World Sports Betting

World Sports Betting review

World Sports Betting are a South African bookmaker with a strong retail and online presence. WSB have grown in great strides from what used to be a pretty standard bookmaker into a bookmaker that can now be considered as a market leader.

WSB are often referred to as the “People’s Bookie” as they are very interactive with punters and help sponsor numerous Superbru and other competitions. Not only that, they also sponsor the Cape Cobras, Highveld Lions and 2 EFC fighters as well as several smaller sporting organisations.

World Sports Betting currently have a huge R10000 first deposit match bonus, claiming to be the biggest first deposit bonus in South Africa. We’ve seen bigger offers in the past but few come close to the R10000 offered by Worlds Sports Betting. The closest you can find is R10,000 offer from Betxchange and the R15,000 one from Supabets, given the terms the WSB offer is better than both of these.

The deposit has wagering of 5x at 5/10 or more. Hell yeah!

The World Sports Betting Website :

The World Sports Betting site itself is nothing special in the sense that it won’t blow your socks off but it has everything you need. It’s easy to navigate and you know exactly where to go and how to place a bet. They are also very responsive on social media so if you have an queries they should be sorted out quickly. The customer service agents are also available 24/7 on phone and live chat which is a rarity among South African bookies.

Let’s have a look at some of the other benefits of having an account at WSB.

World Sports Betting Promotions :

Formula 1 Money Back : Back a driver to win and if he comes second your stake is refunded.

Super Rugby 1st Try Scorer :  If your selection scores the opening try and another your winnings are doubled.

Euro Soccer Accumulator : Get between 50% – 100% boost on your 10+ leg Euro soccer accumulators.

NBA 1st Half Accumulator : Money back if 1 leg in a 4+ HT NBA accumulator lets you down.

Premier League Goalscorer : Double your odds if your first goalscorer selection nets in the 1st half.

Bore Draw Money Back : Refund on all losing bets if the game ends 0-0.

Spot a mistake : Get a R100 voucher for spotting a mistake on the site.

As you can see World Sports Betting promotions are not only many but are also spread over a good variety of sport. They also have weekly promotions which are based on events for that week. Simply put, World Sports Betting are the king of promotions! You won’t find a bookie that offers half of what World Sports Betting do. See a full list of their promotions here.

Getting your bets down early :

World Sports Betting aren’t shy when it comes to pricing markets up and if you see a market you like overseas then the chances are that they will price said market up on request. We’ve seen several markets on WSB that you won’t find anywhere else. They are also one of the first books to price up EFC and Varsity Cup so if getting early value is your thing then WSB are a great option.

Esports betting :

World Sports Betting are one of the few South African books that have regular Esports markets for Dota 2, Lol and CSGO. Many others have trialed it but I’m glad to see WSB are sticking to it. WSB have also added streaming of Esports matches to their site, something that is incredibly useful for Esports bettors. We’ll be launching a section dedicated to Esports Betting in the near future.


World Sports Betting Sports Offered : 

American football, Aussie Rules, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, floorball, Gaelic sports, golf, handball, ice hockey, lucky letters, mixed martial arts(MMA), motor sport, lotto, power ball, rugby union, rugby league, snooker, soccer, tennis, volleyball, winter sports and specials.

Overall Experience : 

WSB have done so much right that it is difficult to find fault with them. They have the best sign up bonus in South Africa, some of the best promotions and are attentive to their customers.  If I have to be picky their customer service is average but available 24/7, we chatted to a few agents who seemed knowledgeable but took their time replying.

The site itself is pretty standard and they offer the usual deposit and withdrawal methods that you find throughout South Africa. It was a struggle to get to Premier League markets but they did have individual match quick links which were helpful, something which WSB usually add for all major upcoming and current events.

The offered odds are fair and I’ve never felt like I’m being ripped off, so your money goes a lot further than it would at most bookmakers.. Overall I’d highly recommend you open an account at World Sports Betting, you won’t be disappointed.

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WSB offer one of the largest bonuses in South Africa, a whopping R10, 000 deposit match. It’s worth signing up for that alone. You’ll have a great experience on WSB as they’re always running great promotions, specials and have some of the best markets available. The biggest draw back is that their site is somewhat dated but WSB make up for this in most other areas.

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but their voucher is not easily accessible like hollywood


Please check for me what the problem is with Supabets. Their website has been down for over 24hrs and one of their shops was closed down by the Gambling Board in Accra due to their failure to renew their gambling license. Could they have had the same problem here in SA ? And if yes, what can we do to get our money from the accounts on their websites ?


