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Sunbet Sports Betting Review 2020

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Introduction

Sunbet is one of the most popular betting sites in South Africa. The betting site offers odds on over 100,000 in-play events, and comes with several impressive features. Sunbet has four retails shops in South Africa, all of which offer free internet access, a horse racing exotic bet offering, and a Lucky Numbers offering, among other exciting provisions.

The purpose of this review is to gauge whether Sunbet is an ideal betting site for you. Does Sunbet provide all the features you expect from a good betting site? Read on to find out, in due course of our detailed Sunbet Sports Betting Review.

Registration process


  • Registration process, consists of filling a form, which requires you to enter your ID number/Passport number, date of birth, full name, mobile number, email address, username, and source of income
  • A successful registration message will appear on your screen
  • You will receive a message in your Sunbet inbox, with respect to the betting site’s welcome offer bonus
  • Your account will not be activated until you complete the FICA process at Sunbet – A message will appear on your screen with respect to the same

sunbet registration step 1

As soon as you open Sunbet’s website, you will be directed to its homepage. To initiate the registration process at Sunbet, click on the yellow-coloured “Sign Up” button, present at the top-right hand side of your screen. As soon as you click on this button, you will be redirected to Sunbet’s registration form, as can be seen from the above-mentioned image.

The betting site’s welcome offer bonus is displayed at the right-hand side of the registration form. We will get into the details of the welcome offer bonus on offer at Sunbet, in another section of this review.

You must enter your South African ID Number/Passport Number (Non-South African citizens must enter their Passport Number), Date of Birth, Full Name, Mobile Number (+27 or 0), Username (Your mobile number serves as your username), and Source of Income.

It must be noted that South African ID Numbers have 13 digits. The first six digits signify your date of birth in the YYMMDD format. The next four digits signify your gender (0000-4999 for females, and 5000-9999 for males). The next digit signified your citizenship – 0 stands for South African citizens, while 1 stands for permanent residents. The last two digits serve as a checksum, to verify your ID Number.

sunbet registration step 2

As soon as you have entered the above mentioned details, tick the box which confirms that you have read the betting site’s Terms and Conditions, and click on the yellow-coloured “Sign Up” button.

As soon as you click on this button, a successful registration message will appear on your screen, as can be seen from the below-mentioned image.

sunbet registration step 3

As soon as you click on the yellow-coloured “OK” button, you will be redirected to the betting site’s homepage. You will receive a message in your Sunbet inbox, with respect to the betting site’s welcome offer bonus.

It must be noted that at this stage, your account is not active. A message will appear on your screen with respect to the same. You must complete the FICA/Identity Verification procedure at Sunbet, before you can go on to place a bet at the betting site.

sunbet registration step 4 - Sunbet Sports Betting Review

Sunbet may ask you to submit identity verification documents before you initiate your first withdrawal as well.

Deposits and Withdrawals options


  • At the time of writing, Sunbet is only offering 3 deposit options
  • The minimum deposit amount at Sunbet is R 50
  • The daily deposit limit at Sunbet is R 1,400
  • Withdrawals are processed to your bank account
  • The minimum withdrawal amount at Sunbet is R 50

At the time of writing, Sunbet is only offering 3 deposit methods. You can choose to deposit funds via Credit Credit, Instant Electronic Funds Transfer, and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

That being said, it must be noted that the use of Credit Cards will be banned as a whole, from the 14th of April, 2020. You cannot deposit funds into your Sunbet account, until you have completed the betting site’s FICA procedure.

To deposit funds into your Sunbet account, click on the blue-coloured “Deposit” option, at the top-right hand side of your screen. As soon as you click on this button, you can choose the amount you wish to deposit, as can be seen from the below-mentioned image.

sunbet deposit - Sunbet Sports Betting Review

Enter the amount you wish to deposit, and click on the yellow-coloured “Deposit” button. At this stage, you can choose your preferred deposit method. If you wish to deposit funds via Credit Card, enter your Credit Card Number and proceed. You can save one of more Credit Card Numbers at Sunbet (At your own risk).

