Betway Sign Up Bonus
Betway Sign Up Bonus


Betway is a big bookmaker with a wide popularity among the whole world and according to the different statistics the number of its customers is between 1 500 000 and 2 000 000. Thousands of them are citizens from African countries as since several a couple of years the company has selected Africa as its main region where to progress and advance.

Since the winter in 2017 year the betting company has started its own specially tailored version for South Africa where the biggest bonus among all of the bookie’s African versions is offered. We are talking about the first deposit bonus that here is 125%. All of the citizens from our country are flavoured with the fact that they can use the national currency ZAR for their bets and financial transactions, too. In addition to these, the audience in South Africa have at their disposal a modern website and perfect mobile versions and apps with all services and basic products included, too.

Otherwise, the bookmaker was created in 2006 year and in the beginning it used to mainly deal with customers from Europe. Till today Betway has been among the most popular bookies in Europe and mostly in Great Britain, where the company has signed a contract for sponsorship with the popular football team West Ham.

This betting company was registered in Malta and it is there where the betting platform has also received its international licence. However, the gambling house has also numerous regional licenses for many other dozens of different countries in both: Europe and Africa. In Europe, for instance, the betting operator is licensed by the English gambling commission that is popular with some of the strictest requirements and the English license has been always a guarantee for high quality services in betting industry.


In South Africa, Betway’s license has been provided by Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board and for the version specially tailored for our country one of the most secured technology for digital encrypting is used. Thanks to this technology you can be 100% tranquil for your personal, bank and account data.

Yet, the version for our country has one weak point, too, and it is the fact that the Jackpot games with predictions, as well as the category with the animated casino games are not available. These gambling services are offered in almost all of the rest African versions made by this betting house which makes us suggest and believe that sooner or later they are going to appear in the version for South Africa.

As to this South-African version for our country, here is what it offers as gambling services:

  • Sport bets on almost 20 sport types
  • Live sport bets on almost 10 sport types
  • Three lottery games with drawing in real time per every 4 minutes

Sport betting in Betway South Africa

Betway South Africa has a convenient menu for sport betting where you will find large icons with different sport types printed on them, as well as drop down menus via which you can arrange the betting options by country, championship and bet type.

The sport types which all punters from South Africa can choose from in order to fill their betslips, are nearly 20 (in other words, they are more than the sport discipline available in the rest of the regional websites this betting company offers, as well as more than the average number of sport types the rest of the bookies in our country provide). The main focus, though, is placed on three of the most popular sport types here in our country. We are talking about football, rugby and cricket.

Betway sport betting

As to the sport bets on matches from the football world, we have talked about in details in our page called Football bets in Betway South Africa and it is where you are going to find out that the bookmaker covers all of the events from the hundreds of championships based in more than 60 different countries among which you will find both: the leading world leagues such as the English Premium League and the Championship League and the championships for the national cups of many countries, including South Africa. You will also find out that even for championships like our national championship, which is far away from the level the top leading European leagues have, there are more than 30 different bet types while for other bigger matches the list with the possibilities for a bet is even longer.

In rugby, we have a choice of various leagues such as Super Rugby, ITM CupCurrie Cup, France to 14, Pro 14 Six nations and Castle Rugby Championship (find out more about them and everything regarding rugby betting in our article called Rugby bets in Betway South Africa) while all cricket fans can choose between Indian Premier League (IPL), Big Bash League T20, International Cricket, Caribbean Premier League and many others (find out more about the bets on this sport discipline in our article called Cricket bets in Betway South Africa).

And among all of the rest sport types available in this betting platform you will notice many different moto sports such as Formula 1, tennis tournaments from all around the world, the biggest basketball leagues and tournaments, as well as many matches from the tournaments in the following sport types: ice hockey, golf, baseball, boxing, American football, futsal, pessapalo, handball, volleyball, snooker, cycling and many more.

Once you become this bookie’s customer, do not forget to test all of its offers from the live betting category where you will non-stop find matches from nearly 10 sport disciplines that are in addition to this, complimented with live statistics and scores, as well as with live streaming service. About this type of sport betting we have made a separated and detailed analysis in Betway South Africa In-Play Betting Guide.

