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Betway Review | Join the Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker in South Africa

Having a Betway account is almost quintessential to online betting in South Africa. But it's not only Sports Betting that South Africa's leading bookmaker is known for. Betway is also one of the best online destinations for betting on Lucky Numbers, Live Games, Virtuals, BetGames and lots more.

What we love most about Betway is how easy it is to play, even for beginners. From the quick sign-up process and easy banking to Data Free Betting and features like Cash Out and Build A Bet—Betway has it all! 

In this review of Betway, read about their sportsbook and casino games as well as the pros and cons of their desktop and mobile sites in South Africa. We also take a look at the Betway R25 Sign Up Offer as well as the betting odds and markets available on various sports and casino games.

Betway is licensed to operate in South Africa by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board.

Betway Review

Betway's website is one of the sleekest and most sophisticated around. The desktop interface is both eye-catching and easy to navigate with large icons, high-quality images and a prominent promotions carousel that draws you into the homepage. There are many ways to navigate through the site depending on how you want to use it.

From the top of the homepage, you can easily access betting options including BetGames, Live Games, Lucky Numbers and popular promotions like Money Back Boost.

There's also a collapsible menu in the top left corner with quick links to various How-To Guides, Betting Rules, the Betway Insider Blog, Live Scores and more.

Betway Login

Read our Betway Login Guide to get you started playing Sports, Live Games, Lotteries and more!

Betway Mobile Site

Betway Mobile Site is super responsive and even easier than the desktop site to use. The best part is you can visit Betway's mobile site on your phone and it's a very similar experience.

There are just a few small differences that only help to further enhance the user experience when betting on the go. One example is a handy menu at the bottom of your screen with options like Sign Up, Betway TV, Search and Live Chat.

If you're ever lost or need help, simply click the white flag icon at the bottom left of the homepage. You'll get information on everything from signing up and resetting your password to placing your first bet and making a withdrawal.

Betway App

The fantastic on-the-go betting experience at Betway doesn't end with its mobile site. There's also the Betway App available for both Android and iOS devices, which has a similar layout to the mobile site and is incredibly easy to use. Read this download guide for help installing it.

With the full range of betting products including Sports, Casino Games and Lotteries, other cool features of the Betway App include Live Streaming of major sports events through Betway TV and 24/7 access to customer support.

Betway Data Free Site

Data Free Betting is the way of the future and Betway was the very first to bring this exciting innovation to punters in South Africa.

You'll just need to have a positive data balance to get started. All Prematch and Live Sports are available, but Data Free Betting options don't include BetGames and Lucky Numbers. Deposit methods are also limited to debit and credit cards with Data Free.

Betway R25 Sign Up Bonus

Betway gives a R25 Free Bet to new customers upon registration (read how to sign up). The bonus is credited as soon as your account has been automatically verified.

Any winnings from your R25 bonus can only be withdrawn once a minimum deposit of R25 has wagered at any odds. The maximum possible payout from the Betway R25 Free Bet is R5 000.

betway r25 free bet sign up bonus

Betway Promotions

Betway has a whole host of promotions available from Win Boosts and Money Back Specials to Predictor Games which are free to enter. Keep an eye on their Promotions page for all the latest offers.

Win Boost: For each leg that you add to your betslip at odds of 1.2 or more, Betway increases your bonus. The more legs you include, the bigger your bet boost up to 150%.

Money Back Boost: Add six or more selections to your betslip and get up to 20x your stake refunded if just one of your selections loses.

Betting Odds and Markets

Betway has a comprehensive selection of sports betting markets available for punters from every corner of the world. You can find anything from EPL and La Liga Soccer to BasketballCricketTennisUFC, Esports and more.

There are full-time and half-time markets for all sports as well as Over/Under, Handicaps and a whole host of Live Sports markets only available for betting in-play. Sadly, there is one obvious shortcoming to Betway sports betting offering and that is the lack of horse racing on the site.

Betway Sports Betting Features

Betway has a number of powerful features to take your sports betting experience to the next level.

Cash Out: Use this handy feature to close out your bets early and either take a profit or minimise your loss.

Build A Bet: Combine up to 10 bets from the same soccer match to boost your odds and get a bigger payout.

Book A Bet: Receive a booking code to place your bet at a later date or share it so your friends or followers can place the same bet.

Betway TV: Never miss a moment of action from Europe's top Soccer leagues as well as ATP and WTA Tennis, Basketball, Esports and more.

Virtual Sports on Betway 

If there's not much happening in the world of live sports or you just want to play and win faster, bet on virtual soccer or horse racing. The Jika Sports platform on Betway has new matches and races starting every six minutes.

All the popular betting markets are available for each sport, and you can watch and bet on the action with your phone from anywhere.

Betway BetGames

Betway not only offers Sports Betting but a great selection of exciting BetGames which include Dice Duel, Poker, Baccarat, Wheel of Fortune, War of Bets and more. You can place bets from your desktop or phone on hundreds of outcomes at variable odds.

Read our complete guide to playing BetGames on Betway.

Betway Live Games

Betway also has a great selection of Live Casino Games from Evolution and Ezugi to enjoy on your desktop or phone. These include table casino games like Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat as well as fully interactive game shows with charming hosts like Crazy Time and Deal or No Deal.

There are some fantastic games on offer, so check out our Betway Live Games and Casino Guide for more information.

Betway Lucky Numbers

With Betway Lucky Numbers, you can place bets on any number of international lotteries almost every hour of the day. Whether it's UK 49's, Russia Goslotto or US Mega Millions you like to play, pick any draw and there are hundreds of betting markets to choose from.

Betway Deposits and Withdrawals

Betway prides itself on accessibility which means no matter how you want to deposit or withdraw your money, there's a safe and easy option for you.

Card and bank deposits are widely accepted on the site, but cashless deposits with vouchers like OTT and 1ForYou are also welcome at Betway. You can request Betway withdrawals via EFT, FNB eWallet, Absa CashSend and Standard Bank Instant Money.

Top up your Betway account using:

💰 Visa (credit/debit)

💰 Mastercard (credit/debit)




💰 Standard Bank EFT

💰 Nedbank EFT

💰 Ozow

💰 OTT Voucher

💰 1ForYou voucher

💰 Blu Voucher

💰 MTN MoMo

💰 Kazang

💰 EasyLoad



Betway Customer Support

If you have any questions about your Betway account, customer support are available 24/7. The service agents at Betway are usually friendly, well-informed and willing to help!

Tel: 0861 787 250
Email: [email protected]
WhatsApp: +27 60 671 6982

How We Rate Betway

Betway might only have been around since 2017 but they've certainly earned their reputation as one of the best online bookmakers in South Africa. Their dynamic range of betting products is extensive and easy to use. The site is made even more accessible with an easy sign-up process, multiple deposit options and a low minimum bet size of just R1.

🧡 Excellent range of sports and casino products

🧡 Easy sign-up process and site navigation

🧡 Top-notch mobile betting experience

🧡 Multiple banking options including cashless transactions

🧡 Data Free Betting available

🧡 Money Back, Bet Boosts and Free-to-Enter Promotions

❌ No deposit match welcome offer

❌ No horse racing

For more about online sports betting, lotteries and casinos in South Africa, visit the Betting Guide homepage where you can find bookmaker reviews, promotions, betting tips and more.

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