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There is considerable confusion amongst members of the public, banking institutions and the media regarding the legal position of online gambling and betting in South Africa.

Internet or online gambling, as per the notice from the National Gambling Board, refers to online casino gambling. There are currently no liscensed casinos legally operating in South Africa.

SMS2BET, the operator of, is licenced by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board to offer internet sports betting /online bookmaking. Internet betting has been offered legally in South Africa for several years, within a well-established legal framework, and administered by provincial and national boards.

The boards are tasked with ensuring that all customers of licensed online bookmakers are protected, under age gambling is prohibited, responsible gambling practices are promoted and gambling taxes are correctly calculated and paid by the bookmaker.
There is no legal or regulatory prohibition on using your credit card to bet with SMS2BET.

STEP 1: Register and deposit funds.
STEP 2: Select one of the lottery events above.
STEP 3: Pick your lucky numbers and win!