Welcome Bonus

Best Betting sites with Welcome Bonus in South Africa 

A welcome bonus is given out when you register a new account with a betting company. This is the single biggest attraction for players to join a betting site.

The two most popular types of welcome bonuses are the first deposit match bonus and the no deposit welcome bonus. The first type of bonus is when the betting site will match your first deposit up to a maximum amount. E.g. R2 000. The second type is when the betting site will credit you with a free bet for simply registering on the site. This is also called a Sign-Up Bonus as no deposit is required.

There are other types of welcome bonuses like free spins on slots but they are not very popular.

Betting Site Welcome Bonus 
Betway R1000 first deposit match or R2 000 casino bonus CLAIM NOW!!! 
Hollywoodbets R25 Sign Up Bonus and 50 free spins CLAIM NOW!!
Playabets R2 000 first deposit match offer + 50 free spins CLAIM NOW!!!
Betshezi R25 Sign Up Bonus and first deposit match offer up to R2 000CLAIM NOW!!! 
Easybet150% first deposit match up to R1 000CLAIM NOW!!!
Fafabet Up to R5 000 deposit match on first three deposits CLAIM NOW!!!
Gbets R25 Sign Up Bonus and first deposit match offer up to R1 000CLAIM NOW!!!
10Bet 50% sports bonus match offer up to R500 and R3 000 casino bonus CLAIM NOW!!!
Boylesports R1 000 deposit match and 25 extra spins CLAIM NOW!!!
WSB R15 000 first deposit match offer CLAIM NOW!!!

Betway

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 an option of 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

Hollywoodbets 

Hollywoodbets offers new players a R25 sign up bonus for sport betting and 50 free spins on selected Habanero slots. Both the bonuses must be used within 24 hours or the bonus will be forfeited. 

Playabets

Playabets offers new players a first deposit match of up to R2 000 and 50 free spins. Rollover your first deposit 3 times with bets where the odds are greater than 2.0 (1/1) and bonus funds must be played through 1x on odds 2.0 (1/1) or more. Winnings from the Free Spins must be played through 5 times on any Pragmatic Play slot game. 

Betshezi 

Betshesi has a R25 sign up bonus and a R2000 first deposit match offer for new players. The minimum deposit to qualify is R10. The bonus has a wagering turnover requirement of six times. The amount deposited and the bonus credited must be turned over (staked) once at odds of 5/10 (0.5 decimal) or above.

Easybet

Easybet will match your first deposit 150% up to a maximum of R1 000. The minimum bonus amount that can be claimed is R20 and the maximum bonus amount that can be claimed in this promotion is R1 000. You have 30 days from your registration date to meet the minimum qualification criteria. In order to qualify for the Easybet Deposit Match Bonus, you must make a deposit and place bets equal to 4x (four times) the value of your first deposit at odds of 1/1 (2.0) or more.

Fafabet 

Fafabet has a multi deposit welcome bonus where the first three deposits are matched up to a total of R5 000. This is how the offer works:

  • Deposit R25 – R1 000, 100% Free Bet
  • Deposit R1 001 – R3 000,125% Free Bet
  • Deposit R3 001+, 150% Free Bet up to R5 000

In order to qualify for the Fafabet Sports Welcome Offer, new customers must make a deposit for R25 or more and place sports bets equal to 4x (four times) the value of their first deposit at odds of 2.0 or more

Gbets 

Gbets offers new players a R25 sign up bonus and a R1 000 first deposit match. To get this Sports bonus, players need to wager six times at minimum odds of 0.70 (7/10), and the bonus amount excludes the 1 x turnover requirement of the deposited funds. The bonus cannot be used on system / multiple bets. The maximum earnings allowed from the 100% Opening Deposit Match Bonus is capped at R10 000.

10Bet

10bet has a 50% first deposit match offer up to R500 and a R3 000 casino welcome bonus.Players need to roll over their deposit amount 1 (one) time on games bets or settled sports bets on odds of at least 1.50 to unlock all three bonuses. The casino is equal to 100% of your deposit amount. Players need to roll over their casino bonus amount 30 times on casino and/or Live Games before a withdrawal may be made.

Boylesports 

Boylesports has a first deposit match offer of up to R1 000 for new players as well as 25 extra spins. To qualify for the Boylesports Welcome Offer, new customers must make a deposit and place bets equal to 3x the value of their first deposit on sport or Horse Racing, or place bets of 15x the value of their deposit on any AGT or Pragmatic Games. Single Bets must be at odds of 2.50 or more and Multi Bets at 1.90 or more on sport or horse racing.

WSB 

WSB offers new players a first deposit match offer of up to R15 000. You will need to wager five times the amount of the bonus on Sports/Racing, and thirty times the amount of Live Games/Casino before you can withdraw from your account. The minimum deposit for this bonus is R5. Only bets made with odds of 5/10 or greater will count towards wagering.

How to claim Welcome Bonus 

These are the steps to claiming the welcome bonus 

  • Choose the bookie that best suits you 
  • Register on the chosen betting site 
  • Make your first deposit if the welcome bonus is a first deposit match 
  • Contact the bookie to claim your welcome bonus 

FAQs 

Are welcome bonuses real or a scam? 

Welcome bonuses are not a scam as long as the online bookie has a license from one of the provincial gambling boards.

Do I need to FICA my account before I claim a welcome bonus ?

Not all bookies require you to FICA your account before claiming the welcome bonus but you will be required to complete the FICA verification before you make a withdrawal. 

Do all welcome bonuses have wagering requirements ? 

Yes, all welcome bonuses have wagering requirements attached to them.

Which bookie has the largest welcome bonus ? 

The largest welcome bonus currently in South Africa is WSB who offer a whooping R15 000 first deposit match.