Betway South Africa is this big European bookmaker chain betting house, where more than 2 000 000 people from all over the world place bets. It’s definitely one of the biggest betting companies that is registered in Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board and we will pay some really serious attention for writing an in-deep review about it as many people love the company and desire to become part of it.
In this betting platform you can place bets through your computer, mobile phone or any other device with internet connection. In the specially tailored version for South Africa everything is provided, respectively presented in a local aspect, which is a big benefit for our audience.
Website and apps
The punters who has at least once visited Betway for European market (the website with a domain ends with .com) know that it has nothing to do with the specially tailored website version for South Africa. Meanwhile, the platform is similar to the websites for the rest countries in Africa.
Why is there any necessity for a platform for Europe and such for Africa? Because in Europe most of the punters mainly use their computers for betting, while here, in Africa the mobile betting service is put on a pedestal. Due to this reason the websites specially tailored for African countries, including the website for South Africa, have been already made in a way to be as effective as possible via smartphones and tablets.
We have tested both of the alternatives and we can confidently conclude that using this betting house is more pleasant via a mobile device.
In the sake of the African customer’s mobile experience improvement the mobile apps work quite fine job. Moreover – according to the gambling company they also save you mobile data traffic and being so saving they yet don’t make any compromises with the quality of the services, as well as the fullness of the service portfolio.
This gambling operator has developed two mobile apps and one of them is made to work on Android, while the other – on iOS. Besides the main two apps, the punters can also download the additional mobile software products that are designed for stats and live scores.
Speaking of which, these extra apps are useful for your betting experience and capable to make it more successful, but note that you cannot place bets through them. Due to this reason, they are free to be downloaded both: via iOS App Store and Google Play.
Things with the general apps, though, are different and we are about to tell you how. The thing is that Google Play does not allow the developers to upload any apps, which involve gambling activity with real money.
Because of this, if you use an Android device, don’t get surprised when you fail in finding Betway app in Google Play Store. Instead, you should download the app through the company’s mobile website. Find the menu located at the top right side of your screen and check out its left side where there’s a link for direct downloading. Meanwhile, though, people with iPhones can directly download Betway app from both of the channels: Betway mobile browser website and App Store.
Getting started in Betway – registration, login, FICA and deposit
This article is mostly focused to the punters who have never made a registration in Betway South Africa and look for information about this bookie when considering whether it is worth it to join it. That’s why we are determined to tell you in details about the first steps you should do when (and if) you want to start your betting career in this particular website.
The registration is actually the start of this career, while the registration procedure is quite trivial – you should open the website and then to find the link for the registration form where you will see a couple of fields you need to fill in with your personal details.
To be more specific, the personal data you need to insert includes your mobile phone number, your South African ID number or the number of your passport, as well as two names. In addition to these, according to the local law, you should also provide information about the source of your income, which you will invest as deposits – for instance, salary, pension, savings or others. Of course, you should also select a password for your account. You login the system with your mobile phone number and this same password.
Usually, once you register in a betting house, the next step is making a deposit. However, things in South Africa are different as before the deposit you should at first provide some evidence regarding your identity – it might be a picture of your passport, driving license, smart ID card or Green ID Book.
A couple of hours later you will receive a message where you will be notified that your account verification is completed and you can go on with the deposit step. The limit for the minimum deposit amount is just R 10 for most of the deposit methods, excluding EFT Bank transfers where the minimum deposit amount is five time bigger.
Sport bets (pre-match, in-play, Predictor)
Betway might not be permitted to offer its terrific jackpot games and virtual sports in South Africa, but at the expense of this fact, here we get pre-match sport bets, live sport bets and a game with predictions that’s called Predictor.
As any other European bookmaker, Betway mostly focuses on football bets, then on tennis and basketball and finally, on the rest available sport types. Please note that in this gambling house we have more than 15 other disciplines to choose from.
