Bettingworld.co.za is one of a growing band of serious players in the online sports betting community in South Africa, offering some of the best game-play and markets in the country.
Betting World offers a host of bet-markets including a sport range that takes in some of the most popular bet-activities, a lottery and live in play action.
The site offers one of the most comprehensive horse-racing books in the country and with the association with the national TAB, this emphasises the importance they share with punters in this sporting activity.
Horse-racing is one of the most popular forms of betting, both in physical shops and online and the site provides daily race cards that takes in action from across the globe. The SA horse meetings are very well covered.
The site also has an interactive live in-play bet section.
One of the major disadvantages of the site is that promotions and giveaways are nowhere to be seen on the landing page, or under any of the links or terms and conditions.
Almost every online web and mobi site offer an array of promotional activity, including a first time deposit bonus among others, but bettingworld does not seem to cater for the punters using this method.
This is a pity as discerning newcomers and seasoned players alike enjoy an array of promos and bonuses.
The site does offer daily price boosts and this is advertised on their main menu running down the left hand flank of the landing page.
There is a decent competition with substantial earnings for subscribed players and there are a host of prizes up for grabs.
The site does not quite have the look and feel of many of the industry leading platforms and looks more like a tote bookmaker.
There is plenty of lottery action in the form of lucky numbers, titled ‘BW numbers’ on the main menu directory.
This link will take the punter into the action-filled world of global lottery action. There are some serious lotto’s taking place daily and while there is no specific mention of a max pay-out under the site’s terms and conditions, the question is open as to how much a player could ostensibly earn.
There are a few lottery-heavy sites in South Africa, like lottoland and lottostar, which promise wins of hundreds of millions of rand, but based on a thorough search of the site there is no mention of massive earnings like the two platforms mentioned.
Bettingworld has physical shops spread across eight of the nine provinces in South Africa and has multiple branches across these areas, making the bookmaker one of the country’s biggest brands in this sector.
This means an impediment to real growth in the web and mobi sites, as many punters familiar with the bettingworld modus operandi of going in-store is almost entrenched.
There have been a few companies with multiple outlets but also maintain a strong online presence including hollywoodbets, but this is more the exception than the norm.
Importantly the site offers soccer pools, an increasingly popular betting feature across the online world, and through their relationship with the TAB, the platform can coast 13 jackpot-pools.
There are also rugby pools as well as live jackpot-action, as the events unfold.
This jackpot addition makes the site appealing to the mass market as with a small stake a punter could win substantial cash.
The soccer and rugby pools are offered on the web and mobi sites and in this increasingly mobile phone orientated market this is an advantage that bettingworld can hold over many competing portals.
The main landing page has an informative menu directory running horizontally across the top of the page with links to ‘how to play’, rules, terms and conditions all easily spotted and comprehensive.
Clicking on the ‘Help’ icon shows the punter exactly how to register, bet, deposit and withdraw. The site offers arguably the most detailed and accessible sign-up explanation and prompts.
Depositing funds can be done through the major banking institutions in the country, ‘depositing with a punter needing to click on the help link and then following the ‘depositing funds’ pop-up menu. The same applies for withdrawal of funds.
The site offers a top-shelf horse racing book, a variety of soccer jackpots, lottery play and live in-play action and while there are no promotions to speak of the site is still worth a visit.