Hollywoodbets Review 2019

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4 / 5

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  • Established 2006
  • Banking methods Credit- and Debit Cards, Bank Deposit, PayFast, Zapper, Branch deposit and many more.
  • Min deposit R10
  • Mobile app Yes
  • License Gauteng
  • Language English
  • Easy registration
  • Great mobile product
  • Competitive odds
  • Great market offering
  • Cluttered website
  • No 24/7 live support

Hollywoodbets is arguably one of the most popular and well known betting sites in South Africa. They not only have an online sportsbook but also a number of shops that are available for punters. Their first branch was opened in 2000 and they now have an impressive 84 shops across South Africa.

As much as we like their betting shops, we’re going to focus on Hollywoodbet’s massive online operation, so onto the Hollywoodbets review!


Hollywoodbets South Africa

The Hollywoodbets site can be very overwhelming when you open it on desktop, the predominant colour is their branded purple and there are tabs, ads and buttons everywhere. Once you’ve gotten over the purple shock you are left with a very deep reaching site that feels slightly out of date.

We’re not sure why they have not decided to upgrade and revamp their site and navigation yet, as it can be very difficult to find the markets you want. All of this is coming across as very critical and it partly is, with all the money at their disposal they could’ve built an amazing site or at least kept it up to date. We suspect there are other factors that involve their betting shops operation that affect this, as Hollywoodbets is a fantastic business in general.

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Hollywoodbets registration

It’s fast and easy to register an account with Hollywoodbets, in fact we’ve put a complete registration guide together to help you get started. Check out our registration guide which will take you through the process step by step. You will only need to fill in a few details and registration can be done from your mobile phone or pc. If you’d like to skip the rest of the review and jump right into registering with Hollywoodbets then click below to go to the registration page. If you have registered and need to login, check our login guide for how to login on Hollywoodbets.


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Hollywoodbets Mobile

We also reviewed the Hollywoodbets mobile version website, https://m.hollywoodbets.net/ and found it to be a fantastic experience, making up for the poor desktop version. The site caters for punters who might not have the best smartphones which is great as it makes mobile betting more accessible. You can upload your FICA documents, get an app for basic phones as well as check results. It’s one of the best mobile sites in South Africa for what it offers and we can see why it’s one of the most popular platforms used by punters.

You also have all the functionality on the mobile version that you have on the desktop version, it just feels much smoother and more intuitive. As we mentioned it’s one of the best in South Africa!


Hollywoodbets currently offer the following deposit methods to top up your account.

  • Vouchers
  • EFT Payment
  • Credit card payments
  • Instant EFT (Ozow, Peach payments)

Hollywoodbets Withdraw Time

Hollywoodbets have one of the fastest withdrawal times in South Africa. Their withdraw time is around 24-48 hours. With most punters actually receiving their money on the same day, even over a weekend. To put it simply, their withdrawals are lightning fast.

Hollywoodbets Odds

It’s not all doom and gloom as once you get used the layout, the Hollywoodbets experience is a fairly positive one. They have their own trading team and price up before most other South African bookies have had their breakfast. Want the latest Super rugby handicap?

Hollywoodbets will be one of the first to post it. Not only are they ahead of the game with their markets but they are also very competitive with their posted odds. You’ll get a good deal when betting at Hollywoodbets, something which not many South African bookies can offer.


The compliments continue to flow when one takes a look at their payments team, if you withdraw before 10am you’ll likely have that cash in your account before the end of the day.

Hollywoodbets Customer Service

One area we did find them somewhat lacking in was their customer service. The call centre agents were pleasant to deal with but could do with some additional training and a live chat feature. There is nothing worse than being promised something that never materializes, you need to be lucky if you want to have that incorrect bet voided at Hollywoodbets. Other than that they were able to answer our queries sufficiently.

Hollywoodbets Contact Details

Hollywoodbets have a vast customer support structure which is broken down in to general inquiries, deposit and withdrawal inquiries. Below are the contact details for general question.

Hollywoodbets App

Hollywood currently do not offer an app for Android or IOS users. We recommend adding the mobile site to your home screen as an alternative

Hollywoodbets Fixtures

Did you know you no longer have to visit a Hollywoodbets branch in order to get the latest Hollywoobets fixtures? You can simply download the latest Soccer or Sports fixtures from the site itself. The fixtures are in a PDF format so you’ll need a PDF reader on your PC or Mobile Device. You can view and download the latest fixtures here.

Fica Bonus

Hollywoodbets have always offered a Fica or registration bonus for new customers. While this has changed in amount over the past few years we’re glad to see that they still have it on offer. Currently Hollywood have a R25 Free Bet for new customers, which you can claim by clicking here.

Promotions and bonuses

  • Predictor Games
  • R25 Sign-up Bonus
  • Irish Objection Promotion
  • Soccer Bonus Bonanza
  • Refer A Friend Promotion
  • Soccer Money Back Promotion

Their promotions aren’t the worst and are pretty standard but one thing does stick out like a sore thumb… The lack of a sign on offer. It’s not really that surprising as Hollywoodbets are so big they really don’t need to offer one! We would however like to see one in the future.

Sports Offered

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 more.

Overall Experience

During the course of Sports Daily Africa’s review of Hollywoodbets review we’ve brought up lot’s of negatives and positives about them, this does not mean we dislike them. We just would like to see them improve their site to a decent standard. Their In-play site is pretty good and it’d be great if they could use that as a springboard into a new revamped site.

The overall experience at Hollywoodbets is indeed a positive one. They are also very active on the charity side and have a fantastic up to date blog, all extras that score brownies points with us. If you are looking for a big, established no nonsense book then Hollywoodbets is for you. Sign up with Hollywoodbets today.


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