Instant EFT is powered by PayFast at Sunbet, and is supported by – Absa, Capitec Bank, FNB, Investec, Nedbank and Standard Bank.

If you wish to make an EFT, use this reference number – 1197387261604438741.

You can choose to deposit into any of the below mentioned accounts –

Financial Institution: First National Bank
Name of Account Holder: Sunbet (PTY) LTD
Account Number: 62210452091
Branch: Sandton City
Branch Code for EFT: 254605
Financial Institution: Absa Bank
Name of Account Holder: Sunbet (PTY) LTD
Account Number: 4081174672
Branch: Sandton City
Branch Code for EFT: 632005
Financial Institution: Standard Bank
Name of Account Holder: Sunbet (PTY) LTD
Account Number: 252317920
Branch: Sandton
Branch Code for EFT: 019205
Financial Institution: Nedbank
Name of Account Holder: Sunbet (PTY) LTD
Account Number: 1224106555
Branch: Nelson Mandela Square
Branch Code for EFT: 122405

The minimum deposit amount at Sunbet is R 50, while the maximum daily deposit amount is R 1,400. If you have deposited funds, yet they have not reflected on your account, you can contact Sunbet via email at – support@sunbet.co.za. You will need to send proof payment, including your bank name, reference number, and the amount you have transferred.

Withdrawals are processed directly to your Bank Account, and will reflect on your account by the next working day, provided your account is verified at Sunbet. The minimum withdrawal amount at Sunbet is R 50.

Sunbet may ask you to submit identity verification documents before you initiate your first withdrawal as well.

Check our extensive guide to payment options in Nigeria here. 

Welcome Bonus


  • At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering a 100% welcome offer bonus up to R 1,000, on your first deposit
  • Certain terms and conditions apply for the same

sunbet welcome offer - Sunbet Sports Betting Review

At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering an enticing 100% welcome offer bonus up to R 1,000, on your first deposit. Certain terms and conditions apply for the same. Once you have made your first deposit, Sunbet may request you to furnish certain records, in order to receive a welcome offer bonus amount matching your initial deposit.

Once you have received the welcome offer bonus amount, you must wager the welcome offer bonus amount + your initial deposit, 3 times. For example, if you make a first deposit of R 1,000, and receive a welcome offer bonus amount of R 1,000, you must wager R 6,000 on one or more bets.

Sunbet’s bonus wagering requirements dictate that you must place bets on odds of 1.5 (5/10), or more. Any bets placed on odds below this figure, will not count towards Sunbet’s bonus wagering requirements.

You must wager the welcome offer bonus amount + your initial deposit within 3 months of you receiving the bonus amount. Failure to do this will lead the bonus amount being removed from your account. Once you have wagered this amount, according to the betting site’s requirements, you can withdraw the winnings on this amount from your Sunbet account.

Sportsbook promotions


  • At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering a plethora of promotional offers
  • Sunbet will refund your entire stake, if you lose a Football Multiple Bet placed on ten or more selections, because of one selection
  • Sunbet will return 50% of your stake, if you lose a Football Bet, because of a goal conceded in the 90th minute
  • Sunbet is offering several other promotional offers with respect to Cricket, Tennis, Golf, Rugby, and Horse Racing

sunbet promotional offer - Sunbet Sports Betting Review

At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering several excellent promotional offers. In fact, Sunbet is offering one of the most comprehensive set of promotional offers across several sports, that we have come across. The betting site is offering you the stake that you initially placed on a losing Football Multiple Bet placed on ten or more selections, if you lose by just the one selection. Certain terms and conditions apply for the same.

You must bet a minimum of R 50 on odds of 1.7 (7/10) or higher. Your Multiple Bet must consist of at least ten selections. If you make use of Cash out, in due course of any match pertaining to one or more of your selections, you are not eligible for this promotional offer.

The maximum amount that you can receive is R 500, and you can make use of this promotional offer once a day only.

