Worldsportsbetting is a fantastic site for the South African punter and you can clearly see the site was developed with the local punter in mind. They have the local sports well covered and their coverage even includes the Local Franchise rugby matches that other bookies have shunned away from. The speed and use of their mobile app is brilliant and one of the fastest I have used which makes it great for Live in play betting.
- Attention to detail to the local punter
- Customer support 24/7
- Best welcome bonus of R10000
- Super fast user interface
- Excellent all round odds
- Free bets are difficult to redeem
WorldSportsBetting In a glance
|Established Year: 2002|
|Operator: Online Services|
|License: Gauteng Gambling Board|
|Products: Sports Betting, Lucky Numbers, Live Bet Games and Live Online Casino|
|Min Deposit: R50|
|Max Payout: No Limits|
|Head Office: Randburg, South Africa|
|Currency: South African Rand|
The registration process is fairly straight forward and should only take you a few minutes and you good to go.
Brand deposit options
These are the deposit options available to punters:
- Deposits to your account can be done by card (VISA and MasterCard), Instant EFT or EFT and must be made from an account or credit card in your name.
- Click on the “Deposit” button and enter the amount you wish to deposit in order to add a new card or to deposit via Instant EFT. Select either Credit
- Card or Instant EFT. Cash deposits can be made directly at the bank and the reference is your account number.
- OTT vouchers can also be used to deposit funds into account.
- Ozow payments now also available
Brand withdraw options
Once you are ready to receive your winnings, click on ‘Withdrawal’. Fill in the amount you require and submit. In order for the transfer to be facilitated, you will need to complete your bank account details under the ‘My Account’ section. Should you request a withdrawal without your bank details being entered under your profile, you will be prompted to submit these details, following which you will need to request your withdrawal again.
Payment methods conclusion
They offer a plethora of payment methods ranging from the common bank transfer to the voucher system which is available in most retail stores. I would say the payments options are excellent.
Brand customer service
They have a live interactive chat service that I found to be very helpful and informative. All my questions were very professionally handled. They also offer a telephonic customer service. Their overall reviews from their customers are not very flattering and the issue seem to be with their welcome bonus, so be sure to read their terms and conditions before trying to claim the free bet.
WSB Brand in South Africa
Worldsportsbetting has got an overall very good reputation in SA and you can see why when you visit their site. You can see this bookies target market is local with a lot of emphasis on Horse racing, football, cricket and rugby. As with all online bookies now they promote live bet games and casino games but as a purely sports betting site I think they are one of the best in the country. The international betting sites don’t understand the dynamics of the local punter and this is where Worldsportsbetting really shows that Local is Lekker.
They cover all major sports from around the world and also the sports that are smaller. Overall they seem to have all the bases covered in that department. They have very nicely covered the main highlights at the top of the page while the popular sports are on the left of the page. There is also the A-Z section to find the sport you want to bet on.
The bet slip is easy to read and understand and appears on the right side of the page. The best part of this is the bet boost you receive. For every selection you make you get a bet boost meaning if you have 10 selections then your bet boost is 9 percent.
Welcome bonus and promotions
WSB offers the best welcome bonus in the country as they are willing to match your first deposit up to R10000.
No other bookie comes close to matching this offer but as always there are terms and conditions attached to this. They want you to bet 7 times your first deposit amount before you can access the free bets. The promotion that I liked the most is the bet boost on all accumulator bets as there isn’t any other terms attached to this promotion. They offer a Refer a Friend bonus of R50 if you get a friend to join WSB.
Placing your bets is easy and the betslip is clearly visible on the right hand side and the whole process is seamless, that’s what you want from on online bookie. The use interface works brilliantly is excellent for live in play betting. It also makes playing live bet games more enjoyable.
Sports Betting Experience-markets, User experience, User interface, filters, betting slip, special features
I must say that WSB really can rival any site for the title as Best betting site in SA. The most important feature that every punter wants is the user interface to be easy to navigate and the speed must be fast. The transparency with the betting slip is also a big plus and they focus on local sports and especially the South African public love rugby and they the only bookie to cover the Franchise Cup.
Quality of Odds
I must say they offer excellent odds and I have researched many other sites but in most sports WSB seem to have higher odds and that’s great news for all punters. The bet booster is just the cherry and top that makes WSB a super choice for any punter.
The minimum bet on the mobile app is R1 while on the website the minimum bet is R5 while the maximum payout on bets is a staggering R3 000 000.
They offer a service that is tailored for the mobile but very disappointingly they do not have an app. The mobile version is excellent though and works very similar to an app so the punter still gets all the benefits of the mobile use.
Brand- The good
There is plenty to praise WSB and it starts with their welcome bonus which is an industry leader by a long way. The betting process from depositing to withdrawal is seamless and hassle free. The measure of a great betting site for me is when a new punter comes onto the site and is easily able to navigate the site and WSB definitely fits this profile.
As much as there is to like of WSB the one snag that comes up on their site and even their customer reviews is the terms and conditions that are in place to access their free bonus offer.
The pros certainly outweigh the cons and as punters ourselves this is one of the better betting sites in SA. We are giving it a 4 and half, only because the free bets are difficult to access that they don’t get a 5
After applying our strict criteria we can honestly and unbiasedly say that WSB is an exceptional sports betting site and really targets the local punter. We can tell that there was exceptional thought process gone into structuring this betting site and the desktop and mobile version are user friendly and exceptionally easy to use. I enjoy the fact that you don’t need to be an IT fundi to enjoy the fruits of this site.
- Is WSB fully licensed?
The website is fully licensed and regulated by the Gauteng Gambling Board
- What sports are available with WSB?
There are numerous sports options including football, rugby, cricket and 40 more sports
- What payment options are supported with WSB?
You can deposit through EFT, direct deposit or voucher. Withdrawals are through your bank account.
- How do I contact WSB support team?
The support team is available via email, live chat, and telephone.
- Do I get free or bonus bets on registration?
Yes you get a matched 1st deposit up to R10000 but there are terms and conditions that apply.