100% bonusup to R1000
Complete online betting experience with new features such as Action Bets or Cash out and over 100,000 Live in-Play events.
  • Offers Cash Out & Action Bets
  • Modern, user-friendly platform
  • Excellent loyalty reward program

Detailed Sunbet Review

Sunbet is a distinguished sports bookmaker in South Africa with a well-designed online site. It is part of the well-known Sun International group and a fully licensed online sports betting site.

Sunbet offers a surprisingly pleasant online betting experience, complete with refined new features that include Action Bets, Cashout and a modern user-friendly mobile app that is packed with a wealth of information for all users – from the beginner to the more experienced.

Offers & Promotions

New Customers qualify for a 100% match bonus up to a maximum of R1000 on their first deposit.

Min. dep. R50; max. bonus R1000; wagering 3x; promotional and general T&Cs apply.

One of Sunbet’s most lucrative offers is that you can earn MVG points on every bet you make. Sun MVG is a VIP program (tiered loyalty programme) where you can pay hotels or play in the casino with your MVG points. Have a look at the website for a complete list of participating Sun International Hotels and Casinos with a full explanation on Sun MVG Benefits and Rewards.

Free Bet, Profit Boost and Odds Boost are a few of the current offers available to existing Sunbet customers. The promos run on a variety of sports, including rugby, cricket, golf, soccer, tennis, darts or table tennis and are updated frequently.

Sunbet has a cash out function, an amazing tool which is not yet widely available across other bookmakers. Cash out allows you to redeem a bet which has not yet been settled, at its current value. So you have more control over your bets and can bring in an early win or cut your losses.


  • Exceptional mobile betting entertainment, iOS and Android app
  • Easy registration process
  • Up to date blog with the latest news and information
  • Live in-play betting
  • Cashout function
  • Extensive horse racing offering


  • No 24/7 support
  • Limited payment options
  • No search functionality online
  • No live streaming

Betting Markets & Sports

Sunbet offers a startling amount of markets and sports to bet on, both nationally and internationally. Options available range from Soccer, Rugby and Tennis to WWE/Pro wrestling, Snooker and Olympic Games. There is something for everybody!

Especially for horse racing Sunbet is the leading operator. It offers extensive coverage of meetings for national and international racing events at very competitive odds. As the official sponsor and sports-betting partner of the Sun Met, Sunbet is very involved in the South African horse racing scene. This is reflected in its offering and promotions.


South Africa has a fast growing esports community. Some teams have even crossed the pond to the US to build on their experience and make a mark internationally. Esports is definitely on the rise in South Africa and has a massive following. With Sunbet you can place your bets online or via the mobile app on esports games like:

  • CS:GO (Counter-Strike:Global Offensive)
  • DOTA 2
  • League Of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Starcraft 2

Live Betting & Live Streaming

Sunbet offer a massive Live Betting (also known as in-play) entertainment with over 100,000 live in-play events. So you can place your bets during an ongoing match or event. Unfortunately, they do not offer streaming of matches/games or virtual sports at the moment.

Lotto and Lucky Numbers

Sunbet provides access to 160+ different lotto draws from around the world in its Lucky Numbers section. You can bet on popular games like UK49’s, SA Lotto, Gosloto, Greece Powerball and many more. As Sunbet says ‘it takes balls to win lucky numbers’ – so choose your numbers and place your bets.

Payment Options

Compared to other online bookmakers Sunbet offers less variety of payment methods. You can deposit via credit card (VISA, Mastercard), EFT, vouchers or bank transfer.

The minimum deposit and withdrawal amount is R50. Withdrawals are processed between Monday and Friday within 24 hours after request and there are no fees.

Contact & Support

Sunbet offers you support from 7:30M – 10PM, seven days a week via the following ways:

  • Email: support@sunbet.co.za
  • Phone: 0861 SUNBET (786238)
  • Live Chat (directly on the site or in app)

Sunbet – Final Words

If you are looking for a well-known locally trusted and owned bookmaker, then Sunbet is for you. Sunbet has an attractive, user friendly site that works well on all devices. For mobile punters the new app for Android and iOS is definitely a plus.

We found the app and the site well-presented and easy to navigate. The registration process is straightforward and within a few minutes you are set up. As standard in South Africa you will need to complete a FICA verification to fully complete registration. Take a look at the uncomplicated FICA process on Sunbet’s website under FAQ.

Another plus point for us personally was the Sunbet Reward scheme, MVG points. With such a variety of ways to spend your rewards, there is something for everyone to choose from.

Betting is easy and secure, and this betting provider has a lot to offer. When you have some free time, have a look at the Sunbet blog, full of interesting articles to stay up to date with relevant sporting news.

Compared to other online bookmakers Sunbet does well ticking most of the boxes for an operator we would play at. While they recently added Lucky Numbers they don’t offer Betgames. We would however like to see an online live streaming service.

Overall Sunbet is a great place to start your sports betting journey and the R1,000 welcome bonus is just one good reason to give it a go.

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