Local woman wins over R25,000 from R8
(17 April 2013, Cape Town) A local Cape Town woman, who prefers to remain anonymous, beat the odds and turned R8 into R25,000 on South Africa’s largest online sportsbook, Sportingbet, this weekend. Sportingbet is a locally licensed and legal online sports’ betting site that offers a variety of betting on local and international sports.
“The weekend winner predicted a 9 leg football accumulator,” says Scott Canny, Marketing Manager of Sportingbet South Africa. “Essentially, she used her passion for and knowledge of football to accurately predict the result (win, lose or draw) of 9 football matches. She placed a bet of R8 and had to get all 9 results correct in order to win the R25,957 the odds for the overall bet were 3200/1 or less than 0.03%!”
Although unlicensed online gambling in South Africa is prohibited and is a criminal offence, this is not the case with all online betting. Sports’ betting in South Africa is legal and regulated on licensed sportsbook sites. The Sportingbet website is licensed by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board, easy to use, secure and makes use of some of the most advanced international betting technology.
“Although cases like this are rare, there is good money to be made with very little investment if you know your games and teams, as our weekend winner has proven,” says Canny. “Sports enthusiasts, whether they are a fan of football, rugby, tennis, cricket, golf, or horseracing, to name a few, can use their sports knowledge to potentially make some excellent profits.”
Sportingbet is committed to Responsible Gambling and has unique account management tools that allow players to set deposit limits, and suspend or close their accounts at the click of a mouse. In addition to making regular donations to the National Responsible Gambling Program (NRGP), Sportingbet employees are trained to pick up irresponsible betting patterns and engage with customers displaying these behaviours. Depositing and withdrawing funds is quick and easy with many payment options available.
“Sports’ betting is a fast growing industry in South Africa and can be great fun and hugely rewarding when enjoyed responsibly,” says Canny. “To optimise those rewards, we also have special offers and rewards on-site, and guarantee great odds and in: play betting on all your favourite events.”
About Sportingbet South Africa
Sportingbet is South Africa’s largest online sports book, covering the most sports, the most matches, the most markets, and the most in: play betting available in SA. Sports’ betting with Sportingbet is legal and regulated by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. With international affiliations, Sportingbet South Africa’s sports betting “product” is of the highest international standard and far more advanced than any other competitor. Sportingbet makes sports betting simple, safe and easy to access. Sportingbet is committed to promoting responsible betting.