Sunbet is offering another excellent promotional offer with respect to you losing a bet, if your preferred team concedes a goal in the 90th minute. Sunbet will return 50% of your stake up to R 500, if you placed a stake of at least R 50, on odds of 1.7 (7/10) or more. It must be noted that you can make use of this promotional offer once a day only.

To avail the bonuses of the above mentioned promotional offers, you must email support@sunbet.co.za within 5 days of you losing a bet.

Sunbet is offering several other promotional offers with respect to Cricket, Tennis, Golf, Rugby, and Horse Racing.

 

VIP Program

At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering an excellent Loyalty Programme, called Sun MVG Loyalty Programme. All Sunbet customers qualify for this loyalty program. For every placed stake exceeding the R 1,000 mark, you will receive one Casino Point, and one Leisure Point.

For Multiple Bets, you will receive Casino Points and Leisure Points according to the number of selections that you have made. For example, if you place a Multiple Bet of R 1,000 with 2 selections, you will receive 2 Casino Points, and 2 Leisure Points.

Similarly, if you place a Multiple Bet of R 1,000 with 3 selections, you will receive 3 Casino Points, and 3 Leisure Points, and so on. The acquired Casino and Leisure Points can be used towards meals, drinks, and entertainment at third-party Sun International outlets, free parking at the premises, and accommodation at the best available rates, among several other wonderful perks.

Sunbet ensures that its customers receive royal benefits, for placing bets on its betting site.

Read out article about how to win in the casino here. 

Pre-match offer


  • At the time of writing, Sunbet offers odds on more than 25 sports
  • The betting site offers high quality of odds, and several popular, and unique betting variants
  • Sunbet comes with a comprehensive in-play section with several wonderful features, including an option to live stream select matches

sunbet pre-match betting - Sunbet Sports Betting Review

At the time of writing, Sunbet offers odds on more than 25 sports. The bookmaker offers odds on popular sports like Football, Tennis, and Basketball, among others. To suffice punters of all tastes, Sunbet offers odds on unique sports like Bandy, Squash, and Trotting, among other options as well.

Sunbet does not come with a minimum betting amount. The maximum betting amount depends on the Sports market that you have chosen, the number of selections that you have made, and the odds in favour of the betting variant/variants you wish to place a bet on.

That being said, you must conduct due research, before placing a bet on any betting site, let alone Sunbet. As must be already known to you, some bookmakers offer better odds on the same betting variant, and it makes sense to place a bet on a betting site, which offers the best odds for a bet that you may want to place.

Bookmakers earn off bookmaker’s margin, which in essence is the margin of profit, which exists above an ideal market (100%). The higher is this margin, lesser are your chances of winning a placed bet. You should look to punt on betting variants which are closer to the ideal market mark of 100%, and avoid placing a bet on betting variants which exceed the 110% mark.

A diligent bettor will always determine the bookmaker’s margin, for a bet, before punting on it. You can determine bookmaker’s margin, by determining the Odds Overround for a bet. To determine the Odds Overround for a bet, divide each individual outcome of a betting variant by 100, after converting fractional odds into the decimal form.

Add all of these individual outcomes together. With the help of the resultant number, you can determine the bookmaker’s margin for that particular bet.

We determined the quality of odds on offer for a match contested in the National Hockey league, by calculating the Odds Overround for a betting variant. The Odds Overround were found to be 107.19. This indicates that Sunbet offers quality odds, and competitive betting markets, considering the fact that Ice Hockey is not among the most popular sports to punt on. This is a good sign, when it comes to determining whether Sunbet is a good site to bet on.

See the list of most popular betting terms and markets here. 

 

Esports

At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering odds on several local, and international Esports tournaments. Several gamers are earning a living off playing their favourite Esports, and it is only fair to say, that Esports have picked up pace up late.

You must perform your due diligence at all times, and punt on an Esports team/player with a proven track record. Sunbet is offering odds on the following Esports – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, League of Legends, Flashpoint, and ESEA Premier EU.

Sunbet does not come with a minimum betting amount. The maximum betting amount depends on the Esports market that you have chosen, the number of selections that you have made, and the odds in favour of the betting variant/variants you wish to place a bet on.

