

Yuri
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Yuri

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 support@sunbet.co.za 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?

Tatenda Abel Maposa
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Tatenda Abel Maposa

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

Rendani Musetsho
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Rendani Musetsho

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

Sga
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Sga

Where do I claim the free fica 100?

Lauren
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Lauren

Is the Sunbet MVG program worth signing up for?

Grant
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Grant

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 bet.co.za 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!

Sunbet Question
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Sunbet Question

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

Grant
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Grant

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

Hilton
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Hilton

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

I’m quite happy with them

Would recommend sunbet to any serious gambler

Damian
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Damian

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.

Nope
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Nice thanks.

Ryan
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Ryan

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.

None
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None

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

Seasbiscuit
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Seasbiscuit

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

Jason
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Jason

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

Mpho
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Mpho

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

Graham
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Graham

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

James
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James

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

Gundog
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Gundog

Hey guys,

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