Welcome to our review of Hollywoodbets. Hollywoodbets is one of the most well known bookmakers in South Africa. They have excellent stores (mainly in KZN), a decent website (although the purple colour can be a little over-whelming), and great odds. Also, don’t forget they are quite famous for their curries. You can read our full review below, or at the bottom of the page you can click to go directly to Hollywoodbets website. Our Rating:
about HollywoodBets (our full review)
An upmarket ‘casino inspired’ environment where clients can bet in comfort and style while enjoying quality food, a cold beer, attention to detail and top-class service, is what can be expected from Hollywood Bets. Their first outlet was opened in Kwazulu-Natal in 2000. Since then, several more outlets have opened up which are located in Empangeni, Estcourt, Ladysmith, Springfield Park, Argyle in Durban and Pietermaritzburg. They have Gauteng outlets in Alberton, Boksburg, Brakpan, Daxina, Hillbrow, Kempton Park, Lenz Station, Newton Mall, Pretoria and Three Rivers in Vereeniging. Western Cape outlets include Atlantis, Beacon Valley in Mitchells Plein, Bothasig, George, Knysna, Kwanonqaba, Malmesbury, Montague Gardens, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Paarl, Parrow, Sea Point, Goodwood, Woodstock and Wynberg. Eastern Cape outlets are found in Cradock, Jeffrey’s Bay, King Williams Town, Mthatha, East London, Uitenhage and five in Port Elizabeth including Newton Park and Korsten. They also have a few more outlets in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Not only can clients enjoy their betting facilities but they can also place bets in the comfort of their own home on the Hollywoodbets.net website. The website is owned by the Hollywood Group which includes other companies like Hollywood Sportsbook Holdings (Pty) Ltd, Winning Form (Pty) Ltd and OB Heffer t/a Hollywood Racing and Sport. The group subsidiary, Winning Form, started business in 1987 and has its roots in the publishing industry with a list of publications including Sporting Post, Top Turf Pocket Guide, Game On Soccer Guide and Soccer Betting News. Top Turf Pocket Guide is by far the biggest selling horse racing form-guide in South Africa.
The website is authenticated by Thawte and payments are made secure by Virtual Card Services. Users can bet on a large selection of sports that include athletics, darts, softball, archery, badminton, beach volleyball, bowls, canoe/kayak, chess, combat sports, curling, diving, equestrian, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, rowing, squash, surfing, swimming, table tennis, water polo, sailing, snooker, shooting, triathlon, weight lifting, wrestling, lucky letters, soccer, horse racing, rugby, tennis, American football, Aussie rules, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, golf, ice hockey, lucky numbers, motor racing and “powa” numbers. To place bets, users choose a sport, tournament and event from the event browser. Then they select a market from the market list by selecting the bet, multiple or yankee option. Betting types include single, yankee, holly seven, holly exact, holly tri, canadian, holly swing, win bet, place bet, exacta bet, trifecta bet, quartet bet, swinger bet, accumulator and multiple bets. The website includes links to Soccer Betting News and the Hollywoodbets blog, which hosts a wide range of sporting news, reviews and articles. Users can also bet from their cellphones with the Hollywoodbets.net free mobile website which is accessible on all internet enabled phones. Users need to register an account online before they can use the mobile site and need to select the “Mobile Betting” option in their online profile in order to get the username and password for their mobile account. They offer a helpline specifically for mobile support to assist any users who may be experiencing difficulties.
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Deposits to Hollywoodbets can be made into their Absa, FNB, Standard Bank, Capitec or Nedbank accounts. Payment of winnings can be collected from any Hollywoodbets store or settled through electronic transfers and cheques. Electronic transactions are settled within 48 hours. The accepted credit cards are Master Card and Visa.