Read our guide to Esports Betting here.

 

Other Specials

At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering odds on Politics, and TV & Novelty. When it comes to Politics, you can choose to punt on the Winner of the US Presidential Elections 2020, Next Australian Federal Election – 47th Parliament of Australia, and Next UK Prime Minister, among other options.

When it comes to TV & Novelty, you can choose to punt on the Winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020.

Sunbet does not come with a minimum betting amount. The maximum betting amount depends on the Specials market that you have chosen, the number of selections that you have made, and the odds in favour of the betting variant/variants you wish to place a bet on.

 

Cash Out and Bet Builder

At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering its customers both Cash Out, and Bet Builder. Cash Out is an excellent feature for punters, which allows you to Cash Out on a placed bet, if you feel that you may go on to lose the placed bet. Of course, the amount of money retrieved by Cashing Out depends on the odds in favour of the bet that you have placed, and the exact time of Cashing Out.

You may go on to win more, or less than your initially placed stake. Bet Builder is an interesting feature which allows you to combine a number of different selections and outcomes into a single bet. Bet Builder in essence, means that you can place a bet on an innumerable number of possibilities, given its very nature.

Check our extensive guide to Cash Out betting here.

Click here for an article about Bet Builder.

Live offer


  • Over 100,000 in-play matches are on offer, at the time of writing
  • A wide array of popular and unique betting variants are available at Sunbet
  • Sunbet offers a form guide, minute-by-minute live updates, and head-to-head statistics
  • At the time of writing, Sunbet offers live streaming for select sports matches

sunbet live betting

At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering an enticing in-play section. To access Sunbet’s in-play section, click on the “Live Right Now” option, at the top-left of the sports slider, present at the left-hand side of your screen. As soon as you click on this option, you will be redirected to Sunbet’s in-play section, as can be seen from the above-mentioned image.

Sunbet is offering over 100,000 in-play matches, at the time of writing. As soon you click on an in-play match of your choice, you will be redirected to a screen upon which are present the various betting variants on offer, for that match. The betting site offers a wide array of popular and unique betting variants.

sunbet live streaming - Sunbet Sports Betting Review

You can live stream matches which have a play button associated with it. To live stream matches at Sunbet, you must have a positive account balance. If you look at the right-hand side of your screen, you will see various statistics associated to the match in question.

Sunbet offers a form guide, minute-by-minute live updates, and head-to-head statistics. Overall, Sunbet’s in-play section is among the most comprehensive that we have come across.

While Sunbet does not come with an option to follow and punt on multiple matches at the same time, you can easily access the in-play matches on offer at Sunbet, via the in-play slider, (Present when you click on an in-play match of your choice) at the left-hand side of your screen.

Read our extensive guide to Live Betting here. 

We have also a list of best betting sites with Live Streaming here. 

Security


  • Sunbet is one of the most popular betting sites in South Africa
  • The betting site is licensed and regulated by the Westerns Cape Gambling and Racing Board
  • While Sunbet does not have a responsible gambling section of its own, it is affiliated to the South African Responsible Gambling Foundation
  • The betting site is safe, reliable, and secure

At the time of writing, Sunbet is among the most popular best sites in South Africa. The betting site is licensed and regulated by the Westerns Cape Gambling and Racing Board. While Sunbet does not have a responsible gambling section of its own, it is affiliated to the South African Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Sunbet does not offer responsible gambling options, and you must do your part to ensure that you practise a safe brand of sports betting.

If you scroll down to the bottom of your screen, you will see a “National Responsible Gambling Programme” section. Click on this option to access the South African Responsible Gambling Foundation’s website.

If you ever feel that you are over-indulging yourself on Sunbet, or any betting site for that matter, you can call the South African Responsible Gambling Foundation, at 0800 006 008. You can also take a “SELF CHECK QUIZ”, to determine your dependence on sports betting.

The South African Responsible Gambling Foundation has several programmes worth looking into, if you need help with a gambling addiction. That being said, Sunbet does its part to ensure that your personal information, and stored funds, are not tampered with by miscreants.

