This SupaBets review is talking about the popular South African online bookmaker that has extensive sports betting and horse racing markets. SupaBets has a great sign-up bonus for new customers and plenty of ongoing promotions to make it worth your while coming back to the site. Our SupaBets review will examine everything from the bonus offers to the people behind the operation.
An introduction to SupaBets
SupaBets was founded in 2008 and is owned by Portapa Ltd. The company has more than 90 retail branches across Africa, including in South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania, making it clearly one of the biggest bookmakers based in South Africa.
The SupaBets.co.za website was founded in 2014 with the aim of complementing the retail business, and finding new online customers. SupaBets sits alongside Hollywood Bets and SportingBet as a top ZA betting site.
Supabets has a strong reputation with punters on the internet, with most queries about payments being resolved.
SupaBets bonus offers
SupaBets has a swag of bonuses, including a no deposit bonus, first deposit bonus and daily promotions, that can help you when betting on sports and racing events.
Supabets no deposit bonus
SupaBets bonus is a R50 Sign-Up Bonus. The SupaBets Free Bet is credited to new accounts by 7am the next day. The wagering requirements attached to the SupaBets Bonus are a three-time turnover requirement, which is reasonable for a ZA bookmaker bonus.
Supabets first deposit bonus
On top of the no deposit bonus, when you make your first deposit Supabets will match your first deposit 100% up to the value of R10,000. To receive this bonus you must have given SupaBets your FICA details. To turn the bonus amount into real money you must turn it over five times.
Other promotions at SupaBets
On top of the new player bonus, SupaBets has plenty of daily promotions that can help your betting at Supabets.
Multi-bet special: Get a bonus on dividends which grows the more legs you include. Starts at 2.5% and goes all the way through to 125%.
Money-back special: Receive 10% of losses back in bonus bets. Awesome!
Supabets betting markets and odds
Supabets.co.za has extensive sports betting markets available for punters, with these including your mainstays in South Africa such as rugby betting (markets in South Africa and International competitions), cricket (both local and overseas Test, T20 and ODI games), football (every soccer competition around the world) and many, many more.
Some of the unexpected sports on which SupaBets has extensive betting markets include table tennis, darts, floorball, handball, AFL and motor sport.
One of the best things about the SupaBets website is the sheer volume of markets on major international events, with upwards of 100 markets available on popular football leagues and basketball competitions. Just to highlight the depth of markets at Supabets in comparison to some opposition sites, is the fact there are three markets at Mobibets on a European basketball game, while there are 98 available on the same game at SupaBets.
While we were writing our review of SupaBets we compared the odds on several major events that were happening around the world, and we found that Supabets prices were better or the same as several other major competitors.
Horse racing at SupaBets South Africa
SupaBets did not have horse racing wagers available when they first launched, but this has changed with a strong selection of European, USA and South African odds available. The racing markets you find will include every race meeting in South Africa which is great considering many online bookmakers will have only overseas racing, or no racing at all.
Also included among SupaBets.co.za horse racing are every United Kingdom meeting, from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. France racing is also covered extensively by SupaBets, while the USA racing section is fully stocked with daily markets.
Overall the racing component of SupaBets can be a bit clunky, and slightly confusing throughout the bet process. For instance, when you click on the time of the race, you expect to kick to another screen to view the field and place your bets. Instead you must choose what type of bet you wish to place before the race field displays.
The different types of racing bets you can place at SupaBets are Swingers, Doubles, Exactas, Trifectas, Quartets, Pick threes, Jackpots, Pick Six and Place Accumulators.
SupaBets lotto services – Supanumbers
Supabets also has a lotto service, which is similar to services such as Lottoland that you see around the world. In essence you are betting on lotto draws, with your bet insured by the bookmaker for the full amount of the draw.
Some of the lotto draws available at Supabets to bet on are from Russia, Greece, United Kingdom, Philippines, Ireland, Hong Kong, India, Lithuania, Pennsylvania and other US states, Poland, Quebec, Peru, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Portugal, Italy and Barbados.
Some of the most popular draws available include the US Mega Millions, Singapore Toto and the Irish Daily Millions Afternoon Plus.
SupaBets mobile review & website
SupaBets has a fully responsive mobile website, which means you can place your bets, fund your betting account, claim bonus bets and do anything you would on the desktop website, on mobile.
In our experience the SupaBets service on mobile is equally as good as the desktop version; in fact you could almost say it was better on mobile, largely because it is less glitchy and tends to be easier to navigate around.
Both sports betting and horse racing are available on the Supabets mobile site.
Supa Bets ZA banking options
SupaBets, being a local betting site, has plenty of banking options for customers, with the deposit and withdrawal methods including things like credit and debit cards, web wallets and payment processors all citizens of South Africa would be familiar with. The full list of ZAR deposit options available at Supabets is:
- First Rand Bank
- SID Payment
SupaBets customer Support
SupaBets has multiple ways that you can reach customer service. For instance at the foot of the desktop website there is constantly a little live chat icon, which allows you to chat in real time to a staff member at the betting site. Other methods to reach SupaBets Help or customer service include SMS, email and phoning them directly.
Phone: +27 11 215 7000
SMS Bet to: 31388
SMS Help to 31388
Call from overseas: 0861762237 SOCCER
WhatsApp: 071 041 5897
The verdict: Is SupaBets a good ZA bookmaker?
The World Gambling List had not had much to do with this South African online bookmaker until writing our SupaBets review. Researching the website we quickly found it had a strong reputation and a top-notch betting service for punters based in South Africa. The horse racing available is probably the highlight, with a full form and results service available. SupaBets also has a nice sign-up bonus for new customers as well as easily accessible login pages across all platforms.