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One of the world's leading bookmakers with an incredibly vast selection of sports and games
  • Optimised for mobile + data free offer
  • Generous bonuses and promotions
  • Jika Sports, BetGames, Lucky Numbers

Detailed Betway Review

Betway is nothing short of becoming a household name in South Africa. Having established themselves as an international brand with football sponsorships across England and Europe, they know what punters want – including South African bettors.

With a focus on both local and international sporting events, Betway ensures their players have plenty of betting options.

With generous bonus offers, their well known “4-To-Score” free to play game as well as the new Jika Sport virtual sports, you will always feel like a winner when you bet at Betway.

Offers & Promotions

If you are new to Betway, you are in luck. New customers will receive a 100% first deposit match up to R1,000 to use on rugby, cricket, soccer or on any of the 1,000s of exciting sports markets on offer. This sports welcome bonus is credited as a free bet and doesn’t come with complicated play through terms attached. In addition, Betway offers you the opportunity to place bets data free via the app!

100% 1st deposit match: max. free bets bonus R1,000; FICA required. Full promotional and general T&Cs apply. More details here.

Whether you are a new or a returning customer, Betway regularly runs special promotional campaigns. These range from Cash Giveaways to Money Back Boosts. With the latter they will refund up to 20x of your bet amount in case one of your bet selections lets you down. If you think that is crazy, they even run campaigns where they increase your winnings, sometimes as high as 150%. They definitely are generous!

Don’t miss the 4 To Score promotion for your chance to win up to R100,000. All you need to do is pick the first four goal scorers in four selected soccer matches each week. The best part is that you get 1 entry for free. Additional entries are unlocked based on your gameplay. For more details read our Betway 4 To Score article.


  • Incredibly vast selection of sports including horse racing
  • Live games, Betgames and more
  • Easy for beginners, with small minimum deposit
  • Globally trusted and reputable company
  • Diverse payment options
  • Attractive, regular promotions
  • Live Streaming
  • Data Free Betting on 1000s of fixtures


  • Odds could be better
  • Withdrawals are not processed on weekends

Betting Markets & Sports

As a market leading bookmaker, Betway offers a large selection of local and international sports. From local favourites like soccer, rugby, golf and cricket to tennis, boxing and motor sport.

Other favourites include ice hockey, volleyball, baseball, snooker, cycling, darts, handball, Aussie rules, badminton, Pesapallo, basketball, table tennis, hockey and more.

For a long time Betway.co.za didn’t offer horse racing but since November 2021 you can now also bet on horses with Betway. In addition, this bookie offers you digital (virtual) soccer & horse racing, provided by Jika Sports. With localised soccer and horse racing events you can bet on the same markets associated with live football and horse racing!


Esports is an industry on the verge of exploding. There were more than 350 million viewers in 2019 alone, and this is expected to rise sharply in 2020. More than 27 million people play LOL (League of Legends) DAILY. Betting on competitive esports is just as exciting and fun.
Betway sponsors both esport teams and events in South Africa and abroad. Competitive odds on a variety of esport matches worldwide makes them a good choice to place your esports bets.

Betway covers tournaments such as CS:GO (Counter Strike: Global Offensive), Dota 2, Hearthstone, Overwatch, LOL (League of Legends), and Starcraft 2. There is a match to bet on or one to watch for everyone.

Be sure to keep an eye on South Africa’s very own esports teams, like Bravado, White Rabbit Gaming or Energy, and place your first esports bet via Betway.

Live Betting & Live Streaming

Betway gives you the choice of choosing between placing your bet before a game starts or to place bets during a live game. In-game betting, as it is known, allows you to place a bet during an event with odds changing until a bet is suspended or the event is complete.

An added benefit from placing an in-game bet is that Betway gives you access to a live stream or visualisation on your phone or PC as the action unfolds. Simply click on the Betway TV icon when you are logged in and place a bet to access the live stream. Now you don’t need to miss any of the action, no matter where you are.

Lucky Numbers

With so many local and international draws taking place daily, Betway is the perfect place to bet on the outcome of draws from around the world. Betway’s Lucky Numbers allows you to participate in a wide variety of international lotto markets such as:

  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • The United States of America
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Russia
  • Germany
  • Canada

Betway offers you 2 types of bets: Regular Draw bets and Draw Sum bets.

When you place a Regular Draw bet, you choose your own numbers. Match the numbers you selected against the draw results and you win your bet. Prizes will be paid out as a multiple of your bet amount and odds at which you placed your bet.

If you prefer to bet on the outcome of a draw, you can place a Draw Sum bet. Bet on whether the sum of the balls drawn will be over or under a set value or the sum of balls drawn will be odd or even. Each draw differs and there are plenty of options for you to choose from.

Payment Options

There is no shortage of deposit options available to use online at Betway. The best thing is that these are all free of charge.

Aside from the widely used credit cards and vouchers, deposits can be made via direct bank transfer, USSD and recently added Blu Vouchers.

Withdrawing your winnings is easy. Choose one of the following methods for instant refunds.

  • EFT (Electronic funds transfer) paid directly into your bank account.
  • FNB Wallet
  • ABSA CashSend
  • Standard Bank Instant Money

Contact & Support

Betway offers you 24/7 support and the very friendly and knowledgeable support team can be reached via email, through chat or over the phone.

  • Email: support@betway.co.za
  • Phone: 0861 787 250
  • Live Chat
  • WhatsApp: +27 60 671 6982
  • You can also connect via Social Media (Facebook and Twitter)

Betway – Final Words

It’s difficult to find something negative to say about our Betway experience. Betway is just an excellent betting site! And it gets better and better as they recently added horse racing to their betting markets.

The user interface is easy to use and security is on the highest level. We think it is worth adding that their site does not only look good and work well on desktop and mobile devices, but they also have a very good native app for both Android and Apple devices. The usability is equal across all platforms and for that alone you have to commend them.

Betway is generous. With ‘Betway Rewards’ they reward their players ongoing with free extra bets. These are dependent on how often you play and your wagers on sports (pre-game or Live Betting).

So, if you are looking for an internationally recognised brand, with features and functionality that will definitely give you a great experience, Betway is the place to do so. Even better, Betway allows you bet data free!

Anyway, how can you not support a brand that is contributing so much towards the development of cricket in our country as well as becoming official sponsor of the T20 Proteas Men’s team and Official Sponsor to the Momentum Proteas Women.

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