Betway online sports betting in South Africa

Betway South Africa is a legal sportsbook and casino operating in South Africa. The Betway brand is well known worldwide, partnering with European football clubs such as West Ham, Brighton, Atletico (Madrid), Eintracht (Frankfurt). Betway has also become the sponsor of the South African cricket team.

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Rеliаbility & Licensе

South Africans over the age of 18 can bet legally on Betway, which is a licensed bookmaker in the country. License No.10181496-009 was issued by the Western Cape Gambling regulator to Raging River Trading, which manages the Betway South Africa brand.

Safe and Secure

All information about the risks associated with gambling is listed on the Betway South Africa website. A special section on responsible gaming is also included. The bookmaker has a self-exclusion system – for a certain period of time or forever. In order to opt out, you must contact customer support and answer a few questions, after which the client’s account will be blocked for the chosen period.

Betway also complies with FICA (Financial Intelligence Centre Act) requirements. The document requires South African bookmakers (who want to operate legally in the country) to collect identity documents from players. This is done in order to prevent fraud and money laundering.

Global Rating of Betway

Betway is a global bookmaker brand. The company has been represented in several markets in Europe, Africa, South and North America since 2006. Betway offices are located in London, Cape Town, Malta and the Isle of Guernsey. The bookmaker can legally operate in the UK, USA, Argentina, Malta, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Portugal, Ireland, Poland, France and South Africa.

In 2015, a player of Betway won the Mega Moolah jackpot worth €17,879,645 on a Microgaming slot machine, which at that time became a world record for online slot wins. The record lasted until 2019, but the information about it significantly increased Betway’s rating as an online casino where you can win and get such an astronomical amount.

In March 2020, Betway was fined £11.6 million for glitches in its user protection algorithm, a record for the time in the gambling industry. An inspection by the committee to counter money laundering revealed a number of violations that led to such a significant fine.

Since then, Betway has participated in various programs related to responsible gaming, is a member of the European Sports Security Association, the Remote Gambling Association, is accredited by the international agency eCOGRA, as evidenced by the mark on the Betway SA website.

Step by step Betway registration guide

The registration procedure at the sportsbook begins by clicking the green “Sign Up” button in the upper right corner of the site or mobile app. Then you need to fill out the Betway register form, which has the following required fields:

  • Mobile Number;
  • Password;
  • First and Middle Name;
  • Surname;
  • Email.

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The first and last name must be specified exactly as in the identity document that will be used to verify the account. Promo codes can be activated in the “Voucher Code Sign Up Code” or “Referral Code” fields. Click the green “Next” button once all fields have been filled out.

A potential new Betway customer will be transferred to another page of the registration form, where these fields must be filled out:

  • Select ID Type (select ID type, specify its number);
  • Date of Birth;
  • Source of funds for betting transactions (select from list);
  • Language (English, Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa).

You also need to choose the type of welcome bonus (for bets or casino) or refuse it, accept the rules and regulations of the bookmaker, optionally – subscribe to Betway news and information on current bonuses and promotions. To complete registration, click the green “Register” button. If all the data is entered correctly, the user will get access to their personal account and the ability to fund the account.

Login to account

Access to the user’s personal account in Betway (Login my account) is made by the phone number specified during registration and duly verified. Enter your phone number and password in the login form, then click “Login”.

By clicking on the “Forgot password?” link, you can reset your password right here. You will be offered two options for resetting your password and creating a new one – via SMS to the specified phone number or email.

Betway mobile application

The Betway bookmaker offers its clients mobile applications for iOS and Android. The applications are functionally similar, but they have different download and installation features.

Betway App download for Android is done from the bookmaker’s mobile website. It is not possible to find this app in the Play Market, since Google does not allow bookmaker and casino apps to be listed.

To download and install the Betway app for Android, follow these steps:

  • Go to the security settings of your smartphone.
  • Allow installation of apps from unknown sources.
  • Open the Betway mobile site.
  • Tap the Android logo button.
  • Save the betway.apk file of the current version.
  • Open the file after it has downloaded.
  • Install the Betway Android app.

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The mobile app has several advantages over the mobile and desktop versions of the bookmaker’s website. With the app, you can access Betway’s services in the quickest possible manner, since it opens with a tap of the icon on your home screen and does not require frequent entries of usernames and passwords, which are stored securely on your device.

The app allows you to set up notifications about current promotions and news from the bookmaker, as well as live match updates. This is very convenient for people who do not want to be distracted from work and follow the main events in a particular game. The app has a modern design, functionality that is in no way inferior to the bookmaker’s website, and convenient navigation.

You can download the Betway app for iOS on the app’s page in the App Store. You can open it from the Betway mobile site by clicking on the Apple logo. We recommend using this link because through the search in the App Store you can find several apps for different regions, and the Betway SA user needs the app specifically for South Africa.

Betway SA iOS app features:

  • Size – 32 Mb;
  • OS version – iOS 12.0 and higher;
  • Languages – English, Sesotho, Swahili, Xhosa, Zulu;
  • App Store rating – 4.6.

Payment methods for deposit

You can make a deposit at Betway using a variety of payment methods. You can use the following options with the limits specified in parentheses (ZAR):

  • Visa, Mastercard bank cards (10 – 1000000);
  • SID bank transfer (10 – 1 000000);
  • Prepaid vouchers 1Voucher (5 – 1500), OTT Vouchers (10 – 5000), Blu Voucher (2 – 1000);
  • Transfers First Bank, Absa Bank, Nedbank (50 – 1000000);
  • Payment systems USSD (5 – 5000), Easy EFT (10 – 1000000), FNB eWallet (50 – 1000000), MTN (1 – 3500), Shoprite (20 – 3000).

