Betway South Africa Registration 2024: Open Your New Account Today

Betway South Africa Registration 2024: Open Your New Account Today

This article documents the personal experience of South African betting expert, Indran Naidoo, who registered with Betway. Content has been edited and published by Complete Sports’ Betting Editor George Nelson. 

Within this guide, Indran shares his true experiences of using Betway, including what he loved about their experience and the challenges he faced. Key areas covered include:


How I registered with Betway in 3 easy steps

It took less than four minutes to open my Betway account, using the registration by mobile number method. Betway does not have other methods to register but this is not an issue as you will not find an easier registration process. These were the simple steps to follow to create a new account:

Step 1 Registration: Betway Sign Up

On the Betway home page, click on the Green Sign-Up button at the top right of the page or the Sign Up Offer promotion “JOIN TODAY AND GET UP TO R1000”.

Betway Register

Step 2 Registration: Register an Account

You will then be redirected to a Registration form that will require you to add your personal details. This includes:

  • Mobile Number
  • Password
  • First and Middle Name (as per your passport or FICA)
  • Surname
  • Email Address
  •  Sign Up Code if you have one – you can use my code COMPLETESPORTS

Betway SA Register an Account

Step 3 Registration: Select your Bonus

Once you’ve selected “Next” you’ll be required to add or select the following:

  • South African ID Number or your Passport Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Source of Funds for betting
  • Preferred language
  • Welcome Bonus offer – I personally chose Sports
  • Confirm whether you want to receive promotions and marketing updates (I recommend)
  • 18+
  • Click Register

Betway Sign Up New Account


Betway Registration Tips

Whilst I found the registration process quick and easy, it’s mainly because I came prepared with the necessary documents and information to sign up. To make signing up as easy as possible for you, make sure you have the following:

  • Correct mobile number and email address
  • Passport or South African ID
  • A strong and secure password you can remember
  • Good internet connection


Betway Register Login

Having registered for my new account, I was very keen to get underway and start betting. Having been away from my phone for a few hours I needed to login. Again, this was easy. Load up the website and select “Login” in the top right-hand corner next to sign up. Then just enter your mobile number and password.

Betway Login

Having done that, I was notified to upload by ID document and proof of residence to complete the FICA verification. Betway’s FICA approval is often automated, but sometimes you’ll need to provide supporting documentation. This is perfectly normal for betting sites in South Africa. Next step, deposit and activating the Betway Free Bet!


Making a Deposit

Betway makes funding your account an absolute breeze as they have many deposit methods. They have all the most popular methods like the Voucher system, OZOW Instant EFT, and debit and credit card payments. Alternatively, you can deposit through your local bank

I used the 1Voucher deposit method as it is easy to buy the voucher and my account is instantly credited with no transaction costs. Betway has arguably the widest selection of deposit options available on the online market. They have all the various voucher methods along with the Instant EFT options like OZOW. Punters that have a banking app should consider the Instant EFT as it is very efficient and the funds are immediately available. All the deposit options at Betway are easily accessible and within a few minutes, you are ready to place your first bet.

Claim your Betway Bonus

Betway offers a 100% Deposit Bonus up to R1,000. Rather than automatically credit the free bet, you are required to make 3 separate bets to the value of 3x your initial deposit. So for me, I deposited R1,000 and needed to bet R3,000 in order to qualify for my R1,000 Welcome Bonus. If you’re keen to learn more about on this topic, then head over to another article we’ve written all about the Betway Sign Up Bonus.


How to Fica your Betway Account

If you have recently registered on Betway and are based in South Africa, you will need to complete the FICA verification process. This FICA process is important for securing your funds and preventing any illegal activities. To complete the FICA process, you will only need to provide two documents – a proof of address and your identity documents.

FICA Address documents

  • utility bills
  • bank statements
  • rental agreements
  • mortgage statements 
  • official tax returns
  • Internet provider statement

Proof of ID documents

  • Green barcoded ID book
  • South African passport
  • ID card
  • Driving license

To verify your Betway account and comply with the FICA regulations, you need to provide one form of address document and a proof of ID. Once you have these documents ready, you can follow these simple steps.

