Established in 2015, Powerbets has continued to champion the cause of responsible gaming in Africa, particularly, South Africa.
With this review, we bring you an insight into the South African sportsbook. It contains important details about the betting site including its payout, bonuses and a lot more.
- coverage of sports is as complete as the best in the business
- winnings cap is sky high, one of the highest in South Africa
- Good odds
- Good app, which makes up for their website which can be a bit disorganized
- No casino games, only live roulette,spin&win, and lotto games
- It seems like people have been having trouble withdrawing money from their accounts, hopefully, this isn’t an ongoing issue.
To all and sundry, Powerbets is a renowned sports betting site where players can bet on varieties of sporting events like football, golf, rugby, basketball, table tennis, American football, and more. It doesn’t have a standard casino but players can still play live roulette games, lotto, and Spin&win games. The absence of a casino on the sportsbook is a major downside of the casino. This has placed a limit on its membership as casino players cannot join the site.
Its security is quite tight as it uses a standard encryption protocol to protect its members’ identities and financial details. The sportsbook’s operation is regulated and licensed by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. This license gives it the right to perform its operation in the jurisdiction of South Africa and some other specified countries.
The only recognized language on the betting site is English language. Also, the only currency used for transactions on the betting site is the South African Rand. So, players who are from other accepted regions have to do currency conversion to be able to play on the site. This is not something hard as the payment vendors can help out with this.
Powerbets fast facts
|Licenced?||Yes, Powerbets is licenced by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board|
|Products||Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Cricket, Rugby, American Football, Aussie Rules, Baseball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Darts, Field Hockey, Formula 1, Futsal, Golf, Cycling, Motorcycle Racing, Handball, Ice Hockey, MMA, Snooker, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Biathlon, Horse Racing, Lotto and Mini-games.|
|Platform?||Microsoft, Android, iOS|
|Quality of odds?||Not bad|
|Betting limits?||The minimum bet is R1 and the maximum winnings are R500 000 per bet per account per day.|
Deposit & withdrawal options:
Very comfortable for the South African user, Powerbets make use of all the conventional deposit and withdrawal methods, SID, I-PAY, DPO, PayGate, Pachpayments,
Credit/debit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express Cards, Diners
Bank transfer: Standard Bank, First National Bank, Ned bank and Absa bank
Withdrawal limits: Maximum payout is pegged at R5 000 000
Minimum deposit: You can deposit a minimum of ZAR 1.00
Minimum withdrawal: No information about this is available on the bookie
Welcome Bonus and Promotions:
Powerbets has a welcoming bonus that is as good as you will find on any South African sports betting site. They will match your first deposit with 100% up to an amount of R10 000.
- Multi-bet bonus available for as many markets you select
- 5% daily cashback bonus for bets lost
No jackpot game is available on the sportsbook for now
They have a structured customer service department that you can reach via phone, email, social media and even WhatsApp, which is a nice touch. For any type of query, you can always reach out to the support team to help you resolve them. They operate round the clock to ensure that you have a seamless experience on the betting site.That said, I’ve seen some unanswered complaints on social media which do not reflect well on their customer service.
Although powerbets have only been around in South Africa since 2015, they have been operating successfully in Kenya for much longer. We hope to see Powerbets get to the position where they have the same presence in the South African market as they have enjoyed in other African countries.
Sports on Powerbets:
There’s not much you won’t find at Powerbets.
You can place your bets on different kinds of sports games from different top leagues around the world on the bookie. You’re are free to play whatever kind of bet games that appeal to you; whether single bets or accumulation, it’s all acceptable. Compiled below is a list of the available sports games on the sportsbook
- Australian football
- American football
- Field hockey
- Formula 1
Also available on the sportsbook are live roulette games, spin&win, and lotto games.
Their live betting coverage keeps you up to date on everything as it’s happening.
The quality of their odds is just a touch below those of the top bookies in South Africa. While they are still definitely playable, this is an area that they would need to improve to be ranked among the best in the country.
Their minimum bet is the standard R1, but what sets them apart is their winnings ceiling. With an R500 000 win per bet per account per day, it is easily one of the highest in South Africa.
Powerbets have a great app, it’s actually the preferred way to make use of the platform, as the website design isn’t amazing. The app supports everything the website does though and is user friendly and easy to navigate.
To register an account at Powerbets, you must first provide your cellphone number. They will then send you a unique authorization code. Once you have received the code you can register an account using your details. The entire process is quick and easy to understand.
As they are still a new bookie on the block, Powerbets is looking very promising to become one of the main contenders in South Africa. Their sports coverage is great, their welcome bonus competes with the best and they have an excellent app. Their odd quality should improve with time and if they can make sure that their customer service stays on point and perhaps renovate their webpage, they’ll be a force to be reckoned with.
We’re expecting great things from Powerbets, but they’re not quite one of the best bookies in South Africa yet.
If there are no issues, withdrawal takes a couple of minutes
Yes, they are. They are registered under the Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board.
Yes! In fact, the app is much easier to navigate than the website, we recommend using the app.
They are really new to the game in South Africa but don’t be afraid, Powerbets has been going for a while in other countries, they are legit and they know what they are doing.