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Betway Review

Betway is an established online brand within South Africa. It delivers a high-quality product consisting of pre-match and live betting, betgames and a rewards scheme. It’s also known for having one of the best sign up bonuses on the market, free competitions with huge cash prizes and an abundance of other promotions. Certainly, it all sounds very appealing. 

Betway is also known for having one of the best sign up bonuses on the market, free competitions with huge cash prizes and an abundance of other promotions.

Betway is a European-owned online gambling operator that was first established in 2006. It came to South Africa in 2016, so it is already fairly well-known within the country. To highlight its desire to capture a larger market share on this continent, Betway Nigeria, Betway Uganda and Betway Kenya are two of its other country-specific online sportsbooks.

Raging River Trading (Pty) Ltd, which is trading as Betway South Africa, holds a valid WCGRB (Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board) licence, so punters can be assured that betting here is 100% legal, fair and safe.

New customers can get a stellar R25 sign up bet when opening a new account. The attraction of this offer is that it only has a 1x wagering requirement, so it is very player-friendly. All you have to do is pass the FICA verification process. 

Betway Free Bets & Signup Offers
BonusDepositBet withSignup
R25No DepositR25Get your no deposit free bet


  • Excellent sign-up bonus R25
  • Win up to R100,000 with free 4ToScore game
  • Loyal player rewards scheme
  • Mobile betting app
  • Good market depth


  • Doesn’t offer live streaming
  • Not always the best odds

Betway Odds & Markets

If you’ve ever visited betway.com (the site used in Europe), then you will know that the platform in South Africa is rather different. This software was developed by Raging River Trading and it holds a manufacturers with WCGRB allowing it to provide the software and bank-end services for Betway South Africa.

The website has been designed to work efficiently across all devices. It has expanding menus, which highlights a mobile first approach to development. This is very important in the South African market with its rapidly growing number of punters choosing to bet on the move. We found navigation effortless, and even new customers with no online betting experience, will enjoy the simplicity of this interface. A nice perk is that you can choose the ‘bet market type’ from the drop down menu so you can view a range of markets across the entire league simultaneously. 

Mobile App

If you use an iOS or Android device, you can download the Betway South Africa mobile app to enhance your online betting experience. It’s promised that the app uses less data than the Betway mobile platform and it’s faster, too.

As you would expect from a high-level European operator, the betting app is a quality product. The design and layout matches the desktop and mobile site, so you can load this site up on any screen size and it looks and feels the same. Betway’s mobile punters get all the same perks through the app. You can sign up directly (https://www.betway.co.za/Betway-App) and claim the 125% bonus. There’s pre-match and live betting, BetGames, Stats Centre, rewards and banking is safe and secure.

Withdrawals and Deposits

You can use many of South Africa’s most popular payment methods to fund your account, including:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • SID
  • i-Pay
  • ABSA
  • FNB
  • Standard Bank
  • Nedbank
  • OTT Voucher

For most depositing options, the minimum amount is R10 with the exception of EFT bank transfers which are R50 up to R1 million. Withdrawal take between 2 to 5 days to show in your bank account.

Customer Service

24/7 is not very common in South Africa, but that’s what you get here. If you have a question, at any time, these are the Betway contact details to use:

  • Live chat: Speech bubble icon labeled ‘Chat’
  • Email: support@betway.co.za 
  • Telephone: 0861-787-250 (Maxi call)  +27-60-671-6982 (WhatsApp)
  • Social media: Facebook - /BetwaySouthAfrica or Twitter - @Betway_SA
  • FICA support: fica@betway.co.za 

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    Bet £10 Get £20

    Bet £10 Get 4x £5 in free bets. Use the promo code NEWBONUS.

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  • Paddy Power

    Bet £10 Get £40

    New customer offer. Place a £10 Sportsbook bet on any Football market, at min. odds 1/2 (1.5) between the 1st and 30th April — get £40 in free bets, valid 30 days. Only deposits via Cards will qualify. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly.

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  • Ladbrokes

    Bet £5 Get £20

    18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

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  • Fitzdares

    Bet £30 Get £30

    New UK + IRE members only who sign up through the above unique tracking URL, Min deposit £10, Qualifying bets are singles, win part of e/w or multiples at odds of evens (2.0) or greater, The Free Bet will be credited within 24 hours of the settlement of your first, qualifying bet, matched up to £30 and expire after 7 days, The Free Bet must be placed at odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater, The Free Bet stake is not included in the returns, Additional T&Cs apply, 21+, Bet Responsibly

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  • QuinnBet

    up to £25 free bet

    If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (min 3 bets) Plus 50 Free Spins on Grand Spinn. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 50 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | begambleaware.org

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