In Betway it’s possible to place a bet at lots of leagues and contestants from various regions across the world. The minimum bet amount is only R 5. In football section, for instance, you will see all the local championships, but in Asian, too. It’s obvious that most of the European leagues are also covered. The bonus in Europe is the complete program with the second and the third divisions per championship and, naturally, the national cups. However, ice hockey and basketball sections are covered in a great way, too, while in tennis we find even the least popular ITF tournaments and there are a couple matches from them every single week (though, not all of them are available on mandatory in this bookie’s problem).
The sport live betting section has huge market coverage, too. And this great coverage is the betting company’s top strong point, although we should say that an increase of the number of all total sport types and events is recommended. You can choose from many markets in both: handball and football sections and that’s great news as when having lots of alternatives to choose from the possibility to find the most suitable for you bent is bigger.
This gabling company is equally easy to be used by computers and mobile phones. In all cases you will see special console for animation view of the events, as well as useful stats that come from the leader in the statistics sphere, Sportradar. This company, by the way, provides stats for the top leaders in betting industry.
It’s very thoughtful (and convenient for the punters) of Betway not to leave the field for bet amount in the betslip empty, but instead to fill it automatically once you enter the amount of your final bet in the betslip. This amount, of course, might change, but can also saves you some truly precious seconds.
The gambling operator provides a specially tailored game called Predictor where in with zero investment you can fight for the big prize of R 100 000.
Bonuses and functions in sport betting
The bonus has not been available since December 2019*
By all means there’s no way for you to be indifferent with the fact that this betting house offers to the punters from South Africa a bigger welcome bonus than it offers to the people from other African countries.
If usually the company counts on the scheme for 50 or 100% deposit bonus, in South Africa this bonus has a record-breaking amount of 125% up to R 1 000.
Moreover, the bigger amount is not compensated with some tough to be faced requirements for playing the bonus as you should play it only once at an odd of minimum 1.80.
In addition to these, the fantastic 125% bonus is not at the expense of other promotions, either, as Betway offers the same extra promos it gives to the rest African countries.
To learn more information about these extra promos, you should visit the page Promotions in Betway South Africa. It’s where you will meet Win Boost bonus which is provided for each betslip with more than one single selection and can reach up to 100%.
You might have seen such a bonus type in other betting websites, but it’s hardly to believe you have ever seen something like Betway’s Rebound Boost bonus which has one simple goal – to motivate one punter who cannot stop losing for a while. In other words, if recently all of your bets were lost, this betting house will decide to finance you with some amount of money (it’s not fixed, but depends on your lost money).
Here’s another great extra in the bookie’s sport betting section – the possibility for an early bet closure. We are speaking about Betway’s Cash Out function that works until the bet is closed. In other words, you can use it before and during the event time.
The function has no limits regarding your bet – single or multiple. However, if you use cash out extra in a multiple bet, note that you are free to apply for it even if some of the events are over (of course, at least one of the matches should be still on).
Please, note that the gambling company does not guarantee that you can cash out any bet. However, it always preliminarily informs you whether it will appear unlike the rest bookies, which don’t provide you with such information.
Gambling games (lotteries and Betgames)
Probably the huge welcome bonus in Betwayi is a form of a compensation for the fact that due to a lack of an official license to operate in South Africa, the company cannot provide our customers some services like casino, which is available in other African countries.
The gambling games outside of the sport betting section are represented in Betway South Africa by lottery betting and the platform Betgames, which offers you entertainment in real time and with live video.
Customer support services
At any time of the day, you can ask your questions that worries or concerns you. The company’s customer support representatives would be glad to answer you. To get in touch with them, use any of these channels:
- Online live chat
- Social webs – Facebook: /BetwayNigeria andTwitter: @BetwayNigeria
- Telephone number – +234 1227 8860
- E-mail: Support@betway.com.ng
- WhatsApp – +234 816 822 7279
- Contact form in the page Contact Us