More and more punters in South Africa bet these days on their mobile devices. Mobile betting is more and more the standard and SA bookmakers need to adapt.
Therefore, a variety of the best betting sites in South Africa enhance your mobile betting experience and offer you the option to gamble via an app. In most cases a dedicated app for both Android and iOS devices is available for download in the respective app store.
Why Bet via an app?
Here are a few reason why we like to bet on sports and games via an app:
- Easy access, with just one click at the app you can start playing.
- Apps usually use less data and load faster for an even better and more entertaining experience.
- Very user-friendly! Apps are especially developed for placing bets on the go and therefore offer the best while easiest access possible. That comes in especially handy when you like to place live bets.
- Some games such as Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt are especially designed for mobile devices. Playing these games in-app will enhance your experience.
- Notifications about fixtures and also special promotions.
Best mobile applications for South African bettors
The below table gives you an overview about the best betting apps for SA players. The app is usually available for both Android and iOS.
While the app for iOS devices such as iPhone or iPad is usually directly accessible via the App Store the set up for Android devices is often slightly more complicated and requires you to adjust your settings. Most betting sites have therefore created dedicated app landingpages to guide you through the process. For your convenience we also provide detailed how to guides for the Playabets App, the YesPlay App, the PalaceBet app, the Gbets app, the 10bet app as well as a dedicated Betway app download guide.
For our ranking we compared the apps in detail by considering the following criteria:
- Ease of use: Placing bets via an app should be convenient and user-friendly. Therefore, a straightforward navigation and easy access to your favourite sports betting markets and games is mandatory, combined with a quick way to place your bets.
- Security and Safety: When betting on a bookmakers’ app safety and security are mayor factors to consider before downloading. All listed bookies have a approved license in South Africa. Hence they provide you with a safe and reliable betting entertainment. Via the app you have a quick but safe access to your account while your personal details are secured. This obviously also goes for banking.
- Access to live chat and support via the app so help is always on hand when needed.
- Bonuses and rewards: when testing we didn’t get any special offers via the app but all bonuses and promotions offered on the mobile or desktop site were available. This includes possible free sign up offers as well as the new player welcome bonuses.
Some bookmakers do not currently have a native app but offer you a datafree app to download from a dedicated landingpage. One example is the Supabet Date Free App. Other bookies concentrate fully on their mobile websites, including Hollywood Bets whose revamped mobi website is really good. The same applies to World Sport Betting or betcoza.
Most of the best betting sites in SA offer you a dedicated mobile app which you can download onto your phone. An app allows you easy access and the best mobile betting experience. If a bookmaker doesn’t have an app they usually have a mobisite. A mobisite is essentially a simplified version of the standard desktop website but with mobile friendly navigation.
Betway is one of the best betting sites worldwide. They have a dedicated team only for their app development. Therefore, if you are looking for a reliable betting entertainment on mobile we recommend the Betway app. But PalaceBet, Playabets and Yesplay also offer you great native applications.
HollywoodBets does currently not have an app that can be downloaded from the app stores. For detailed information on how to enjoy Hollywood Bets mobile offering read through our HollywoodBets app article.
The choice for South African punters is getting more and more varied. While in the past there was only sports betting, then live games entertainment followed and now many licensed bookies also offer slots. In the same way the offering expands so does the focus on providing a great betting experience, independent on which devices you like to play on. Whether a bookie has an app or not make sure you have a detailed look at the best betting sites and our reviews to find exactly the right site for you.