Registration and verification of Betway South Africa account

Betway account registration

To get a full and complete account in this betting company in order to make everything available as product or service here – fund your balance with money, place bets or make withdrawals – you need to at first register and then, to verify the registered profile.

The registration seems to be the shortest process and once you fill in several fields such as fields for your telephone number, names, ID, e-mail address and etc, you are going to be able to enter your account literally in 5 minutes after you have started registering.

The account verification takes a bit more time as the betting company needs more time to process your personal data information. On the other side, your task is simply to upload a copy of your ID, driving license or passport and then, you will have to wait for 1 or 2 days during which the betting house’s customer representatives will review the document you have sent in order to send you a confirmation for your successful account verification.

Please, have in mind that you are not going to be able to make a deposit (and respectively, you are not going to place a bet, either) till your account isn’t verified. It is an interesting fact that such verification isn’t requires in the regional websites made by the bookie as to the other African countries, but here in our country it is a must basically due to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act.

Some guides as to the registration and the verification you can read in the article called How to create and verify an account in Betway South Africa.

Transactions in Betway South Africa

Betway transactions

When you already have a registered and verified account you can make a deposit that is free of any fees and at an amount from 10 to more ZAR. The deposit takes several seconds to be transferred to your account balance. To make a deposit, on the other side, you can use your bank Visa or MasterCard card, the online banking systems iPay and SID, as well as to take the benefits of the traditional bank wire transfer via one of the 4 biggest banks in South Africa. More about the deposits, including a detailed process explanation you can read in the article called Guides for deposits in Betway South Africa.

The same payment methods are available and applied for the withdrawals in Betway and the only difference here is the time that is needed for the money to be transferred to your bank account (the withdrawals are slower in comparison to the deposits). We have a whole article with guides for the withdrawals, too and it is called Guides for withdrawals in Betway South Africa.

125% Deposit bonus

Betway 125% Deposit bonus

Alongside with your first deposit all of the citizens from our country will also receive 125% bonus up to 1 000 ZAR. About this bonus specially tailored for the new customers, as well as about the rest of the bonuses provided by the betting company we have talked in details in our article called Bonuses Offer in Betway South Africa.

Betway South Africa Website and mobile platforms

We would determine Betway South Africa as one with a traditional look and navigation or a website that is optimized for proper work on smartphones and tablets which is probably what the markets in African definitely need, because, as you know, the mobile device customers are more (with several times) than those who use laptops or computers.

Betway South Africa website and mobile platforms

However, both – the desktop page and the mobile platform are easy to be used, but probably the version for mobile devices seems to be more convenient than the desktop version which is the opposite situation in comparison to almost all of the betting operators on the market right now.

When you will place bets via a mobile device (smartphone, table and etc) with iOS or Android you have a choice of two things: a mobile website version and an app. Meanwhile, if you mobile device is with Windows, Blackberry or other mobile operating system you are left with one single option and it is to place your bets via your browser in the mobile version. If you have more options to choose from, though, we strongly recommend you to download the betting house’s app as it has several significant advantages such as notifications, less internet traffic usage and others. Read more about mobile betting and Betway mobile options in our article called Betway South Africa Mobile Review – Download Apps for Android and iOS.

Lottery games in Betway South Africa

Betway lottery games

We have already marked that in this gambling platform there are no casino games that are of a roulette or slot type, but yet, we see three lottery games thanks to which we can diversify our betting experience on the page.

Read Detailed Analysis of casino games in Betway South Africa in order to find out the terms and conditions of any these three games, as well as the bet types (alongside with the odds) you can place via them.

Customer support service in Betway South Africa

Betway customer support

Most of the things you are interested in as to Betway are described in our set of more than 10 guides and educational tutorials in As to the rest of everything else you are interested in about this specific bookmaker, you can reach its customer support team with a question. Find out how to reach Betway customer support representatives in Betway South Africa – Access to the company’s customer support service. In this article you are going to be able to become aware how to use the form for asking a question, as well as to receive information about the rest of the communication methods which are telephone calls, e-mail messages and live chat.