I've been taking a few punts here and there on in-play cricket and football with a few local sites and I wanted to review a few of them and see which offered the best sign up bonus and odds.
The South African Sports Betting Site Contenders
Here are the sites in the offering, I've included the competitiveness of odds (odds) as a rating out of 10, deposit bonus amount, deposit bonus percent and deposit playthrough requirements percent as well as site usability which are the criteria I am using to test.
|Site||Odds Rating||Usability Rating||Bonus||Bonus Percent||Playthrough||Time Limit|
|betway.co.za||6.5||5||R1000||125% (Extra bet)||4||30 days|
|sunbet.co.za||5||2||R500||100%||5 (Min. 0.7)||3 Months|
Another table of odds comparison with boxing match odds offered by the bookmaker. Then a column for payback rates for the Chelsea v Barcelona first leg.
|Site||Groves v Eubank (Groves)|
Time of Odds: 5:00pm 2018-02-16
|Groves v Eubank (Eubank)||Total Boxing||Payback rate (FC Chelsea v FC Barcelona)||Payback rate (Wigan Athletic v Manchester City)|
bettingworld.co.za. They are more horse racing focused and not not provide a great sports betting experience.
Don't underestimate usability, it is a very important factor and helps you place bets in a timely manner especially during
Basically the only worthwhile sites are sportingbet.co.za and sportsbet.co.za
I picked up a big problem with the
betway.co.za deposit bonus. It does not match your bet, it just gives you a free bet. The free bet only gives you back the winnings, not the original stake. It is an absolute disgrace of a betting site. Avoid it at all costs.
betway.co.za terms and conditions:
The Free Bet/Bonus Bet is non-refundable and the Free Bet/Bonus Bet wagered amount is not included in any winnings. Only the winnings will be paid to your Company Account.
Another betting site to avoid at is
morrisvee.co.za because the bonus requires you to stake the entire bonus amount 5 times at odds of 0.5 or greater. That is a very difficult thing to do as the probability that you go bankrupt is much higher when you are forced to stake your entire capital.
Update: August 2019
I wanted to do another check to see if any changes were made in the betting landscape in South Africa.
I'll be looking at payback rates on rugby (Argentina v South Africa) and football (Chelsea v Man United). I also look at a particular pick and compare them
|Site||Payback rate (Argentina v South Africa)||Payback rate (Cheslea v Man United)||Argentina Win||Cheslea Win||Total (Higher is better)|
|bet.co.za (not available)|
|worldsportsbetting.co.za (fractional odds)|
Update: December 2019
I've been looking at what betting sites offer EFC betting and have added the odds for EFC 82 Du Plessis vs Lesar
|Betting Site||Brendan Lesar||Dricus Du Plessis|