The overall Betway brand started in 2006, and the company launched their African footprint more than ten years later, in 2017.
Since then, they have quickly become one of the most popular betting sites in South Africa, mainly because their site is one of the easiest to navigate. Similar to the competitors, there is a heavy focus on soccer (although other sports are also catered for) and the company offers some of the most competitive odds in the industry. There are more than 12,000 betting markets, including over 50 per game for the Premier League alone.
Yet, what really sets Betway South Africa apart from other countries on the continent however, is their free bet offer. While punters in African countries like Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya can enjoy the spoils of the Betway Club loyalty programme, in South Africa, all newly signed-up players receive a 125% extra bet bonus.
To claim this bet, punters must make a deposit of at least R100 before making bets of at least R400 (4 times their initial deposit). This will unlock their free extra bet valued at 125% of their first deposit, which is capped at a maximum of R1,000). The bonus only requires 1x play-through at odds of 1.8 or higher.
It is a great way to get new punters to sign up but it also ensures that they adhere to legislation too. An important condition of the free bet is that the punter completes the two-step registration process, including passing FICA verification (submission of a bank statement, proof of address and a copy of an identity document). Only then is the punter able to complete their registration and begin betting (they will receive a betting bonus code that they will need to enter to receive their free bet).
Aside from this free bet, other Betway promotions includes a rewards programme that earns the punter rewards every time they wager on any pre-game or live betting sports fixtures and live numbers as well as a R50 reward for every friend that you refer and who successfully joins the site.
The 4 To Score offer gives punters the chance to win R50,000 if they correctly predict the first teams to score in the four English soccer divisions, and if you bet on the weekend’s biggest EPL fixtures and if you’re unlucky, you’ll still get 30% of your bet back.