GBets Review

Gbets is a household name in the South African sports betting market. Launched way back in 2005, Gbets has close to two decades of experience and is one the leading betting operators in the country. Gbets is part of the famous Goldrush Group and is licensed by the Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board. Initially opened as a sportsbook, Gbets has numerous physical betting shops spread across South Africa. Sports bettors can enjoy the best sports betting markets, including exciting features like bet builders, live betting and live streaming of games. Unlike the sportsbook, the online casino product at Gbets is quite limited at the moment, and players cannot access traditional casino games like slots and bingo. For now, casino lovers can play table games and live dealer games, plus niche casino games like Aviator and Blast.

GBets Review

100% first deposit bonus up to R1000 + R25 free sports bet
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Gbets electrifies SA's betting scene with a R25 Free Bet on your first deposit, ensuring newcomers have a thrilling start on varied gaming adventures!
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GBets USP's
  • 10+ Years
    • Sports Betting
    • Live Casino
      Welcome Offer
      100% first deposit bonus up to R1000 + R25 free sports bet

      Bonuses and Promotions

      Gbets boasts impressive bonuses and promotions for its players, ranging from free bets to deposit bonuses and cash prize giveaways. Unfortunately, all bonuses and promotions are tailored to the sportsbook product, and there are no casino promotions for players. Casino players can contact the support team to inquire about any casino bonuses and promotions or check the social media platforms for Gbets.

      Welcome Bonus

      New players at Gbets can claim a welcome bonus with their first deposit. Whether you have signed up as a casino player or sports bettor, the welcome bonus is strictly on the sportsbook product, and new players can claim a 100% first deposit sports bonus of up to R1000. The minimum deposit to claim the welcome bonus is R20.

      No Deposit Bonus

      At Gbets, new players’ first sports bet is on the house. All new players can claim a R25 free bet when they successfully create an account. Once new players have registered at Gbets and their FICA documents have been processed, they will receive their free bet within 48 hours. The free bet can be used as a single or multiple bet on any sports market, provided the minimum odds of the bet slip is 1.50 (5/10). The maximum winnings on the free bet are capped at R25.

      Other Promotions

      As mentioned earlier, all promotions at Gbets are tailored to the sportsbook, and no casino promotions are currently available. There are seasonal promotions like Christmas specials and major sports tournaments specials like World Cup deposit bonuses and free bets. Players can access the promotions page to find all the latest offers and learn more about the terms and conditions of each promotion. Below is a list of the available promotions on the sportsbook:

      • Rugby Hattrick Hero Promotion
      • Rugby First Try Double Promotion
      • Soccer 0-0 Correct Score Promotion
      • 200% Stake Back Promotion
      • Multi Bet Bonus Boost
      • Anytime Goalscorer Promotion
      • Golf Wired Leader Promotion

      Play-through Requirements (Wagering Requirements)

      The welcome bonus at Gbets has general terms and conditions, and new players should read them before making their first deposit. Below is a breakdown of the welcome bonus and the wagering requirements.

      Sports Bonus – 100% first deposit bonus up to R1000

      New South African players who make a minimum deposit of R20 can claim a 100% deposit bonus up to R1000. The bonus is available on specific sports betting markets, and players must wager the initial deposit plus bonus funds 6x at minimum odds of 1.70 (7/10). The sports welcome bonus can only be used on single bets; no system and multiple bets will be accepted. The maximum winnings from the welcome bonus are capped at R10000.

      VIP & Loyalty

      Like with most betting operators in South Africa, Gbets has no rewards program for players. However, with the abundance of bonuses and promotions already available, there is no need for players to go looking for a rewards program.

      How to Sign up and Start Playing


      Gbets provides its players diverse payment options, from EFT and Bank Transfers to voucher codes. All payments are secure, and players’ bank details and private information are never shared with third parties. Gbets only accepts FIAT currency at the sportsbook and casino, and at the time of writing, Cryptocurrency is not accepted.

      Deposit methods

      Players are not charged any deposit fees when they deposit at the sportsbook and casino. All deposits are processed immediately and should reflect within seconds. Gbets is partnered with all major banks in South Africa, so players can deposit to any respective bank or with the same bank they share an account. Accepted deposit methods include Visa, Mastercard, Ozow, EFT, 1ForYou Vouchers, BluVoucher, OTT Voucher and Bank Transfers.

