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What Is Betway and How Does It Work in South Africa?

Betway has become a household name in South Africa, but what many people don't know is this online bookmaker also operates in the UK, Malta, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Portugal and Ireland. Plus, in Africa alone, Betway is currently active in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, and of course, South Africa!

You must be here because you've got questions about Betway, so keep reading to find out where it all started, who owns the company and where Betway South Africa fits into the bigger picture.

Where does Betway operate?

Betway is headquartered in Malta with additional offices in Guernsey, London, Madrid, Cape Town and the Isle of Man—just to mention just a few. They currently hold licenses in numerous regulated markets across Africa and Europe, with new countries being added to their portfolio continually.

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When did Betway start?

Betway was founded in 2006 in Malta and until quite recently only served European markets such as the UK and Sweden until more recently. It was only in 2017 that Betway established itself in South Africa. Their goal was to offer punters a simple yet powerful platform to bet on soccer and other sports.

Casino options such as Live Games and BetGames were introduced soon thereafter, along with Lucky Numbers and the various lottery games available today.

Who owns Betway South Africa?

The Betway Group is a global online betting company with products including Sports, Casino, Bingo and Lotteries. Betway South Africa falls under the Betway Group which is owned by holding company, SGHC Limited (Super Group).

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Raging River Trading (Pty) Ltd (2011/134505/07) is the company under which Betway operates in South Africa. As a bookmaker in South Africa, Betway is licensed and regulated by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board (10181497-005).

Betway Partnerships

Betway is a major partner in the world of sports, sponsoring international teams playing soccer, cricket and basketball and esports. Betway is also the title sponsor for numerous sporting venues and events.


⚽ West Ham United
⚽ Leicester City
⚽ Tottenham Hotspur
⚽ Brighton & Hove Albion
⚽ Eintracht Frankfurt
⚽ Deportivo Alaves
⚽ RCD Espan
⚽ RC Celta
⚽ Werder Bremen
⚽ Hertha Berlin
⚽ Stuttgart
⚽ Belenenses SAD

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🏏 Cricket South Africa
🏏 Cricket West Indies
🏏 Mzansi T20 League


🎮 Ninjas in Pajamas
🎮 Beastcoast
🎮 BLAST Premier


🏇Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival
🏇Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival at The Curragh
🏇Aintree Grand National
🏇All-Weather Championships

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🏀 Brooklyn Nets
🏀 Chicago Bulls
🏀 Cleveland Cavaliers
🏀 Los Angeles Clippers
🏀 Golden State Warriors


🏒 New York Islanders

Is Betway safe?

Betway is fully licensed and regulated in every country they operate, including South Africa, which means it's safe to play on their site. The business is also regulated by eCOGRA, which is one of the world's leading companies when it comes to testing the fairness of games. The Betway Website and Mobile App are also SSL-encrypted, which ensures your personal information is stored safely and securely.

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Is the Betway App secure?

Using the Betway App is as safe as playing on the site. All the same security measures and protocols are in place to protect you such as SSL-encrypted software and games that are 100% fair and transparent.

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Why play with Betway?

Betway is recognised worldwide as a quality provider of Sports, Casino and Lottery betting products worldwide. With Betway, you can bet from anywhere, anytime on your phone, tablet or desktop. Whether you're an EPL fan, Roulette player or want the opportunity to play hundreds of international lotteries every week, Betway has got you covered!

If you’d like to share in the thrill of online gambling with Betway in South Africa, sign up now and get up to R1 000 as a Free Bet when you make your first deposit.

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For more about online sports betting, casino games and lotteries in South Africa, visit the Betting Guide homepage to find bookmaker reviews, promotions, betting tips and more.

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