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Hollywoodbets Review - SA's Biggest and Most Popular Bookmaker

Hollywoodbets is the most popular online bookmaker in South Africa with a bigger market share than any of its competitors. In South Africa alone, Hollywoodbets has more than 80 betting shops and an online presence that dwarfs other bookmakers.

What we love most about Hollywoodbets is their excellent variety of betting options, from sports and casino games to lotteries and live games which are all easy to play on your phone.

What's more, the games, promotions and features available at Hollywoodbets cater specifically to South African punters. They have a great ability to listen to customers and adapt their offering accordingly.

Aside from sponsoring several local and international sports teams and venues, Hollywoodbets is also highly involved in social responsibility programmes, giving a lot back to the communities they serve.

From Sports and Casino to Lucky Numbers and BetGames, we take a detailed look at the range of betting products available at Hollywoodbets. Also read about exciting betting features we want you to try out, the No Deposit R25 Sign Up Offer and Hollywoodbets promotions with massive cash prizes!

Hollywoodbets are licensed by the Gauteng Gambling Board, Limpopo Gambling Board and the Mpumalanga Economic Regulator. Specific products are licensed by the KwaZulu Natal Gambling Board and Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board.

Hollywoodbets Review

Hollywoodbets revamped its website in late 2019 but have also kept the older site, which is known and loved by so many punters. We like the phased approach to the launch of Hollywoodbets 2.0 as it gives punters a chance to become accustomed to the changes and allows those who prefer the older site to stick with it.

There are plenty of perks to the new site though such as enhanced features and more functional design. On the new site, the buttons and icons have space to breathe, whereas the older site is a little cramped. The new site also has a modern aesthetic while maintaining the purple and yellow colours associated with the Hollywoodbets brand.

The latest version of the site is designed in such a way that the centre panel of the homepage can be filled with the day’s soccer highlights such as upcoming fixtures in the English Premier League and other top divisions. When you click on a match, the markets now appear in the centre of the screen instead of the left sidebar, which makes the site easier to read and navigate for punters. 

Hollywoodbets Mobile Site

The Hollywoodbets Mobile Site is not the prettiest and sleekest around, but it loads quickly and navigation through the drop-down menus is fairly easy and logical. There's still room for improvement though, especially in terms of categorising menus and customisation options for users. The login fields are conveniently placed at the top of the screen above a handy search bar.

Directly below is a carousel menu featuring all the most popular betting options such as Soccer, Horse Racing and Lucky Numbers. In the mid-section of the homepage is the Hollywoodbets Blog, Specials, Live Matches and more. From the mobile site, you can also access all your banking options and claim any bonuses and promotions on offer.

Hollywoodbets R25 Sign Up Bonus

Hollywoodbets is currently the only bookmaker in South Africa offering a Sign Up Bonus that doesn't require a deposit. To claim your R25 Free Bet, all you need to do is register and wait for your account to be verified.

Once the R25 Free Bet is credited, you then have 24 hours to use it. Before you can make a withdrawal of your winnings, you'll need to turn over the bonus only ONCE at odds of 1/2 or bigger.

More Hollywoodbets Promotions

In addition to the R25 Sign Up Bonus, there are plenty more Hollywoodbets Promotions for customers to take advantage of. Some of these offers are always available while others, like the free-to-enter promotions, are updated regularly.

Please note these promotions are subject to change. Keep an eye on the Hollywoodbets Promotions page and Betting Guide to keep updated. 

Soccer Money Back Promotion: Stand a chance to win 10x your stake back if just one leg in your soccer multiple loses!

⚽ Get 2x your money back (max R1000) when you bet on 8+ legs at odds of 5/1 or greater
⚽ Get 5x your money back (up to R2000) when you bet on 11+ legs at odds of 10/1 or greater
⚽ Get 10x your money back (up to R5000) when you bet on 15+ legs at odds of 25/1 or greater

Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge: Win a share of R10 000 at every race meeting at Hollywoodbets Greyville and Hollywoodbets Scottsville. Enter for free by logging in to your Hollywoodbets account and making your race winner selections.

Refer A Friend: Maximise your potential winnings with the Hollywoodbets Refer a Friend promotion! For each friend you refer to the site that registers, deposits and bets R75, you'll get a free R50 betting voucher.

