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Playbet South Africa review

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Playbet (Pty) Ltd are the owners of; an online betting website powered by Turfsport and secured by Thawte. Users can bet on many different sports including American football, Aussie rules, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, floorball, futsal, golf, handball, horse racing, ice hockey, lotto numbers(fixed and multiple), lucky letters, mixed martial arts, motor sport, rugby, rubgy 55 special bet, snooker, soccer, soccer 66 special bet, tennis, special events and world cup 2014. Bets are easily placed on their website once an account has been opened by choosing a sport, tournament or event from the event browser, then selecting a market from the market list by clicking the bet button. The website offers live in play and up-to-date results on all sports as well as sporting news and upcoming events. Betting types include straight or fixed odds win bets, exacta, double, trifecta, swinger, handicap, quartet and exotic bets such as jackpot, place accumulator and pick 6.
Playbet is mobile friendly, allowing users to bet anywhere at anytime, with an easy to use and basic mobile website accessible using all internet enabled phones. They do not have any physical outlets and are based in Johannesburg and Mpumalanga.

All open bets are limited to R500 00.00 and limits apply to each client per bet type and per event. Winning limits also apply to a win, a place, a swinger, an exacta, a trifecta, a quartet, a double, a place accumulator, a jackpot, a pick 3 and a pick 6 bets. The maximum winnings are limited to the total net pool limit of the local SAFTOTE pool or the maximum payout limit of R500 000.00. is an exciting and easy to use online betting portal that provides clients with everything they need for a direct online betting experience. The website hosts up to date results and live in play where users can bet on a match while it is happening. The also provide plenty of information from banking to rules to live in play matches. Users can show their support and follow Playbet on Facebook and Twitter.

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Playbet Site Overview

With its red and black colour scheme, the PlayBet site is aesthetically pleasing, managing to attract your attention without hurting your eyes. Both the vertical and horizontal navigation bars simplify the user experience, allowing punters easy access to the various sports as well as Lotto and lucky numbers available.

PlayBet offers live up-to-date results on all sports, while also providing a news feed and upcoming events section. Upcoming matches are displayed on the right-hand vertical navigation bar which allows punters to easily locate events which are starting soon to get their bets on as fast as possible. The results page is a useful feature which allows users to see which of their bets won and lost. Punters are also able to download a detailed soccer fixtures list with upcoming matches and betting odds from most of the world’s leagues.

PlayBet has a scrolling news feed at the top of the home page which provides all the latest winning lottery and lucky numbers. Also displayed is the Play Bet customer service number should punters have any account or product-related queries. Contact details also appear prominently at the top and bottom of the home page which we found to be a big plus when compared to other bookies. If you’d like to contact Playbet customer service directly use the image below.

Unfortunately, we find taking multiples/accumulators a bit confusing with PlayBet because of the system Turfsport uses, whereby you have to decide whether you want to take a bet with multiple legs before you put anything into your betslip and use a different button (MPL or SMPL). However, we were pleased to see step-by-step instructions on the home page explaining the process of placing a bet, which we have never seen before on any other online sports betting site. There is also readily available information on betting rules, banking methods, etc. which are often tricky to find on many other online sports betting sites.

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Betting options


The betting choice on Playbet South Africa is fantastic. This is the list of possible events:

  • American football and soccer
  • basketball and baseball
  • badminton and boxing
  • cycling and golf
  • horse racing, motor and rugby
  • lotto, special events and tennis

Games Available at Playbet

The games on offer at Playbet are slots, casino table games, video poker, scratch cards and live dealer games. The games can all be accessed via mobile devices too, so players can enjoy playing wherever they are. The most extensive page in the games catalogue is the slots section. Here you can find some famous titles along with more niche games from NetEnt and Microgaming Quickfire. Some of the most popular slots include: Aloha, When Pigs Fly, Gonzo’s Quest, Immortal Romance, Steam Tower, Starburst, The Invisible Man, Piggy Riches, South Park, Jimi Hendrix, Avalon II, Scarface, Guns ‘n’ Roses, King of Slots, and Dracula.

There are also a large number of table games available here, including American Roulette, French Roulette, European Roulette, along with high roller versions with bigger betting limits. Blackjack games include single deck, double exposure, blackjack pro, while the site also has pontoon offering.

Players can choose from both baccarat and punto banco, while there is also red dog, along with many video poker varieties, such as Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild. In the video poker section, you can also find Caribbean Stud Poker and Texas Holdem Poker.

In addition to the impressive selection of table games, Playbet also offers the niche game of keno in its ‘specials’ tab, along with a few ‘mini games’, including two types of Roulette Mini, a Starburst Mini and a game of Mini Blackjack. These are smaller versions of the main game and offer a great introduction to the games for new players and those looking for a change of pace.

