How to Register at Sportingbet in South Africa

Sportingbet is one of South Africa’s most popular bookmakers. In addition to offering competitive odds on over 80 sports, the site is loaded with features such as live streaming, Cash Out, Bet Builder, and more. You can even get your hands on a Sportingbet promo code and participate in a multitude of regular promotions. To enjoy all of this and more, you first need to complete the Sportingbet registration process.

How to Register at Sportingbet South Africa

The Sportingbet registration process is quite simple and it only takes about a minute. It starts with a virtual trip to Sportingbet. Once there, you can follow these instructions to open your new account.

  1. Click on the “Register” icon in the top-right corner of the main page

    This will activate the Sportingbet registration form.

  2. Enter your email address

    Click on “Continue”.

  3. Create a password

    That can be completed on the second page.

  4. You will also need to enter your data

    The data includes date of birth, national ID number, and address.

  5. Provide Sportingbet with the source of your funds

    Also, enter your mobile phone number.

  6. Click on the “Create My Account” button

    You now have a Sportingbet account.

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Sportingbet Mobile Registration

You can also create a Sportingbet account using your mobile device. You can either go to the operators site using your mobile browser, or install and launch the Sportingbet app for iOS or Android. In both cases, you need only tap on the “Register” icon and follow the step-by-step instructions as described above.

You should be aware that you must complete the Sportingbet FICA process. You won’t be able to withdraw your winnings unless you do. The Sportingbet FICA process is designed to prevent such things as underage gambling, identity theft, money laundering, and other types of fraud. All you need to do is upload a couple of documents.

A passport or driver’s license will confirm your age and identity while a utility bill or bank statement should prove your place of residence. We strongly suggest you go into your player profile and complete this process soon after opening your account.

What is the Sportingbet Welcome Bonus?

Those who open a new Sportingbet account have the opportunity to claim a pretty decent welcome bonus. When you make your first deposit of at least R10, Sportingbet will 100% match it up to R2,000. To get the bonus, you must claim it and make your first deposit within 30 days of signing up.

One of the best things about this deal is that you only have to wager through the bonus amount 3 times on pre-match or live events with odds of 1.50 or greater. Once you’ve accomplished that, you can withdraw your bonus cash or use it to make more sports bets. Be sure to read the T&Cs for full details.

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Sportingbet Banking Details

This operator provides South African punters with a variety of fast and secure payment options. To deposit or withdraw funds, you can log in and go to the banking section in your account profile. You can choose the transaction you want to make there.


To deposit funds, you can complete the Sportingbet login process and either tap on the “Deposit” link at the top of the main page, or you can select the “Deposit” option in the banking section of your account profile. It’s then just a matter of selecting a payment method, entering the deposit amount, and submitting the transaction.

You may be redirected to your payment provider where you can follow the instructions they give you. Your funds will be instantly credited to your Sportingbet account. Sportingbet supports the following payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Ozow
  • EFT
  • 1Voucher
  • ecoPayz
  • Skrill

You must deposit a minimum of R50 and Sportingbet doesn’t charge you any fees for the service.


Be reminded that you must complete the FICA process before you can withdraw funds. The withdrawal process is the same as depositing except you must select the “Withdraw” option. Choose your payment method, enter the withdrawal amount, and submit the transaction. Sportingbet typically processes withdrawals within 24 hours which means you should have your money in 2-4 days depending on which method you use.

Sportingbet Registration Issues

In most cases, the Sportingbet registration process goes off without a hitch. However, it is possible that you may encounter some sort of glitch. One of the most common causes of problems is not providing a required piece of information. Entering erroneous information can cause a problem as well. Another reason for encountering issues during registration is that you are trying to register from a region that Sportingbet doesn’t offer their services to.

Of course, there could be a technical problem too such as an unstable internet connection. There is even a chance that Sportingbet is temporarily offline due to regular maintenance. If you have any trouble with registration or completing the Sportingbet login procedure, please feel free to contact Sportingbet’s customer service team.

Customer Service

Simply put, the customer service at Sportingbet South Africa is fantastic. Their team of helpful and knowledgeable support representatives is available 24/7 and they are eager to assist you. You can get in touch with a live agent within seconds by using the Live Chat function.

Another way to instantly talk to a representative is by giving them a call using their toll-free phone number. The other option you have is sending an email. Just make sure you include as much detail as possible. You should get a reply soon depending on how busy the agents are and how complex the question is.

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Is Sportingbet legit in South Africa?

Sportingbet is definitely legit in South Africa as well as any other region it operates in. It is an established international brand that has earned many industry awards and accolades. In South Africa, this operator is licensed and regulated by the Western Cape Government which means you’ll be treated fairly and paid quickly.

How do I verify a Sportingbet account?

After you complete the Sportingbet register online and login, you’ll need to complete the Sportingbet FICA process.
Enter your account profile and find the FICA documents upload tab. You’ll need to upload two documents. A picture ID such as a passport, driver’s license, or national ID will establish your age and identity. A document such as a recent mobile bill or bank statement that bears your full name and address will prove where you live. Once uploaded, your documentation will be processed for verification. You will be notified once your documentation has been verified, usually within a day.

How do I log in at Sportingbet?

You can log in using your desktop or mobile browser or by using the Sportingbet app. The process is the same no matter which method you use. Simply select the “Log In” button at the top of the screen to activate the login window. You then need to enter your username and password before hitting the “Log In” button. 
Those who have forgotten their password can click on the “Forgot your Password?” link. This will take you to another page where you can reset your password.

How do I start betting at Sportingbet?

Before you can place a bet at Sportingbet, you’ll need to open an account and deposit funds. Once you’ve done that, you can start placing as many live and pre-match wagers as you wish. To place a bet, select the sport and league you want to wager on. When you see the game you’re looking for, tap on it to open up the betting menu. 
Scroll through the various betting options until you see the wager you want to make. Selecting the wager will trigger your betslip on which you will see the selection and the posted odds. It’s then just a matter of entering the wager amount and submitting the bet. 
For accumulators, just keep adding selections to the betslip until you have what you want. You’ll be able to see the individual event odds as well as the cumulative odds. 

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