Esteemed by competitors and punters alike, Bet.co.za has taken a big step in becoming one of the leading online bookmakers in South Africa. The brand, having originally been a sportsbook, has expanded its product offering. The result is a hybrid platform, including sports betting, casino and a range of activities for users of all levels. Over the past decade, Bet.co.za has made sure that it favours punters, offering particularly fast and efficient features.
General site features
The Bet.co.za website has a simplistic interface; however, it is the most extensive management system ever seen in terms of security. By clicking on each of the sections at the bottom of the page, the operator has arranged the sections in an orderly fashion. So that you don’t get lost in your predictions or bets when searching, there is a guide listed to help you manage your money and choose the right type of bet.
License to operate
Bet.co.za has been granted license number 10145732-010 by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. As a sign of fairness, the site is able to protect your rights as a customer. It follows strict and rigorous regulations on the storage and security of all data, using a high-tech system. In order to limit any risk of addiction, Bet.co.za adopts the responsible gambling policy and also accepts any self-exclusion requests.
Currently, more and more South African users tend to use their mobile phones to play. Good news from Bet.co.za, as it offers a web-based platform optimised for smaller screens. The web has also developed a mobile application that is compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems. Compared to the other version, this new program seems much more efficient and responsive. It has a customised Blitzbet page displaying the top markets of the day, in addition to a 1-click betting feature to help you select the categories you want to display on the screen.
Registration of users
Creating an account at Bet.co.za only takes a few minutes, if you want to become one of its members. The only requirement is that you must be at least 18 years old to participate. We will explain the whole process to you :
- Click on the “Join now” tab at the top right of the screen, after typing in the URL of the site;
- Fill in the required fields with your personal information, including title, name, date of birth and email address;
- Enter country, state, phone number, ID type and number, address, city and postcode;
- Enter your account information, including username, password, account currency, and select the source of funds;
- Transcribe the captcha code, then accept the site’s terms and conditions;
- Click on the “Create account” button to complete the registration process.
You will immediately receive an email with a link to verify your account. The next time you log on to Bet.co.za, all you have to do is to enter your username and password to access the page. A word of caution, make sure you provide similar information to your identity card and additional documents. The slightest discrepancy could result in your exclusion.
Bonuses and promotions
All new registrants receive a 100% welcome bonus of R 1000 on their first deposit. In order to get it, you have to comply with the conditions imposed by the bookmaker. After the e-mail has been verified, you must deposit a minimum of R50 on the sports bets. Before you can collect your winnings, the bonus fund must be wagered 6 times with odds of 1.7 or more on a single bet and 1.2 if it is a multiple bet. In addition, here are some of the many promotions available at Bet.co.za:
- “Livin’ It Up. Receive a free bet of R100 to use on other Bet Vegas games, by betting at least R500 on any BetVegas game in a week;
- ” PSL Multi Madness “. Recover half of your stake in a free bet up to R100, by betting R10 on a pre-match football multiple bet;
- ” Promo Live In-Play “. The aim of the game is to get your average stake back as a freebet, by placing 5 bets on tennis in-play;
- ” Done By A Donkey “. When betting on horse racing, you have the opportunity to win back your entire stake up to R 1,000, if your pick is beaten by an outsider 10/1 or more;
- ” Betting Boosts “: Get improved odds of up to 50% on certain markets;
- ” Power Bet Bonus”. Each week, get a free bet of R50 for a deposit of R150. This offer is especially for mobile users.
Bet.co.za has a VIP programme, run by account managers. Both at the sportsbook and at the casino, selected players are invited to participate. Exclusive privileges are their main benefit. For a complete list of offers, please see the ‘Promotions’ section.
The betting and gambling market
In South Africa, the sports betting offered by Bet.co.za is mainly focused on football. There are a variety of matches from 45 countries, including all of the European elite. These competitions also include countries outside the framework such as Belarus, Kuwait and Tunisia. All the events are held on a championship basis in very popular leagues offering around 100 betting options. These include exact score, match result, handicaps, margins, half-markets, double chance. In addition, horse betting plays a major role in the betting sector. Bet.co.za has a comprehensive selection of local and international races, with some rather exotic markets (trifecta, exacta, jackpot…). On the other hand, betting remains open on basketball, tennis, rugby, golf, cricket and even darts, snooker, MMA, volleyball, handball. For live fans, the site broadcasts over 100 matches live every day. The events focus on football, ice hockey, tennis, basketball, golf and rugby. Some of them have a live streaming function.
At the casino, Bet.co.za unveils a full suite of BetGames games. Here, you can expect anything except boredom. The entertainment ranges from the simple such as Dice Duel to the more well-known such as Wheel of Fortune and Speedy 7. It is worth noting that the waiting time is extremely short, as the rounds for each game are completed within a few minutes. The lobby also features the Lucky 5, 6 and 7 game series, War of Bets, as well as several types of table games. The live casino exhibits a superb BetVegas collection, most of which was developed by the renowned software developer Evolution Gaming. From your desktop or smartphone, you can choose from a variety of roulette, baccarat, blackjack and poker games, as well as interactive games such as Dreamcatcher and Mega Ball. Apart from instant cash prizes, interactive bonuses with big multipliers are waiting for you. The only downside is that there are no slot machines in the library. We are only waiting for the implementation of the project.
Bet.co.za adopts the most reliable methods of funding your account and cashing out winnings. Most of the time, bettors use the following options :
- Visa, MasterCard ;
- OTT Voucher, Blu Voucher ;
- Peach, 1ForYou, Masterpass, SID Instant EFT, Zapper, OZOW, Kazang payment systems.
During a withdrawal, the processing time is 1 to 2 working days. We advise you to use the initial deposit method.
The customer service of Bet.co.za is available to its customers 7 days a week at a specific time. You can rely on responsive support and skilled agents to find a solution to your problem. You can establish communication via chat, simply by clicking on the bubble in the bottom right corner of the page. On your mobile, you will find the icon by activating the menu button at the top left of your screen. There are also advisors on hand if you choose to send an e-mail message or make a phone call. Bet.co.za is also active on social networks. Feel free to send them a request on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. For more details, please scroll over the “Contact us” section.