World Sports Betting – Review 2022

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WSB was founded by Warren Tannous who is still CEO of the company in 2002 and states to be the premier sports betting site in South Africa.

Just a claim or is the truth? We did have a close look at the operator and are going to show you what is great, good and which sections World Sports Betting still needs to improve.

What we like about WSB:

  • Established and experienced betting site
  • Fast desktop and mobile website
  • Wide range of contact possibilities
  • Numerous payment methods accepted
  • Vast amount of promotions for a lot of sports and events
  • Big number of sports and betting markets
  • Sportsradar statistics and live scores
  • Mobile version in free mode via

What we like less about WSB:

  • Depth of soccer offer
  • Irritating usage of a lot of colours
  • Data Free App only available for Android devices
  • 5% fee for premature withdrawals

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World Sports Betting offer and odds

WSB is not only offering sports bets but we will still only have a look at those. And regarding sports there is almost nothing that you will not find here. Soccer, basketball and tennis are things you can easily find everywhere and to offer rugby and cricket is a must have in South Africa. But exotic stuff like Gaelic Hurling, ski jumping, pesapallo, entertainment and politics is offered as well. Regarding e-sports you are able to place bets on e.g. Counter-Strike, Dota and League of Legends.

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From an odds perspective there is nothing outstanding. The odds level is comparable with other competitors but WSB has no concerns in pricing events quite early and being one of the first operators to have markets for certain matches.

Soccer betting on WSB

It’s not a surprise that the soccer offer is quite big. Soccer is the main sports worldwide and you are therefore able to bet on leagues from Argentina to Wales. World Cup 2022 is of course a big topic and there have been already 135 to 140 markets per match available half a year in advance. Beside that friendlies, internationals and important competitions like the Champions League are features as well.

But close to match start the numbers are not increasing a lot anymore. The maximum bet offer for a match of the 2nd German Bundesliga starting the next day we found was 164. This means that the most important markets are available for sure but there could be around 40 to 90 offered bets more.

In the soccer area we calculated payout percentages between 93,5 % and 96 %.

Tennis betting on WSB

Just as soccer tennis has his own coupon tab which makes it easy to get a list of all matches of the day – or the following two days. Every ATP and WTA tournament as well as Challenger events are featured while there was no ITF games available when we did our review. So the width could be improved but the depth is quite nice. Between eight and 36 markets per match gave punters a good range.
The payout percentage showed values around 95 % for every single match which is really cool considering that it’s a two-way-market.

Basketball, rugby and cricket betting on WSB

The most important regions regarding basketball are available but the width isn’t huge. Main focus is obviously on the US leagues WNBA and NBA. The depth of the basketball offer is alright. We discovered up to over 100 markets for a lot of matches with a payout percentage between 94 % and 94,5 %. Beside original basketball the 3×3 version is getting more and more popular also from a betting perspective. So keep an eye on the odds and give it a try.

The rugby league offer at World Sports Betting has more width as there are simply more matches available. The depth is okay and showed between 24 and 56 markets per match with a payout percentage above 95 %. The rugby union offer had between 24 and 81 markets and a payout percentage between 94,7 % and 95,8 %. Both rugby offers had several outright winners markets as well.

Regarding the cricket section there have been ODI matches and series as well as T20 matches available with offered markets between 1 and 100. The payout percentage within this sports category was always around 96 %.

More prematch betting options on WSB

Races are an important topic on World Sports Betting as well. Horse Racing is big in South Africa and is therefore covered with odds on the WSB website. There is the possibility to download racecards via pdf for the current and upcoming days to have an overview about local and international races, times and participants. Three live video channels make sure that punters are aware about how things are going.

Not every betting site is offering e-sports, WSB does. When we did our review there have been odds for Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, Dota, League of Legends and StarCraft.

Live betting offer on WSB

The live betting or in-play section on WSB is divided in two parts with currently ongoing matches on the top and upcoming events on the bottom. As for every betting operator the variety of odds differs depending on sports, progress and current result of the event. Let’s have a look at the in-play offer of some dedicated sports.

Soccer live betting on WSB

In the afternoon, evening and of course on the weekend the live betting section is owned by a lot of soccer matches. Almost all matchups that have been available in the pre-match section can be found in-play as well. Nevertheless other operators are having a bit wider offer. Up to 62 markets for one live match is a good value but the average is much lower however there are more markets available for soccer then for other sports. The payout percentage varies a lot and is between 93 % and 96 %.

