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WBC launched its online platform in 2009 when the clarity and speed of its website, its-easy-to use interface, its large variety of markets available (both in pre-match and in-play betting) quickly brought it to the fore among online South African bookmakers. Let’s have a look and see how they do in our WSB Review.
World Sports Betting Site
Apart from its standout menu of international horse races and all the usual suspects like football, rugby, cricket, tennis, golf, boxing, the American specialist sports, NFL Football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey, Aussie rules, Motorsports, darts and volleyball etc, it also offers some rarer betting opportunities in sports like ski-jumping, surfing, biathlon, water-polo, table tennis and pasapello.
But that’s not all. WSB’s range of betting markets within those sports is also huge. They claim to offer each month betting opportunities in more than 250,000 pre-match markets and in a minimum of 200,000 live in-play events. They also have 500 Lotto draws and this is going some by any standards so credit to them for putting in the extra work.
WSB Bonuses and Promotions
World Sports Betting currently have a 100% match of your 1st deposit up to R10,000, it’s not the only deposit bonus they offer either.
Do be careful with the amount of that first deposit as their is wagering attached, which you’d find on even on the most generous sportsbook sites. You are going to have to place bets worth 5 times the free bets bonus voucher you get when you make the deposit. (e.g. If your deposit is R100, the value of your 100% matching bonus voucher in free bets will be R100.
As far as promotions go, there is more, much more. Their promotional menu is as good as you’ll get anywhere in South Africa. WSB change it from time to time, but here are a few examples of some of their promotional offers at the time this review was written.
- Super Rugby and Premier League football – if your selection scores the first try or gets the first goal, your winnings are doubled.
- Formula 1 Racing: If the driver you back to win comes second, you get your stake back.
- Drawn-match refund: You get a refund on all losing bets if the game ends in a draw.
- Pay with I-Pay and you get a free spin and the chance to get back the full amount of your latest deposit.
- Spot a mistake on the site and you get an R100 free betting voucher.
WSB Blogs, results, stats and live scores
Another huge feature that makes WSB stand out from the crowd is their excellent sports blog section which, apart from its informative betting previews and news on anything of any real importance, carries thousands of results, competition logs and a wide range of valuable and not so valuable statistics.
To a greater degree than most of their competitors, WSB seems to be keenly aware of the importance of keeping their customers clued up on what is happening out there in the world. The simple fact that they have also added a streaming section of Esports matches to their site is just another indication of this.
Their onus on offering up-to-the-minute sports information is obvious from the moment your eyes fall on their home page banner and note that it features more bright and picturesque adds for World sport’s bigger events of the moment than it does for even its bonus features.
One small criticism, until you’ve established exactly where it is on their home page, the praiseworthy blog section, despite being highlighted by some brightly-coloured buttons, is a little too low down and hidden away to be easily noticed by newcomers to the site.
WSB Deposit Methods
Visa, MasterCard and Amex credit cards, via EFT to I-Pay, FNB, Nedbank, Standard Bank and ABSA or through SID and Ott Vouchers.
WSB Customer support
WSB is one of the very few online sportsbooks in Africa able to offer 24/7 support. Betway SA is the other to offer a similar service.
World Sports Betting Summary
World Sports Betting generally does so much right and in such a big way that is difficult to find any fault with it.
One or two customer quibbles, mostly about customer service, have been noted but it is nothing new. No matter how good or how bad they are, no operator in this industry seems to get by without someone complaining – mainly after getting on a losing streak.
Along with the best sign-up bonus in South Africa, it has one of the very best play-lists of sports markets, a customer service that offers live chat and accepts telephone bets, an excellent blogging section packed with informative betting previews, results and logs and a user interface that might not be as elegant or as spectacular as some others, but runs as smoothly and effectively on mobile devices as it does on PCs and laptops and in general makes using it a pleasurable experience, especially when you win.