I’ve seen an article on the Internet that if you make withdrawals on a regular basis (3-4 times a week for instance), bookmakers tend to close your account because your are then viewed as ‘troublemaker’. Is this true…ever had cases about this ??


I have a comment on the WSB bonus system. In the past I was credited with a free bets “bonus” balance after signing up. So what this means is that when you place a bet with the bonus funds you receive winnings only. So R100 on odds of 1.5 means you get back only R50. No stake included.
This is not a true matched deposit bonus like Sunbet or even Supabets for that matter.
Unless they have changed the bonus system somehow I’m still sceptical on the true value offered to a punter.

sports bettor

Hi all, need your guidance on this for one of my friends. He had a good weekend on sport last weekend and got his account up to R80 000. WSB make him do random security checks and then says he has a linked account so they confiscating all his funds. I know bookies limit good sports bettors but never in my 10 years of sports betting heard of bookies just deciding to take someones winnings like that. They sent him terms and conditions in the “opening account” section in T&C’s which state the below in bold. In particular if using… Read more »


This is an interesting website and a big thumbs up to the guys that started it. WSB are the worst bookie ever. If they don’t limit you, have a serious look at your betting habits. Limiting is apparently a common pastime of many on-line bookies, but not the following. Almost 2 years ago they reneged on paying out on a draw bet in a test cricket match (3 other bookies paid out with no hassle). Asked for a reason and after a long delay they came up with one, quoting the definition of a tie in cricket! Not satisfied, I… Read more »

Justin Chetty

I love sport , it has been my passion all my life. I enjoy all types of sport and in my spare time I enjoy taking sports bets on the sports I watch to make the matches even more interesting. Now with online sport bets websites it makes it even more convenient for me to enjoy my hobby. I have since joined World Sports Betting as they claim to be the best in South Africa and even more Africa. I have won smaller bets with them and continued playing in the hopes that one day I would win more money.… Read more »


They have blocked me too, can you tell me how to get bigger bets?

Justin chetty

Hi Mark, there is nothing you can or i can do if they block or limit us.All bookmakers rules and terms is to benefit the bookmaker.It was a sad reality for me when i tried doing research.Only other option is to use another bookmaker or take cash bets at a branch. I am currently using SUNBET, downsides i have found,they have a max of R100 000 but you can always resubmit the bet and i tried cancelling a soccer MULTIPLE bet way before any of the legs had started, i was told that they do not cancel bets and that… Read more »


WSB simply have the best Esports betting in South Africa hands down. Guys they are THE BEST bookmaker in the country, don’t bother with the rest unless you really have too. Love WSB 10/10 from me.
All the best – Andrew


I have R50 free balance but when i place soccer bet it says i have insufficient funds.please help


You should remove the eSports section here.

Have just closed my WSB account, as they appear to not have a clue what they are doing with eSports.
The market is extremely tricky, but even in straight forward moments, their staff are clueless.

Advertising their eSports seems bad as they may as well not offer them at all.
Only positive is when the csgo season kicks off properly, as their inplay model is iffy at best.


I’ve been using WSB almost exclusively since I got the bonus and deposit match without issue. My money there is almost up so I’m shopping for another bonus.


okay,now im worried about these negative comments,i hate complications.i left marshalls cz i thought tgere were leas problems on wsb.right now i have a free balance of R50 and have no idea how to use it,wheres the help.


Whatever you do stay away from these guys.


WSB rubbish site


Want to mention how they are ignoring me also. Had my account with these people for a while. I played bets on rugby , horse racing , golf , soccer. I have won some good money in the past and withdrew and they have paid me before without issue. My account was fica verified in the past and i withdrew funds after that with no problems. Then over a few weeks i went on a good run and won money. They limit my account but i kept playing and plenty losing bets. Eventually my limit was cut down to R1000.… Read more »


Hi TKatywa,

What happened to your money,it seems the exact same thing is happening to me and I am getting really frustrated with their service.


Hmmmm WSB. Had an account there for some time now. Truth be told I am not a fan. Change odds at the blink of an eye , in play betting is virtually impossible because everything is always suspended before you can get the bet down. Their idea of conflict resolution is to ignore the customer until he / she gives up. Always check bets have been resulted correctly because a lot of mistakes are made there. Take their time in resulting bets too, I have had occasions where bets have been resulted 48 hours later. Also very quick to limit… Read more »

Aaron M

I’m a huge fan of theirs, they have the best offers and promotions hands down. The mobile site is responsive but the service could be better. Plus they give you money if you find mistakes on the site which is pretty awesome.


Does the wsb voucher code BSB100 only work for new customer?


Do they have an app for iPad?