Are you looking for your first or next betting site to play on? You have come to the right place. Bet & Win brings you the best betting sites to the table, all reviewed in detail. We continuously update our list to ensure we feature the best offers available to South African bettors.
How we review bookmakers
Our aim is to help South African punters to find the best betting site. Hence, we thoroughly review every bookmaker we list. In order to do so, we create accounts with every bookmaker, test the bonuses and promotions and evaluate the odds on offer. We test every feature, from cash out to live betting to FICA bonuses. Furthermore, we also assess the customer support to see if there will be help when needed. We sum everything up in our detailed reviews. For specific markets we recommend some betting sites more than others.
Let’s be honest. The right welcome offer is one of the most important initial factors to consider when you sign up. And this is the point where our visitors possibly rely on us the most. We let you know if a certain offer is fair by evaluating welcome bonuses and the respective terms and conditions.
Finally – and most importantly – we only list trusted bookies. which are licensed by one of the official licensing bodies in South Africa. We advise to avoid bookmakers that are not approved by an regulatory body and hence not listed on betandwin.co.za.
How to choose the best online betting site for you
Picking the best online betting sites is dependent on your individual preferences. Our reviews offer you detailed information about each bookmaker including betting markets, odds, special features such as esports betting and available payment methods. All featured bookmakers are evaluated in-depth and are complying with the current legal situation in South Africa. Therefore, you know you bet in a safe and trusted environment.
We reguarly see new betting sites entering the South African betting market. Last year Palace Bet, the brand-new online and mobile betting site of the Peermont Group, Millionaires Gaming Sports Betting as well as Spotonbets made an entry. For 2021 the best newcomer in our opinion is Purebet, which stands out with great offers and a strong community aspect. New site launches mean that there are now more choices for you than ever before.
You might ask yourself if you should give them a go. Here are a few reasons why you should try new online betting sites:
- New bookmakers want to attract new players and hence often offer a generous free sign up bet or attractive first deposit offer. To be one of the first players on a new betting site can pay off nicely. You are treated exceptionally well and can benefit from special launch promotions and rewards.
- New betting sites come with a modern, mobile-friendly design and super-fast load times. This makes betting on the go a lot more fun and convenient and allows faster access to your favourite sports markets.
- New online betting sites might set themselves apart with an enhanced betting offer such as a bigger variety of betting market, esports betting and a variety of betgames and live games.
South African Online Betting FAQ
Why bet online?
We are all used to going to our local tote to place our bets. Betting online is still unfamiliar to some – but it has quite a few advantages:
- Play anytime, anywhere, on any device
- Extensive range of betting markets
- Better bonuses and promotions
- Better odds, higher chances of winning and higher payout percentages
- Strict regulation and licensing ensure a 100% safe betting experience
Which is the best betting site?
In reality, all listed betting sites come with advantages and disadvantages. Since several factors exist to determine the best betting site, we believe it is better to rephrase the question. What do you expect from a betting site? You may already know which sports or events you would like to bet on. This makes your decision a little easier since some sites are preferable for specific sports. Your preference may include certain payment methods, or a more user-friendly mobile betting experience. Well, we have made sure to cover all these aspects in great detail to help you make the best decision.
Is online betting legal in South Africa?
The National Gambling Board along with nine Provincial Licensing Authorities regulate the online betting industry in South Africa. Sports betting is therefore legal. One provision being that sports betting operators must have a locally issued license to operate legally in the country. We have made sure only to list fully licensed bookies on betandwin.co.za and you can safely continue with this knowledge. View our Betting Law page for more detailed information on the regulation. We cover allowances under law and the different control organizations responsible for implementing the regulation.
How to deposit and withdraw funds from your betting account?
A great variety of payment methods are available across the different betting sites. In general deposit methods span over the following categories:
- Credit card
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
- Mobile payments
Bookies with retail outlets may also offer a cash deposit service to fund your online betting account.
Withdrawals are generally processed by EFT. All these payment methods are secure, and you simply need to select the one that is most convenient for you. Review our Payment Methods Guide dedicated to all details on deposit and withdrawal options.
Do I have to pay taxes on my winnings?
The general answer is no, as long as you are betting for entertainment purposes and your winnings are not considered as income. You do not have to pay taxes on these winnings. One explicit exception is winning bets on horse racing events. All winning horse racing bets will have a 6% betting tax in line with gambling laws. Some bookies might also apply this tax to multiple bets where a horse racing event is included. It is best to review bookmakers’ terms and conditions to understand how the tax deduction is applied. The tax is automatically deducted from your winning payment, hence no further declaration of such values is required. If you are unsure, our best advice is to check with an accountant or the South African Revenue Service (SARS).