Betway South Africa ranks as one of South Africa’s popular bookmakers, with a frequent presence on sporting television through adverts. Their local services pretty much take a leaf from their international offerings. The bookie was established in South Africa and is registered with the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board.
It would not be too difficult to like this bookie considering their seemingly perfect design, wide game offerings, and a vast number of deposit methods available. In this article, we take a detailed look at this bookie, the services offered with a bias towards mobile usage as it is quite popular now.
The Betway Site
Visiting the Betway desktop landing page will leave one with the impression of it being strikingly similar to its other international offerings. There is clear evidence of well-thought platform design, visible icons, and buttons. From the top of the page, one can easily access the various betting sub menus, including options such as Betgames, Lucky Numbers, esports, and many others. Betway also provides a collapsible menu from the top left of the page that leads access to the account and quick links should you be logged into your account. The rest of the page provides links to selected matches, betting options, and other related information that Betway deems necessary to display.
The Betway mobile page is also very impressive, with a well-presented layout and fonts. The traditional black, green, and white colour theme is evident when opening the page. Navigation is also very simple and easy through carefully positioned menus. From the top of the home page, you can access the collapsible menu button that leads to quick links such as Cashout, Book A bet, How-To guides, and many others. You can also access other betting options such as live games, Jika Sports, and others. From here, it is quite evident that the designs and layout of both the desktop and the mobile pages are strikingly similar to each other. The bottom of the page allows users to access the search bar, BetwayTv, and other options.
Coming to sports and market options, Betway goes very far in attempting to bring a comprehensive selection of sports and associated markets to your table. There is a vast selection of sports including Soccer, Rugby, Tennis, and other sports. Sadly, horse racing is not available at the moment. In terms of markets, the bookie also offers a solid number of market options that are equally competitive with most international bookies.
They also offer Combo bets, which are a combination of several outcomes in soccer matches. Other than this, Betway also offers some other good features such as cashout and an assortment of various betting options such as Jika Sports, Live games, and many others.
The process of placing bets with Betway is also not complicated. Once the desired market has been selected, you can easily access it from the top right of the page. You can then proceed to place the desired stake and then confirm the bet.
Live Casino Games and Betgames
Betway South Africa also has a very impressive selection of alternative betting options that can be pretty useful in times when there are limited sporting activities around. The available options include the following:
- Live games – these include options such as live roulette, live game shows, blackjack, monopoly, and many others. Betway is only one of the handful of bookies offering such live games in South Africa at the moment.
- Betgames – The highly popular games are also available on Betway and can be accessed through the top menu. The assortment of games includes options such as Speedy 7, War of Bets, and plenty of others.
- Lucky numbers – if you are feeling lucky, you can also play lucky numbers which involve the correct prediction of the outcome of international lottery draws. Most of the popular international lotteries form an input into this.
- Esports – Betway also goes ahead and gives a dedicated section for esports games such as Dota 2, Counterstrike, Call of Duty, and others.
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Should users prefer, they can easily get access to the mobile applications offered by Betway – these are for both Android and iOS devices, and allow for faster access to the betting platform, a feature that is entirely useful for users who prefer live betting. In terms of the layout, the Betway app maintains a similar layout to the mobile site, and we would not expect it to be too difficult to make the appropriate adjustment. It’s like betting on the mobile site, just quicker and better.
Betway South Africa goes on to provide several promotions that are considered to be competitive with various market offerings. The main ones include the R25 signup bonus that is awarded once an account has been opened. The winnings from this bonus may only be withdrawn once an R25 deposit has been made into the account and has been wagered in full. The maximum realisable winnings from this bonus are R5, 000. Other than this, Betway also has many other promotional offerings including the potential R100, 000 for the correct prediction of first four-goal scorers, winning boosts, and also rebound boosts for those on losing steaks.
The following features are a worthwhile mention, as they give this bookie some competitive advantage over others.
- Cashout – Just as is with other big bookies in South Africa, Betway also offers a cashout feature that allows punters to take an early payout before the completion of a fixture. This is a pretty useful tool in managing losses or making a profit in the event of changing game circumstances. The cashout is available on single or multi bets only If the cashout feature is indicated to be available when placing the bet.
- Betway TV – Betway has recently introduced the feature of streaming live television for selected fixtures through Betway TV. This is accessible through the bottom menu option from the home page.
Deposits and Withdrawals
When it comes to money matters, Betway South Africa gives a very high number of options that can be utilised. There are options to use VISA, Mastercard, Ozow, OTT Vouchers, Quick EFT, ATM deposits, EFT, USSD, Kazang, OTT Voucher, and 1 Voucher. Coming to withdrawals, you can easily make withdrawals via EFT, FNB Ewallet, and Absa Cashsend.
Bet with Betway
Betway South Africa is quite an impressive bookie in the South African sports betting industry through its remarkable offerings of both sports and other game content such as Betgames, Jika Games, Live games and others. The bookie has a very good design and layout that is very fast to navigate through. Whilst they offer several promotions for both new and existing clients, we would like them to certainly improve on the welcome bonus to reflect what is common practice now on the market. Betway also impresses by giving users a high number of deposit options which should surely relate with a wide customer base. For those who prefer a very solid bookie with a wide choice of deposit options, this is a recommended bookie.