We all have seen Betway ads while watching sports and it’s safe to say they are one of the most recognized online bookies especially since they are also sponsoring the Springbok rugby team. They were also one of the main sponsors of the inaugural SAT20 competition Betway started their operations in Europe and have brought their expertise to the local betting market. Every bet that you place rewards you with a ticket to potentially win R10000 in their daily jackpot draw. There are a host of other promotions available to new and existing players. It is imperative to align yourself to the terms and conditions attached to these promotions as you could forfeit a bonus if the rules of that bonus are not adhered to.
- They have an excellent welcome bonus
- Betway has an extensive sports book with over 35 sports to bet on.
- Customer support, they have teams on standby 24/7 to assist you with your needs.
- Live betting, while there may not be as many options for the live betting as some other platforms, Betway has one of the coolest interfaces.
- Poor response time with their customer service..
Betway at a glance
|Licensed||Yes, Betway is licensed through the Western Cape Gambling Board.|
|Currency||Rand (on the South African website)|
|Established||Betway – 2006 / Betway SA – 2017|
|Products||Sports betting, e-sports, lucky numbers, 4-to-score, betgames|
|Platform||Website & App (android/IOS)|
|Quality of odds||Fair, you’ll be able to find better odds, but not by much.|
|Betting limits||Minimum wager is R1, while maximum is R500 000 on a single slip, or R1 000 000 on a multi-slip.|
Betway user experience
When opening the Betway homepage, you’ll immediately be bombarded with a lot of information. This is a trend that runs throughout most sports betting websites. While this could be overwhelming for new users, you’ll be able to make sense of it quick enough.
All the different games are listed in a bar on the top of the screen, underneath which there is another bar, listing all the available sporting codes. On the left hand side there is a highlight reel and on the bottom of the page is a section which constantly update the live games. The search bar on top of the highlight reel comes in handy, especially when looking for local games which tend to get lost in the masses.
Clicking on “My Account” in the top right corner gives you access to all your personal information. This is where you can deposit or withdraw funds, see your current and past slips, and claim your promotions.
When you click on a sport, you will be faced with all the upcoming matches, which can be rather confusing, especially in the bigger sporting codes like soccer. This is where the filters come in handy, you can organize your results to meet your own needs by filtering it by country, tournament, odds, bet type or date.
If you’re still struggling, this how to bet guide explains the entire process, alternatively, you could also speak to their support team.
Betway cash out
Betway offers the cash out option, which is only starting to catch on with other bookies now. Basically, this feature allows you to withdraw your bet during the event, while it is at a high, or when you decide to cut your losses. This is becoming an extremely popular feature among punters who keep an eye on their wagers.
Betway has surpassed my high expectations when it comes to coverage of the popular sports like soccer, rugby, cricket, and tennis. I like their approach of focusing on the major sports as this allows them to have the most in depth markets and odds for these sports. Other bookies may have a larger sports range but Betway has the most extensive markets for the sports they cover. These are some of the other sports covered by Betway, Table Tennis, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Golf, Motorsport, MMA, Volleyball, Baseball, Handball, Boxing, Snooker, Cycling, Darts, Skiing, Esports, Water Polo, Aussie Rules, Football, Biathlons.
Once your registration is complete at Betway, you are now ready to fund your account. There are a multitude of ways to make a deposit at this bookie. The most popular deposit methods are OZOW, 1 Vouchers, OTT vouchers and bank transfers. It is important to note the time it takes for the different deposit options as some instantly reflect in your betting account while other options could take as up to 48 hours. The voucher method and OZOW deposits are immediately reflected in your account.
One of the most frustrating feelings is when you win your bets and there is a delay in getting your cash in your hands. At Betway there are no such problems as they have many different ways to receive your cash. The Instant Cash method takes literally a few hours and your cash is available in hand.
Betway customer service
Betway offers ‘round the clock support to its users. You can speak to a consultant via their chat box, over the phone or by email. The only problem we encountered is that the response time is not great. Their social media team is also responsive and knowledgeable.