All payment methods except bank transfers are instant and commission-free. The crediting time for transfers using First Bank, Absa Bank, and Nedbank is 1-3 banking days.

How to withdraw money

You can withdraw funds from Betway SA only if your account is verified. The user must indicate their ID or passport number when registering, and then confirm it by sending a copy at the request of the security service.

The minimum withdrawal amount is 50 ZAR. Withdrawals can only be made using the same method as deposits – with the same information matching the account holder’s. It takes one to two banking days to withdraw funds. If the money did not arrive within this time, the bookmaker offers to contact support at the email address [email protected], indicating the date and amount of the request so that the agent can manually check and process your application.

Betway cover All Sports

There are more than 30 types of sports to choose from in the “Sports” section of Betway. Both the big five most popular sports (football, basketball, tennis, hockey, volleyball) and competitions specifically popular in South Africa (rugby, cricket, darts, golf, racing) are represented.

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The odds are above average – for the top markets (Champions League, Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A, NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL) the margin does not exceed 5%, which is good, but not ideal. The margin can reach 8% for less popular and in-demand tournaments.

A bookmaker’s selection of bets is limited to classic types – fractional totals and handicaps, without integer options and Asian handicaps and totals. Statistic bets include corners, yellow cards, goal scorers, individual accomplishments of basketball players, etc.

The selection of events and bets is just as good in live betting as it is in pre-match betting. The match tracker with a graphical display of the progress of the game, as well as statistics, appears when you click the button with the image of a circle in the upper right corner on the match page live. Next to it there is a lamp icon – with its help you can activate betting tips from Betway.

Live casino and slots

Betway’s website and app feature an online casino in addition to sports betting. Betway casino offers the following types of gambling:

  • Slots;
  • Table and card games with live dealers (Baccarat, roulette, blackjack, poker, monopoly);
  • Crash games (Aviator, JetX);
  • Virtual sports (soccer, tennis, motor and auto racing, horse racing, greyhounds);
  • BetGames (Wheel of Fortune, Lucky, Speedy);
  • Lucky Numbers (lotteries with jackpots from different countries).

The Aviator game is very popular in the Betway online casino. A game provided by the Spribe allows you to bet on airplane flight. The game’s random number generator makes it take off and fly away at random moments during fast rounds.

The longer the plane’s flight lasts, the higher the multiplier of the bet placed on this flight rises. Before the flight ends, the player must cash out his winnings (the bet multiplied by the flight odds) to exit the game with a profit. You can cash out manually (by pressing a button) or by setting up an auto cashout in advance. When the plane disappears from the screen, all bets not cashed out by that time are lost.

Bonuses & Promotions

Newcomers can get the Betway registration bonus – a free bet up to 1000 ZAR, equal to 100% of the first deposit.

The following conditions must be met in order to receive the Betway welcome bonus:

  1. Sign up with a bookmaker.
  2. Verify the document during registration automatically or provide a copy to the security service.
  3. Use a convenient payment method to deposit money into your account.

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To activate your free bet, you must wager three times the amount of your free bet from your main account. The odds should be at least 3.00. For example, if you deposit 200 ZAR, you must wager 600 ZAR at odds of 3.00 or higher.

The free bet will then be available for use without restrictions on either pre-match lines or live betting. The winnings from the free bet are immediately credited to the main account, minus the free bet amount. There is a 180-day validity period for the free bet.

Betway also has other promotions:

  • Bamba 13 pool: a jackpot of 250,000 ZAR for 13 correctly predicted outcomes in the pool, 5 for 12 outcomes, 2,500 ZAR – 11 outcomes, 100 ZAR – 10 outcomes;
  • Win Boost: increased odds for multiple bets – from 2.5 to 300%, depending on the number of events in the stake at odds of 1.2 or higher;
  • Mahala Jackpot: everyone who placed at least one bet during the day is eligible for a daily prize of 25,000 ZAR.

Customer support

The Betway support service operates in English via the following communication channels:

  • Hotline 0861 787 250;
  • Live chat in the “Contact Us” section;
  • Facebook @BetwaySouthAfrica;
  • Twitter @Betway_za.

The site and apps provide a large amount of reference information, answers to frequently asked questions, and information on how to register and fund an account.


Do I have to verify my account at Betway South Africa?

Account verification at Betway South Africa is performed in accordance with the requirements of FICA (Financial Intelligence Centre Act), a government agency that monitors financial transactions and prevents money laundering. In order to register, the player must provide the number of their ID or passport, and then confirm it by sending a copy of their identity document at the request of the security service.

Is live betting available at Betway SA?

Betway offers both live and pre-match betting. A large selection of live matches is always available in the Live section of the site and app. Some bets are provided exclusively for live betting.

Can I make a Betway SA deposit using PayPal?

Betway South Africa does not accept PayPal as a payment method for deposits. Bookmakers’ clients have access to a wide selection of payment options, so they are likely to find one that suits them.

What are the withdrawal times at Betway?

The time of withdrawal of funds from the Betway SA account depends on the method used. Electronic and mobile payment systems process transactions instantly, banks – up to 3 banking days (although usually much faster).

Is there a Betway promo code?

Yes, several types of promo codes can be used at Betway, which are activated during registration: referral, welcome and voucher. You can get a referral code from those who promote the bookmaker as part of the affiliate program. Betway bookmaker itself may distribute vouchers and welcome codes, offering bonuses for registration.

Can I make a deposit with cryptocurrencies?

Betway South Africa does not allow deposits using cryptocurrencies.

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