Bet.co.za Review

Bet.co.za

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Bet.co.za

Bet.co.za have come a long way and we continue to be impressed with their ability to meet the growing demands of the South African betting market. By simplifying every aspect of the betting process through registration, depositing, placing bets and withdrawing winnings.

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Bet.co.za Info

Launched in 2010, BET.co.za is one of South Africa’s more established, reliable and respected bookmakers. With a mandate to make betting as simple as possible for punters, their latest site update is a strong move in that direction. Through a recent partnership with international sports betting technology provider SBTech, Bet.co.za have migrated to a new sportsbook and online gaming platform. For Bet.co.za, this also means the addition of Lucky Numbers to their product offering and integration with Betgames.TV, enabling customers to bet on live lottery draws and live casino games. At the heart of their new platform is sophisticated technology with the potential to drive one of the best user experiences we’ve seen in South Africa so far. We have no doubts that exciting times lie ahead for Bet.co.za and their customers.

This review takes an in-depth and honest look at the Bet.co.za product offering so you can decide for yourself whether you want their site in your betting armoury. With their recent makeover and bringing SBTech onboard as their new service provider, could Bet.co.za be the next bookie to shake up the South African betting scene? Our comprehensive review provides the answer to that question and lots more!

Is Bet.co.za a Legitimate Bookmaker in South Africa?

Bet.co.za operates in accordance with the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board so you can rest assured the site is 100% fair and legitimate.

How To Register an Account with Bet.co.za

First up, you’ll want to know how to register an account with Bet.co.za. Like many other bookies who’ve revamped their site recently, Bet.co.za have prioritised the careful placement of their registration button in an effort to win more customers and make life easier for new punters. Get started by clicking the green ‘Join Now’ button in the top right corner of the homepage. Once you’ve provided all your details and checked your email to verify your account, click the “Login” button in the same place to begin your exciting journey with Bet.co.za.

Bet.co.za User Experience

The new Bet.co.za website is a vast improvement on its predecessor. The old interface was not terrible to use by any means but the simplified update is far more user-friendly and visually inviting to punters. We are big fans of the new navy blue and orange colour palette, which seems to take a page out of the book of Pinnacle Sports, a world-leading sports betting site.

The front-and-centre placement of the ‘Promotions’ carousel brings vibrant colour and life to the Bet.co.za website and helps punters quickly see what’s on offer at a glance. The main menu is clear and well-spaced, providing only what’s necessary to navigate through the site. The secondary sports menu running on the same axis provides some necessary white space on the homepage and further helps the ‘Promotions’ to stand out. We love that the ‘Help’ button is the second-most prominent button on the home page, so punters always know where to go to get their questions answered.

The vertical menu on the left side is separated into Top Events, Sports and Information which helps punters find exactly what they need and get around the site quickly. Functional filters allow you to easily navigate your favourite sports, lotteries, bet games and more, which makes Bet.co.za one of our favourite places to play right now!

Bet.co.za Deposit Bonus

New customers to Bet.co.za can opt-in to get a 100% match up to R1 000 on their first deposit. Register here! If you choose to get the bonus, you will need to wager the full amount 5x before requesting a withdrawal. For example, if you get a R1 000 bonus, you will need to bet at least R5 000 before taking any money out of your account.

How to Claim Your Bet.co.za Welcome Offer

Once you have registered and verified your Bet.co.za account, claim your welcome offer by completing the following steps: 

  • Log in to your Bet.co.za account in the top right of your screen
  • Click the “Deposit” button and select a payment method
  • Enter the amount you wish to deposit into your Bet.co.za account
  • Once the funds have been credited to your account balance, reach out via email or live chat to request your welcome bonus

Bet.co.za Mobile Betting

With most punters today using their phones to bet, it’s more important than ever for bookies to ensure their sites are fully operational on mobile. We have good news—the Bet.co.za mobile site is incredibly easy to use and complements their desktop site perfectly. What we especially like about the Bet.co.za mobile site is the design of their homepage which makes it very clear for the user where to go if they are a new customer registering an account or an existing customer wanting to place a mobile bet.

Does Bet.co.za Have a Mobile App?

