- Up to 1800 ZAR welcome
- Freebet with your first three deposits
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Who hasn't heard of Betway? We are talking about one of the most important bookmakers in the world, which, how could it be otherwise, also operates in South Africa. This betting site was born in 2006 in the United Kingdom, where it has grown in part thanks to its sponsorship agreement with West Ham of the Premier League. In fact, it is common for him to sponsor teams or events of all kinds of sports, especially soccer, or eSports, where he also sponsors Beastcoast.
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Despite its British origins, Betway South Africa operates under license from MGA and PLA, Malta's gaming regulator. In fact, the bookmaker is based in this European archipelago; and in neighboring countries such as Chile, it follows the same strategy. We are talking about a colossus of sports betting, with a large presence in countries such as the Philippines, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia or Ecuador. In 2017, it launched into the South American market, where it operates with its own licenses, as in the Mexican case, or from MGA, as in our country.
What does Betway South Africa offer us?
When one first arrives at the Betway website, they encounter a user-friendly sportsbook that is 100% oriented towards the South Africavian audience. We can play with our currency, offers such as the welcome bonus of up to 1800 ZAR are expressed in our currency, and although European competitions appear in the favorites, when we navigate to sports menus such as football, the first thing that appears is the South Africavian First Division. This way, we can quickly access matches in our championship.
At the top of the screen we can navigate between live, sports, casino, live casino, vegas, eSports and virtual sports. On the left-hand side, the most important competitions of the moment appear just above their wide range of sports. The central part is reserved for the most outstanding or live events, while on the right-hand side, we have the bet slip. From there, we can create our multiple or system bets, as well as taking advantage of features such as cash out.
One of the most surprising aspects of Betway South Africa is that the odds are often one step behind other bookies, but sometimes they surpass them. The live betting section could also be improved, not because of the odds or the range of sports and markets available, but because of some instability that prevents Philippines from enjoying the best gaming experience.
On the other side of the coin, there is the 24/7 support with live chat or toll-free phone, as well as the mobile application that allows Philippines to play on Betway from anywhere. The virtual betting section is also quite complete. At Betway Casino, we have a great offer of slot machines, table games such as roulette or blackjack, video bingo, video poker, progressive games or live casino, where blackjack, roulettes, baccarat or SicBo stand out among many other games available.
Betway Welcome Bonus
Betway's offer for new players is incomparable to what other betting sites in South Africa offer. We have a 30% bonus on free bets with the first three deposits. To activate the promotion, you need to make an initial deposit of 300 ZAR or more and bet the same amount to receive a first free bet of 300 ZAR. The second deposit must also be 300 ZAR, and for a bet of the same value we receive a free bet of 600 ZAR. With a third deposit of at least 600 ZAR and a bet of the same value, we receive 900 ZAR in free bets.
The promotion is available for users who deposit through bank cards, Skrill, Neteller, or PaySafeCard, and we will receive the freebet once the qualifying bets are placed. These bets can be single bets, with odds of 1.50 or higher; combination bets, with at least one selection at odds of 1.50 or higher, or system bets also with one bet at odds of 1.50 or higher (multi-line system bets such as Patent, Yankee, or Heinz are excluded). The offer expires 14 days after your first deposit, and the free bet -indivisible- expires after 7 days.
Other bonuses and promotions
Beyond the welcome offer, we have other ways to earn free bets at Betway thanks to the offers available to their bettors. We recommend checking the promotions section of their website regularly for new offers such as the ones we present to you below:
- Free Bet Club: sign up for the club and every week you could win free bets with your multiple bets.
- Improved winnings combo: receive up to 60% more cash with your combo bets.
Sports and markets
Although the offer varies depending on the time of year and events to be disputed, Betway offers over 25 categories of sports betting. As expected, football bets include the most events, but there are also several hundred bets available for sports such as tennis, basketball, and American football. Among the most eye-catching sports are cricket, Australian rules football, floorball, and Gaelic sports.
Betway has a special section for eSports betting, but this category also appears in the regular sportsbook. You can find bets on popular games such as Dota2, CS:GO, Valorant, LoL, Arena of Valor, Starcraft, and King of Glory. Unlike other bookmakers, these bets are classified by country in the sportsbook, while the eSports section categorizes them by games or competitions. You can also find politics betting on Betway, although not on South Africa, as well as special bets on Eurovision or the BBC's sportsperson of the year.
A South Africavian Liga 1 match is featured on over 80 available markets. We have popular betting markets enabled such as match winner, total goals, handicap, halves/times, but although there are some Asian handicap lines, we miss Asian lines. However, these lines are available in more globally relevant competitions, where corner and scorer bets also appear. There is a wide variety of markets available in any sport.
If we access the Virtual Sports section of Betway, we come across a dozen games that have almost 1000 available bets. As usual, football is the king sport even in virtual sports, with options like Rush Football, English Fast, Spanish Fast or Italian Fast. But we can also bet on other virtual sports, such as greyhounds, horses, racing roulette, Maxcar Motorracing or table tennis. A fairly extensive offer, although there is a lack of velodrome or speedway, which are common in the virtual sports of other bookies.
