Betway Sports Betting | How to Bet on Sports on Betway?

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This article looks at the Betway sports section and how to bet on it. We also briefly mention the esports sections and the games you can find there.

What is Betway Sports Market?

The Betway online sports betting site is filled with many sports events. While alternative betting sections like virtuals and bet games offer unlimited betting and entertainment, sports fans still focus on betting in the sports market.

South Africans generally are huge sports fans, and the sporting market is still the most popular section on Betway. And this is because the country is very popular for three major sports: football, rugby, and cricket.

South Africa holds an impressive record, as there are one of just five countries in the world to compete in the World Cup of these three sports.

Even more impressive is that there have been host countries for these three sports. Hosting the Rugby World Cup first in 1995, the ICC World Cup first in 2003 and the FIFA World Cup in 2010, becoming the first and only African country to host it.

Other popular sports in the country include Athletics, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, and boxing.

Below we will analyse the betting sections of the following sports on Betway sports.

  1. Football
  2. Tennis
  3. Cricket
  4. Golf
  5. Boxing
  6. Darts
  7. Handball
  8. Ice hockey
  9. Rugby
Betway Sports Market South Africa


Football takes first place in South Africa even though the national team has not been so successful in international competitions.

The Betway football section has the most events and largest betting markets. On the Betway sportsbook, you can see leagues like the English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, etc.

For major European footballing countries, you can see their second and third and even fourth-tier leagues.

Other competitions include the UEFA competitions (Champions League, Europa and Conference League), AFCON, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, and the biggest football competition, the FIFA World Cup.


On the tennis side, the bookmaker provides betting markets for the biggest games in tennis. Starting from the Australian Open in January to Roland Garros and Wimbledon held in the middle of the year.

And the final major competition is the U.S Open, traditionally organised in August. You can also see betting markets for other tours organised by the biggest tennis bodies like the ITF, ATP and WTA.


As one of the few countries sanctioned to play test cricket, South African bettors are very much in love with the game. On Betway, you can find the One Day International (ODI) series, the T20 and T20i series and international competitions like the ICC World Cup and the T20 World Cup. The Indian Premier League is also a popular competition featured on Betway.


Golfing is very popular in South Africa and has a lot of fans. But most golfing events available on Betway South Africa are not based in Africa.

Below is a list of golf events that Betway provides the market for.

  1. The U.S Open.
  2. The Open Championship.
  3. The Presidents Cup.
  4. Ryder Cup
  5. The US Masters.
  6. PGA Championships.

The only betting market for golf on Betway is the outright market, where you can bet on the overall winner in the competition, and the odds are very competitive.


Even though boxing is popular, the game is organised differently from other sports. There are no country-specific boxing leagues or competitions.

However, the World Boxing Association (WBA), the World Boxing Organisation(WBO), the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and the World Boxing Council (WBC) all regulate the sports.

There are different sports organising bodies; the most popular is the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NASC). And their fights are available on Betway. The only betting market for boxing is the match-winner market.


For bettors interested in betting on dart competitions, you can see the World Cup of Darts and the Modus Darts Online Live League on Betway.

The odds for the dart games are competitive, and the bookmaker offers other markets in addition to the match-winner market.


On the Betway online sports betting site, you can see just a few competitions for handball, like the EHF Champions League. B

ut the good thing is that you can see all the betting markets for the sports, including handicap, draw no bet and halftime/fulltime markets.

Ice hockey

Because of the need for an ice skating rink for Ice Hockey, the sport is not popular in South Africa and Africa as a whole because of the climate.

But on the Betway online sports betting section, you can see leagues from the NHL and the AHL in the U.S and also the Australian Ice Hockey League.


South Africa has one of the most successful Rugby teams, the Springboks. This has made rugby very popular among bettors.

On the Betway online sports betting site, you will see betting markets for many rugby leagues and competitions from the two forms of rugby available.

For the rugby union, you will see competitions like the Sixes Nations Championships, the Rugby World Cup, the English Premiership and Super Rugby. While for rugby league, you have competitions like National Rugby League and State of origin.

Betway Esports Market

For the uninitiated, esports is competitive games that are played electronically. Esports betting is still growing, and even though it is not as popular as major sports, Betway has thrown its weight behind it.

There are several esport games available on Betway. Some of them include:

  1. League of Legends
  2. DOTA 2
  3. Counter-Strike
  4. StarCraft
  5. Rainbow Six
  6. King of Glory

These are some of the most popular games in the esports space, and most of them are team games.

Betway Esports Market

The competitions are organised in different leagues, and Betway offers different leagues for the games. However, other popular games not on Betway are FIFA, Mortal Kombat, Overwatch, and Valorant.

Esport betting is similar to normal betting. The only difference is that the betting market for esports is not as large as normal sports games. And on the Betway platform, you can place an accumulator bet with normal sports and esport predictions in one bet slip.

However, if you want to place the bets with the welcome bonus, the esport games won’t be part of the wagering requirements.

