Gbets review

Gbets

Whether it’s physical retail sports betting outlets or betting from the comfort of your couch, Gbets is pushing to be your number ONE choice. As they say themselves: ONE nation, ONE betting partner.

But do they have the muscle to back up their claim? From a sports betting perspective, Gbets offers everything a sports fan could ask for. From a (Live) casino games point of view? Adequate. From an online experience? Definitely one of the better sites to interact with.

All in all, Gbets is a good bet for South African online gamblers, especially if you’re into sports and enjoy a little Live casino games action on the side.

4/5 Rating

Casino Ratings
Reputation and Trust
80%
Site Design and User Friendliness
80%
Game Variety and Quality
70%
Sports Betting Variety
100%

Pros

Cons

Gbets review

GBets

Whether it’s physical retail sports betting outlets or betting from the comfort of your couch, Gbets is pushing to be your number ONE choice. As they say themselves: ONE nation, ONE betting partner.

But do they have the muscle to back up their claim? From a sports betting perspective, Gbets offers everything a sports fan could ask for. From a (Live) casino games point of view? Adequate. From an online experience? Definitely one of the better sites to interact with.

All in all, Gbets is a good bet for South African online gamblers, especially if you’re into sports and enjoy a little Live casino games action on the side.

4/5 Rating

Casino Ratings
Reputation and Trust
80%
Site Design and User Friendliness
80%
Game Variety and Quality
70%
Sports Betting Variety
100%

Pros

Cons

General Info

Our conclusion

Golden Rush is a name well-known to South African sports betting fans – and the power behind the Gbets online sports betting and casino platform. Which is a comfort for those looking for a legit and licensed partner for their betting needs.

Apart from the solid reputation behind Gbets, the online portal is a really good one with great and easy to navigate design, a huge selection of sports to bet on, and a solid (if unremarkable) Live casino games offering. We say unremarkable because, as passionate casino games players, we are continually denied most of our favourite pastimes in the form of online slots and video table games. The vast majority of online South African sports betting sites do go some way to bring us a limited online casino experience, but this is mostly presented as Live Dealer games and Lucky Numbers lobbies. Betgames has a dedicated Betgames.tv lobby but we are happy to say that there are also games from providers like Evolution.

Still, our experience at Gbets has, so far, been a very positive one. A legit license, all the sports we could possibly throw an odd-shaped ball at, some entertaining Live Dealer games, and a website that offers a lot more than first impressions may show.

Design & Layout

The Gbets online site is fantastically well laid out – easily one of the best we’ve come across. Everything is clear and easy to navigate with (as is common in these sorts of sites) various options set out on numerous tabs and headers for quick reference and quick click throughs to get to where you want to be.

The home page is dominated by a list of the latest and most popular events on offer or on the go, bordered by a list of available sports categories on the left (over 50 different categories so quite comprehensive), a selection of interesting fields on the right (links to Cash or Crash Live game and Lucky Numbers, for example), and a large and colourful banner on the top that features all the latest news and promos.

On the subject of news: players really should explore the little hamburger next to the Gbets logo at the top of the page. This drop-down menu has a bunch of choices that take the Gbets experience to another level. Here you can find Promotions, any current Tournaments, Sports Betting Rules, Statistics, Results, a Live Calendar (great for keeping up with what’s going on in the world of sports), a Live Calendar app, Banking options, a Responsible Gambling portal, and – most importantly – a Gbets blog page called Gblog. 

This Gblog is a really awesome and standout feature with tons of posts relating to the gambling and sporting world, everything you need to know about Gbets and sports betting, and tutorials on how to play the Betgames.tv Live Dealer games.

Topping out the layout is a handy tabs section with the different lobbies: Home, Sports, Live, Lucky Numbers, Lucky Numbers New (which we surmise is just an updated version of the Lucky Numbers lobby), Live Games (the online Live casino games lobby), Betgames TV (the Betgames Live games), Gonzo’s Treasure ( a lobby dedicated to the Live version of the classic Gonzo’s Quest slot game), Virtual sports, and E-Sports.

Your personal profile and deposit quick link round out the top of the page in a very unobtrusive and understated way which we found to be rather attractive in the grand scheme of the layout. Information on your balances, bets, notifications, bonuses, and limits/exclusions are all found on your profile page, which also has links for deposits, withdrawals, and your wallet/casino account.

The foot of the page contains all the admin stuff like About us, FAQs, Terms and Conditions, Contacts, and the all-important Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board license.

