So, it’s your first time ever that you are showing some interest in South African Horse Racing betting, and you would like to know a bit more before you enter the world of ‘Horse Betting South Africa’ on your own.
Firstly, you will have to learn to crawl before you can walk, so let us start right at the beginning to give you an overall complete picture of Horse Betting in South Africa.
Horse racing has been around for centuries, and originated in the year 1797 followed by the first club meeting in the year 1802. The horse racing body named ‘The Jockey Club of South Africa; was founded in the year 1882 and later changed name to ‘The National Horse Racing Authority’.
Horse Racing and horse betting has become so popular over the years that it is now a multi-million Rand sporting activity today in South Africa alone, not to our surprise however, knowing how many centuries Horse Betting has been taking place in South Africa alone.
Horse Racing in South Africa today is controlled by two organizations named ‘Phumela Gaming and Leisure Limited’ who controls the Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Gauteng; and ‘Gold Circle’ who controls Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal.
If you would like to bet on a horse race, then you have three options to choose from. You can either go to the track physically and bet at the actual sporting event live, or you may bet at any of the numerous Tabs in South Africa and then last but not least, you may bet on a Horse Race in South Africa by opening an account on any of the various South African websites who host horse betting in South Africa of your choice.
Many people bet on horse races purely for the enjoyment and excitement thereof, some even predict and bet on the winning horses based on the names they like or what the actual horse looks like. While others give it great thought, investigation and overall knowledge of the sport to predict the winner for a chance to make loads of money.