100% 1st Deposit bonus up to R3000
Nice mobile site
Betolimp by and large provides a decent outlet for serious and new online sports bettors and their site is indicative of an ambitious, if lacking portal.
The essence of the bet-markets, promotions, sports-range, lucky numbers and live betting are all available yet the site has work to do to catch up with the major players.
The Betolimp website looks busy, cluttered and disjointed, but their mobi-site is top of the range. With many sports punters moving to the mobile phone market this is a great sign of progress for the betolimp team.
The mobi-site looks and feels fresh, offers all the amenities that the website does, and manages to exude confidence and decent playability.
The contrast is slightly odd because the bet-markets, game-play and promotions are all exactly the same.
The betolimp team has a range of promotions with the most significant a 100% first time deposit sign-up bonus up to R3000. The other promotions are not as rewarding as many of the leading sites, but still offer something for the punter.
An Acca Insurance, Super Rugby money-back and a golf money back promo are on offer.
The betolimp developers will have to take a closer look at their promotional activities if they want to mix it up w2ith the serious movers and shakers in the SA market place.
The site does offer Lucky Numbers – which is essentially a portal to play all the local lotteries as well as partake in a host of international draws. This is becoming a quintessential offering for all bet sites looking to make a splash, and the betolimp team does not disappoint in this department.
The site does not offer daily lottery draws, but rather focusses on the dates and times of the main lottery draws on offer. There is also no keno, or computer generated virtual play with lucky numbers as many other sites offer.
The platform offers the obligatory live in-play betting, and with a large and varied bet-market this is an important feature to get right.
Betolimp offers a full range of sporting codes and this is also an important step in a South African betting market that is diversified.
Soccer is still the mainstay of the bets played, bet-markets offered and offering the most action, but tennis, rugby, basketball and cricket are all consistent performers in this industry.
Another key disappointment is the complete lack of horse racing on the site, as this form of betting is wildly popular in South Africa.
SA punters definitely like a flutter on the ponies, whether it be on the triple-crown ‘show’ races like the Met and the Durban July, but also action from around the globe.
The explanation of the registration process can be found under the site’s terms and conditions. There is no mention of a Fica registration in this section but ostensibly will come into play when a new client opens an account. A new player in South Africa has to be Fica compliant, meaning a proof of address, certified identity documents and proof of banking have to be supplied.
While betolimp ostensibly offers a Fica bonus, there is not mention of it, but it stands to reason that it falls under South African gaming legislation and will hence appear on the prompts when opening an account.
The site offers three banking options and a punter can use cash deposits or a credit card at one of these institutions; Standard Bank, FNB and ABSA. The paucity of banking options, especially in a country where many of the punters will come from a diversity of banks like Capitec is another disadvantage of betolimp.
The maximum odds for this site is 500/1 notwithstanding lucky numbers and the maximum win amount is R80 000, except for lucky numbers where the maximum amount is set at R1 million.