Hollywoodbets are likely the most famous bookmaker in South Africa, almost everyone knows them! For those that haven’t we’ve put together this Hollywoodbets review so you can find out what they have to offer when signing up.

Hollywoodbets site

The landing page, whilst not the most aesthetic one you may get, is easy and fast to browse through. There are options to choose from Help, Promotions, Contact, Results and Fixtures amongst others from the menu options on top of the page. Upcoming Horse Races can be accessed through the “Next Race” buttons below the menu mentioned above. A functional search bar is available for quickly searching for a team or league. Live matches and various pre-match fixtures can be accessed from the left side of the screen.

Hollywoodbets Mobile

The mobile website is also not very well polished but offers a fast browsing and navigation experience between the menus. Selections of horse racing, soccer and lucky numbers can be done through scrolling horizontally using the menu on the top half of the page. Various other options of sports and other features can be accessed by scrolling down the page. A search bar is also available for quickly searching for a team or league. A function for viewing results is also available, although some results in the EPL were not updated (2 days after completion of event) at the time of writing this article. There is also a .jad mobile phone app for basic feature phones which ensures Hollywoodbets offers a truly mobile betting experience for all customer types.


Hollywoodbets offer sports betting options over a fairly wide range of sports. The markets offered for each sport are also very wide, with odds competitive with many recognised bookies. They also offer a Same match betbuilder for selecting various market options for a single match to come up with higher odds. Live betting markets are also available for selected sports.


Hollywoodbets offer a R25 sign up bonus (with no deposit) once an account has been opened and activated. The refer-a friend bonus of R50 is also offered for each referral who opens an account with Hollywoodbets and makes a subsequent deposit. There is also a win your stake back promotion up to a value of R5, 000 for a losing multibet with 8 + fixtures and only 1 fixture losing. A bonus of between 2.5 % and 30 % is also offered for multi-selections on soccer bets. There are also competitions in which there is a possibility of winning an NP200 Bakkie or a R500, 000 prize from Spar through the purchase of Hollywood’s top up voucher.

Deposit Options

Hollywoodbets offer a significant number of deposit options – Bank Deposit, EFT, Mastercard or VISA enabled cards, Voucher, Branch Deposit, iPay, Zapper, Peach Payments and SID.

Overall Experience

Hollywoodbets offers a solid betting experience despite the lack of a modernized website. The offer of a deposit-free R25 bonus is also a good feature, although there could be better bonuses with first time deposits. Apart from this, they also offer a number of other promotions. Various deposit options are also available to suit the punter’s convenience. A mobile application for the basic type of phones is also accessible, extending the Holllywood mobile betting experience to all types of customers. The sports and market options are also fairly wide, with equally competitive odds. Click here to sign up with Hollywoodbets today. If you’d like to read a review from another site then click here.

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