Deposit Methods for South African Punters

Betting sites with best deposit methods

Company Bonus Min. Deposit Turnover ExpiryAction
Easybet bonus
Easybet bonus
R1000 First Bet Match
On Your First Euro 2024 Bet
Min. Deposit
7 days
Up to R3000 Deposit Match
+ 300 Free Spins
Min. Deposit
60 days
Betfred bonus
Betfred bonus
First Deposit Match up to R5000
Min. Deposit
7 days
R25 in Free Bets
+ 50 Free Spins
Min. Deposit
1 days
Betway bonus
Betway bonus
100% up to R1000
as a Free Bet
Min. Deposit
180 days
Deposit Bonuses up to R5000
+ R50 Free Bet & 100 Free Spins
Min. Deposit
15 days
Gbets bonus
Gbets bonus
100% up to R1000
+ R25 Free Sports Bet
Min. Deposit
30 days

Betting Site deposit Methods

Making online payments can be tricky, especially to those of you who haven't done so before. If you’re unsure about how to deposit with betting sites, you’ve come to the right place.

Depositing is a key step within the betting process, and can sometimes be an overlooked factor when it comes to choosing the right betting site for you.

Generally the more deposit methods offered, the better!

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But the truth is, if a betting site offers your preferred deposit method, that’s generally all that matters!

There are some important considerations one must keep in mind when looking to deposit, which will be covered on this page, as well as the different popular depositing methods, and the betting sites with the best depositing methods.

Table of Contents

On this page you can expect all of the most popular betting site deposit methods to be covered in depth.

You can learn about how to deposit with each of these methods, as well as the best betting sites that offer these payment methods.

Click on one of the quick links below to find out more about how to deposit with each of the following betting sites deposit methods:

Deposit with Visa

Deposit with Mastercard

Deposit with EFT

Deposit with Ozow

Deposit with SiD

Deposit with Vouchers

Now that you have a good idea as to what will be covered, it's time to jump straight into learning more about the best deposit methods offered by betting sites!

FAQs about deposit methods

Some commonly asked questions about depositing with betting sites in South Africa

❓ How do I deposit on a betting site?

Depositing on a betting site is a fairly simple process. Before anything, you need to be signed up with a betting site before you’re able to make a deposit. Once signed in click on the “deposit” button that is located on the betting site’s homepage. From here you will be required to enter the amount you wish to deposit, as well as the payment method you wish to deposit with. Depending on the payment method you have selected, a set of prompts will guide you what to do next, which usually involves the provision of information from your side (card number, online banking login, approval on your banking app etc.). Once this has been completed, you will have successfully deposited!

🤑 Can I deposit in South African Rands?

This depends on the betting site you choose to go with. If you select one of the betting sites that have been referenced on this page, you will absolutely be able to deposit in your hard earned rands.

🔒 Is it safe to deposit money on a betting site?

We guarantee that it is safe to deposit with any of the betting sites covered on this page, as well as any South African betting sites that hold licences. Generally, a license ensures that a betting site is trustworthy, and safe to do business with.

💰 Can I get a welcome bonus when I deposit?

That depends on the welcome bonus that is offered by the betting site. Some offer a first deposit bonus, so yes, but others offer a free bet bonus, which means that you won't receive a bonus when you deposit, but rather once you’ve signed up.

🤔 Which betting site has the most deposit methods?

Betway leads the pack in terms of deposit methods they have to offer. They accept deposits in nearly 10 different ways, and enable users to deposit with methods covered by no other betting site.

💳 Which betting sites accept card payments?

The vast majority of betting sites covered on this page accept visa/mastercard payments. They include Betway, Supabets, Sportingbet, Sunbet and World Sports Betting.

🎁 Do betting sites accept vouchers?

Yes, each of the betting sites covered on this page accept vouchers, in a number of forms. The most common vouchers that betting sites accept are 1 Vouchers, OTT Vouchers, and Blu Vouchers, but some betting sites also accept Kazang and EasyLoad vouchers.

💸 Which betting sites accept paypal?

Unfortunately none of the South African betting sites covered on this page accept deposits from Paypal. We believe this to be due to the fact that South Africans are already happy with the transaction methods they have available to them.

How to deposit with betting sites

The process of depositing online is simple and hassle free, provided that you have an active bank account, and in most cases, a banking app or online banking login.

Banking apps are easy to come by, and absolutely free, so if you don’t yet have one, the process of getting one is really simple, as long as you have a bank account.

This can be done by searching for your bank’s banking app on your smartphone’s app store, and downloading the app. It's that easy.

Remember to always select betting sites that accept South Africans rands.
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  • Note: You won’t want to spend hours working out currency conversions and paying exorbitant amounts that haven’t been adjusted to consider South African players.

Each of the betting sites found on this page accept deposits in your hard earned rands, and happily welcome players from South Africa.

Furthermore, always select a betting site that accepts deposits in your preferred online transaction method.

General Guide to Depositing on Betting Sites

If you're new to betting sites, or online payments in general, then being faced with the need to make payment online may feel a little daunting.

