Sports betting in South Africa
Welcome to Topbets South Africa, your one stop shop to find the hottest soccer predictions and expert reviews for all South African sports punters, newbies and experienced punters. We provide expert tips on all the major sports including cricket, rugby, football and horse racing.
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Best betting Tips and Predictions by Topbets SA experts
Many punters wonder where to get the most reliable tips, well no look no further than Topbets SA. We offer you soccer predictions starting with our ever-popular local league the PSL, the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, and the German Bundesliga.
We will also focus on our other major sport, of course, Rugby predictions the home of our world champion Springboks. We will offer tips on our local Currie Cup and all other international matches. Cricket is also on the menu with international one-day, T20, and test series and of course the ever-popular T20 leagues from the IPL to the BBL and CPL.
Most popular sports for betting in SA
The three most popular sports in South Africa are soccer/football, cricket and rugby while horse racing and tennis also have significant popularity and perform well when it comes to sports betting. If you are a fanatic with an interest in any one of the popular sports in South Africa, you could stand to do well in sports betting.
The local league (DSTV Premiership) is very popular with Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates having huge fanbases. The English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A and UEFA Champions League are also very popular in South Africa. South Africa is fanatical about South African and European football with the English Premier League in particular having a cult following.
South Africa produces some of the best cricketers in the world with its men’s and women’s national teams regularly beating the best nations. There is always a lot of attention when the Proteas men’s and women’s team are in action.
South African domestic cricket is also popular and cricket fanatics also tune into the Indian Premier League (IPL) every year to see local stars such as Quinton De Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and David Miller in action.
South Africa have won the Rugby World Cup three times and are one of the best nations in the world in this sport. Locally, the Currie Cup and Ultimate Rugby Championship in addition to Sevens Rugby have massive popularity among rugby fanatics.
South Africa has and will continue to be a pipeline of the best rugby talent for years to come.
While horseracing is not among the most popular sporting codes in South Africa, it is immensely popular in betting circles. Every year, several thousand people tune in to watch the Vodacom Durban July which is also one of South Africa’s biggest fashion parades. The JNB Met held annually also has immense popularity.
Tennis has a big following among the middle-class population in South Africa. Whenever a major international tournament such as Wimbledon, Roland Garros or the Australian Open is on, you can be sure that South African tennis fanatics will be watching closely.
Popular betting markets
Popular Markets offered by betting sites include:
Select who wins the event after full time. This is the simplest form of betting which entails you picking the result of a sports match. You can pick on three outcomes, namely home team to win, away team to win or draw.
Select whether a certain team will score above or below a certain number. A bet on the over means that you think the two teams will combine to score more goals, points or runs than the total listed. An under belt means that you think there will be less than the total listed.
Draw No Bet
In betting, the draw no bet option eliminates the outcome of a draw on three-way markets, meaning that the betters must choose between a home or away win. This market is known as Handicap.
The handicap market is where you bet on a team that begins the game with a disadvantage (or handicap) and needs to score more goals to beat the opposition. On the other hand, the opposition can be given a head start and can win by drawing or winning outright. The handicap is a good market which makes one-sided and predictable games interesting.
This form of bet involves you picking the player who is likely to score a goal next. You can usually gauge this based on a player’s form and consistency.
Online sports betting in South Africa 2022
We South Africans are a sport crazy nation and we love winning. Due to legal restrictions, South Africans have not historically been known to partake in sports betting. It was only legalized in 1994, and online betting only started becoming a thing in ’96.
We are, however, a proud sporting nation and as our sporting teams flourished on the international stage, we started backing our boys and girls more and more at the bookies. Today, sports betting in South Africa is an industry worth more than 800 Million Rand annually!
Sports betting have added a new dimension to our love of sports. We all have our favourite teams and players that fancy but when betting it’s important to NOT bet with your heart but rather your head. Use stats and match analysis to make your bets.
Topbets SA – What we offer
We at TopBets offer the most reliable sports betting tips, odds and predictions in South Africa. Our tipsters are seasoned professionals in the industry who have previously worked for national sports media in South Africa in addition to writing match reports, previews and predictions for large audiences. The analysis we provide comes from people who have years of experience analyzing the finer aspects of South Africa sports.
Gambling laws in south Africa
Online gambling is illegal in South Africa except if it is licensed and regulated by the National Gambling Board. That
is why it is so important to only use reputable sites. At TopBets SA we make sure to only recommend accredited bookies for your safety.
All the sites that have been reviewed and researched have been licensed by the various gambling boards in South Africa. Below is a list of these gambling boards:
Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board – https://www.wcgrb.co.za/
Gauteng Gambling Board – https://www.ggb.org.za
Sports betting is completely legal in South Africa with many licensed bookies providing gambling services on soccer, cricket, rugby and horse racing. Sporting betting is closely associated with the horse racing industry since they ensure that gamblers can wager on sports competitions and horse racing events with the same bookie.
In South Africa, there are over 300 sportsbooks and 400 betting shops that are available to wager offline.
Punters in South Africa can gamble legally on gambling sites as long as the services provided are not on casino games or poker. In the nine provinces of the country, each has an institution that regulates sports and horse racing events gambling.
The most common payment method for gambling sites in South Africa is through EFT and direct bank deposits. Most sites now also have a Voucher system.
No all winnings are tax free.
Yes, if you feel your gambling has become a problem then you can contact the National Responsible Gaming Program. www.responsiblegambling.co.za
Winnings can be withdrawn through your South African bank account with most sports betting sites