Basketball live betting on WSB

A lot of action, many scores and good betting options. It’s obvious why basketball is that popular and it’s therefore fun to bet live. There are plenty of markets available and the biggest highlights are NBA matchups which come along with a much deeper offer and a solid oddskey of 92,9 % to 93,5 % while it’s between 93,1 % and 93,8 % for other leagues.

Tennis live betting on WSB

Throughout the day there is a lot of tennis action going on where most of the time the depth is good as well. When doing our check we did see that between a third and the half of all in-play matches offered a live video stream to watch the match. The payout percentage was between solid 94 % and nice 95,5 %.

You are keen on virtual sports? Then have a look at the “Jika” section on WSB where you can find three horse related categories as well as motor racing, table tennis and of course football.

WSB mobile website and apps

The look and feel from the desktop version has been transferred to the mobile website called mobi site and the app. The app is not available in the app store or via google play but an installation on your smartphone can be done quite easily with a provided apk file which can be found on the WSB website.

Promotions and bonus on WSB

World Sports Betting offers a big number of promotions from which you can benefit. That’s of course one of the reasons why WSB often is called the “People’s Bookie”.

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If you register with WSB you are receiving a R50 welcome bonus but only on request within the first 72 hours of your registration and once a security check has been done. On top of that your first deposit will be matches with a 100 % bonus up to R10.000. The minimum deposit to get this bonus is R50 and you need to wager your bonus amount five times before you are able to withdraw it from your account.

Beside that there are numerous seasonal promotions depending on your interests and special goodies like when you are referring a friend. If we would have to name one of the most interesting promotions it’s the 0-0 money back promo for the top 5 European leagues where you will be refunded up to R1.000 if you did place a pre-match correct score or halftime/fulltime bet and the match ends goalless.

In addition to that there is a sports loyalty program as well. The conditions are unfortunately not really explained but WSB is automatically issuing vouchers to all qualifying accounts at the first day of every month.

Payment options on WSB

This betting site currently accepts various payment methods such as Ozow, Direct Deposit, instant EFT, Neteller, Skrill, Blu Voucher, Flash 1Voucher, SID, OTT Voucher and VISA, MasterCard as well as American Express.

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The minimum deposit amount depends on the way you want to transfer your money. R10 is the lowest amount for some methods while you need to deposit at least R50 if you are choosing credit card.

Withdrawals can only be done after your World Sports Betting account is active for at least one month. If you aren’t wagering your deposited amount WSB has the right to charge your transaction with a fee so that 5 % will be deducted from the withdrawal amount.

Registration and login process on WSB

To register on you will only need to fill in a few information like first and last name, salutation, phone number, email address, ID or passport number and your birthday, choose a username and a password. Please don’t forget to select yes to opt in for the welcome bonus!

The handling regarding the WSB login after a successful registration is very easy. Just enter username and password so that you are logged in to place your bets our change your account details. It’s possible there via “My Profile” to adapt your data and e.g. settings like how you want the odds to be displayed (Show Odds As 2 – UK Decimal, Hong Kong / SA Decimal, Fractional).

Customer care and support on WSB

The WSB live chat is available 24/7 and you can select the department that you want to contact at the beginning of your chat. There are seven different mail addresses that you can use to step in contact with World Sports Betting and you can choose out of three telephone numbers. You are also able to communicate via WhatsApp and send a fax.

There is an own help page with FAQ content regarding the most common topics with a dedicated how to video section but the videos are unfortunately gone. But there is a chat bot available who should help to find a quick answer regarding your question.

Our Conclusion on WSB

World Sports Betting is an operator with an experience of more than twenty years and is called the “People’s Bookie” for some reasons. WSB has established his brand starting with local betting shops with good service, odds and a clever sponsorship management. The website is a bit to colourful here and there but comes along with an intuitive handling, a big sports offer, a lot of promotions and features such as cash out. WSB offers its users a lot of services e.g. really old school betting in the sense that you are able to place your bets via telephone as well. Beside sports WSB is also offering live games, live casino and numbers or let’s call it lotto action plus via WSB you are able to take part in the national lottery.

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