South Africa’s love for sport, horse racing and gambling is demonstrated by how online betting is fast becoming a favoured past-time. A game of sport and the thrill of any race can be greatly enhanced by the possibility of winning cash by simply predicting the outcome! A lot of people place bets by visiting betting outlets strategically placed around the country to promote accessibility. However, South Africa is a developing country and more people who can afford to bet and gamble simply do not have the time to make the trip to the betting outlets. Combine this with the influence of technology and the internet, you have the reasons why online betting is so popular.
Online betting in South Africa offers the avid gambler many codes of sports and events, races and casino style bets to choose from and the South African player can also choose the style of betting most suitable to their gambling entertainment needs. Despite this, most South African bets are placed on soccer. Proposition bets require the player to accurately predict the outcome of an event with an accurate score in order to have a claim to winnings. Parlay bets, such as Soccer 6, enable the player to place bets on multiple matches. As with any other form of betting, bookmakers calculate the odds in a such a way that the betting experience is lucrative for the player and the bookmaker too.
Casino bets form a huge chunk of the online betting activities and licensed online betting companies such as GamblingSa encourage responsible gambling. Most players of casino games will choose a betting site based on the size of the welcome bonus offered. Welcome bonus can be as high as R5 000/ At present the Casino Las Vegas is giving new players a bonus of R2 600 as a welcome gift!
The horse racing industry also has a strong presence in the betting scene, with Tabonline leading the pack of online betting companies that have horse racing on their array of possible bets.