Lottoland launches Sportland
Until now Lottoland South Africa has only been known for its amazing lotto betting offering. But now this licensed bookmaker has expanded its betting portfolio and has ventured into sports betting.
The new sportsbook product has a seperate section on the main Lottoland website and is called Sportland.
While Lottoland is the market leader for fixed odds lotto betting we have in this article a closer look at their sports betting offering and how it compares to the offer of the best betting sites.
Sportland is not a standalone betting site but part of the main Lottoland website. You can access the sports product from there or directly via www.lottoland.co.za/sportland.
Betting Markets and Odds
Sportland covers the most popular sports in South Africa. Therefore, you find Rugby, Cricket as well as Football in the list of sports. Aside from these you can bet on Tennis, Motorsports, Cycling, Golf , Boxing and MMA. Compared to other sports betting websites the variety of sports is quite limited and real punters wouldn’t be satisfied. The same goes for the offered market and also the odds. The latter are decent but not outstanding. Esports is also not available.
Offers & Promotions
Usually the launch of a new site or section goes ahead with a good new player welcome bonus. Not so at Sportland where no welcome bonuses or any sports related promotions are currenly available. This is a bit disappointing and somehow we expected a bit more. But Lottoland itself is not very generous with its bonuses so this might be part of their overall strategy.
Live Games & Virtual Sports
Over the recent months many sportsbookies have enhanced their offers with great game sections. With the addition of Live Games, such as roulette, blackjack or game shows like Monopoly Live, Betgames and recently instant slot games many formerly sports and lucky numbers only betting sites are now top-notch betting entertainment sites. Purebet, Gbets, Supabets and Hollywoodbets are great examples. Unfortunately Sportland, the same way as Lottoland itself, is not following this trend and there is no sign of any games. The same applies to Virtual Sports, Keno or many other popular products.
How to register and login
As Sportland is part of the overall Lottoland offering you need to get an account with Lottoland itself to start betting on sports. Registering an account is easy and requires the usual details, including email, firstname and surname, address, ID number as well as source of funds declaration. Once you have a Lottoland account you can enter Sportland. If you already have a Lotto Land account, just login and have a look around.
Sportland uses the same wallet as your Lottoland account and hence you have the same payment options available. These include creditcards (Visa and Mastercard) SID EFT, Zapper, Snapscan as well as 1 Voucher. To withdraw winnings the only option is via bank withdrawals which again is quite limited.
Sportland BOXOP 2
To support its launch, Sportland became the title sponsor of BOXOP Edition 2. BOXOP brings another dimension of of live sport entertainment to South Africa through live streamed celebrity boxing events. In the last event on 6th November 2021 comedian Kevin Fraser boxed musician, vocalist and lyricist Ross Learmonth, lead singer of SA rock band Prime Circle. In a fight of comedy vs rock Ross won and follows in the footsteps of the champion of BOXOP 1 fellow muscian Francois van Coke. Bets on the fighters could only be placed via Sportland.co.za.
Sportland by Lottoland – Final Words
If you are not yet a Lottoland customer who wants to place a few sports bets on the side while enjoying your fixed odds lotto betting then there is currently no real point to join Sportland. There are no dedicated sports betting offers or promotions while the selection of sports and available markets are also yet quite limited. As Lottoland is doing lotto betting really well we expect that they adjust their current sports betting product over the coming weeks. If Sportland wants to be “a one-stop online sports betting portal” as announced by their ambassador, netball player Vanes-Mari Du Toit, then there is a bit of a way to go until Sportland will have the level of other excellent sports betting sites.
Sportland is the sports betting product by Lottoland South Africa which was launched in September 2021.
Sportland is the official title sponsor of the 2nd edition of the live celebrity boxing event BoxOP. Bets on the fighters could be placed exclusively at Sportland, part of Lottoland SA.
In our option Sportland can’t yet compete with real sports betting sites like Betway, Sportingbet or Gbets. Have a look at our TOP 10 best betting sites to find the best fit for you.
While we are not yet to convinced about Sportland we will keep a close eye on further site developments. For more information about Lottoland and its offering is also covered in our detailed Lottoland review.