Founded back in 1990, and having entered the online fray in 2012, Playabets is a great option for punters looking for valuable promos, lots of betting markets, and a sizeable sportsbook. While this bookmaker doesn’t offer the easiest welcome bonus to claim, or the best-looking website, all around, Playa Bets is worth signing up with.
- Lots of valuable promos
- Wide range of betting markets
- Sizeable sportsbook
- Bonus offer isn’t easy to claim
- Website isn’t the best
|Game Types||Sports betting, betting games, live betting|
|Deposit methods||Credit Card, Instant EFT, Bank Transfer, Vouchers, Zapper|
|Withdrawal methods||Bank Transfers, Instant cash, e-wallet, Retail Shops|
|Odds provider||Playa Bets|
|Betting functions||Fixed odds betting, live betting, cash out|
|Casino game types||Live Games, Bet Games, Lucky Numbers, Virtual Games|
|Casino provider||Evolution, Ezugi, Kiron Virtuals|
|Support||Phone, Email, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Livechat|
PlayaBets South Africa
Playabets Top Features
Why join Playabets
✅ Promos for days
✅ Plenty of betting markets
✅ Wide range of sports to bet on
Playabets have been around for years and entered the online space back in 2012.
While not as popular as the likes of Betway and Hollywoodbets, Playabets offer plenty to keep South African punters happy.
Sports fans that like plenty of betting markets and a wide sportsbook will enjoy betting with Playabets, and will be happy to know that if they run into any issues, they can simply send a message via WhatsApp to recieve some help.
We also enjoyed the weekly promos and features (such as cash out) that were available.
Below, you can read a little more about where playabets excels, and where they could improve:
What we like about Playabets
✅ Plenty of promos available
✅ Wide selection of betting markets
✅ Good range of sports to bet on
What we dislike about Playabets
❌ You need to email their promotions department to receive the bonus
❌ Website wasn’t the best to bet with
Playabet Review at a glance
Playabets offer all new users a 100% up to R1000 welcome bonus, which is pretty standard in South Africa.
This bonus is offered by a handful of other betting sites, which makes it feel a little less than special.
The bonus does however come with very low roll-over requirements, but pretty high odds, meaning that you’ll need to pull off three big wins to get your bonus money withdrawable.
Overall, the bonus is alright, but it isn’t this bookmaker’s strongest feature.
When determining the value of odds, we use an odds margin calculator, and we were impressed to see that Playabets offers odds that are extremely competitive.
On par with World Sports Betting, you’ll do well to find a sportsbook that offers better odds than these two.
Playabet’s markets are our favourite thing about them.
We found more than a thousand markets for Premier League games, and over 700 for lesser popular leagues - that’s even more than Gbets.
If you’re keen on having loads of options to choose from while betting, we’d highly recommend Playabets.
An area Playabets tend to lack a little is when it comes to the features they have on offer.
While they offer cash out, bet codes, and live scores, we would have liked to have seen a little more from them.
Betway does a better job of offering features, so if features mean a lot to you, we’d recommend them as an alternative.
We feel that Playabets offers a great experience when it comes to their mobile betting site.
Not only do they offer a great mobile website, but they’re also one of the only South African betting sites to offer an iOS betting app.
We couldn’t find any evidence of an android apk, but we couldn’t find anything, which we thought was a little disappointing.
That aside, the iOS app feels slick, and we’d actually recommend using the betting app or the mobile website over the desktop version.
Playabets offer payment gateways from all of South Africa’s leading payment providers.
While Hollywoodbets offer a couple more payment methods, all in all, we don’t feel that any South African punters would be disappointed with the payment methods offered by Playabets.
Given the fact that some betting sites in SA give you the chance to FICA through a specially built portal, the fact that you need to email Playabets to FICA it feels a little outdated.
Hollywoodbets and Supabets both offer this feature, but we’re also aware that sending an email with FICA documentation isn’t the biggest hassle out there.
Whilst this could be improved, Playabets’ lack of a FICA portal isn't a deal-breaker in our eyes.
Playabets Betting Games
Playabets offer live games, lucky numbers and bet games as part of their betting games offering, and we must say, it’s pretty impressive.
You have the regular range of bet games to choose from, as well as live games provided by some of the best gaming providers in the world.
If you’re a fan of playing casino games in between placing bets, Playabets would be a standout option.
Playabets offer new customers a 100% up to R1000 first deposit bonus after they sign up and make their initial deposit.
As far as value goes, this bonus is pretty decent, but in all honesty, this is a very common bonus in the country, which doesn’t really make it stick out from the pack.
What does make this bonus a little more impressive in comparison is the fact that you only need to play through the bonus 3 times to withdraw the offer, but the odds you need to play at are higher than anywhere else.
The steps below will help you claim this bonus offer:
How to claim the Playabet Bonus
Create an account
Make your first deposit
Claim your bonus offer
Now that you know that you’ll receive a bonus with Playabets if you create an account and deposit with them, we thought it’d be a good time to show you exactly what you need to do to create an account with them!
Registering with Playabets is a walk in the park. The process itself is free and takes no longer than 2 minutes to complete.
Playabets only require some personal information from you when signing up. You’ll most likely be able to retrieve all this information off the top of your head.
Playabets need your cellphone from before anything else.
How to Sign up with Playabets
Click on Join
Enter your personal details
Click on Create account
Verify your phone number
Now that you know how to sign up, we thought we’d then introduce you to the different ways you can make a deposit in this betting site.
Ways to Deposit with Playabets
100% back on your first deposit up to R1000
These are the ways to credit your Playabets account:
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We think Playabets is a great option for bettors to try out if you've not created an account with them yet.
Playabets is a great option for both new and seasoned players, as you're promised great odds, plenty of markets, and wide range of sports to bet on.
What I liked most about Playabets was their mobile website, which technically cancels out what I dislike most about them, which is their desktop website.
This is the perfect option for iOS users who prefer betting on an app, but Android users will still be satisfied with a great mobile website.