Bet.co.za is one of the top options for sports bettors in South Africa. And sports betting isn’t the only option offered.
While Bet.co.za offers betting lines for dozens of sports, including live betting options, you can also play casino games and bet on lottery draws.
Here’s a complete review of Bet.co.za, including all betting options, mobile and computer options, and how to make a deposit and get a bonus.
The main offering at Bet.co.za is sports betting. The number of betting lines available varies based on sporting events each day, but on the day I wrote this review, there were over 2,000 bet options. In other words, if you want to bet on something, Bet.co.za has a line.
The site is easy to use, whether you place bets using your computer or mobile device, and setting up an account is fast, free, and easy.
Not only can you bet on all the popular sports in South Africa, but you can also bet on popular sports from around the world.
Here’s a partial list of sports Bet.co.za offers lines for:
- Soccer – Including EPL, Bundesliga, and Serie A.
- Rugby – Including France Top 14, United Rugby Championship, and Super Rugby.
- Horse racing
- American football
You can view the entire list of sports, leagues, matches, and games after creating your free account. The list is on the left of the screen on your computer, and in the pull-down list on the top left of your mobile phone.
The live sports section is where you can make live bets during matches and games. You can access the live sports section after you log into your account by clicking the live sports button at the top of your screen.
When you open the live bets section, the available live games are listed at the top. For example, when I wrote this review the options included soccer, tennis, rugby union, and cricket.
You can look at lines using the overview tab, event view tab, or the live schedule tab. The live bet lines open on your screen, and you place bets by clicking on the line. Your bets go on your bet slip, where you enter the amount you want to bet.
Bet.co.za offers live bet options on popular matches and games held in South Africa and internationally.
Bet Vegas is where you can enjoy Las Vegas-style casino games in your Bet.co.za account. Bet.co.za teams with Evolution Games to provide 30 live casino game options.
When you want to play at Bet Vegas, log into your Bet.co.za account and click the Bet Vegas button at the top of your screen.
Here’s a list of popular casino games available at Bet Vegas:
- Poker Variations
Lucky Numbers is where you can bet on the South African lottery. Enter the Lucky Numbers section by clicking on the Lucky Numbers tab at the top of your screen after logging into your account.
Not only can you wager on the South African lottery, but you can also bet on lottery drawings from games in 28 countries.
The Bet Games section at Bet.co.za gives you around-the-clock betting options. Three draws run every five minutes, so you can take your chances at a lucky draw any time day or night.
After logging into your account, click the Bet Games button on the top of your screen. The games section opens with all the betting options available.
You can play starting at R1 per draw, and you can win up to R100,000 on a lucky numbers drawing.
Here’s a list of draws you can bet on in the Bet Games section:
- Lucky Numbers
- Lucky 5
- Lucky 6
- Lucky 7
- Poker 6+
- Game Betting Markets
- War of Bets
How to Use Bet.co.za
The first step is creating an account. It’s free to create a Bet.co.za account. Before you place your first bet, you need to fund your account. Deposit options are covered in the next section.
Bet.co.za offers a computer-based platform and a mobile platform. Both the computer and mobile platforms work basically the same. Here’s more information about both platforms.
When you log into your account, you’re in the main sportsbook area. You choose from the following options across the top of your screen.
- Live Sports
- Bet Vegas
- Lucky Numbers
- Bet Games
In the sports section, all the available leagues and betting options are listed to the left. Click on the sport or league you want to bet on, and the available matches and betting lines open.
Find the line you want to bet on and click on the odds. You can use decimal or fractional odds. You can change these with the tab toward the upper right of the screen.
When you click on the bet you want, it’s added to your bet slip. The bet slip displays to the right. Enter the amount you want to wager, and the bet slip updates to show the return and total payout. When you’re ready to finalize your bet, click the place bets button.
The Bet.co.za mobile platform works almost exactly like the computer platform. The only difference is how you find things because of the smaller mobile screen. Here are the main differences on the mobile platform.
To find sports and leagues, touch the hamburger menu in the top left. A hamburger menu is a series of lines. The menu opens, and you touch the sport or league you want and the lines open.
When you touch the odds you want to bet, the bet is placed on your bet slip. To look at your bet slip, touch the green circle that pops up toward the bottom of your screen.
Bet.co.za Deposit Options
You can’t place bets until your account is funded. Bet.co.za offers a wide variety of deposit options, so you can place your first bet quickly.
Here’s a list of deposit options at Bet.co.za:
The current sign up bonus for first time gamblers at Bet.co.za is a match of up to R1000. But this isn’t the only bonus offer available. After creating an account, you can see all the promotional offers and bonuses on their bet.co.za promotions page.
Here’s how the R1000 welcome bonus works:
If you deposit R50 to R1000, then you receive a 100% match bonus. So, if you deposit R500, you get an extra R500. To receive the maximum bonus, deposit at least R1000.
When you make your first deposit, a pop-up comes up where you accept the bonus. You can only use the bonus for sports bets and at Bet Vegas. Bets at Bet Vegas count 25% toward the clearing requirement.
You have 30 days to clear the bonus, and you have to bet the amount of your bonus six times to clear the bonus. Bets must be at minimum odds of 1.70 or 7/10 for single wagers, and a minimum of 2.20 or 12/10 on multiple bets.