Lucky for you however, each of South Africa's top online bookmakers not only provide a host of deposit methods that are convenient, but they're further easy to use, and come with easy to follow instructions.

SA betting sites make it super easy for you to deposit!

Take a look at the steps below to get better acquainted with the process of making a deposit on a betting site

Guide to depositing on a betting site

🤔 Step 1: Choose a Betting Site and Sign Up

The first thing you need to do to deposit on a betting site is to choose one, and then sign up.

If you're unsure about how to choose betting sites, click on the linked text, otherwise, you can move onto the signing up process.

Signing up involves providing betting sites with a couple of pieces of information, such as:

  1. Name and Surname
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Contact Details (phone number and email address)
  4. Address
  5. Source of Income

...Among a few others

🤳 Step 2: Click on Deposit

The next step in the process is a fairly simple one, as all that is involves is clicking on the deposit button that will be found on the respective betting site. Generally the deposit button only becomes visible to people who have signed up, and can usually be located some where in the top area of the homepage of the website.

If you're unsure about how to find it, and you've looked all over the site, another good idea would be to click on the menu button to view the quick links. Generally the depositing link an always be found there

💭 Step 3: Choose your Deposit Method

The next step in the process of making a betting site deposit is choosing from the list of available deposit methods.

The list will generally appear once you have clicked on the "deposit" but some betting sites, like Sportingbet and Gbets, direct you straight to their deposit page once you've signed up.

Either way, all you need to do is click on the deposit method of your choice.

📖 Step 4: Follow the Relevant Instructions

The beauty of depositing with betting sites online is the fact they provide a set of instructions for each and every deposit method.

There's no need to fret when it comes to making your first betting site deposit, as the instructions will be there to guide you through the entire process, from start to finish.

✅ Step 5: Confirm your Payment

The last thing left for you to do is to go ahead and confirm your payment.

You can generally do this on a banking app or online banking profile with most deposit methods, but some allow you to confirm your deposit as part of the depositing process.

Either way you will be notified, and this step can generally be done with the click of a button.

Popular Betting Site Deposit Methods in South Africa

If we were to cover each of the betting site deposit methods offered by bookmakers in South Africa, the simple truth is that we would be be here all day.

That's why we have elected to present you with the most popular, and most commonly offered deposit methods in South Africa, so that you have available to you the most common options that you will most likely end up using.

There are plenty of available betting site deposit methods in South Africa

Here is a list of the deposit methods you are most likely to find:

  1. Visa - recommended
  2. Mastercard - same process as Visa
  3. EFT - SA's favourite way to pay
  4. Ozow - Amazing cardless method
  5. SiD - Another great cardless solution
  6. Vouchers - easiest way to deposit
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  • Follow the list below to get a better idea about some of South African betting sites' leading deposit methods

Deposit with a Visa Card

Visa card deposits are probably one of the most widely accepted forms of payment, and the same can be said for betting sites.

Barring one each of the betting sites covered on this page accepts deposits made from a Visa card

It is one of the simplest ways to credit your betting account.

In order to deposit with a Visa card, you’ll firstly need to have one on hand so you can access the card number, and CVV number (3 digit code visible on the back of the card) and you will need access to either an online banking profile or mobile banking app of the bank that has provided you with this card, in order to approve the payment you will be making.

Pros and Cons of depositing with Visa
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Pros of Visa DepositsCons of Visa Deposits

✅ Easy

❌ Can be tricky to approve payments if you don’t have a banking app.
✅ Instant
✅ Convenient
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Deposit with a Mastercard

Much like Visa, and often thought to be in the same vein, Mastercard is one of the most widely accepted payment methods in betting, in South Africa and across the world.

Almost every betting site mentioned on this page accepts transactions from players using a Mastercard.

Mastercard betting sites generally require users to provide their card numbers as well as the 3 digit CVV numbers which are found on the back of the card.

What is also required, is for users to have either an online banking profile, or banking app of the bank that has provided them with their Mastercard, for the purpose of approving payments before they go through.

Pros and Cons of depositing with a Mastercard
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Pros of Mastercard Cons of Mastercard
✅ Most widely used payment method❌ Need a banking app
✅ Easy
✅ Instant
✅ Hassle free
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All of Sportingbet's deposit Methods

Deposit with EFT

EFT, which can also be referred to as direct deposits or bank transfers in this case, are one of the most common payment methods used by South Africans.

EFTs are one of the most reliable and trustworthy methods to send and receive money and when sending money to someone that banks with the same institution as you, can mean that the money will reflect instantly.

EFTs are cardless, but do rely heavily on online banking

So much so that you are unable to process them without being logged into an online banking profile, or banking app.

This means that you are required to have both a bank account, and have access to either an online banking profile or banking app, either on desktop or on mobile.

Pros and Cons of depositing with EFT
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Pros of EFT Cons of EFT
✅ SA’s favourite way to pay❌ Revolve around online banking
✅ Trustworthy❌ Can take longer to reflect
✅ Safe

Best EFT Betting Site

Hollywoodbets Deposit Methods

💵 Offering a deposit method for everyone!