Yes, and it’s great! Easily download the Bet.co.za mobile app on your iOS or Android device by visiting the Apple Store or Google Play Store and following the prompts on your screen. The Bet.co.za mobile app is compatible with all 3G/WAP-enabled phones and allows customers to bet anywhere, anytime. It offers pre-match and in-play sports betting plus Lucky Numbers and Betgames.

With an easy-to-use interface and lightning-fast loading speed, the Bet.co.za mobile app is a great betting platform. It offers an Instant Bet feature which allows you to tap and hold your finger to get your money into play faster. Bet.co.za app users also benefit from an advanced search tool to help you quickly find any sport, game or market plus a Blitz Bet tool with all the day’s most popular markets on a single screen. Best of all, the Bet.co.za mobile app features a personal sports menu which you can customise so all your favourite betting games are all together in one place and just one click away!

Betting Markets

Bet.co.za has a decent sports offering and there are no obvious gaps in its betting markets. South African punters who love their soccer, horse racing, rugby, cricket and MMA are well taken care of. On par with the best South African bookies, soccer is the most extensive offering at Bet.co.za with betting available on everything from the English Premier League, Serie A and La Liga to the lower leagues around Asia and Europe. Typical markets include Match Result, Over/Under goals, Both Teams To Score, Correct Score, Draw No Bet, Double Chance, Handicaps and more.

Outside of the popular leagues in sports like soccer, the number of betting markets available decreases from around 100 to 65 markets per game on average, keeping most punters more than satisfied. Markets for less popular sports like cycling and speedway can also be found on Bet.co.za and there are plenty of special markets available such as the Academy Awards and Britain’s Got Talent.

Virtual Sports?

Not yet. We are a little disappointed that a bookie of Bet.co.za’s stature does not have virtual sports, especially considering its growth on other sites in South Africa and abroad. We are confident however their partnership with SBTech will bring about many new positive developments and virtual sports is likely to be one of them.

How To Place a Sports Bet with Bet.co.za

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to place a sports bet on your desktop with Bet.co.za:

  • Go to www.bet.co.za and click the ‘Login’ button at the top right of the home page.
  • Enter your username or email address as well as the password you created when registering your account. Click ‘Login’.
  • Once you’re logged in, make sure you have enough credit in your account balance to place a bet.
  • Look under the vertical menu named ‘Sports’ on the left side to find the sport you are looking for. Alternatively, look under ‘Top Events’ to see if your game appears there.
  • Select the specific league and/or division you want (if applicable).
  • To see all the available markets, click the number on the far right side alongside the match you want to open a new page.
  • Make a selection by clicking the odds of the particular market you want to bet on. Keep adding more bets this way if you like.
  • Go to your bet slip on the right side of your screen. 
  • Select your bet type (single/multi/system) if applicable.
  • Enter your stake amount and click ‘Place Bets’.
  • Sit back, relax and enjoy the game!

How Good Are the Betting Odds with Bet.co.za?

To see how the odds at Bet.co.za stack up against other bookies, we compared them with two other leading online betting sites. Based on our results, we found the odds at Bet.co.za to be pretty competitive overall. Of the 20 markets we compared, Bet.co.za had better odds than their competitors on 11 (55%), which means you won’t be selling yourself short betting on the site.

Unique Features

We’ve already shared with you how much we like the new Bet.co.za interface which makes betting a pleasure. Added to that, they have a great selection of features to enhance your betting experience. Like many other leading bookies, Bet.co.za offer cash out, which allows you to close your bets early, either taking a profit or cutting your losses before the match is over. 

Bet.co.za also have statistics built into their platform, which you can find by clicking the graph icon alongside matches where available. Another way to find this useful team/match/player data is by clicking the ‘Statistics’ tab under the ‘Information’ panel on the left side of the Bet.co.za home page. Furthermore, all match results can be found behind the ‘Results’ button on the left side of the secondary horizontal menu. Use these stats and match results to help you make more informed betting decisions. Last but not least, Bet.co.za has also introduced live streaming on selected sporting events.

