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Hollywoodbets is well known for its many physical betting shops in almost all major cities, with the bright purple branding making it a standout feature across many central business districts.
The same colour scheme across their web and mobi site forums dominate and the association with the flashy name and visual brand awareness has helped make this portal a powerful player in the local game.
Hollywoodbets is not all glitz and glam on the outside but their web and mobi platforms provide real substance – with large bet-market, top-end promotions, lottery action, live in-play features as well as many more amenities.
Hollywoodbets has become a one stop destination for punters in the flesh at their many physical outlets as well as the discerning website player. Their mobile phone market share is also in the rise, and it possesses a strong portal in this area.
The site offers a wide range of sporting codes, as is the norm in South Africa, but focuses heavily on soccer, and is known as one of the premier soccer bet sites in the country.
Another plus for the platform is the fact it boasts horse racing, which has long been a traditional staple of the country’s betting fan base.
Some leading competitors do not cover horse racing as the numbers of players do not compare with football, rugby, cricket and tennis – but it is an important facet of a well-established book, especially when the Triple Crown races are in town, namely the Met in Cape Town and the Durban July, two of the biggest events in the world.
Hollywoodbets is also well known for turning a small stake into a life changing event by offering the full range of global lottery action through their lucky numbers link, found on the main directory of their landing page.
Hollywoodbets Bonus and Promotions
The team do not offer a first time deposit welcome bonus but do provide new punters with a R25 registration/Fica bonus. This is the slightest of flaws in their promotional make-up as almost all sites in South Africa, big or small offer a 100% first time deposit of up to R1000 plus.
But hollywoodbets prefer to let the bet-action talk and do offer a variety of other giveaway opportunities. The site offers a multi-bet boost called the soccer bonus bonanza, with exponentially increased win percentages being offered dependant on the amount of legs played – the more accumulated legs the higher the extra winnings.
The site offers a soccer money back option and dependant on the amount of legs a punter could even earn as much as ten times their original stake if one leg loses out.
The final promotion is the popular ‘refer a friend bonus’, with a member picking up R50 every time they refer a new subscriber.
The site has a world-class live in-play betting experience and this is proving a popular pastime for seasoned bet-makers, and while it is a slight learning curve for newcomers, punters soon get the hang of the action, especially with the site’s wide range of bet markets for example both teams to score.
The site advertises the need to FICA in a big way and this is strange given the lack of this information on many leading sites. The platform obviously wants to ease new players into the action in the most convenient manner. FICA is government legislated gaming laws that require new players to provide proof of address, bank and valid and certified identity documents. The team at hollywoodbets obviously want to try avoid any discrepancy when it comes to paying its clients.
The registration process is smooth, and punters need to follow the easy-to-read prompts.
The banking side of deposits and withdrawals are done through Visa, Mastercard, I-pay or at the physical shops, while they also offer 3ds and thwate payment systems.
The site also offers the punter a well-advertised form guide, which takes a lot of the guesswork out of the punt, and is a welcome addition to the landing page.