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The South African betting industry has not been as free as it is now and it really started to improve soon after independence when the new government of South Africa lifted bans which had been heaped on this industry and more and more business people started to invest in betting.
There were some reforms which were made and one of the reform is that South Africa’s 9 provinces have their own gambling boards and all bookmakers have to obtain licenses from these boards in their regions to operate legally.
How popular is the South African betting industry?
You just have to go to the bet shops around the country to appreciate how popular betting has become because most of the shops will be packed with people of different ages throughout the day and it appears as if the industry will continue to grow in the near future.
Online and Mobile betting has been well received and has aided to the popularity of betting due to its convenience because there are people who could not place bets because they simply did not have the time but they can now do so in the comfort of their office or wherever they may be.
How does Sports betting work?
Sports betting is not as complex as people think it is but once you get to know the basics of betting, you will actually enjoy it, especially when you start to win.
In Soccer betting, for example, there are three main markets of betting which are basically Home, Draw and AWAY. Over the years, there are more and more markets which have been introduced like btts, scorers, title winners, teams to be relegated, and many more. It is the same with many sports like cricket, tennis, hockey, rugby among other sports.
There are a lot of bonuses being offered in this industry these days with the popular one being the ‘FICA bonus’ whereby online punters are being urged to submit their ID documents and proof of residence as the bookmakers are being encouraged to do so by the responsible authorities.
There have been some interesting innovations like the soccer 6 and sportstake whereby punters simply have to predict outcomes of matches in pools made by the bookmakers and this has been well received and people are making millions out of soccer 6.
The industry continues to grow and exciting times lie ahead.