Enhance your sports betting experience with features like:

  • Cash Out
  • Team/match/player stats and results
  • Live streaming

Bet.co.za Offers & Promotions

On top of their awesome 100% deposit match up to R1 000 for new customers, these promotions are currently available at Bet.co.za:

  • First race insurance: Make a deposit and get a Risk Free Bet to use on the First Race on selected race days.
  • Done by a donkey: Get up to R1 000 free bet back if your horse is beaten by a 10/1 (SP) or bigger outsider.
  • Bet Boosts up to 50%: Get an odds boost on any multi bet, ranging from 2.5% for doubles to 50% for big accumulators
  • Bet Builder Bonus: Place 3x R50 Bet Builders in a week and get a R50 free bet.
  • Power Bet: Take an in-play mobile bet on a goal to be scored within a time frame of your choice. The later the goal, the bigger your winnings!
  • Table tennis refund: Place R500 worth of bets on Table Tennis in a 7-day period, and earn a R100 Bonus to use on Table Tennis.
  • Friday Freebie: Place R500 worth of bets on Soccer, Cricket, Rugby or Tennis in a single week (Saturday – Friday) and get a R50 free bet to use on more live sport

Lucky Numbers

An exciting new development to come out of Bet.co.za’s partnership with SBTech is the addition of Lucky Numbers to their product offering. With lotteries from over 30 countries to choose from on the site, BET.co.za is the place to go for that big win! Lottery betting available ranges from North America’s MegaMillions and PowerBall, to the national lottery games of Lithuania.

On these fixed-odds lottery games, you can always choose how many numbers you want to bet on, giving you control over how much risk you are willing to take, which will either increase or decrease your chance of winning. It’s important to note that you are not purchasing a real lotto ticket for any of these draws. The bookmaker pays out a guaranteed amount on winning tickets, and the best part is you won’t share your prize with any other winners. We’ve also got a dedicated post on how to play Lucky Numbers on Bet.co.za in case you’d like to know more.

Betgames

Another big upside of Bet.co.za’s partnership with SBTech is the integration of Betgames.TV into their platform. Live draws are held every few minutes across 10 fun casino games so you’ll never be kept waiting long. You have a wealth of betting options available in each game and some lovely hosts that add to the excitement. 

At Bet.co.za, you can play the following betgames:

  • Lucky 5
  • Lucky 6
  • Lucky 7
  • Speedy 7
  • War of Bets
  • Dice Duel
  • Bet on Poker
  • 6+ Poker
  • Baccarat
  • Wheel of Fortune

Which E-Sports Games Does Bet.co.za Offer?

Bet.co.za has a good selection of betting on e-sports leagues from across the world including games such as DOTA 2, League of Legends and CS:GO. We would like to see Call of Duty League added to their offering like many other betting sites have available.

Which Deposit Methods Can I Use At Bet.co.za?

Expect to find many options for funding your Bet.co.za account on the site. From credit and debit card payments to EFTs and vouchers, Bet.co.za has most punters covered, even if they don’t have a bank account. While most card deposits are instant, some money transfers may have a processing time of 2-3 working days. 

Banking options for depositing funds into your account include: 

  • Credit Cards (Visa and Mastercard)
  • Debit Cards (Visa and Mastercard)
  • SID Instant EFT
  • In-Bank Transfers
  • iPay
  • Zapper
  • Ukash voucher
  • OTT voucher

How Long Does It Take To Get My Money from Bet.co.za?

The processing time for withdrawals is usually 1-2 business days and funds are paid to the same method of deposit where possible. 

How Do I Contact Bet.co.za Customer Service?

Bet.co.za have a powerful customer service platform and some very helpful agents to help resolve your queries. Get answers to your questions by contacting their customer support team via the following methods:

Live chat: Click the green ‘Live Chat’ icon in the top middle or bottom right of the home screen

Email: support@bet.co.za or use the contact form on the site

Telephone: 0861-238-000 (operational from 09:00 – 17:00 daily)
WhatsApp: 076-019-7128

The Gamblers verdict on Bet.co.za

Bet.co.za recently had a makeover and we love the simplicity and usability of the new interface. Their recent partnership with SBTech is already paying dividends as far as the addition of Lucky Numbers and Betgames.TV to their platform—and there’s loads more innovation still coming! From fairly humble beginnings, Bet.co.za have come a long way and we continue to be impressed with their ability to meet the growing demands of the South African betting market. By simplifying every aspect of the betting process through registration, depositing, placing bets and withdrawing winnings, Bet.co.za are striving closer to their goal of making betting as simple as possible for punters. Whether you’re a first-time or seasoned bettor, it’s hard not to like their clean-cut, high-performance site which will only keep improving from here!

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