Best Sports Betting Welcome Bonuses January 2021

6 January 2021 |

With the COVID-19 pandemic still on the horizon the new year did not start in a positive way. We are once more forced into lockdown. Working from home where possible, home schooling, a ban on alcohol sale as well as the closure of all non-essential shops, including casinos and retail betting shops, is back. With betting being another time only available online some of you might be thinking of opening a new online or mobile betting account. We therefore have put together a detailed article about the best sports betting welcome bonuses in January 2021.

Below we have listed the offers for the top South African sportsbooks. To claim an offer just follow the sign up a new account link. While the variety of betting options on real-life sports events might also be affected by COVID most offers can also be used on Esports.

Sports Betting bonuses by bookmaker


New players can enjoy a R25 free bet, no deposit required. Betway has recently introduced a 2-step registration process. Therefore, make sure you double check your mobile number as you will receive a code after signing up to claim your freebie. Sign up with Betway.

Hollywood Bets

Join Hollywood Bets online or on your mobile device and start with R25 free, no deposit required! Enjoy the your bonus on a variety of sports.


Sign up for an online or mobile betting account and benefit from a 100% first deposit bonus up to R10000. That is one of the biggest sports betting welcome bonuses around. Join Playabets to claim it.

Yes Play

YesPlay is a smaller sportsbook but could be exactly the right place for you to start. New player can claim a 100% Bonus up to R1000. Sign up with Yes Play

New customers can double their balance and enjoy a 100% first deposit bonus up to R1000. Sign up with

World Sports Betting

New bettors to WSB will be welcomed with a R50 free bet. Please note that this offer is available only on request and not automatically credited. Therefore, contact support and do the required security checks to claim it. In addition, World Sports Betting matches your first deposit of R50-R10000 with a 100% Welcome Bonus up to R10000 in free bets. Sign up with WSB today and start betting with one of SA’s premier sportsbook.


Gbets has a R30 free sign up offer which is only valid on Betgames and Live Games. Hence, for sports betting make use of the 100% Opening Deposit Match Special Welcome Bonus – up to R1000. With only 3x wagering it is definitely a bonus to claim. Sign up with Gbets.


New players to Supabets can have a look their sports betting offering for free as there is a R50 free sign-up bonus up for grabs. Head over to Supabets to claim it!

GG Gaming

Open a new betting account with GG Gaming and they will macth you deposit with a free bet up to R3000.

Betgames and Live Games Bonuses

Over the past months many bookmakers have widened their betting offering and expanded their instant live games portfolio. Betgames, Live Games by Evolution and Virtual Games by Golden Race, Jika Sports and Global Bet amongst others are a great alternative for some distraction and offer a fun and fast betting entertainment. If you are not yet familiar with these games have a look at our games section where we review the best online games curently available.

Why not say yes to Yesplay and enjoy an exclusive risk-free bet worth up to R100 when signing up to Yesplay via our link. This offer is valid on your first bet on lucky numbers, including Betgames and various Keno games. The free sign up bonus by Gbets can be also be used on Betgames and Live Games.

Currently most sportsbooks limit their welcome bonuses on sports betting and do not allow bonus usage on instant games. Therefore, please check the respective terms and conditions of your chosen bookie before starting to play.

As always and especially during these uncertain time please make sure you gamble responsible, set a budget and only play what you can afford to potentially lose.

Lastly, for a full overview about all licensed bookmakers in South Africa please also have a look at our best betting sites listing table. We review all sites in detail and provide you with an honest feedback.

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