If you sport-bet in South Africa and are switching your sport betting practices from in-person to online, there are some things you need to know. Most skills remain the same, but with the Internet as a resource, it is necessary to refresh yourself on what still works and what doesn’t.
Do’s and Don’ts of South Africa Sportstake
But before you begin here is how to play Sports Stake lotto in South Africa:
- Sportstake lottery in South Africa can be played by anyone who is 18 years or older
- Tickets may be bought in person at approved retailers, handheld partners and participating banks in South Africa.
- Online purchase of tickets are only available to people who have an ABSA, FNB, Nedbank and Standard Bank account or have registered on the South African National Lottery website and are residents of South Africa with a South African ID.
You can play sportstake 13 by predicting outcomes of 13 predetermined match fixtures drawn from English and other identified professional soccer fixtures across the globe. For each fixture the player chooses their prediction by marking on the bet slip;
-  – for a home win
- [x] – for a draw
-  – for a home loss (Away win)
You can select a single or multiple outcomes result for each fixture. A valid wager must consist of at least one selection per fixture. A minimum price per wager per board is R2.00 vat incl, and a maximum wager per Betslip is R2000.00. You can play PROPICK as a quick play option and there is no Multi Draw option. SPORTSTAKE 13 fixture results are considered as the final score after 90 minutes of play or after extra time where applicable, however excludes penalty shoot-out.
DO: Manage Your Money
This is without a doubt the most important aspect of betting sports online and is, unfortunately, often neglected. Make sure you are not betting more than you can afford to lose. If you are going to bet on sports, it is important to set aside a certain portion of your money for betting.
Regardless if you lose or win, it’s prudent that you stick to what you promised you would bet. Many banks allow you to access your account online. Be careful with how you use this convenience and make sure you use it to keep yourself in check rather than overspend.
DON’T: Gamble While Under the Influence
This is an old rule that still applies. Alcohol clouds your judgment and usually helps you to make rash decisions you usually wouldn’t otherwise make. Although this is easier to avoid online than in person (where free drinks aren’t constantly being given), it does not make it any less important. To be successful at sports betting, you need to operate with a clear mind. If you have had too much to drink, it is in your best interest to cease the betting until you are sober.
DO: Your Homework
If you want to bet smartly, you have to do your research. Be up to date on every sport and game. The Internet has a wealth of information that you can use to have a much stronger chance to beat the house. This is because sports book operators will not be able to follow the facts the way you can.
DON’T: Forget to Check the Odds
Some sports books have better odds on parlays and teasers. When you are betting a large amount, the difference in odds translate into a huge difference in your payout. Many books are online and have their payout odds listed in way that is easy for the better to find them.
DO: Bet at the Right Time
Depending on what you are betting on, betting at the right time will really increase your chances of winning. For example, if you like an underdog, it is best to get your bet in as late as possible. If you are going to go with a favorite, it is best to place your bet early in the week when the professionals are making their move.
To play the SportStake game, you have to correctly predict the outcomes of a series of football matches. Usually, Sportstake players will have to correctly predict the outcomes of twelve predefined matches drawn from local South African, UK and other chosen pro soccer fixtures.
The total number of fixtures shall be set at thirteen (13). Results are recorded as the score after 90 (ninety) minutes and extra time (if applicable) but excluding penalty shoot-out. There will be no Multi – Draw option for the SPORTSTAKE 13 Game as the SPORTSTAKE 13 Game cannot repeat the same fixture for the same Draw.
Each Selection is made by manually marking the selected outcome for all 13 fixtures, and/or by marking the “Multi-Play box” if more than one outcome has been marked in any of the fixtures. The completed Bet Slip is processed through the Terminal which will issue the Receipt recording each Selection marked on the Bet Slip.
- Select one outcome per fixture in one or more of the Boards on the Bet Slip.
- Select one, two or three outcomes for each fixture and then mark the box “MultiPlay” on the Bet Slip, with total number of Boards not exceeding the maximum price for an Entry.
- Select a PROPICK functionality option which supports the Participants in selecting the fixture outcomes to enter with their Bet Slip. Either by selecting one of the pre-determined Multi-Play boxes on the Bet Slip, or by asking the Retailer for one of the pre-determined Multi-Play options.
Indicate in person to the Retailer the selected outcomes to be entered manually directly into the Terminal, either as single Boards or Multi-Play.
Through purchasing an Entry via the Site by Selection of fixtures outcomes for the specific Draw.
A limitation applies to the Selection of a PROPICK option and a simple Bet / Multi-Play on the same Bet Slip. There will be no valid Entry in this circumstance where two options are chosen on one Bet Slip. However, a Participant may request a PROPICK option over the counter and make use of the Bet Slip to place their own Selection.
Player who matches 13, 12, 11 or 10 outcomes will share the winning Pool of that Prize Division
Take note that definitions will vary depending on whether the match is a (1), (X), or (2) type game.
- A (1) game is a home win, which means that you are predicting that the team noted first on the fixture list will win a certain fixture.
- A (X) game is a draw, which means that you are predicting that the two teams will finish with the same score in this certain fixture.
- A (2) game is an away win, which means that that you are predicting that the team noted last on the fixture list will win a certain fixture.
If a Fixture is Abandoned or Cancelled
If a fixture is abandoned, cancelled, or it starts before the end of sales as published, every prediction bet for that SportStake fixture event would then be treated as a correct prediction. Fixture results will then be displayed with a ‘C’ for cancelled fixture, an ‘E’ for early fixture or an ‘F’ for both. Each wager with 1 of these letters next to it will be treated as a winning wager.
Buy SportStake Tickets
You can buy Sportstake tickets from any Lottery outlet on Mondays to Fridays between the hours of 6:00AM and 11:00PM. Tickets are also on sale on Saturday between the hours of 6:00AM and up to half an hour before the first announced fixture time.
Each fixture list will have twelve fixture listings. Teams that participate in the fixtures will be listed as either part of a home team or a visiting team. The team that is mentioned first will always be the home team, whereas the second team will be the visiting team.
SportStake Jackpot Prizes
The SportStake prize fund comprise of fifty percent of the net total sales. Division one will get 35%, division two will get 20% and division 3 will get 45%. The Jackpot will have a rollover if no one wins the prize.
It is necessary to mention, however, that not all games work according to the strategy mentioned above. The most important thing is to learn exactly which formula works best. This is something you will fine-tune over time.