Best Sports Betting Apps – South Africa 2017

Betting on horse racing and sports is an age old practice and is the favourite hobby of many people. After an event like the McGregor vs Mayweather fight this weekend and the hype surrounding it, we thought we would shed some light on the best betting apps available in South Africa at the moment.


Being able to have access to odds and to place your bets on your mobile is a massive step forward in the betting world. Not being tied down to a computer or bookie to place your bets has given many South Africans the freedom to bet wherever and whenever they want. Simply ensure that you have to correct device, software and a good internet connection and you are set to download your favourite betting app. Once you have done this, you can enjoy betting on the go.

Why would I use a mobile betting app?

There are lots of benefits of downloading a mobile betting app onto your mobile device. As well as being able to place bets anytime and anywhere, you will also have access to a multitude of betting fields to choose from. This is because you can either download a betting app with a wide range of sports to bet on, or download multiple apps to cover all sports you choose.

Having access to this on one mobile device will make betting much easier, and allow you to manage your bets more effectively. You are also able to deposit and cash out on most reputable sites, meaning you can cover all betting steps by using your mobile.

It it legal?

Online betting is allowed and legal in South Africa. By being supported by law, you can be sure that by using a licensed app that your banking and personal details will be safe. Make sure to check the legality of the site you are downloading.

Which betting sites are the best to use?

There are countless betting sites out there, some offering a wide range of sports to bet on, while others are more specific. Some offer great sign up bonuses and others offer better payouts. First decide what you want most from a betting app and then choose from there. Here are some of our suggestions of the best betting apps:

  1. Bet365


Bet365 is one of the biggest betting sites out there. It is available as an app to download to your mobile device. Offering a sign up bonus of up to $200, players can bet it on the wide range of sports that they offer betting on. They cater for flexible deposits and withdrawals and have a 24hr customer support that are efficient in solving any issues. Bet365 is a great option if you are looking for safety, variety and all round good betting.

  1. Sportingbet South Africa


Started in 1998, Sportingbet South Africa is one of the most trusted sports betting sites in South Africa. They have a very efficient online support that is available via the site 24/7. Signing up you receive a R831 welcome bonus. You can also cash out your winnings using the app on your mobile.

  1. Interbet


Interbet offers betting over a very wide range of sports. All the favourites such as cricket, soccer rugby and tennis can be found, along with many others. The site also allows you to play the LOTTO. If you are looking for everything in one app, this is one of the best options.

  1. BetVictor


BetVictor is a large global betting site. Not only do they offer sports betting, but you can also engage in a game of virtual reality poker, roulette or blackjack. When signing up you will receive a £40 bonus when your first £10 is placed.

  1. World Sports Betting

World sports betting

World sports betting

This is a great site to use as you can make money from the site by referring people to join. For every person that you successfully refer you will receive R100. You can either cash this money out or use it to place a bet. The site offers up to 250 000 pre-match bets monthly, so you will never be short of options. Their 24 hr helpline is also readily available to help solve any issues that may arise.

What do I need to play on my Android?

 Downloading a betting app to your Android is very similar to downloading any other app. You will need space on your device for the app as well as a good internet connection and enough data. When you enter the play store, search the betting app you wish to download and make sure it is the legit, correct version. You can also search for the betting app on chrome which should be installed on your Android phone. Once you have chosen to download and the download is complete, it will be available to use. Some apps would need you to enter your banking details in order to process deposits and withdrawals.

What do I need to play on my iPhone? 

When downloading a betting app onto your iPhone, you will need to make sure you have enough space on your phone, a good internet connection and enough data. Search for the app you wish to download either on Safari or iTunes store. Once you have found the app, click on download and it should appear as an app on your phone. Make sure you are downloading a secure and legit version of the app.

Betting apps – a way forward

Being able to place bets at the touch of a screen on your mobile is as easy as it gets. Not only are you able to check and place bets anytime, but you can also deposit or cash out any winnings you may have. Just be sure that you are downloading a legit version of the betting app you choose – you can check this under security on the app or information.

Always be sure to enjoy responsible and safe betting.