Up to R10,000Welcome Bonus
South Africa’s one stop betting destination with over 1 million sports betting opportunities; best Premier League Odds
  • Variety of new player offers
  • Big bonuses with fair wagering requirements
  • Only sportsbook offering KENO betting

Detailed Playabets Review

Playabets is a safe and secure site, regulated and licensed by the KwaZulu-Natal Gaming and Betting Board and encourage responsible gambling throughout. This online sportsbook knows what South African bettors want. Fantastic bonuses, fair terms and conditions, a massive selection of markets with best betting odds.

With Playa Bets you can enjoy online betting entertainment across all your devices. It is one of the most user-friendly betting sites available and the search functionality is second to none.

Offers & Promotions

  • 1st Bet on Us : Your 1st ticket will always be a winner! In case you have a losing ticket your account will be credited with 100% of your losing stake up to R50.
  • 1st deposit bonus: 100% bonus up to R10,000
  • FICA Bonus: verify your account by sending through the required documents and claim a R100 free bet

Please familiarise yourself with the FICA requirements as well as the promotional, bonus and general terms and conditions as outlined on the Playa Bets website.

Regular promotions:

  • Refer a Friend and get a R50 bonus bet
  • Playa+ Rewards: 55% Money back every Tuesday when you are not in the plus
  • Multiple Bet Bonus: get up to 30% extra with their multiple bet bonus special

In addition to its new player and standard onsite promotions PLAYA offers its players customised ad-hoc and special seasonal or event based promotions.

Pros

  • Competitive welcome bonus
  • Over 1 million sports betting opportunities, lotto and lucky numbers
  • Impressive site design with easy navigation
  • Glossy Mobile App for Android & iOS
  • First bookmaker to offer KENO betting

Cons

  • Do not have 24/7 customer support but do offer WhatsApp for after-hours support

Betting Markets & Sports

Playabets have over 12 000 live sport betting events, 378 000+ live betting markets and over 1 million sports betting opportunities every month. That is quite a mouth full – take a moment to take all that information in!

Before you can place a bet online you need to identify the market you want to bet on. By clicking on the sport that interests you, it will list all events or tournaments covered. Once you choose an event, a list of betting markets linked to that event will be displayed.

You will find betting markets for popular sports like soccer, rugby, tennis, horse racing, cricket, basketball, boxing, golf, futsal, motor sport and many more.

Esports

Playabets offers a comprehensive range of Esports, a growing and exceedingly popular sport in South Africa. There are other bookmakers that do stream the tournaments live but unfortunately Playabets are not one of them (yet!)

The following esport games are available:

  • DOTA
  • Counter Strike
  • Overwatch
  • League of Legends
  • StarCraft

6 bet types are offered:

  • Duel
  • First Blood
  • First Tower
  • Most Kill
  • Final Score
  • Placement

Live Betting & Live Streaming

Playabets offers live betting games with draws occurring every minute. They are also the first betting company in South Africa to offer KENO live games with draws every 5 minutes. To top it off, Playabets offers the full suite of Betgames live draws.

Jika Sports is a virtual sports betting platform that offers soccer as well as Horse Racing. With Jika Soccer and Jika Racing, you can bet on live-streamed virtual events every 6 minutes so there are even more opportunities to win than in real life.

They have a state-of-the-art mobile app where you as a customer can customize your betting experience to suit you. It is easy to access and use their site on desktop and mobile. Images are fun, colourful, and holds your attention. The layout is easy to navigate with clean and clear lines.

Playa Bet offers pre-match betting and live in-play betting. These live in-play betting options are available in real time bets and change every second.

Lotto

Plenty to choose from! The list is just about endless. You can choose from the South African Lotto to the Russian Gosloto, Barbados double draw midday to Arkansas Jackpot, Irish Daily to Euro Millions and the list goes on. This is one of the most comprehensive Lotto lists we have seen by a bookmaker.

PLAYA has 3 headings under the Lottery section:

  • KENO BSM: this game of chance is similar to lotto; numbers are drawn and must correspond with selected numbers
  • LUCKY’S 6: a draw-based numbers game, founded on the concept of the classic draw game where a person gets the chance to pick random numbers or colours.
  • LUCKY NUMBERS: Lucky Number bets are based on the numbers that are drawn from the respective lotteries.

Payment Options

Playa Bets offers you the most popular payment methods for depositing and withdrawing. In addition, you can withdraw your winnings from any Standard Bank or FNB ATM with Standard Bank Instant Money or FNB eWallet or directly in any Playabets branch.

Contact & Support

  • Email: support@playabets.co.za
  • Phone: 087 057 5292 (08705PLAYA) – 8am to 9pm daily
  • Live Chat
  • WhatsApp: 078 800 1018; after hours: 078 800 1018
  • Multiple retail shops in KZN and the Western Cape
  • Get in touch on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Youtube (Playa Bets)

Playabets – Final Words

It was extremely easy to register an account with Playabets. We received an email to activate the account, and received a R25 welcome bonus as soon as we activated the account through the link sent in the welcome email.

Secondly, we received a confirmation email that we have been FICA’d and they explained the promotions available.

Playabets offers a high quality unique online betting experience that is exciting, looks good, and is modern. Whether you are on your mobile or desktop, you are drawn to explore the site with their exciting offers and fantastic marketing and imagery.

They have an incredibly detailed Help page where you will find just about anything. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, just send the support team an email or WhatsApp and they will get back to you promptly. Their staff are friendly, knowledgeable and incredibly supportive.

There are multiple retail shops across the country, for those who want to pop into a betting shop. They have an excellent reputation for paying out in time, along with a multitude of betting markets to choose from. Playabets may just be your one stop betting destination!

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