NOTES: This site has not yet launched. As soon as it does we will update with a proper review and all the details we can find.
Rumour has it that Ithuba (the National Lottery) are planning on launching a sports betting site in South Africa. There have been rumours like this for a few year now, especially since the betting sites started eating into the National Lotto’s revenue by launching lucky numbers betting. Ithuba in turn launched Sportstake 13, which has equally become a very popular product and no doubt lead them to conclude that launching a full sports betting product was worth the expense and effort. Plus with the National Lotto marketing budget and brand awareness it will make it easier to get a “headstart” that most other new betting sites would not have. That being said, they have chose to NOT go with a brand like NationalLottoBetting, but instead with Zamani Bets (Zamanibets). We think this based on that this is what the group launching this is called (i.e. Zamani Grou), but also that Ithuba have recently registered the domain name: zamanibets.co.za.
Looking forward to seeing what software they use, the odds and the products they bring to the market.