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About Playbet

Playbet is an online South African-based bookmaker founded in 2011, offering a variety of sports betting options on soccer, rugby, cricket, boxing, tennis, basketball and much more. The predominantly red and black colours on the website give it a vibrant look and feel. The main tabs are at the top of the page and Quick Links and Bet By Sport are on the left side of the page, making it easy to navigate various betting options such as sports, Lotto and Lucky Numbers.

Playbet’s Live In Play offering is easily found on the homepage making it easy to see which games are currently playing. To view all upcoming fixtures, simply tap the sport type you would like to view in the left-hand side under Bet By Sport.

You can also navigate to the results page to view outcomes of events that have recently concluded. You’re also able to download a soccer fixture list with upcoming matches and odds from your favourite soccer leagues around the world.

Playbet also offers entertaining verticals such as:

  • Betgames
  • Fafi
  • Lucky Numbers
  • Lotto
  • Betgames Lotto
  • Betgames Lotto Extended

These are all great verticals for anyone who may be looking for something else to enjoy apart from sports betting.

Playbet bonus and promotions

Playbet offers attractive promotions such as a R50 bonus for all players who successfully FICA their account. All promotions and offers can be viewed under the Promotions tab under the Quick Links category. One surprising feature is their high stake limit of up to R20,000 on your first bet, this is significantly more than many bookmakers offer for new punters and they are not willing to take the risk early on.

Playbet does not seem to offer a first deposit bonus like other bookmakers as yet, however, it may be something they will look to add to attract more players to their site.

Playbet log in and registration

Logging into the Playbet site is easy, the login button is conveniently placed at the top of the page next to the Register Now tab. To log in, you simply add your mobile number and password and tap Login. If you have forgotten your password, simply tap Forgot Password and a link to reset your password will be sent to you.

Details needed to register a new account with Playbet are:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • South African ID/Password number
  • Mobile Number
  • Email address
  • Password
  • Confirm Password

Once you’ve added all these details, you’ll check the “I agree to the terms and conditions” box and you’ll be ready to get started.

Playbet fixtures

The Johannesburg-based bookmaker offers a great variety of sports to bet on including:

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Horse racing
  • Boxing

You can find a full list of sports offered under the Bet By Sports column. If you would like to bet on live fixtures, there’s a flashing sign under all fixtures that currently have fixtures you can bet on at that time.

Get help

You can either contact the Playbet contact centre or via the internal email system. Simply click the Support tab on the homepage and select New Support Ticket to contact them.


Playbet is a very good, tried and trusted bookmaker with quick withdrawals and up-to-date fixtures and odds. They also offer horse racing which is an offering that is not available on some big bookies. You can also contact them on various social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

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