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Hollywoodbets Review

The story of Hollywoodbets dates back to the mid 1980s with a small company, Winning Form, that provided horse racing cards to enthusiastic punters. The next logical step was to open its own retail betting shop which launched in Durban in 2000. Throughout the following years, the Hollywood Group (as it had become known) continued expanding its chain of outlets which now are spread across multiple provinces in the country. 

In 2006, Hollywoodbets.net was launched. This was the Group’s first step into the world of online betting and three years later it added a specific mobile platform, to serve the growing demand of mobile punters in South Africa. 

Hollywoodbets online is licenced and regulated by the Gauteng Gambling Board, thus providing punters with a safe betting environment. It’s built a reputation for offering some truly remarkable promos, so let’s take a look to see what’s available.

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Pros

  • Regular bonuses and promotions
  • Lots of tote betting options
  • Live sports streaming
  • Quick bet function of mobile site
  • Licenced and regulated

Cons

  • Platform is not as user-friendly as others
  • Limited market depth in some areas
  • No native mobile app
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Hollywoodbets Odds & Markets

With the Hollywood Group starting out in horse racing, it comes as little surprise that this bookmaker has comprehensive coverage in this area. Punters can choose between local races or bet on a meeting from overseas - in countries such as the UK, Australia, Singapore, UAE and the United States.

When you click on horse racing from the menu, a list of the countries drops down. After selecting a country, a list of the day’s race meetings, Mixa Jackpots and futures appears. You can then click on the track name (for example: Turffontein) and the menu will expand further to show individual races, or you can hit the ‘+’ and all the races from that meeting will load in the centre of the page. 

At the top you must select your bet type. This varies according to the country with the most options, such as win/place, swinger, exacta, trifecta, double, quartet, jackpot, pick 3, pick 6 and place accumulator being reserved for local races. You still get tote betting on international races but it’s not as comprehensive. The display is rather unique to Hollywoodbets but once you have placed a couple of bets, it becomes easy to use.

Website and Login


There’s nothing stand out about Hollywoodbets’ website but that is the whole point. To many it might look a touch out-of-date, yet it’s actually powered by quite recent SyX software. This was developed by Betting Entertainment Technology (B.E.T.), with the aim being for it to run on low-end hardware in locations where internet connectivity isn’t the best. 

Ultimately, the website functions effectively. The sports’ index menu is in drop-down format which saves loading extra pages whilst searching for the particular event or market you’re after. This makes navigating your way around very easy. In addition to the numerous Hollywoodbets promotions, which include an FICA bonus of R25 as a free bet, refer a friend, an accumulator boost and the stunning R1 million horse racing offer, you can also enjoy:

Form Guide


When you click this tab, it takes you to https://www.winningform.co.za/ where you can login with your Hollywoodbets account details. This is the modern version on the race cards - the business which started it all. For horse racing punters, having access to this website and the wealth of data, predictions and race tips is a fantastic perk of betting at this site.

Lotto Games


Hollywoodbets provides lucky numbers and bet games. These are lotto games in which players can win huge jackpots from very small stakes. Lucky numbers games are based on national lottery draws held throughout the world. The balls which are drawn serve as the official numbers for the game. As a player, you are betting at fixed odds against the bookmaker.

Bet games are very similar, with these being local lottery draws hosted and streamed live by Bet Games Africa. Hollywoodbets has two variants: Lucky 5 and Lucky 7. There are a wide range of different betting options available for each. As they are also fixed odds, it pays to check the payouts for the different bets against other bookmakers to make sure you get the best value.

Mobile App


Mobile players do not have to download any apps to start betting here because the Hollywoodbets mobile site is completely web-based. It is a customised platform, https://m.hollywoodbets.net, specific for portable devices. 

Overall, we found it to be user-friendly. The homepage has a slider menu with the featured action and a main menu underneath displaying everything else. There is a quick bet function for mobile players with preselected stakes ranging from R1 up to R100. This makes placing bets easier and faster than on the desktop. No corners have been cut in regards to what is offered. You have all the same pre-match and live betting matches and markets. Live streaming is available on your mobile and it uses Thawte SSL certificates, so you know that it’s totally safe for banking and exchanging other sensitive data.

Withdrawals and Deposits


It’s easy to fund your account and withdraw your winnings using one of the following methods:

  • Cash Deposits
  • Direct ETFs
  • Top Up Voucher
  • Visa 
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfers

A distinct advantage Hollywoodbets has is that punters can collect their winnings direct from a retail shop once the bet has been settled. Online withdrawals are done via EFT, meaning you should receive your money within 2 working days from the time of your request.

Customer Service


You can use various social media platform to communicate with this betting site, or you can contact Hollywoodbets customer service team direct via:

  • Live chat: not available
  • Email: hwhelpline@hollywoodbets.net  
  • Telephone: 087 353 7634 or WhatsApp: 076 811 6212   

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