With a brand-new slick looking website, Gbets seek to continue giving big bookies in South Africa a run for their money. They have an array of 47 betting shops scattered across South Africa, Lesotho and Mozambique, and are owned by the Goldrush Group, who themselves have loads of experience in providing gambling services. Gbets are legally registered with The Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board, and offer internet sports betting, lucky numbers and game betting services. In this article, we provide a review of the new site, paying more attention to usage from a mobile perspective.
Gbets First Deposit Bonus
Gbets are currently offering new customers a 100% deposit match up to R1000.
Register with Gbets
Opening an online betting account with Gbets is very simple and straight forward. The “Join” button on the top right of the page can be clicked, leading to an online form where personal data is entered. Once the registration process has been completed, a confirmation email will be sent to the user. To conform with FICA standards, punters will be required to send verification documents via email or selecting an option of courier collecting the documents courtesy of Gbets.
The Gbets online betting platform is accessible using a mobile device browser. The site is an adaptive one, suitably changing to match the size of the screen of the device in use. The page can be saved to the homepage of the browser in use, making future access easier and faster. The use of a mobile browser allows for access using Android, iOS or Windows devices. At the moment, there is no mobile application or Gbets App – this would have allowed faster access to the webpage, with additional ability to send notifications. We certainly hope the app will be coming soon.
The new Gbets homepage is very slick, offering a refreshing and modern look – Gbets have always been ahead in providing slick looks. It would not be too difficult to fall in love with the neat and well-designed graphics, icons and buttons that are clearly visible. The web interface consists of an olive-green colour theme, with a mix of black.
Access to various menu options can be done by using the menu button on the top left of the homepage. This leads to several options such as Pre-match, Live-In-Play, Betgames, Lucky Numbers, Jika Virtual Sports, and others. It is also possible to scroll horizontally to access other menu options. The mid-section of the page consists of upcoming matches which are classified according to game type. These are also further subdivided into the Top Upcoming category which allows punters to select the top upcoming events such as major league matches.
The bottom of the page allows for the selection of desired odds formats – punters may choose amongst the options of fractional, American, Hong Kong, Malay and Indonesian odds. Live customer support chat is also available from the bottom left of the page in support of other customer support communication methods such as WhatsApp, email and telephone.
Sports and Markets
Gbets truly impress by providing a very wide selection of sports and other events including TV shows, major sports such as soccer, basketball, and many others. We find these options to be amongst the most diverse in the South African bookmaker industry. Gbets also offer a dedicated section for live bets with live streaming and video options for selected events. The betting options do not end there – Gbets also include options for playing Betgames, Lucky Numbers, and Virtual Sports in the Jika Sports section.
Coming to markets and odds, Gbets continue impressing and offering better value than most South African bookies. The markets are very extensive, with typical coverage of 350+ market options for major premier league soccer matches. The market odds are very competitive, and during the time of preparation of this article, they have better pre-match odds when compared to Sunbet, Hollywoodbets, and Betway for matches in the EPL.
Gbets also offer a full and partial cash-out facility which allows punters to have more control over bets before the events have been completed. Cashout enabled markets are marked with a green dollar sign. We certainly hope also that the future will allow Gbets to add a feature for building the same match bet that allows for the addition of several markets in one match. This is slowly becoming standard practice with many bookmakers.
Whist Gbets do not offer a wide choice of promotions, they certainly compete well with some bookmakers in the South African market when it comes to the welcome bonus offering. They offer a 100% matched bonus on first deposit up to a maximum of R1, 000, for a minimum deposit of R20. Punters have up to 30 days to make use of the bonus once it has been claimed. The bonus would need to be wagered a minimum of 3 times at a minimum odds of 0.5 (5/10) before any withdrawal can be made. Bonus amounts are however not eligible for cash out/editable bets.
The process of placing bets with Gbets is straight forward. Once the desired market and odds have been selected, the bet slip is available from the bottom of the page when using a mobile device. The punter can place their desired stake and click on place bets to confirm the bet.
Gbets Deposits and Withdrawals
Concerning payment Gateways, Gbets also offer a good selection of options to choose from when making deposits. These include EFT, VISA, Mastercard, American Express, OTT Voucher and 1 voucher which should satisfy most of the punter’s needs.
Withdrawals can be done via EFT, and conveniently via e-wallet as well. Their blog provides a detailed procedure of making such a transaction that is capped at a maximum of R3, 000 and a minimum of R50.
Our thoughts on Gbets
Gbets have come up with a new and improved website that should provide good competition to some of the big and popular bookies. The webpage design has been improved, offering enhanced operability. Navigation through their site using a mobile device is now improved and faster, with better responsiveness when compared to previous versions. Gbets continue to impress with their remarkable selection of sports and market options – we find them to be amongst the best. The market odds are very competitive, and we find them to be amongst the leaders in offering high odds to the market. We hope they will improve on their promotional offerings as they only have a 100% matched welcome bonus up to R1,000 for new customer deposits. It is recommended to open an account with Gbets.
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