If there ever comes a situation in which the betting site goes bankrupt, or is unable to operate any further, they have the means to pay you back in full – The betting site separates all operational costs, from the winnings generated on the platform.

Sunbet has no control over you winning, or losing a placed bet, and is not linked to any criminal groups or activity. Overall, Sunbet is a safe, reliable, and secure betting platform.

Service and Customer Support


  • You can contact a Sunbet customer support representative via Email, Free Phone Call, Live Chat, Mail and Social Media
  • A customer support representative can be contacted from 07:30 – 22:00 (SAST), on all 7 days of the week.
  • Responsive customer support team

sunbet customer support - Sunbet Sports Betting Review

At the time of writing, you can reach out to a Sunbet customer support representative via Email, Free Phone Call, Live Chat, Mail, and Social Media. While the betting site’s customer support team does not operate 24/7, they do respond in double-quick time, when they are on duty.

A customer support representative can be contacted from 07:30 – 22:00 (SAST), on all 7 days of the week. Perhaps the easiest way of contacting a customer support representative, is via Live Chat.

To access Sunbet’s Live Chat section, click on the “Chat” message box present at the centre of the extreme right-hand side of your screen. As soon as you click on this box, a Live Chat box will appear at the bottom-right of your screen. You must enter your First Name, Last Name, Email Address, and the Subject of the Chat, before you can proceed.

As soon as you have entered these details, click on the blue-coloured “Start Chat” button. You will be connected to a customer support representative almost immediately. Sunbet’s Live Chat option, comes with an option to send emoji’s as well, if you so fancy!

If you would rather call a customer support representative, you can reach out at 0861 786238. A customer support representative should get back to you, if someone does not pick up your call. You can also choose to send in an email at support@sunbet.co.za, if you wish to evoke a formal response, or if you have payment related queries, among other queries which require you to send across documents.

A rather traditional approach, but an option nevertheless, is contacting Sunbet via mail. You can mail Sunbet at –

Private Bag 700
Sandton
2146
Gauteng
South Africa

If none of the above mentioned methods suffice your needs, you can try your luck, and contact Sunbet via Social Media, although we are not sure whether they will respond via Social Media. Sunbet is available on Facebook, and Twitter.

Design and Usability


  • The most simple of designs, set in a pleasant mix of blue and white
  • All major options of interest, are readily available from the betting site’s home page
  • Sunbet does not come with a dedicated statistics section, although it does offer statistics for in-play games, and pre-match showings

Sunbet comes with a simple design, set in a pleasant mix of blue and white. All major options of interest, are readily available from the betting site’s home page. Sunbet’s main navigation bar comes with options to access its “Promotions”, “Lucky Numbers”, “About Us”, “Help”, and “Our App” sections. Sunbet has not yet launched Lucky Numbers. Lucky Numbers promises to offer you the opportunity of betting on a number of local and international Lucky Numbers draws, every day of the week.

To download the app, click on the “Our App” option, present at the top-right of the betting site’s main navigation bar. If you look at centre of your screen, you will see popular in-play matches. Sunbet’s sports slider, is present at the left-hand side of your screen.

To access Sunbet’s in-play section, click on the “Live Right Now” option, at the top-left of the sports slider, present at the left-hand side of your screen. As soon as you click on this option, you will be redirected to Sunbet’s in-play section.

Sunbet is offering over 100,000 in-play matches, at the time of writing. As soon you click on an in-play match of your choice, you will be redirected to a screen upon which are present the various betting variants on offer, for that match. The betting site offers a wide array of popular and unique betting variants. While Sunbet does not come with a dedicated statistics section, it does offer statistics for in-play games, and pre-match showings.

Sunbet offers a form guide, minute-by-minute live updates, and head-to-head statistics. Overall, Sunbet’s in-play section is among the most comprehensive that we have come across.

To access Sunbet’s Live Chat section, click on the “Chat” message box present at the centre of the extreme right-hand side of your screen. As soon as you click on this box, a Live Chat box will appear at the bottom-right of your screen. You must enter your First Name, Last Name, Email Address, and the Subject of the Chat, before you can proceed.

