Powerbets has recently launched in the South African gambling market after enjoying long term and measurable successes in other countries on the continent, like Kenya. Powerbets is looking like it has the potential to make a big splash in the South African Betting market. They have competitive odds, great supports and a really impressive mobile site.
Sports is the main focus with the popular football, rugby, boxing, tennis and basketball tournaments and games being covered. The website also covers lesser known sports such as floorball, ice hockey, water sports and martial arts. There is an option for liove betting, but this it is better accessible on a mobile phone than on a desktop.
Powerbets South Africa launched with a 100% Deposit match up to R10,000 and we’re going to review their site and bonuses in our Powerbets Review.
The betting site is designed and heavily optimized for mobile users. While they’re currently in beta you can bet and play from your mobile or desktop. However visiting the site on desktop will force you to use the mobile site. We’re not sure if this will change after the beta but we assume it will.
The site is great on mobile, it has a very slick app like feeling to it, and everything is available at the click of a button. All of the important links and markets are instantly accessible from the landing page so you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting where you need to go. The site does look like Supabets mobile in some areas, but these should be cleaned up once they’ve moved out of beta.
Any experienced gambler who has bet at online sportsbooks in the past will be able to conquer the navigation of Powerbet.io in a matter of minutes. Powerbets offers players the virtual experience in virtual gaming. The sports offered are listed below that, and your betting coupon is displayed prominently in the center of the page. Live betting is a massive aspect of Powerbet, and all the upcoming games are easily visible on the right-hand sidebar of the site. Most online sportsbooks of bitcoin or traditional currencies follow a very similar format and layout – people like familiarity. However, powerbets is yet to become popular online gaming site due to limited marketing as well as using the bitcoin mobile wallet which is less popular among players in the country. Despite the fact that the few shortcoming powerbets offer players secure methods of payment in the form of bitcoin compared to other players in the market.
Sports to bet on
- American football
- Ice hockey
- American football
- Virtual games
So you do get live in play betting with them and you can see a glimpse of what is happening on the home page in their Live Betting section. You can switch between different sports as well to see what is going on and from that main start you can see the number of markets that are open for a particularly football match for example. The bigger the game the more market you’re going to find open, but even obscure matches get decent coverage with over 30 markets live usually.
As you can probably imagine, the live in betting on a particular market is straightforward. You can filter the live markets to like the Main ones or the Goals markets with one click. Their live betting is quick and easy to use.
Powerbets App Features
Upon entering the Powerbets website you are met with their homepage and you will immediately recognise their unusual look in comparison to other sportsbooks. Powerbets site looks very dated for a site that was launched just a few years ago, however, their simple look makes it very easy to use. Punters can access Powerbets’ menu from the top left of the homepage which will bring up an A-Z list of their available live events and sports. From the centre of the homepage, customers can quickly add featured markets to their bet slip. Continue to scroll down and you will find a selection of Powerbets available ‘In-Play’ markets.
Powerbets does not feature the largest sportsbook with their entire collection of covered sports ranging from Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Ice Hockey and Volleyball. Punters can also place in-play bets but will have to make do with just four sports which include Soccer, Basketball, Ice Hockey and Volleyball. Powerbets does offer a ‘Match Tracker’ feature which tracks and shows a visual representation of the events taking place in an event.
How to Download and Use the Powerbets Mobile App
At this time, Powerbets does not have a mobile app available on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. However, Android users will be able to find an APK file for the app which can be downloaded through various third party sites, but we recommend waiting until an app arrives on an official store before making the decision to download an APK file, as this could harm your device in many ways. Users can instead use the online website through their browser. This works perfectly and looks identical to how an app would look if they had one, so there’s absolutely no reason to avoid using it.
Before doing anything else, users should register or login to the site by tapping the relevant icon sitting in the centre of their screen, coloured in green. Signing up is never a lengthy process and once completed, users are free to enjoy everything that Powerbets has to offer.
Refer a Friend : After your friend has made Settled Stakes in total value of R 100 with a minimum odds of 1.50 on any football match on the 3 way market (1,X,2), POWERBETS will credit R 20 bonus in your account and R 5 bonus in the participant’s account.
Money back special : Get 10% back on your aggregate weekly figure from a Tuesday to a Monday.