Register at Betway
Registering an account is quick and simple, the only details they require are your name, ID number, mobile number and email address. After you sign up , you are ready to make your first deposit and claim your welcome bonus of up to R1 000.
Betway in South Africa
Sports betting has only been legalized in South Africa since 2008 therefore it is a relatively new phenomenon for sports fanatics. The only legal form of gambling prior to 2008 was horse racing. Betway have shown their expertise by offering punters a modern and innovative betting site. Their attention to detail makes them stand out from the other less experienced betting operators. They in depth coverage of all international soccer and rugby competitions is a real bonus for punters as these are the two most popular sports in the country. Betway’s selection of the Live Betgames and especially the Casino games coverage must rank a leader on the market.
These days the online betting market has become a highly congested environment giving punters a range of bookies to choose from. One of the biggest attractions for punters is the promotions offered by the different bookies. Betway has this facet well covered as they have excellent offers for new and existing players. We will now look at some of these promotions in more detail.
Betway has an excellent Welcome offer for new players as they will match your first deposit up to R1 000. This offer is open to all sports bets while there is a casino bonus as well. Betway has a Casino Games Welcome Offer where you get up to R2 000 as a Casino Games Bonus when you make your first deposit
R10 000 Daily Jackpot Draw
We will take a look at one of the great promotions at Betway. They have the Daily Jackpot of R10 000. Every day Betway has a R10 000 jackpot that you can win. In order to qualify all you need to do is make a bet and you are given a ticket to enter.
100% Payout Boost
Bet on the First Goal scorer in any football match and if you win, Betway will double your winnings. Minimum bet R50 while the maximum is R500
Betway’s popularity can be attributed to its convenient betting platforms on the desktop and mobile. The Betway app is one of the best betting apps in South Africa for its smooth gameplay and a large variety of sports markets. The Betway app has all the speed and features of the main site while it is also compatible on Android and iOS devices.
Betway Review Summary
Betway is without a doubt one of South Africa’s best bookies for both serious and first time players. It covers a vast spectrum of sporting events and provides fair odds while still being user friendly, which is enforced by their effective customer support services. Betway easily ranks in the top 5 sports betting sites in SA, with a good argument for the top spot. There is also a sense of safety in the fact that they are a multinational company with a long, solid history of getting winnings to players.
Sometimes, however, being on top for so long breeds complacency, and we feel they could improve their incentives for new customers.
Betway is one of the giants for good reason. Their odds are fair, their website and app are user-friendly and they cover every event you can imagine, except, strangely, horse-racing. We would like to see them offer better promotions.
Overall though, they are an established and professional brand, that have been in the industry for a long time. So if safety and comfort is what you are after, Betway would be a very good place to start.
Yes! Betway is a registered and licenced bookie.
It doesn’t really matter which platform you use. The promotions are valid on both options, and there are no special offers connected to only one. The App is quicker to access and a bit easier on your data.
Yes! And the interface on the live betting is very pleasing to use.
Yes! They do cover local tournaments, especially football, rugby and cricket. The local PSL is by far the most popular league in the country while for rugby punters the Currie Cup is the premier competition.
After you register on the Betway site, simply log into your account and choose the sport you want to bet on. Select the matches that you want to bet on and place a stake. Click on the place bet button to make your bet.
Log onto your Capitec banking app and click on the Transact button. You then select the Buy Voucher tab that will allow you to purchase your Betway voucher.
Simply log into your Betway account and click on the Casino Games tab on the home screen. You then click on the Aviator game and you are ready to play.
Log into your Betway account and click on the Deposit button on the top right of the page. You will be directed to the deposit page. Choose the betting voucher of your choice and enter the voucher code and press Redeem. You account will be instantly credited with the amount of your voucher.
Follow one of the links on this page to the Betway site. Click on the Green Sign Up button on the top left of home page. Complete the registration form to become a player at Betway.
The best advice we can offer to winning at Betway, is that you must do your research on the teams that you are betting on. Remember to bet with your head and not your heart.