Sunbet does not offer responsible gambling options, and you must do your part to ensure that you practise a safe brand of sports betting.

If you scroll down to the bottom of your screen, you will see a “National Responsible Gambling Programme” section. Click on this option to access the South African Responsible Gambling Foundation’s website.

If you ever feel that you are over-indulging yourself on Sunbet, or any betting site for that matter, you can call the South African Responsible Gambling Foundation, at 0800 006 008. You can also take a “SELF CHECK QUIZ”, to determine your dependence on sports betting.

The South African Responsible Gambling Foundation has several programmes worth looking into, if you need help with a gambling addiction.

Mobile


  • At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering an excellent Sportsbook app
  • The app is available for both Android and iOS users
  • The betting site comes with a mobile-friendly website as well

At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering an excellent Sportsbook app. The app is available for both Android and iOS users. To download the app, click on the “Our App” option, present at the top-right of the betting site’s main navigation bar.

While iOS users can download the app via App Store, Android users must download the app via the betting site. Before downloading Sunbet’s app, Android users must perform the following steps, to change this particular setting on your mobile phone –

Settings > Security > Unknown Sources > Allow > OK

Once you have performed these steps, proceed to download the app.

Sunbet’s Sportsbook app comes with excellent graphics, and several readily available options, as well as custom buttons – These features make placing bets on the app blissful. The same welcome offer, and promotional offers are available on the app, as are on the desktop version of the betting site.

You can live stream matches on your mobile phone, provided you have a positive account balance, and place bets on the go, without having to open your laptop/desktop system! Sunbet comes with a wonderful mobile-friendly website as well.

Read our article about best mobile betting apps here.

Other products


  • At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering a prediction-based game called Sunbet 6
  • Lucky Numbers is coming soon

At the time of writing, Sunbet is offering a prediction-based game called Sunbet 6, while Lucky Numbers is coming soon. Sunbet 6 is a Football-Based Prediction Game, based on the Top-5 European Football Leagues, with a weekly prize of R 12,000, at the time of writing.

Sunbet has a dedicated section for Lucky Numbers, on its main navigation bar, at the top of the betting site’s screen. Sunbet has not yet launched Lucky Numbers. Lucky Numbers promises to offer you the opportunity of betting on a number of local and international Lucky Numbers draws, every day of the week.

Summary


Sunbet is among the best betting sites in South Africa, and comes with an excellent offering of features. The betting site is safe, reliable and secure, and offer quality odds, on a number of unique and popular betting variants.

The purpose of this review is to determine whether Sunbet is a perfect fit for you. Having gauged the various offerings of the betting site, we have come to the conclusion that Sunbet is the indeed, the perfect betting site for you. While the betting site does have some cons, its pros easily outweigh them.

Let’s explore the betting site’s cons first. Sunbet comes with a limited number of deposit and withdrawal options. The betting site offers a limited number of TV & Novelty markets to punt on, at the time of writing.

Sunbet does not come with a dedicated statistics section, nor does it come with an in-house responsible gambling section, with safe betting options. The betting site offers next to none other products, and does not offer around the clock customer support service.

That being said, Sunbet comes with a streamlined registration process, an excellent welcome offer, and a fantastic set of promotional offers. The betting site comes with a comprehensive in-play section with several features, and ease of access.

While Sunbet does not come with a dedicated statistics section, it does offer statistics for in-play games, and pre-match showings. Sunbet offers a form guide, minute-by-minute live updates, and head-to-head statistics. Overall, Sunbet’s in-play section is among the most comprehensive that we have come across.

Sunbet comes with an excellent app for Android and iOS users as well. Overall, Sunbet is a wonderful option, offering more than 100,000 in-play matches to choose from. You can live stream select sports matches, and punt on a plethora of unique and popular betting variants.

Nishant Bhattacharya is a football lover, and a staunch Liverpool supporter. He has been working as a writer for over 11 years and loves to write on sports and technology.

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