The South African online sports betting industry is becoming a force to be reckoned with and many operators are looking to cash in and provide a unique, fresh interface with which to please the punters.
Gggaming.bet is one of the newer kids on the block and is offering a decent platform with regard to spiorts wagering across the multi-sporting codes popular in the country.
The site offers a range of promotions, a clean crisp website and a no-nonsense approach to the core fundamentals of the market-place.
The site is neat and compact and offers a diverse bet-market range focusing on the variety of codes rather than being football-heavy, as many competing sites have become.
Gggaming.bet is refreshing in its diversity and the banners promotion bonuses feature price boosts on cricket, horse-racing and the latest featured football game. These price boosts are take in a range of bets, from which batsman will top score in the latest cricket fixture, whether Wayne Rooney will score in his recall to the English national football team and UK night horse-racing among others.
The site does not rely on a flashy landing page, with excessively bright colours and an identifiable brand. Hollywoodbet.co.za is heavy on purple and Eazibet.co predominantly in black and green for example. Gggaming.bet keeps it simple, with all the information on landing page super-imposed on a graphic of golfers in action.
The site’s main toolbar menu only offers three icons, namely ‘home’, ‘account’ and ‘about’ with the bulk of the information displayed in a ‘quick links’ sidebar menu running down the left hand flank.
This side menu offers link options to take the punters to the following; Today’s Race Card (horse-racing), Price Boost (cricket), Football coupon, Rugby coupon, Tennis coupon, EPL matches, NFL and a ‘refer a friend’ promotion.
The rest of the sidebar, descending down is a list of all the sporting codes on offer.
The centre of the landing page shows off promotional banners followed a comprehensive bet-market focusing on the latest football matches to be played over the weekend (with all odds and bet-markets) available. Clicking on a match will take a punter to the variety of bet-options on each contest such as over/under, both teams to score, half-time/full-time among many others.
The right hand flank denotes some of the main sports on offer, with scantily clad models posing. This is the old gimmick of beautiful women associated with punting. This may be outdated in n increasingly politically correct world, but the site sticks to the staple diet of mostly men subscribers.
The bottom of the page focuses on the nitty-gritty details like disclaimers, license, banking options (Visa and Mastercard) and the inevitable social media links.
The simple usability of the site is further promoted by an easy-to-access registration and log-in link at the top right hand corner of the landing page.
The customer support number (+27 021 2066000) is well advertised in the middle (top) of the screen.
The site prides itself on their ‘refer a friend’ bonus, with a banner proclaiming qa punter will receive 25% of their friend’s first deposit (up to R10 000).
The site also offers a free bet welcome bonus of up to R3000 for new subscribers, depending on deposit amount.
The site also promotes their cash boosts and very competitive odds (on their banners).
South African betting legislation is quite strict so there is a relatively extensive registration process to be followed with many fields to be filled in to be able to register.
Compared to all of the South African betting sites this is standard practice and punters will have all this information on hand, especially those already familiar with the online bet world. The promotions are decent and many punters will join despite being members of other sites like sportpesa etc. SA sites are generous when it comes to promotions as the market is fierce, and gggaming.bet is no different.
The promotions can also be found scrolling down the menu on the left-side flank, but they are exactly as the banners on landing page indicate.
The betting rules, terms and conditions, max and min pay-outs are also available on this side menu (scroll near bottom of page).
The four banks that are available for depositing and withdrawing are Capitec Bank, Standard Bank, Nedbank and FNB while the Swift codes, ‘how to deposit’ and ‘how to withdraw’ are all explained under the banking icon.
Once the subscriber has joined the art is to keep them on the platform, and this is done through competitive odds, large bet-market and a variety of sporting codes and bets.
The site has a basic look and feel that invites the punter to bet rather than be bobby-dazzled by bright lights and gimmicks. A no-frills, no-fuss betting platform – that is the essence of gggaming.net.