  1. Login to your Betway account.
  2. Go to the verification page or Click the ‘Upload Now’ button on the pop-up.
  3. Upload all the documents needed for the FICA verification.
  4. After uploading, tap on the submit button.
  5. You will receive an email confirmation as soon as your documents have been verified.

Common Betway Registration Problems

Encountering issues during the Betway sign-up process can be frustrating. Here’s a list of some frequent problems users face when registering with Betway, along with effective solutions:

  1. Problem: The Betway Website is Unresponsive
    • Solution: Check Internet Connection: Ensure you have a stable internet connection. Try accessing other websites to confirm. If you’re not connected, reconnect and retry accessing Betway.
  2. Problem: Invalid Betway Credentials
    • Solution: When setting up your account, remember that your password needs to be secure. It should be 8-20 characters long, including at least one letter, one number, and a special character. If you don’t follow these guidelines, you’ll encounter an error during sign-up.
  3. Problem: Existing Betway Account
    • Solution: If you’re trying to create a new account but already have one, simply log in with your existing credentials. If you’ve forgotten your password, use the password recovery option. Remember, Betway does not allow multiple accounts for a single user.
  4. Problem: Betway is Not Supported in Your Region
    • Solution: Betway isn’t available in all countries due to legal restrictions. If you’re unable to register, it might be because Betway doesn’t operate in your jurisdiction. Check if online betting is permitted and available in your area.

Considerations Before Registering with Betway

Before you join Betway, it’s important to assess whether it’s the right and responsible thing to do for both you and your family. Make sure you’ve considered the following:

  • Are you signing up for the right reasons? If you’re in debt for example, we would not recommend betting as a solution. But if done for fun and as a hobby then great
  • Do you have the right frame of mind? If the betting experience is not fun, then you should not sign up or should stop. Betting can be addictive and people can lose money if they are not careful
  • Have you set aside a budget to bet with? Only bet within your means
  • Do you know what you’re going to bet on? Always have a bet in mind, whether its on Todays Football Fixtures, or your favourite team are playing. Alternatively, you may like to play Betway Aviator for the first time.

My Verdict on Betway Registration

Betway have really simplified the entire betting process from signing up all the way to placing your bet. It has the best user experience out of any other betting sites I’ve used. The only slight frustration I had, and this is small, was having to add supporting documents when I signed up. However, this is not the norm with Betway, but be prepared for it. I also found the Welcome Bonus appealing, with clear terms and conditions in order to qualify. I’d highly recommend Betway to any punter, whether they are a beginner or pro. 10/10!!!

For More Info on Betway SA, Select: 

Betway Sign Up Bonus
Betway App Guide
Betway Vouchers
Betway Casino


Is there a Betway Login Bonus?

New players at Betway can claim their Welcome Bonus either for sports or casino games. The sports welcome bonus is a 100% first deposit bonus of up to R1 000. You will need to bet three times your first deposit amount before you receive your bonus. The casino bonus is a straightforward first deposit match bonus of up to R2 000. For more info you can check out our Sign Up Guide. Please note that these offers are for new customers that register and login.

Is it Free to Join Betway?

It’s completely free to register with Betway, there is no obligation to deposit or spend funds with them. If you’re new to betting, my suggestion would be to register and have a look around the site. See what you like and what you don’t. if you’re comfortable with their offering, then maybe make a small initial deposit which you can use to test out different bets and games.

What should I do if I have problems Registering?

If you have any issues with the sign up form, FICA verification or depositing, we suggest sending an email to [email protected]. Betway also have a live chat function, as well as telephone support. Telephone support would be my recommended way of contacting them, especially if you’re in a hurry.

Can I register once I’ve downloaded the Betway App?

The Betway App works in exactly the same way as the Betway mobile site, the only difference is you can use the app without using data, and it’s available to open without searching. You can either Register on the mobile site before downloading the app. Alternatively, download the app and then Register before you Login and Play.



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