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Sunbet review and sign up bonus

SunBet.co.za is one of our top South African betting sites, with it having a strong reputation amongst punters. This SunBet review will explore all aspects of this online betting company, including an overview of its parent company Sun International, the SunBet apps, SunBet sign up bonus and payment methods. Basically anything you need to know about SunBet betting you will find in this guide.


SunBet login and mobile URL

SunBet South Africa can be found at SunBet.co.za, with this URL available across all types of devices. Logging into SunBet is a straight-forward process, with it simply a matter of having an account at the bookmaker, which you can learn how to do below.

SunBet mobile login: Login
SunBet desktop login: Login
SunBet URL: https://SunBet.co.za/


SunBet sign up bonus 2021

The SunBet sign up bonus is a generous offer, that can be claimed by any new players at the online bookmaker. The Sun Bet welcome bonus is a 100% matched offer up to R1000. In our experience with the SunBet sign up bonus there are no hidden terms that make this offer worthless, which is what we look for with deposit bonuses.

The SunBet sign up bonus works like this:

  1. Create a new account at SunBet.co.za
  2. Opt in for the SunBet sign up bonus when making your first deposit. Your deposit will now be matched 100% up to Rand 1000.
  3. Your SunBet account will now be credited with up to R1000 in bonus money on top of your initial deposit
  4. If the bonus is not credited to your account automatically, contact SunBet customer support, which can be reached several different ways (learn about them below)

SunBet sports betting review

Sports betting at SunBet.co.za

The SunBet bookmaker might not be as prominent as otherf betting brands in South Africa, but they have definitely put a lot of effort into improving this segment of their business. SunBet’s bread and butter is focussing on sports and racing events that are popular with South Africa, with things like the English Premier League, NBA, rugby, cricket and darts given pride of place.

We placed upwards of 20 bets while writing our SunBet review, and we found the depth in the markets to be reasonable. For instance on most football games you will find upwards of 20 different markets on the game. These include 2nd chance markets, correct score wagering, full time markets, half time markets, handicaps, Asian Lines and even match novelties, like if someone will get carded.

The Sports betting section at SunBet is easy to navigate, although this partly might be because they have less odds on their homepage than other bookies. This however can be rectified by tapping the “All Sports” button which will expand the menu on the left and present you with a dizzying array of markets.

Customers at SunBet.co.za will be able to bet on sports across a variety of devices, with these including computer, mobiles (apps) and even tablets. The odds on sports betting events are competitive at SunBet and we have no recommendation in using them.

Another cool feature of SunBet is that they specialise in esports betting, which is one of the biggest growth areas in online gambling, particularly amongst young people. Esport games covered at SunBet include League of Legends, Dota 2, FIFA and Overwatch.


Sunbet horse racing review

SunBet bet slip for horse racing

SunBet horse racing is a strong product with a variety of thoroughbreds from around the world covered. These include International races from the likes of India, Australia, America, the UK an Ireland. But without a doubt the local racing is what makes SunBet tick.

When you expand the venue in the SunBet racing section you will see the times for each race taking place on that day. You click on the time and you will navigate to the race field, where you can make your selections. These picks will then be placed on a bet slip (pictured), that can be accessible when you are ready to place your racing bets.

If there is a downfall of the racing at SunBet.co.za it is that there is a lack of bet types, with the only obvious types being a win bet and a each/way wager, which is heavily restricted in comparison to the other top racing betting sites.


SunBet mobile review

SunBet SA provides a strong mobile betting experience, with a mobile website, Android app and an iOS app available. All browsers are able to visit the responsive SunBet mobile site, although you will find more perks and quicker access if you download an app.

The SunBet app is not overly complicated and is similar to the desktop website. Like many of the best bookmakers in South Africa, they have got an easy scrolling wheel in their apps, which allows you to browse the most popular sports.

You will find the most popular sports events that are upcoming and their odds as your scroll down the SunBet mobile homepage. But rest assured you can find what you are looking for quickly, by hitting the hamburger menu at the top left of your screen. In here you will find quick links to a list of sports that you can bet on and a link to the promotions page, which shows all the great deals available at the bookie.

If you plan on being a regular at SunBet we do recommend downloading the app, largely because its a smoother experience and takes less data.

SunBet Android app

The SunBet Android app can be downloaded directly from the bookmaker after you have created a new account. You will need to have turned non-market apps off.

SunBet iOS app

The SunBet iOS app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store after you have created an account at the online betting site. Sign in an claim your welcome bonus after downloading.


SunBet.co.za deposit options

SunBet’s deposit options are suitable for punters in South Africa, as you would expect with a site targeting this audience. The payment types at SunBet.co.za include things like credit, debit card and payments processors. The payment options include both instant methods and others that may take longer. The full list of payment methods at SunBet.co.za includes:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit card
  • EFTSECURE
  • OTT
  • 1ForYou

SunBet customer service

SunBet customer service is probably one of the most disappointing aspects of this online betting site, with it only operating during limited hours. This is a pet-hate of ours, when betting sites don’t have around the clock service. You can reach SunBet customer service in the following hours and via these method:

SunBet customer support telephone #:
Available from 7:30AM – 10PM, 7 days a week.
0861 SUNBET (786238

Email address: support@sunbet.co.za


SunBet betting Q and A

SunBet is still finding its way in the sports betting landscape in South Africa, which means you may have questions. You can hit us up via the box below or email us at contact@worldgamblinglist.com.

Does SunBet have live casino games?

SunBet.co.za, unlike other live gambling casinos in South Africa, does not have a live casino, although we have heard rumours they may add one.

Is SunBet a safe bookmaker?

Yes, we have only heard positive things about SunBet.co.za, with it backed by gambling giant Sun International.

Does SunBet have a welcome bonus?

Yes, SunBet gives all new customers a welcome sign up bonus of 100% matched up to the value of R1000.


SunBet review verdict

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SunBet.co.za is a rapidly expanding sports betting site in South Africa, that was more known for being owned by Sun International, than its online betting offering. This has changed in 2021 and we found their service to be outstanding during our testing for this SunBet review. Basically, from signing up, to querying the customer service (just because we can) to cashing out a nice win we got off the SunBet sign up bonus, we found their platform to be outstanding. Overall, SunBet should definitely be put into your wagering rotation, with their odds stacking up nicely against other bookies.