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Fafabet Casino & Sportsbook Review – Is it Legit?

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Sports Betting
4.5/5
Casino Games
4.1/5
Licensing and Regulation
5.0/5
Payment Options
3.9/5
Customer Support
4.0/5
Mobile Availability
4.3/5
Summary
4.3/5

Fafabet is a South African online casino and sportsbook that has a lot to offer. It is a proudly local company that was launched in 2022 and targets the South African gaming and betting market. Sports bettors have a large variety of betting options on the most popular sports in the country. There are also a number of casino games, including top-quality slots from AGT and Pragmatic Play.

Pros and Cons

  • Mobile App
  • Exceptional Horse Race Betting
  • Top Slot from Pragmatic Play
  • Share Bets with Your Friends
  • Limited Casino Game Collection
  • No Esports or Virtual Betting
  • Only for South African Punters

Sports Betting

4.5/5

The sportsbook at Fafabet can be split into three categories: Prematch betting, Live betting, and Horse racing. It covers over 20 sports, including a specials market in which there are outright bets for Music contests, Oscars, Politics, and Sports media. The bet slips at Fafabet allow punters to form all sorts of bets, including round robin bets that offer plenty of coverage. Fafabet also supplies a number of guides and tips which is a great help for first-time bettors. These can be found in Fafabet’s blog, in which there is also a guide on how to use the “Book a Bet” function – whereby you can create a booking reference for you bet and share it with your friends.

One area where Fafabet falls short is that it does not offer betting opportunities on esports or virtual sports.

Sports:

The sport that has the most coverage is soccer, in which there are bets for all the top leagues in the world. Individual matches in the top-flight leagues and competitions can have several hundred betting markets. Other sports are not as extensively covered as soccer, with considerably fewer markets in sports such as tennis, basketball, American football, baseball, cricket, and so on. Despite this, punters will still have numerous betting options in both the live betting and the prematch markets.

Horse Racing:

Horse racing receives special attention from the Fafabet sportsbook. It covers races from the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and local South African races, amongst others. In addition to race winner and place bets, there are also boxed betting opportunities. Combine that with the option to form full cover bets from the bet slip, and horse race bettors can make extremely versatile bets. With an extra search function to search for races by the track horse race betting at Fafabet is excellent.

Casino Games

4.1/5

Fafabet is a sportsbook first and a casino second. This does not mean that it is not a great pick for casino players, only that it does not have a portfolio of games as large as some operators that only provide casino games. Fafabet offers a good number of slots, as well as lotto games, live roulette, and a number of BetGames, that is, live dealer games.

Slots:

The slots at Fafabet are supplied by Pragmatic Play and AGT. These include everything from classic slots to arcade games that have more complex gameplay. The content provided by Pragmatic Play includes some of the most popular slots such as Gates of Olympus, Big Bass Bonanza, Mustang Gold, Buffalo King Megaways, and more.

BetGames:

BetGames provides all the live dealer content at Fafabet. This includes a number of lotto-based games, Poker, Baccarat, and fortune wheel games that are streamed live in HD.

Other Games:

Players can also find roulette, lotto and keno games at Fafabet. There are links to these games on the main page, which open the games up straight away.

Licensing and Regulation

5.0/5

Fafabet is licenced by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board. This makes it 100% safe for players and punters alike. The company also works with the South African Responsible Gaming Foundation to help raise awareness for gambling addiction and offers deposit limits and self-exclusion tools to help players control how much they spend.

Payment Options

3.9/5

There are a number of ways in which customers can make payments and withdraw funds from their accounts. Fafabet only accepts deposits in South African Rand, and the minimum deposit is R20. This is not high at all, considering that the minimum bets that can be made are only R1. The minimum amount that can be withdrawn is R50 by EFT Bank Transfers and R100 using a standard bank instant money transfer or FNB eWallet. The payment options are the following:

  • EFT
  • Bank Transfer
  • ATM Deposit
  • PayU Credit Card
  • PayU Instant EFT

Withdrawals may take up to 5 business days to reach your account.

Customer Support

4.0/5

If you want to get in touch with customer support at Fafabet, you can simply open the live chat or FafaChat. You can submit a question to the Fafabot, which will try to answer your questions. Whilst it does run 24/7, the bot is a bit limited in its responses, so you may be better off sending an Email to [email protected]

There is also a mobile number that you can contact 24/7, but this is limited to members only.

Mobile Availability

4.3/5

The sportsbook and casino can be accessed from desktop, mobile or tablet devices. Though it does not have the most modern nor user-friendly interface, you can still manage to access all the same features on a mobile device as you would on a desktop.

Mobile users can also opt to download the Fafabet App, which is easier to use and gives players access to the casino in mere seconds. However, the app has only been developed for Android, and an IOS version has not been released yet.

Summary

4.3/5

Fafabet excels in providing bets for horse races and all the top sports. Its advanced betting slip gives punters the chance to make all sorts of combinations. With a minimum bet of R1, there are many opportunities for bettors to play with all sorts of budgets.

The lack of esports and virtual sports betting opportunities is a bit disappointing. So is the collection of casino games, though there are a few options for slots and live casino game players.

If you do not mind the relatively small selection of casino games and the lack of esports and virtual sports betting markets, then you cannot go wrong with Fafabet. The “Book a Bet” tool and the blog makes it feel like you are joining part of a local betting community, which can win over many punters.