BET.co.za Sportsbook Review

BET.co.za is an online sport book primarily focused towards South African online gamblers. The South African Sport book offers the option of betting on all major sports, with South African online rugby betting being their most popular market.

What we LIKE about BET.co.za

  • A very nice feature of BET.co.za is the option of allowing registered users to stream a wide variety of live sports. While live sport streaming is certainly nothing new to online bookmakers, BET.co.za offers a large number of events to stream life, more than the average online bookmaker, which is definitely a perk. However don’t expect a live stream for major sporting events like the Six Nations rugby tournament or Super Rugby matches, as these are subject to TV broadcasting rights.
  • Although BET.co.za is primarily a South African online sports book, they allow players from most countries to sign up for an account.
  • Perhaps the best feature of BET.co.za which slightly distinguish them from other online bookmakers in South Africa is their online news sub-domain which can be found at http://sportsnews.bet.co.za here you will find an online sport news site primarily focused towards online punters featuring, the latest news on all major sports.
  • Another handy feature is the “live chat” support option offered by BET.co.za, thus if you need support or help, with any account related inquiries, you can talk to a live customer service representative. Without having to call or send an email and wait for a reply which I found to be quite handy.
  • BET.co.za does not have a live online casino since it is primarily a sports book, however it does have its own online lottery, with fairly large payouts.

What we DO NOT like about BET.co.za

  • Bet.co.za was one of the 1st major online sport books in South Africa. When the website was first launched in 2006 their user interface was terrible.Fast Forward 10-years, there has been some improvement in the user interface department, however BET.co.za user interface has still a long way to go to catch up with other leading sport books in South Africa. The Bet-slip is resource heavy and hard to understand especially when making double or treble selections.
  • Perhaps the biggest drawback about BET.co.za is their registration process. You will have to email them a scanned copy containing proof of address and official identification before you will be eligible to make bets. However it has to be said, they are fairly quick to respond on these emails especially when done within business hours
  • Although I have listed their live chat support option as a positive it is also a draw back in the sense that BET.co.za online support is only available during South African business hours (08:00 – 17:00, GMT+2)

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Conclusion

BET.co.za is one of the largest online sport books in South Africa. In their roughly 10 years of operation they have build up a reputation of a honest and reliable sport book, particularly with their fast payouts. The option of having a large variety of live online sport stream options is certainly a nice feature, that comes as a complimentary to registered users.

All and all BET.co.za is a solid South African sports book, offering betting options on all major sports and their online rugby betting market is particularly impressive.