Powerbets Deposit Bonus
Powerbets have a 100% deposit match up to R10,000. A fantastic offer that sees them join the likes of World Sports Betting and Supabets when it comes to huge bonuses. To wager the bonus voucher you must meet the following requirements :
The 100% deposit bonus voucher must be played (single bet or multiple bets) on any sports market with cumulative odds 3.5 or greater. It is not necessary to stake the full deposit bonus voucher in one bet. Additionally : Deposit bonus vouchers are valid for a period of three（3）days after receiving them and will be voided thereafter. So you’ll need to use your bonus within 3 days or risk losing it.
While we really like the size of the bonus we aren’t overly excited about the wagering, but that might change over time.
How to Register on Powerbets
- Please visit https://lite.powerbets.co.za and click on the “Login/Register” button on the top RIGHT corner of the website.1
- Read the Terms and Conditions, tick the relevant boxes, and fill in the mobile number you use for your mobile money account into the cellphone field and click the “Send Code” button.2
- You will receive a SMS with a verification code. Enter this code in field provided and then click the “Join/Log in” button. If the code is correct, you will instantly be registered.3
- If you don’t receive a code you can click on the “Resend in 1 min” button and a new code will be sent to you.
If you still can’t log in, please contact our support center for assistance
Now you can enjoy betting on South Africa’s best sports betting platform.
How to Bet on Powerbets
They have made betting simple across all sports and markets. To place a bet, follow the steps below.
- They’ve made betting simple across all sports and markets.
- In order to place a bet, click on the relevant game you want would like to place a bet on, select the market, and then the game will be adding to your betslip.
- You are able to add more than one games to your betslip by selecting more games.
- Once you are happy with your selections, click on the “Place Bet” or “Betslip” tab at bottom of your screen.
- Enter the amount you want to stake, and click the “Place Bet” button to place your bet.
Now that you have registered and your account has been set up, kindly ensure that you log in before you place your bet.
PLEASE NOTE : If you have valid odds and expired odds in your betslip, the bet will only take into account the valid odds when providing potential winnings calculations and payouts. Please review your betslip before placing your bet.
Platform website is very easy to navigate and all you need to do start betting is click on the sport you are interested in e.g. Football, Basketball, Tennis, Cricket or Rugby to find matches that you want to bet on.
A multi-bet contains more than one match in a betslip. Adding more than one game to a betslip is an excellent way to boost your odds and stand a chance to win a much higher amount than a single bet. We also have weekly promotions for multi-bet so you will get an extra bonus if you include 5 or more games in a betslip.
To place a multi bet, click on the team you predict to win in a match. Click on either the Home team (first listed team) or the Away team (second listed team). If you wish to predict that the outcome of the game will be a draw, click in the middle of the two teams to select X (DRAW). Continue selecting more games to add to your betslip to make a multi-bet.
You can access additional markets for a game by clicking on the “>” on the right of the match to open all of the available markets.
Once you select your prediction, click on the “Betslip” tab next to the “Account” tab to confirm the match you are betting on, see the odds for the match, your potential winnings, and enter the amount you want to stake and click on the “Continue” button.
You can now review your betslip details and once you are happy you can click on the “Place Bet” button to place your bet.
If you would like to do away with the entire bet and start a fresh, then click on “Clear Betslip”.
After clicking the “Place Bet” button a confirmation message will be displayed on the screen showing the amount you have bet, your Bet ID and your potential winnings.
From this confirmation message, you can go straight to your Bet History by clicking on “Sports Bet History”. Open, winning and losing bets can be viewed on the Account page.
Pros and cons
- Excellent odds, especially on basketball, which I bet a lot.
- High odds are available.
- Live betting available.
- Instant withdrawals
- Elaborate website
- Variety of sports to bet on.
- Two mobile wallets
- No withdrawal fees
- Instant withdrawals
- Deposit bonus
- Elaborate website
- Deposits are not instant they long confirmation time
- Missing some markets: e-sports and horse racing
- Not so many promotions could use a few more
- Not well marketed
Powerbets Customer Services
Any online gaming site needs to provide their customers with adequate customer service and you can rest assured when using Powerbets, as they have all they supply all the usual avenues of customer support which are available 24/7, seven days a week. For those of you who have accounts with Powerbets, you can use their live chat service. Powerbets also offers a telephone helpline and email which all their customers can use. When using email, customers must be prepared to wait up to 48 hours for a response.
Whatsapp: +27 62 598 8238, +27 63 364 8208
Powerbets is not a well know bookmaker in South Africa and more has to be done to allow it to reach more markets across the country. The company has to invest more in advertising to become more visible to potential new registrations. The website of Powerbets is very user-friendly. They can add more sports options to help users have a variety to choose from.