Sign up and registration

Getting in to Gbets is simple and fast:

  • Type www.gbets.co.za into your browser
  • Click the Register button
  • Enter the required details: mobile number, create a password, name and surname, ID number, DoB, email address, gender (M/F but we’re not going there), and income source (FICA requirement).

And that’s it. You will get an SMS and an email welcoming you to Gbets and presenting the R25 sign up bonus on confirmation of your FICA details being uploaded.

Just one note that you will NOT find being told to you on the chat or on the site: if you are using your desktop you will need to sign in with your email, if you are using your mobile phone you will need to sign in with your mobile number. For some reason, your chosen device will affect your username options.

Security & Fairness

Gbets is secured using SSL digital encryption to ensure all your data is secure.

Adherence to the Western Cape Gambling Board’s regulations means they are practitioners of Fair Play guidelines and Responsible Gambling.

Game Lobby & Portfolio

Sports betting

The sports betting lobby at Gbets has a fantastic offering of over 50 different categories that include all the most popular sports around the world. Football/soccer obviously has a massive choice (over 1080 unique options) but South Africa’s most popular sporting choices are well covered from rugby to cricket to tennis to F1 to golf. Other events like table tennis, hockey, basketball, futsal, darts, snooker, and bandy also have a good selection of options.

We do like the fact that there are also the ‘unusual’ options like betting on Eurovision, the Oscars and BAFTAs, politics – and even betting on which company will be the first to land on Mars!

Virtual sports betting and E-Sports betting have their own dedicated lobbies that follow these fast-growing sports around the world. For those looking for something fun and different, Marble Race in the Virtual Sports lobby is a blast – a combination of pachinko, lucky numbers, horse racing, and great graphics that give the childhood game an extra money-on-the-line edge.

Casino games

We are unapologetic fans of online casino games and, as we keep mentioning, are always a little disappointed that there such limited options in the slots and table games selections. Still, South African sports betting-dominated sites are bringing us great Live Dealer games so we can’t really complain.

Betgames is the provider that seems to be dominating the South African Live dealer/sports book site market and they have a big presence on Gbets with their own Betgames TV lobby offering Speedy 7, Andar Bahar, War of Bets, 6+ Poker, Bet on Poker, Baccarat, Wheel of Fortune, Lucky 7, Lucky 6, and Dice duel. A good choice of quick games with impeccable hosts, production values, and presentation.

What makes Gbets stand apart is their inclusion of other providers like Evolution, Vision Casino, and even Hippodrome Live Casino. This expands their casino games offering to include Game Shows, Roulette, Baccarat, Poker, Blackjack, First Person Games, and Skill Games. Music to our ears! Or rather the sweet sounds of card shuffling and amazing dealers as hosts.

Lotteries

Lucky Numbers will take you to all the big lotteries from around the world. Try hit those numbers on lotteries from South Africa to Europe to Russia to the US.

Loyalty Scheme

There is currently no Loyalty programme at Gbets although, at our query, we were advised that one is under development!

Mobile

There is no app, but the Gbets mobile version is just as good as the online version if you log in via your mobile device browser.

Banking

Deposit options mostly reflect those that South African online shoppers/gamblers/etc will be used to

Deposit

  • Credit/debit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express)
  • Bank transfer
  • SID Instant EFT
  • Ozow Instant EFT
  • Paygate
  • Celbux voucher
  • OTT Voucher
  • 1ForYou Voucher
  • Blu Voucher
  • Masterpass

Withdrawal

Winnings can be withdrawn into a properly FICA’d bank account. Remember, when withdrawing funds, you will be legally required to provide FICA documentation to Betway, including bank details, ID, and proof of address.

Bonuses & Promotions

There is one sign up bonus and one deposit bonus with a small selection of promotions.

  • Sign up Bonus

R25 Free Bet Sign up bonus on successful registration and uploading of FICA documents. Ts & Cs apply.

  • Deposit bonus

100% deposit match on first deposit up to R1,000. 7x wagering requirement.

There are ongoing promotions though, mostly related to the sports betting side.

  • Regularly updated and seasonal promotions for Live Games and sports

Customer Support

Customer support is available 24/7 through Live Chat and landline telephone. There is also an email channel. Gbets is on Facebook and Twitter for the social media followers out there.

Our experience of the Live Chat support was pleasant in that the responses were fast and professional although they didn’t quite resolve our issue (a resolution we stumbled on by accident ourselves).

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions are industry standard. Make sure to read and understand them before you start depositing money.   

License & Ownership

Gbets is licensed by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board, operated by Dymanex, and owned by Goldrush Gaming Group.

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