      Minimum & Maximum Deposits

      Gbets is a R10 minimum deposit casino; however, to trigger the welcome bonus, the minimum deposit is R20. Players can set their own maximum deposit limits or visit the cashier portal to get more information about deposit limits.

      Withdrawal methods and time

      Gbets will only allow withdrawals when players have submitted their FICA documents. Players can withdraw funds to their bank accounts only and not third-party accounts. Players are not charged a withdrawal fee and the minimum withdrawal is R50. Accepted withdrawal methods include EFT, 1Voucher, Visa and Mastercard. Average withdrawal times at Gbets range from 24 to 72 hours.


      Interestingly, Gbets casino product is unlike a typical online casino offering, and players will not find traditional slots or bingo games. Without slots, a staple of an online casino, one would assume that the online casino is very limited, but this is not the case at Gbets. The casino takes a unique approach to gaming and provides much more emphasis on the live casino. The casino games at Gbets are powered by a few software providers. Still, players will be pleased to learn that significant providers like Evolution Gaming, Ezugi and Betgames TV are all partnered with the casino.


      Slots gamesIf you are at Gbets and looking for online slot titles, you will be disappointed. The casino does not have any slot games, and we are curious if this will change in the future. Ideally, it would be good if the casino does add some slot titles, but this is not a priority, as the live casino is excellent and will keep players happy.


      At the time of writing, Gbets does not have any bingo games at the casino. Like the slots product, we hope this changes in the future and some popular bingo titles are introduced.

      Table Games

      Table gamesPlayers can access the table games through the live games banner at Gbets. The table games are mostly made up of variants like Blackjack, Baccarat, Poker and Roulette. Players can enjoy first-person table games or traditional live dealer games. With over 20 different table games available to players, there is always something to keep players happy.

      Live Dealer Games

      Live Dealer gamesThe live casino is the heart and soul of the online casino at Gbets, and players have over 100 different live games to choose from. The live casino is filled with live dealer games, first-person games and numerous live gameshows with energetic and bubbly presenters. Players can access live casino titles from Betgames TV and Evolution Gaming. Some of the best live casino games available at Gbets include Speedy 7, War of Bets, Deal or no Deal Live, Monopoly Live, Dream Catcher, Lightning Roulette, Cash or Crash, Megaball, Crazy Time, Blackjack Live, Lightning Dice and Instant Wins.

      Sports Betting

      sportsbettingSports betting will always be the primary betting product at Gbets, and players can enjoy over 1000 betting markets on over 50 different sporting codes. All sports betting markets have competitive odds, and players can bet on popular sports like American Football, Rugby, Tennis, Cricket and Soccer. Other niche sports to bet on include Virtual sports, Esports and Jika Sports. There are various sports betting features in the sportsbook, such as Bet Builders, Edit My bet, Live Streaming and Cash Out.

      Mobile & Apps

      Mobile gameplay is essential to all players, and every online casino is expected to be compatible with mobile gameplay. Players can access the Gbets mobile casino, which is compatible with all devices and operating systems, including IOS and Android. The mobile casino includes sports betting, online casino games, and other features like making deposits and claiming bonuses.

      Security & Licensing

      Gbets is licensed and regulated by the Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board, and maximum security is ensured through the latest encryption technology. Additional security features include password-secured accounts and FICA verification.

      Customer Support

      South African players can contact Gbets through:

      • 24/7 Live Chat support via the website
      • Email support via [email protected]
      • Phone support by dialling 021 023 3634

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Gbets is licensed and regulated in South Africa by the Western Cape Gambling & Racing Board.
      All new players can claim a $1.47/R25 free bet when they successfully create an account.
      New players can claim a 100% first deposit sports bonus of up to $58.82/R1000.
      Gbets is a $0.58/R10 minimum deposit casino; however, to trigger the welcome bonus, the minimum deposit is $1.16/R20.

      Our Verdict

      Gbets is an excellent licensed South African sportsbook and casino that welcomes players from the country with a no deposit bonus and a welcome bonus. With over 1000+ sports betting markets and more than 200 casino games, players can enjoy a diverse online betting experience. Gbets is rightly considered a leading betting operator in the country, and we guarantee that prospective players will enjoy their time at the sportsbook and casino.