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 favorite 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.
Is 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. 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.
You can get started here by Simply browsing to www.sportingbet.co.za on your mobile device and you will be redirected to the Mobile site.
Or download the app from the iTunes AppStore. Login using your usual details. Single, multiple and in, play bets available with safe and secure deposits and withdrawals. These are free to use and available 24 hours a day
Betway is a well-known sport betting online site and with over 1.5 million users. Of late this sports betting company has started welcoming South African players too where you can bet on various sports in Rand on PC or mobile.
Launched in 2006 Betway is managed by Betway Limited and is a Maltese registered company licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission.
You will get a wide range of betting options, like live or in-play, on any of the world’s top sporting action. This site has also incorporated some of the most thrilling casino games and jackpots and even high-stakes Poker into the mix. From soccer to tennis, rugby to cricket you can bet on any sports game here.
It also offers to match first deposit with a 125% Extra Bet. You just have to place bets equivalent to 4 times the value of your first deposit to unlock your extra bet.
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. World Sports Betting was founded in 2002 and has been at the forefront of South African Sports Betting over the last decades. With innovative markets tailored for the South Africa Client, World Sports Betting has become one of the most acclaimed names within the betting industry.
This online sports site offers over 250,000 Pre-Match events per month, a minimum of 200,000 Live In-Play events, 500 Lotto Draws and much more. With 24.7 help support, you can place a bet, make a deposit, query your account and request results at any time of the day/night. The site holds a fixed odds betting operation license and is regulated by the National Gambling Board (www.ngb.org.za) and the Gauteng Gambling Board (www.ggb.org.za). Click here to play with your mobile smartphones,
6. Sun Bet
Sunbet are backed by the wealthy Sun International group and were formally known as Voltbet until the takeover. They have a unique site currently offer a 100% match up to R500 Popular events can be found on banners on the right side of the page, these are updated on a daily basis. The landing page is somewhat unconventional in comparison to other sites with selected live inplay markets taking up most of the real estate, with the bulk of the markets situated on the left-handside of the page.
Their odds themselves are pretty competitive which makes them a go to bookie for those wanting value on rugby or soccer and are a great bookmaker for those looking to bet big. They offer bets 5x larger than other big local bookies would not accept so if you bet big then look no further than Sunbet.
Another point in their favor is their offering of more exotic sports. Most bookies have give up on EFC betting and you often struggle to find markets, not at Sunbet though. They have a fairly good coverage of EFC / UFC markets. Sunbet surprisingly also have a solid Esports offering and very interesting Stats section, something statistical punters will find very interesting. Also you earn MVG points on all your bets, so if you are a regular gambler at one of their casinos they might be for you.
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.