Unique Features

Hollywoodbets offers some cool features for punters who like to bet on Sports and Live Games. While the number of features available at Hollywoodbets is fairly limited, customers can still use what they do have to help their betting.

Cash Out:
 Get your money out while your bet is still running. Use the Cash Out feature to take an early profit or minimise your loss.

Same Match Betbuilder: Combine bets from the same soccer match into a multibet and get much bigger odds

BetGames Combinations: Combine two bets from different games including Wheel, Lucky 5, Lucky 6, Lucky 7 and Dice Duel.

Betting Odds and Markets

The range of odds and markets at Hollywoodbets is impressive, especially for Soccer and Horse Racing. From the EPL and Champions League to race meetings across the UK and Ireland, there's a lot to choose from. But if you want to bet on the PSL and other lesser-known leagues, there are plenty more betting options available.

Hollywoodbets also makes Live Sports betting easy with a simple interface to help you get your bets down quickly. Soccer, Tennis, Basketball and even Esports you can all bet on in-play.

Hollywoodbets Live Games

At Hollywoodbets you can play Live Games from several different providers including BetGames.TV, EvolutionEzugi and Golden Race just to name a few.

Whether you're into table casino games like Roulette and Blackjack, prefer lottery draws or like to spin the Dream Catcher wheel, there is something for every time of Live Games punter at Hollywoodbets.

In the Live Games lobby, you'll see the maximum payout for every game and find different tables to play at with minimum bet sizes ranging from R1 to R10 000.


Read our complete guide to playing Casino and Live Games on Hollywoodbets.

Hollywoodbets BetGames

The first betting site in South Africa to offer BetGames, Hollywoodbets offers 10 exciting titles to choose from and the opportunity to win up to R100 000. BetGames at Hollywoodbets ranges from lottery-style draws like Lucky 7 to card games like Baccarat and Poker.

Dice Duel and Wheel are also popular BetGames to play at Hollywoodbets with a multitude of markets to choose from and charming hosts to keep you entertained.

Read our complete guide to playing BetGames on Hollywoodbets.

Hollywoodbets Lucky Numbers

With Hollywoodbets Lucky Numbers you can place bets on the outcome of lotteries from all over the world. You can choose how many numbers you want to predict and make winning as easy or as hard as you like.

Login to your Hollywoodbets account and play the UK 49's, Russian Goslotto, Greece Powerball or US Mega Millions. Pick numbers, colours, odd/even, over/under or whichever betting markets feel lucky that day!

Hollywoodbets Virtual Sports

With 10 Jika Sports games waiting for you at Hollywoodbets, there's no better place to bet on virtuals. It's not only Jika Games like Soccer and Horse Racing you'll find on the site, but also Keno and Lucky Loot. New games start every few minutes and you can bet and watch the action unfold on your phone from wherever you are.

   

Hollywoodbets Deposits and Withdrawals

Topping up your Hollywoodbets account and withdrawing funds is quick and easy online. Deposit as little as R10 using any of the following methods:

Visa (Debit/Credit)
Mastercard (Debit/Credit)
Ownpay
Ozow
Peach Payments
Zapper
SID Instant EFT
PayFast
PayU

Withdrawals requested from your Hollywoodbets account via EFT are usually paid the same day if your request was made in the morning.

Other Hollywoodbets withdrawal options include:

ABSA Cash Send
Standard Bank Instant Money
Nedbank Send-iMali
FNB eWallet

Hollywoodbets Customer Support

Hollywoodbets has a well-staffed customer support team to help answer your queries, although the service can be a little slow at times. What does make player verification easier though is the Hollywoodbets FICA Self Service to help you submit your documents quickly and easily.

How We Rate Hollywoodbets

Hollywoodbets is the leading online bookmaker in South Africa for a good reason. They provide the full betting package for customers and although innovation at times can be slow, variety is where Hollywoodbets shines. Because looking after the needs of their customers is always a priority, Hollywoodbets will remain the No.1 choice for many punters. 

Expansive betting options for Sports, Casino and more
Wide range of soccer leagues, odds and markets
Responsive mobile site which is easy to use
Free-to-enter promotions with big prizes
Biggest variety of Live Games in South Africa
Bet on hundreds of lottery draws every day
Multiple voucher deposit options and fast withdrawals

❌ Lack of deposit match offer for new customers
❌ Old site is cluttered and be can be difficult to use
No Data Free betting available

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