Top 3 Best Betting Apps For South African Players

Awesome Top 3 Betting Applications For S.A Bettors That You Will Love


Online sports betting has revolutionised the betting industry. Decades ago, upon its inception, it didn’t receive much recognition but in recent times, thanks to its massive payouts and bonuses, it has drawn numbers that range in millions across the globe, especially in South Africa.

South Africa is teeming with a huge number of online sports betting options. Given the vast number of bookmakers online, you might be confused about making your decisions. 

Sunbet App 

The first on the list is the amazing Sunbet App; this is one you should look out for the most. SunBet provides an extraordinary environment for online sports betting, complete with cutting-edge new features such as Action Bets, more than 100,000 Live In-Play events, and Cashout.

SunBet’s platform is available to customers all over the world and yes, South Africa is no exception. In addition to betting on sports, SunBet also provides an outstanding Lucky Numbers product. However, that is not all that clients can do because they can also immerse themselves in the exciting world of online gaming with BetGames and Live Games.

In addition to these fascinating features, SunBet uses the most up-to-date security procedures available on the internet to guarantee that your information is kept confidential and safe from any kind of attack. Now you can take advantage of this fantastic betting experience with our user experience-focused and intuitively designed mobile app.

When new users make their initial deposit at SunBet, they are eligible to receive the sum of R1,000 as a welcome bonus. Simply registering for an account with SunBet and placing your initial deposit will get you one step closer to being eligible for this exciting cash prize.

In the Sunbet system, there are quite a few different games that are eligible for various incentives. It gets more thrilling for you if you happen to be a fan of the game that is being promoted, so keep that in mind. You still have quite a few options available to you although not every game is running a promotion right now. Some of the more well-known promotions are as follows:

The promotions for soccer, cricket, golf, tennis, and horse racing; the promotions for rugby; and the promotions for rugby.


Betway was established in 2006, and ever since then, they’ve been concentrating on regulated internet markets. 

Their company’s name is known all over the world as a reputable supplier of first-rate wagering on sporting events, complete with user-friendly software designed just for their customers in South Africa.

When you sign up with Betway, you will have the opportunity to place bets on your mobile device or desktop computer from any location and at any time. It does not matter if you are into cricket or rugby, tennis or soccer; there is nothing quite like the thrill of watching all the action unfold in a matchup that ultimately decides who comes out on top.

Betway Sports allows you to raise the stakes in the world of online sports betting by allowing you to back the player or team of your choice, after which you can relax, keep your fingers crossed, and get engrossed in the world of online sports betting.

As a part of the Sports Welcome Bonus that Betway offers, they will match the amount of your initial deposit by one hundred percent, up to a maximum of one thousand rands. In addition, they offer monthly chances for you to win wonderful prizes by participating in our ongoing promotions. 


Here’s another popular bookmaker in South Africa with similar features as the SunBet App.

In Sportingbet, there are over 90 different sports games available for you to bet on, including football, basketball, tennis, and every other major sport in the world. This makes Sportingbet one of the largest online sports betting platforms in the world.

You also have access to a wide range of sporting competitions daily, including a selection of different leagues, tournaments, and matches to choose from. You will not want to pass up this opportunity to put your sports knowledge against the odds, so do not miss out!


The list above contains the top best betting apps for South African players. SunBet is ideal for all those out there who are willing to capitalize on their hobby. It’s optimum for newbies as well as professionals in that it has the craziest deals, promos, and widest range of choices. 

Day 383 – Using your beagle as a sports betting partner

… a beginners go-to guide.

I’m always getting questions about the beagle and ways in which it could possibly be useful. Usually, I’m completely lost as to how to provide any truthful answer to those asking, but it seems that I might actually have stumbled upon a potential application for said canine: sports betting.

I don’t do much sports betting, and when I do, it’s just for fun, rather than trying to make any huge profit from it. The thrill of predicting the win or the result or the scorer is what I’m after, not enough cash to feed the family for the rest of the month. Mostly, anyway. But I’ve never put any money on golf before. I have limited interest in watching lots of (predominantly) American men trying to stroke their balls as few times as possible. However, that was before I caught sight of Bryson Dechambreau (French name, American bloke) and his weird swing. Careful now.

I asked resident 6000 miles… golf expert, the Tall Accountant, about him and we had a short but informative exchange about who might or might not win the US Masters golf tournament. I came out of that conversation with 2 names in mind: Mr OfBedroomWater* and last year’s winner and competition favourite (and husband of Wayne Gretzky’s daughter) (just google it) Dustin “DJ” Johnson. Probably no point betting on either of those though, because one wasn’t going to win and the other was too big a favourite and when he did win (spoiler: he didn’t), you’d get R3.50 back for your efforts. So I chose two other non-American names at random (apart from them not being American, obviously): Canada’s Corey Conners and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama. But then again, there’s no point in betting on all of them to win because that can’t happen, and so I decided to allow the beagle to choose what I should do. However, simply asking the beagle which one of these competitors was worthy of my hard-earned cash seemed to fall – quite literally – upon deaf ears. It’s not like the beagle ever listens to me anyway, unless there’s food involved. And that was the thought that gave me my great idea: I’d get an answer using a system not dissimilar to the Paul the Octopus thing during the 2010 World Cup.

I assigned each of my would-be heroes to a equally sized piece of bacon-flavoured beagle biscuit and placed them carefully on the floor in the kitchen. Corey Conners got snaffled well before the official start due to my foolish trust of the beagle, and had to be replaced. But then, with the kitchen door closed and the beagle on one side of it and the biscuits on the other, I reacquainted myself one more time with each of the crunchy golfers and then released the hound.

