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Bet.co.za Review

Launched in 2010, BET.co.za is one of South Africa’s more established online bookmakers. It’s registered to a company by the name of BETcoza Online (RF) (Pty) Ltd and operates in accordance to its Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board licence (No.10145732-009), so you can be assured this site is 100% legit.

BET.co.za says in its mission statement that it wants to make the process of online betting as simple as possible. That is every aspect from registration, depositing, placing bets and withdrawing winnings. It also aims to thrill its customers by offering a range of bet types such as singles, multiples and spreads all with the promise of great odds.

New punters joining can enjoy a 100% matched deposit bonus and then feast on the regular BET Boosts which have become synonymous with this site.

Bet.co.za Free Bets & Signup Offers
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  • 100% matched deposit welcome bonus for new customers
  • Generous BET Boosts
  • Quick-bet feature within app
  • Decent odds on BETgames
  • Maximum win limit up to R500,000


  • Customer support not round the clock
  • Limited range of markets for some events
  • No live race streaming

Bet.co.za Odds & Markets

There’s no shortage of betting action with an impressive collection of 25 sports and horse racing open to entertain you. 

Horse race betting has always been popular in South Africa and BET.co.za provides punters with plenty of local action plus multiple race cards from Australia, France, UK, Ireland and USA among other countries.

There are a wide range of betting markets to choose from, including win, place or SP on single bets. If placing a swinger, exacta, trifecta or quartet bet, you can opt for a straight, boxed or floating banker. You also have more tote betting pools for both local and international races such as jackpot, double, pick 3, pick 6 and place accumulator.

However, the overall racing product could be improved. For starters, BET.co.za doesn’t have any form guides, racing tips or predictions to assist punters. Also, live race streaming is becoming part of the overall online racing package, yet unlike some other sites BET.co.za doesn’t offer either of these at the moment.

Live Betting

You will always find something to bet on at this site as it offers a respectable amount of live in-play events from all over the world. If your passion is soccer, tennis, ice hockey, badminton, volleyball, cricket or basketball, you bound to find something appealing.

The number of betting options is pleasing with cricket matches boosting 20+ markets, soccer games can have up to 90 (depending on the teams playing), basketball averages around 40 and the same goes for tennis. You can place quick single bets simply by clicking on the price you want or build a winning multi by adding several selections to your bet ticket.

To enhance the live betting experience, BET.co.za now delivers a limited amount of live streaming on the platform. Currently, there are a few lower league football matches, some tennis and ice hockey. It’s not the most comprehensive but it’s better the nothing and a solid foundation to improve upon.

Website and Login

BET.co.za is powered by BetTech Gaming’s wagering platform software. BetTech is a local company based in Cape Town, so it understands the market and what customers want. One of the main advantages this platform offers is that it is protected using Thwate SSL certificates, thus giving users total peace of mind that their data is fully encrypted and completely safe from harm.

The design of the pages is set up to appeal to both mobile and desktop users. It offers a clean and simple site structure that makes it user-friendly for experienced punters and total beginners alike. The homepage contains an index of the current top events followed by a menu with all of the sports betting action. The sports categories use a drop-down system that lists the separate events, leagues and matches which makes navigation to the market you want effortless.

Along with horse racing and sports betting, customers can also enjoy a double-header of lotto games. Below, we’ll take a look at each and compare the odds from a few other sites to see what value is offered.


There are three BETgames available on this site: Lucky 5, Lucky 6 and Lucky 7. They are lottery games in which the balls are drawn from a hopper and they appear in the winning tube(s). Both Lucky 5, played with 36 balls, and Lucky 7, played with 42 balls, are very much like a traditional lotto. There are a variety of betting options such as; pick one number that will be drawn, O/U collective total of the numbers on the balls drawn and how many white/yellow/red/etc balls will be drawn to name a few.

Lucky 6 is a little different as it uses 3 mini hoppers with balls numbered from 0 - 9 and two balls are drawn from each hopper for you to bet on. This gives several different betting options like; will the same number be drawn at least twice, exact order of the balls drawn and will at least three even numbers be drawn. 

Lucky Numbers

The other lotto game offered by BET.co.za is Lucky Numbers. This is fixed odds betting based on official lottery draws from South Africa and overseas, such as the South African Powerball Plus (5/50), UK Thunderball, Japan Loto 6 and USA MegaMillions to name a few. Again, there are numerous betting options available giving players the chance to win huge cash prizes from very small stakes. It should be noted that the payouts are guaranteed by BET.co.za - players are not purchasing a physical ticket for the chosen lotto draw.

Mobile App

With more and more online punters in South Africa using a mobile device, betting sites need to provide the right tools to serve this demand effectively. BET.co.za is on the ball in this department. It offers an optimised web-based platform (mobi.bet.co.za) which can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, and now it has also developed its own native BET.co.za mobile app for Android and iOS devices.

The perks of the new BET.co.za app are that it’s faster and more responsive than the web-based site. It also offers a quick search feature so you can pull up the event you want instantly. Furthermore, the BET.co.za app offers BlitzBet which is a customised page with all of the day’s top markets. There is 1-tap betting built-in and you’re able to select the categories you want on the home screen to provide a tailor-made experience unique to you.

Withdrawals and Deposits

The most-common South Africa payment options are available, so depositing funds is quick and easy.

  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • SID Instant ETF
  • In-Bank Transfers
  • Instant Banking 
  • iPay

Withdrawal times vary according to the method used. For instance, if you withdraw to Standard Bank, ABSA, FNB or NedBank, you should receive your winnings within 24 hours of being processed. However, other methods will take longer.

Customer Service

If you have any questions, you can contact this bookmaker by the following:

  • Live chat: Yes (09:00 - 17:00 Mon-Sun)
  • Email: support@bet.co.za or contact form in the ‘help’ section
  • Telephone: 0861-238-000 (09:00 - 17:00 Mon-Sun) or WhatsApp: 076-019-7128

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