Finally, the scratch cards on offer here give slots players a different game to enjoy, with the collection including 4 varieties: Ace Scratch, 7 Gold Scratch, Lucky Double, and Triple Wins Star Ticket.

The live casino also offers roulette, blackjack and punto banco for players who enjoy playing games dealt by real dealers in real time. Overall, the games collection is quite extensive and most players will be able to find a game to suit them, whether that is the latest video slots, traditional roulette or mini games.

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Special offers & Bonuses


Playbet website provides a selection of promotions. However, they don’t provide a deposit or FICA bonus. Players can take advantage of the first bet limit up to R20000. The best bonuses are presented on horse racing, rugby, golf, and cricket chances.

How to Register on Playbet

Playbet is relatively to the online gambling market but has made tremendous progress in the space of 8 years. The bookie is based in South Africa and mainly caters to players who reside there. On the Playbet website, players can find various sporting events to bet on as well as impressive odds and payout time. Here is how you can join Playbet through the bookie’s online platform.

  1. Visit through your internet enabled device.
  2. On the welcome page, click on “register now” located at the top.
  3. Fill the short and easy registration form with your personal details, email address and phone number.
  4. Read and confirm you agree to the terms and conditions by ticking the box at the bottom of the page.

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How to Login into your Playbet Account


Click “LOGIN” on the top right corner on your home page

The login screen will pop-up

– fill in your cellphone number used when you were registering you Playbet account

– Type in the password you created when you were registering you Playbet account

– Click “LOGIN”

Once you are logged in, your Account balance will be show on the top right corner

of your screen

How to withdraw money from Playbet

Playbet is a sports betting company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The bookie has an online betting website where punters can find a rich list of sports and an extensive list of betting market. The website comes with impressive usability which allows punters to access all functions available. After wagering and winning, withdrawing funds on this website takes a few easy steps, which we will outline in the instructions below.

  1. Visit the Playbet website and login as a user.
  2. Go to “Account” Click on the “withdraw’ button.
  3. Select the withdrawal method you prefer. Your options include Neteller, Skrill, Visa, MasterCard and Bank transfer.
  4. Input the amount you wish to withdraw.
  5. Submit your request. You might be asked to submit certain documents or IDs depending on the amount you are trying to withdraw.

Your payment will be processed instantly or between 1-5 days depending on the withdrawal option you have chosen.

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Banking at Playbet is straightforward with the site accepting a wide variety of different deposit methods. Players can make financial transactions using Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer, Skrill, Neteller, and Paysafe Card. All these transactions are instant apart from bank transfer which will take 1 to 5 working days. Withdrawals onto credit or debit card will also take 1 to 5 working days.

How to update my Banking details

  • Click “LOGIN” on the top right corner of your home page
  • On the menu, click “Account”
  • Click on “Banking”
  • Click on “Bank Account Details”

Fill in the following

  • Bank Name
  • Branch Name
  • Branch Code
  • Account Holder name
  • Account Number
  • Swift Number (leave blank)

Note! It is compulsory to fill in all the fields that have an asterisk (*) character on them

Example: Bank Name*

  • Click “UPDATE” at the bottom of the form to complete the update

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Responsible Gambling | Self Exlusion


Punters may, at any time, request temporary or permanent exclusion from our Service. The self-exclusion options available are:

  • Brief break / Cooling-Off:  the account is suspended for at least: 24 hours
  • Temporary Suspension:  the account is suspended for at least: 1 month
  • Self-Exclusion:  the account is suspended for at least: 6 months
  • Permanent Self-Exclusion:  the account is permanently closed and punter will not be allowed to re-open it

Self-exclusion is a legislated programme where a player may wish to exclude himself/herself from gambling activities. In terms of the legislation anyone can apply for self-exclusion. An individual that is excluded from gambling activities cannot take part in any gambling activity for a period of 6 months. During this period of exclusion, an individual that is excluded is offered counseling and support through the National Responsible Gambling Programme (NRGP).

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Playbet (Pty)Ltd – Reg. N: 2010/011826/07 All Rights Reserved License Number: VAN002 Complying with the Gauteng Gambling Act No. 4 of 1995 (“the Gambling Act”).
Playbet is a Licensed Bookmaker with the Gauteng Gambling Board and is subject to the relevant provincial gambling legislation and national gambling laws. Winners Know When To Stop. National Responsible Gambling Program Toll Free Helpline: 0800 006 008. No persons under the age of 18 are permitted to gamble.
The following terms and conditions were created in 2011 – 2019 by Playbet and are considered Playbet’s intellectual property as company financial resources, expertise and time were allocated during the process. Please do not copy parts of our terms and conditions as whole as it will be considered copyright infringement as Playbet will be entitled to damage claims as per South African copyright laws.

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