Follow the steps below to place an esports bet on Betway:

  1. Log into your account on Betway.
  2. Click on the esports tab at the top of the page.
  3. Select the esports game of your choice from the list.
  4. Make your predictions on the game.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to add more predictions to your betslip.
  6. When you are done, enter an amount on the bet slip on the left side of the page to stake your Betway predictions.
  7. Click on ‘Bet now’ to place the bet.

How to Bet on Betway Sports?

Betway has made it very easy to place sports bets on its platforms. You can place bets on the desktop site, mobile site, or Betway sports app. The steps for placing bets on the Betway sports section are the same for the three platforms. However, before using the Betway app, you must download and install it on your device.

The Betway app is available for Android and iOS users. Android users can download and install the Betway apk file from the mobile apps download page. In contrast, iOS users can search for Betway on the App Store and install it directly.

Now you can follow the steps below to place bets on the Betway sports section.

Create an account with Betway

Head to the bookmaker’s website and click the ‘Sign up button. You will have to fill out the registration form with your details.

Make sure you type in the correct details as you will be required to upload documents to verify it. If you have a Betway sign up code, you may be required to enter it to qualify for the sports welcome bonus.

Log into your account

After completing the registration process; you will have to log into your account. Go to the bookmaker’s site, and enter your phone number and password. These are your login details, and you are required to keep them safe.

Deposit money

Before you can place bets, you need to have money in your Betway account to stake your predictions.

To deposit money, log into your account and click on the ‘Deposit’ button at the top of the page. Select your preferred deposit method and complete the steps to deposit money into your Betway account.

Place bets

After completing the steps above, you can now place bets in the Betway sports section. The Betway football section is the default home page in the sports section.

To choose a different sport from the available ones, scroll sideways on the sports selection at the top of the page. After you select the sports, you can then scroll down to select a sporting event.

The 1×2 market is visible for most of the events, and to get more betting markets, click on the ‘More bets’ button. You will then see the entire betting market for that event.

Make your predictions and stake the bet by entering an amount on the bet slip. Click on ‘Bet Now’ to bet the games.

In addition to pregame betting, you can also place live bets. The Betway live betting section can be accessed when you click the live tab at the top of the page.

Betway Sports – Our Opinion

Betway South Africa has one of the biggest sports sections compared to other bookmakers in South Africa, especially the Betway football section. And the size is not just in the number of sports featured but also in the events you can bet on and the betting markets.

Welcome Bonus

But in addition to having a robust sports section, there are other advantages you get for betting in the Betway sports section. The first is the welcome bonus the bookmaker offers new customers. This welcome bonus is only meant for placing sports bets, so every new customer receives 100% of their first deposits up to R1000 just for the sporting section.

Live Betting

The second advantage is that you can place live bets on any sport and sporting event on Betway. The Betway live betting section is accessible from the top of the homepage, so you have the option of placing pre-game bets and betting as you watch the match, which keeps you more invested.


We will count the jackpot on Betway as another advantage. Because even though the jackpot is a football jackpot, to qualify to play, you have to place a sports bet. And the jackpot is free.

Betway First Deposit Bonus

The table below summarises what we like and one or two things we don’t like about the Betway sports section.

There are a lot of sports and sporting events.There is no live streaming available for sports.
The odds are competitive.There is no option for advanced betting like system bets.
There is a huge welcome bonus that is available for the sports section.
Betway offers time-limited bonuses for major sporting events.
The Betway live betting section has a lot of games.

Betway Sports FAQs

The Betway sports section is the biggest section on the bookmaker’s platform. And except the sports are off-season, you will always be overwhelmed by the betting options available.

As we come to the end of this article, we have attempted to answer a few questions about the Betway sports market. If you have any additional questions, you can send a message to the customer care team of the bookmaker.

How to play Betway sports?

To play Betway sports, you have to first register a Betway account. The next thing after registering your account is to log into your account and click on the sports tab at the top of the page. Next, you have to choose a sport and sporting event from the list and make predictions.
Finally, stake your predictions by entering an amount in the bet slip on the left side of the homepage.

How do you bet the first 10 minutes on Betway?

You can bet on the first 10 minutes by clicking on ‘More Bets’ on the match you want to bet on. Then scroll down to find the tab ‘10 Minutes -1×2 from 1 to 10. Make your predictions and stake it with money to place a bet. Note that first ten-minute bets are only available on the football betting market.

How do you use the Betway sports app?

To use the Betway sports app, you have to download the apk file and install it on your Android device or search for the Betway app on the App Store on iOS devices. You can log in and use the Betway sports app to do most things you can do on the desktop or mobile site.

18+. The Betway Sports Welcome Offer gives customers a 100% first deposit match up to R1,000 credited as an Extra Bet. In order to qualify for the Betway Sports Welcome Offer, new customers must make a deposit and place sports bets equal to 3x (three times) the value of their first deposit at odds of 3.0 or more. The Sports Welcome Offer Extra Bet will be capped at R1,000. Full T&Cs apply.
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