Betting Apps

3 March 2021 |

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 can be downloaded 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.

R25Sign Up Bet
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
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
R50 FreeSign-Up Bonus
100% African-owned and run bookmaker with a wide and varied offering
  • Wide range of bonuses and promotions
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Lots of special features
100% Bonusup to R2,000
Top South African bookmaker, offering an outstanding betting experience with 1000s of markets and great promotions
  • Attractive Welcome Bonus
  • Special features and regular promotions
  • Clean, user-friendly platform
Loyalty pointswith every bet
Top South African bookmaker with excellent online betting offering.
  • Tote bets with TAB
  • Soccer Zone
  • Lucky Numbers and Live Games

To download the Android app or iOS app visit the Play or Apple Store directly on your phone.

Important criteria

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 factos to consider before downloading. All listed bookies are fully licensed in South Africa. Hence they provide you with a safe and reliable betting entertainment. Via the app you should have a quick but safe access to your account while ensuring 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 dedicated mobile sports betting app but in comparison quite good mobile sites. One of them is Hollywood Bets whose revamped mobi website is really good. Similar can be said about World Sport Betting or brand new betting site Pure Bet.


What is the difference between a mobile betting app and a bookmakers mobisite?

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.

Does have an app?

In 2019 has discontinued its mobile app and therefore there is no longer an app available. The mobisite is really good and can be accessed here.

Which is the best sports betting app in South Africa?

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.

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