Sportingbet has a good argument for claiming to be the best of the best. Their site is comprehensive, user friendly and beautifully designed. As one of the oldest players in the game, founded in 1997, they have heaps of experience and it shows. As it stands, Sportingbet is one of our highest rated bookie here at Topbets.
- Interface, the site is the best and easiest to navigate in SA
- Odds are competitive and their coverage is great, especially for soccer.
- A beautiful app which is just as user friendly as their website
- One of the best sign-up incentive in SA, matching 100% of your first deposit up to R2000
- Customer service, they provide 24/7 support to punters and their team is professional and well equipped.
- Would like to see more attention to Rugby and Cricket as they do to Soccer.
Sportingbet at a glance
|Licensed||Jip! They’re registered with the Western Cape Racing and Gambling board.|
|Established||Established in 1997 and launched Sportingbet South Africa in 2009|
|Products||Sports betting and bet games|
|Platform||PC, Android and IOS|
|Quality of odds||They have very competitive odds and offer punters excellent options on markets.|
|Betting limits||They have a minimum deposit of R10, a minimum withdrawal of R100, a maximum withdrawal of|
R100,000 per day, and as a nice added feature, they don’t allow you to continue betting once you’ve lost R100 000 per week.
Sportingbet user experience
Sportingbet is the perfect platform for both newbies and seasoned punters. Their site is simplistic enough to enjoy without prior experience and their coverage runs deep enough to satisfy serious betters.
When opening the home page you immediately have access to everything the offer. They have a list of the sports they cover on the left, the highlights in the middle, and all your account information, including open, live and settled bets on the right.
Sportingbet has the best implementation of the cashout feature we’ve seen thus far. Unlike many of their competitors who only allow you to use cashout before a fixture starts, Sportingbet keep calculating the odds based on the flow of the game, which means you can cashout mid-game whenever you feel the odds are as favourable as they are going to get. This is a great feature for serious players who follow the games which they’ve bet on.
All popular sports in South Africa are covered, with extra attention given to the Soccer section. The list of sports they hold books for is: Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Rugby Union, Horse Racing, Golf, Cricket, American Football, F1, Combat Sports, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Darts, Ice Hockey, Boxing, Cycling, Handball, Snooker, Badminton, Rugby League, Athletics, Aussie Rules, Chess, Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing, Cycling, Floorball, NASCAR, Politics and Sailing. Yes, we said even Politics…
We have to add, apart from their excellent in-depth coverage of Soccer, their Tennis section is also surprisingly complete.
Sportingbet deposits and withdrawals
They allow deposits of R5 minimum via credit cards, PayPal, Skrill, Ozow, vouchers, Neteller, Eco Pays or bank transfers. When you withdraw your winnings there is a minimum of R100 and a maximum of R100 000, which will be deposited into your account between 24-48 hours.
Sportingbet customer service
They have a very informative FAQ section and if you still need help, they have support available around the clock who can be reached via phone or email. Perhaps a live-chat option would add to the site even more, but if the FAQ is as helpful as they are, it eliminates the need for live-chat.
Register at Sportingbet
Registering at Sportingbet is quick and simple. They have a three-step process which takes less than 5 minutes to complete, in which you will be asked to provide your name, date of
birth, email address, phone number and ID number. Once you’re signed up they will automatically match your first deposit with a 100% bonus up to R2000!
Sportingbet in South Africa
Because of their simplicity and quite aggressive advertising on social media platforms, Sportingbet is one of South Africa’s favourite bookies. What gives them an edge over competitors is the fact that they have done away with the casinoesque cheap thrills and flashing lights and hundreds of mini-games. They are a sports betting site and that is just what they do.
This focused, no-nonsense approach resonates with South Africans as we have never been a nation fond of cheap sensationalism.
Apart from matching your first deposit, Sportingbet also has a number of other cool promotions. Their first-to-three is a weekly free game which could see you pocketing R10
000. They also have money-back promotions and auto cashouts.
The cherry on top though is their build-a-bet function. Which allows you to build your own multi-bet consisting of numerous variables which add up to make your odds skyrocket!
The Sportingbet App seamlessly provides all the features of the website from the comfort of your phone. This includes live betting and streaming which is something many other apps aren’t able to do yet.
Sportingbet is an excellent all-rounder. The platform is extremely user-friendly and their coverage is comprehensive. It would be great if bets on Rugby, Cricket and perhaps Horse Racing could be personalized as much as Soccer, but that is a minor issue which they will only be able to improve if the markets grow enough to allow it.
Sportingbet get everything right. They have a simple, easy to use site that still looks good, they cover all major sporting events and their odds are competitive. There’s really not much not to like about these guys.
All in all, Sportingbet is the complete package, which is why it is one of the highest-rated South African bookie on Topbets SA