Hollywoodbets ensure instant EFT payments, as they bank with each of the major banking establishments that preside over South Africa.

As long as you're depositing into the bank account that corresponds with the bank that you use, you are guaranteed instant deposits with EFT.

They bank with:



💰 Nedbank

🤑 Standard Bank

  • Note: Capitec do not oversee betting transactions, so if you're a Capitec user looking to deposit with Hollywoodbets, we recommend using Ozow

Deposit with Ozow

If you’re in between cards, or simply prefer to go cardless, Ozow may be the deposit method for you. Ozow is an instant, free online payment processor that is offered by many of the top betting sites.

Ozow does not require any sign ups or subscriptions, they are quick, easy, and super convenient.
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Depositing with Ozow requires users to have a bank account with one of the leading banks in South Africa, and again, requires users to have a banking app or online banking profile in order to approve payments.

Pros and Cons of Depositing with Ozow
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Pros of Ozow Cons of Ozow
✅ Instant❌ Need an online banking profile/banking app
✅ Cardless
✅ No sign ups or registration required
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All the ways to deposit your Betway account

Deposit with SiD

Another option for those of you who prefer cardless transactions, SiD is a great online payment provider that is backed by a number of trusted South African betting sites.

SiD does not require any registration or sign up process, and is absolutely free to use.

SiD only requires you to have a bank account to make payments with them.

You will however need to authenticate these payments with the help of the banking app or online banking profile that is provided by the bank that you choose to do business with.

Pros and Cons of using SiD
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Pros of SiDCons of SiD
✅ Instant❌ Requires banking app
✅ Cardless
✅ Fast
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Deposit with a voucher

Another one of the popularly accepted deposit methods by betting sites is by way of voucher.

Depositing with a voucher is probably the most straightforward depositing process

It involves punching in the voucher code that is visible on the voucher itself into a field provided by the betting site.

Betting site vouchers can be picked up at a number of different retail outlet stores and can make for a wonderful gift for a punter. There is of course nothing stopping you from buying your own voucher to treat yourself.

Some of the most popular betting voucher providers that South African betting sites have partnered with are 1Voucher and OTT, and are both available to shoppers all around South Africa.

Pros and Cons of depositing with vouchers
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Pros of Vouchers Cons of Vouchers
✅ Instant❌ You need to purchase one externally
✅ Simple to load
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Other Deposit Methods worth mentioning

As has already been mentioned, there are just so many betting sote deposit methods available in South Africa. Bookmakers work really hard to accept as many deposit methods as they can to ensure that users can deposit easily on their platforms.

The list of accepted SA deposit methods is endless!

While the deposit methods that have just been mentioned are the most popular, it's worth mentioning some of the less common deposit methods, to ensure all users are catered to when visiting this page.

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  • Read on to get familiar with some deposit methods that are less common in SA, but very popular around the world

Paypal Betting sites

While Paypal is one of the most widely used international transaction processors, betting sites that accept paypal do not exist in South Africa.

This is partly due to the fact that we have a host of other transaction methods that we are very familiar and happy with.

While PayPal is a great transaction method, South Africans get along just fine with local payment options

The absence of Paypal betting sites could further be explained by the fact that Paypal is quite an expensive medium to use when transferring money in South Africa, and can often take quite long to reflect.

Paypal betting sites are especially popular in Germany, but there are no sportsbooks that accept Paypal in our country.

No Paypal betting sites
Paypal Alternatives in South Africa
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While Paypal betting sites dominate the world's international betting scene, deposit methods of a different form dominate our back yard.

Here is a list of really good alternatives to use instead of Paypal:

  1. Ozow
  2. SiD
  3. PayFast
  4. PayU
  5. SendSpend

Neteller Betting Sites

Neteller is a global digital currency transfer service. Worldwide, Neteller is one of the most widely used deposit methods for betting sites.

This partly due to the fact that they have spent the last two decades processing online gambling transactions from all over the world.

Neteller is one of the payment methods associated with world betting

While this is the case, they are yet to establish a firm foothold in the South African market, which is bound to change with time.

Their service is fast, secure and sophisticated, and guarantees ultimate user satisfaction.

Skrill Betting Sites

Skrill is another global digital currency transfer service that offers users e-wallets that enable them to make a host of online payments.

Formerly Netteller’s biggest rivals in this industry, Skrill and all of its operations were bought over by Neteller in 2015, but still operates under the same name and offers the same services.

Skrill, along with Neteller are the biggest name in iGaming Ewallets

As Skrill is owned by Neteller, it too is yet to gain traction in the South African market, with only one South African betting site offering the opportunity to deposit with them.

World Sports Betting Deposit Methods

Offering some of the more unique deposit methods in SA

World Sports Betting Deposit methods are the next in the list, and include all of the popular South African payment methods and more. They are the only South Africcan betting site that accepts deposits from Neteller and Skrill users, making them stand out. World Sports Betting deposit methods include:

  1. Ozow
  2. Visa/Mastercard
  3. Direct Deposit (EFT)
  4. SiD
  5. InstantEFT
  6. OTT Voucher
  7. 1 Voucher
  8. Neteller
  9. Skrill
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