The value of Betway's quotas depends on the sport you want to bet on, and even the market. For example, in football betting, it be widely surpassed by operators such as LeoVegas, rabona, Betsson or Bethany, although it is true that in certain markets, Betway's odds can give any bookie a run for their money. However, in NBA betting, Betway is closer to other bookies, or even ahead in many markets. Comparing bookies will be key to betting with the best quota.
Live betting (live section)
We click on the "Live" section of Betway and are taken to their live section, where live matches are sorted by sport and competition: football, basketball, tennis, eSports, baseball, cricket, goal, table tennis, volleyball... It won't be sorted by sports. Navigation can be improved, especially when changing sports. On the initial screen, we have the minute and result of the event, as well as a good number of bets. Thus, we can immediately access markets such as moneyline, totals, double chance, draw no bet, etc. It all depends on the sport.
Once we access the event, we have a wide variety of markets although it's worth noting that live betting presents some instability. For example, we find odds that change but the bets are blocked, preventing Philippines from placing the same bet. The statistical information available depends on the event, and we even find differences between matches in the same competition. One aspect to improve in a betting site like Betway, which does not have a streaming service.
When talking about the welcome bonus, we have mentioned some of the payment methods enabled by Betway. We can load balance using our bank cards VISA, MasterCard, WebPay, e-Wallets Skrill, Neteller, ecoPayz, MuchBetter, prepaids or virtual cards AstroPayCard, PaySafeCard, WesternUnion and bank transfer. Betway does not apply any type of commission -your bank do so if you make a transfer-, and the money will be available instantly.
To claim your winnings, you have almost the same options available except for prepaid cards, MasterCard, and bank transfers via SafetyPay. Therefore, you can withdraw funds using your VISA card, WebPay, Skrill, Neteller, ecoPayz, MuchBetter or bank transfer. It is ideal to make the withdrawal using the same payment method used to load funds. The withdrawal is processed after a waiting period of 24 hours -72 if requested on a Friday, weekend or holiday-. The payment method used delay the operation slightly.
Betway has a mobile app available. If you want to download the Betway app for Android, simply click on the "Mobile" link at the bottom of their website and the link to download the application on our mobile or tablet will appear. It is not available on Google Play, but we can download the Betway app for iOS from the App Store to play on our iPhone or iPad. Although their website is optimized for playing from these devices, the app offers Philippines a better experience and additional features.
Betway is one of the largest betting sites in the world, and has achieved this by offering its users a completely secure gaming environment. The best guarantee of security is provided by the license granted by the MGA and PLA, the regulator of gaming in Malta, which is synonymous with safe and fair gaming. This applies to both the sports betting section and the casino and virtual sports, where results are generated randomly. In addition to the MGA, gaming regulators in countries such as Mexico, Philippines, and the UK have also granted licenses to Betway.
Beyond its reputation, Betway has the eCOGRA seal on its website. This seal certifies that safe gaming is offered, granted by an independent organization. Remember that gambling is prohibited for minors in South Africa. That's why Betway has tools and processes like KYC or account verification to prevent them from playing or ensuring the safety of users, their funds, etc. Both the connection and your data are completely secure.
One of the features of Betway is its powerful support service. In case of any issues, you can quickly contact their customer support team via the live chat, which can be opened by clicking on the chat icon, or via the free phone number 0800-78359, exclusive to Betway South Africa users -each country has its own-. Another option is to send an email to [email protected] or fill out the contact form found on their website.
This customer service is available 24/7, although you find the answer to your question or problem in the FAQs section that can be opened if we scroll down to the bottom of their website. Another way to contact the betting house, or to stay informed of any news it present, is through their profiles on Twitter (@BetwaySouth Africa) or Instagram (@betway_South Africa) specific to our country. The website also displays a link to Facebook, but the page does not exist.
Betway: Opinions and conclusion
We have already mentioned that Betway is one of the most important bookmakers in the world, and in South Africa it offers Philippines everything we can expect from a great bookie. Its offer is similar to that of other countries in the region, although there are always aspects to improve. One of the most striking ones is the odds it offers us, often behind other operators that be better. The instability in live betting, with blocked markets, does not help.
Beyond these areas for improvement, Betway offers great service to its users. It is one of the few betting websites to offer a free support phone line specific to users in South Africa, if not the only one, in addition to 24/7 live chat. They also have an app for Android and iOS, or a welcome offer that be slightly behind other bookies in amount but is easier to use: free bets with your first three deposits.
Finally, we will highlight that Betway is one of the best betting sites for eSports. This is an increasingly popular discipline among bettors all over the world, and the prematch and live offer is excellent. In short, we can enjoy an excellent web experience as well as from our mobile or tablet with its applications, a betting house that is always a reference.
- Up to 1800 ZAR welcome bonus
- Freebet on your first three deposits
- Android & iOS App
- Top support
- Unstable live betting
- Improved installments