Why Betway is so Popular in South Africa

Betway are one of the fastest growing sports betting sites in South Africa, if not the fastest. Their meteoric rise to being one of the top betting sites has come quickly, and they’ll soon be challenging Hollywoodbets for the title of biggest bookmaker in SA. But why are Betway so popular in South Africa? We’ll be having a closer look below.

Data Free Betting

Data Free Betting is a fairly new concept in South Africa, but it has been fully embraced by Betway and it’s users as the data free betting experience that is hands down the best on offer. There are several other betting sites that offer data free betting, but they are a pain to use as you either need to download an app or browse a very limited sports offering.

That’s not the case with Betway, who offer a wide variety of data free sports betting & banking on an easy to access site. No downloads or http injectors required! While many punters can afford to use data on betting there are many who can’t, and data free has opened up many new punters to the world of sports betting.

Great banking options for deposits and withdrawals

Betway shines in the banking department for both deposits and withdrawals. You can choose from 18 different deposit methods when topping up your Betway account. Including several voucher deposit options, Instant EFT, credit cards and even USSD. No other bookmaker in South Africa has such a vast array of way to deposit funds, making Betway one of the easiest and most accessible sites for punters looking to have a bet.

On the withdrawal side Betway users are blessed with 4 different options, one being EFT and the other 3 are voucher withdrawals. If you don’t have a bank account you can still withdraw your winnings via one of the voucher withdrawals, these are limited to a maximum withdrawal amount unlike EFT but are perfect for those who don’t have full access to banking, as only a FNB, ABSA or Standard Bank ATM is required to withdraw.

Solid Odds and Markets

Betway have very competitive odds on most popular sports like soccer, NBA, tennis and rugby. Their odds won’t blow your socks off but punters do get a decent bang for their buck when having a bet. While you might find better odds elsewhere you will struggle to find as many markets for prematch and in-play or live betting.

Many other betting sites in South Africa have very good odds but not many markets to bet on, and there are only a handful of bookmakers who can compete with Betway in this regard. Betway also offer a fantastic build a bet option, where you can combine several markets on a single match into an accumulator bet, which once again only a handful of other bookmakers offer.


Betway have some excellent promotions for both new and existing users. The Betway R25 free bet welcome offer for new customers give punters the chance to test out the site without having to risk any cash, and the winnings can be withdrawn once a qualifying deposit is made.

For existing customers there are free to play games like 4 to score, bet boosts where you get extra odds for each leg of your bet, and money back boosts should your accumulator bet fall one leg short. The promotions are solid and focused on the bets we all know and love, which helps give Betway users that extra bit of value.

Live Casino Games & Betgames

Betway have a mind boggling amount of casino style games and Betgames on offer, including popular games from providers Evolution and Ezugi. These range from live roulette, blackjack and baccarat to the thrilling action of the Crazy Time and other gameshows. In fact there are so many games on offer that we recommend a read through our Betway live games and casino games guide for more.

If live casino games aren’t your thing then there is also a wide variety of Betgames on offer, including the new wheel game, dice and the popular lucky 5, 6 and 7. In fact you can enjoy 11 different Betgames on Betway!

Let’s see what actual Betway users had to say

We’ve run through some of the main reasons why Betway are so popular, and you might be interested to know that we ran a poll on a Facebook group asking why users why they like betting Betway, and the results from the 279 votes are listed below, and in order that we’ve covered them.

In conclusion

Betway have a fantastic product that is geared towards South Africans from all spectrums. There is something for everyone at Betway, which we’ve covered in more detail in our comprehensive Betway South Africa review. If you don’t yet have an account with Betway then why not sign up today to get access to one of the best sports betting and live games sites in South Africa. You can also use sign up code BSBZA1 when opening your account to let Betway know you’ve read this article.

Are you a Betway fan or player? Let us know in the comments below if you agree or disagree with some of the reasons why Betway are popular.

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