Free Bets

11 October 2021 | ,

There are many fantastic bookmakers available in South Africa and most of them offer free bets. Free Bets come in form of different bonus offers, including no deposit free bets and first deposit match bonuses. Other bookies offer you a risk free bet in case your first bet was unsuccesful and hence refund your initial wager.

In this article we have a closer look at the currently offered free betting bonuses by Betway, Gbets, Hollywood Bets and others. While most bookmakers concentrate on sports betting there are some offers available for players who prefer to play games as well.

No deposit free bets

Several betting sites give a free bet without the need to deposit. While you need to register and verify your account these no deposit sign up offers do not require any real money investment from your end.

One of the most interesting offers for new players around at the moment is Supabets Welcome Bundle. It combines a free R50 sports bet bonus with 100 free spins and a 100% 1st deposit match bonus. We have not seen free spins on any licensed betting site before Supabets introduced its Welcome Bundle in November 2021 so its definitely a free bets offer to look at.

A variety of bookmakers offer a standard No Deposit Offer for sports betting:

R25 Sign UpSports Bonus Bet
Gbets is part of the Goldrush Group, one of the largest and most trusted gaming companies in South Africa.
  • 100% Bonus up to R1000
  • Live In Multi Play View
  • Great mobile betting experience
R25 FreeSign Up Bet
Leading South African sports and horse racing bookmaker - a must for every serious punter!
  • Great, competitive odds
  • Generous, regular promotions
  • Live In-Play, BetGames, Lucky Numbers
R50 Free Bonus+100 free spins
100% African-owned and run bookmaker with a wide and varied offering
  • Wide range of bonuses and promotions
  • Slots, Instant & Live Games
  • Lots of special features
R50 FreeSign Up Bet
South Africa's premier online sports book since 2002 with a massive sports betting and lotto offering and best bonuses
  • up to R10,000 bonus on 1st deposit
  • Special FICA bonus
  • Live Games
Free R50 FICA bonus
Top pick for online lotto betting
  • 20+ sports covered
  • Huge lotto betting selection
  • User-friendly website

There are quite a few betting sites who give new players a free sign on bet on sports betting, including Hollywood Bets. Gbets was for a long time offering a bonus focusing on live games and Betgames which has been recently replaced with the new Gbets sports betting signup bonus. Betway offered for a long time a free sign-up bonus but has replaced it recently with a 100% 1st deposit bonus.

A detailed overview about R50 free sign-up offers can also be found here.

One bookie that still offers a games bonus is World Sports Betting which currently runs a R100 Live Games Bonus. Enter code PLAY100 during the registration process and you will receive a R100 voucher which can be used on Evolution and Ezugi live games as well as Betgames and Jika Sports. For more information and to claim this offer visit the WSB website.

FICA Sign up Offers

A few bookies who usually do not offer any sign up freebies do so in return for new customers submitting their FICA documents straight away. The best currently available FICA free bets currently available are:

R100 FICA 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
R100 FICA Bonus
South Africa’s premier online sports book since 2002 with a massive sports betting and lotto offering and best bonuses
  • Up to R10,000 bonus on 1st deposit
  • Special FICA bonus
  • 24/7 customer service
R30 FICA Bonus
New SA sportsbook, offering a premium betting experience with very competitive odds.
  • 2 deposit welcome bonus with only 1x wagering
  • Excellent cricket betting
  • Lucky Numbers, Betgames, Live Roulette
R50 FICA Bonus
Top pick for online lotto betting
  • 20+ sports covered
  • Huge lotto betting selection
  • User-friendly website

First Deposit Match Bonuses

All South African betting sites welcome new players with at least a special bonus on their first deposit. In case of a free bet sign-up bonus this comes on top. These new player deposit bonuses are often a match bonus on the first deposit up to a certain amount. A 100% deposit match up to R1,000 or R2,000 is quite standard while some sites really value new players and offer big bonuses up to R10,000.

Below we have listed our top 5 first deposit match bonuses currently available:

Bookie1st deposit offerPlay
Playabet online sports betting logo100% up to R10,000Get offer logo100% up to R2,000
(code WOOHOO100)
Claim offer
Betway online sports betting logo100% up to R1,000Get offer
Supabets online sports betting logo100% up to R5,000Enjoy bonus
YesPlay logo100% up to R3,000Play now

Match Bonuses on your first deposit are a great way to increase your balance. But be vary of the respective terms and conditions associated with the bonus. Always make sure you read through these to know exactly what you are opting in for. If in any doubt, please contact support before using a certain bonus offer such as the Betway free bet bonus.

Risk free bets

While this type of bonus requires you to make a first deposit, a good amount of bookmakers offers you a risk free first bet. Hence, in case your first bet is unsuccessful you get a second chance. The offers vary and most of them are on sports. In comparison, Yesplay offers you a R100 risk free first bet on Lucky Numbers (up to R100).


Where can I bet online for free in South Africa?

Many SA betting sites give you the chance to play for free. The offer varies from site to site and ranges from no deposit offers to welcome match bonuses.

What is a free bet?

A free bet is a special reward for players. The best free bets are free sign up bonuses as you do not need to deposit. Winnings from a free bet never include the stake.

How can I get free bets from SA bookmaker?

Most betting sites display their new player offer quite prominently on their site. On Bet & Win you find great listing and comparisons of the best currently available offers. Pick the bookmaker you want to play with, register an account and then claim the offer you are interested in.

Which is the best bookmaker in South Africa?

South Africans can choose between plenty of quality betting sites. Most of them offer you a variety of free bets and bonus offers which we have listed above. One of the biggest (and possibly best in terms of betting markets) is Gbets, who offers new players a R25 free bet sign up bonus.

How can I get a free bet without deposit?

It’s easy. Have a look at our detailed bookmaker listings in the article. A good amount of bookmakers offer no deposit offers.

Now it’s time to enjoy a free bet!

Whatever betting site you choose for your entertainment the Bet& Win team wishes you best of luck. There are some good free bets offers available by Gbets, Betway and other bookies but please make sure you read the T&Cs. For more information about the best bookies in South Africa please also have a look at our best betting sites overview table and our detailed reviews.

In addition to the standard free bets offers which are mostly for new players, there are also some great promotions available across all bookmakers for exisiting customers.

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