And there was no question of who the beagle was going for – making a direct bee-(gle)-line straight to Mr Matsuyama before immediately gobbling down Messrs Conners, Johnson and BonjourCavaBienMerciEtToi.

And that’s why my money went on the Japanese guy who would eventually, some 3½ days later, win the 2021 US Masters Golf Competition and win me untold riches. Well done beagle, well done Mr Matsuyama, well done me.

So, should you be struggling over a decision involving this sort of thing, please just remember that in 2016, a crack commando dog was sent to prison by a veterinary court for a crime it didn’t commit. This dog promptly escaped from a maximum security kennel to the Cape Town Southern Suburbs underground.
Today, still wanted by the SPCA it survives as a soldier of fortune and snorfer of biscuits.
If you have a sports betting problem, if no one else can help – and if you can find it – maybe you can hire… My Beagle.

Beagle is only available when not napping.
Applicant must supply own biscuits.
Past performance in no indicator of future success.
Winners know when to stop.
Other terms and conditions may apply.

* a rough translation

How to Bet on Newly Promoted Teams

How betting on newly promoted teams works, and all you need to know to improve your chances of winning when you place bets on underdogs.

Betting on Promoted Teams: All You Need to Know

As a team gains promotion to the top division in a league, facing elite teams is an exciting prospect for both players and fans. Newly promoted teams, however, sometimes find it hard to gain points against these elite teams. Each season, new teams are included into leagues, by relegation or promotion and a lot of bookmakers often support them in several markets.

For the recently relegated, the chances are often better for them while the newly promoted are faced with a difficult struggle to stay in the limelight. Betting on promoted teams is never easy. However, it could be challenging, but also very lucrative, with so many factors and situations surrounding newly promoted teams. You can find some good betting tips in our article.

It is evident that soccer teams struggle to thrive after promotion. However, it could be beneficial for bettors to be able to quantify the struggles of these newly promoted teams. Carefully analysing and predicting the performance of newly promoted teams against elite teams in a higher division can reveal inaccurate odds and unveil value bets. Below is our ultimate guide for wagering newly promoted teams…

Betting on Promoted Teams: What Betting Markets are Available

When betting on promoted teams, many markets are available to bet on. Most online bookmakers offer a range of market positions from promotional to outright relegation contenders. Some of the common markets available are:

  • Relegation
  • Finish Bottom
  • To Avoid Relegation
  • Outright Winner
  • Promotion
  • Top Half Finish
  • Bottom Half Finish

Essentially, you can back a newly promoted team in any market where you can support an elite team.

Things to Consider When Betting on a Newly Promoted Team

When you want to place your wager on newly promoted teams, there are several things to consider. Many factors contribute to the extent to which a team will be successful in a new league. Some of the questions you should ask before betting in favour of new teams include:

How can the Struggles of a Newly Promoted Team Benefit Bettors?

Bookies frequently underestimate the newly promoted teams and their chances of winning a game and tend to offer elite teams higher odds. This allows bettors to use these miscalculations to their advantage. This is simply done by comparing a newly promoted team’s implied probability that it will be able to beat the team on the top six the previous year with the actual odds that it offers and bet on the implied value.

Off the Field Activities

Events off the field can determine how a team performs and can be seriously damaging if the unrest occurs mid-season. Similarly, if a club has seen significant investments from sponsors in recent seasons, it may be expected to use its financial influence to encourage subsequent promotions.

Player/Managerial Changes

Following a successful season, newly promoted teams are often targeted by elite teams. The star players or managers of these new teams are poached by bigger teams. The team could turn out entirely different without them, especially if the team is reliant on such a player or manager. This could nudge the team into relegation and that’s where you should be looking at.

With the knowledge of how things work for newly promoted teams and how they struggle in numbers, you can get the edge on a bookie when trying to bet on the new teams.

Bet that’s irritating

Yes, it is.

I don’t know a lot about rugby (see yesterday’s post), and it seems that I don’t know a lot about betting on rugby either.

Earlier in the week, in an effort to learn more about rugby, I have a look at what the bookies thought might happen in the RWC quarter finals. The bookies are nearly always right in these matters, and that’s why they are still all in business. I popped a 4-way accumulator on the four matches (which I won, but not much) and then I looked at the SA v Japan fixture. I felt that this one was going to be close. SA underperform fairly regularly at RWC tournaments (often due to the ref – and I checked that there was going to be a ref in this match), and Japan have been the surprise package of the World Cup so far. I was therefore amazed to see that I could get ridiculous odds for the points difference being 0-27. Fourteen to one. Fourteen!

“I’m having some of that,” I thought, as I had some of that.

It was only later in the week that I finally understood what I had actually bet on. Not the points difference between the teams (i.e. the winning margin), but the total number of points scored in the match.


“Never mind, can’t do much about it now,” I thought, neither minding nor doing anything about it now.

It’s not like you can change your mind on these things (well, you can, but you don’t get your money back). I considered it a sign and tried to forget about it. Until, that is, that I wandered in from the garden at half time today and noted that the score was only 5-3.

Sadly, Japan capitulated a little in the second half, and it seems that my bet went out of the window with about 10 minutes to go.

The final score was 26-3, meaning that I lost my bet (and an awful lot of winnings) by just 2 points. Injurious, sure.
However, insult was very much added to that injury when I realised that my initial prediction  (that the points margin would be less than 27) proved to have absolutely correct and also absolutely without value, since I hadn’t actually placed a bet on that happening any more. I’d placed the bet on something that didn’t happen instead.

I think I’ll stick to football in future. Already, I have decided that both the winning margin and the total number of goals in today’s ManU v Liverpool game will be less than 27.

Safety first.