Hollywoodbets is a South African sports betting operator, and have introduced online, telephonic and cell phone betting so that punters can conveniently place their bets anytime, anywhere. To add to the experience, Hollywoodbets has an upmarket environment where the public can bet in comfort and style.
Over the years, Hollywoodbets have built up an extensive retail presence in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Free State. On a daily basis, thousands of customers visit their branches, website or mobisite to satisfy all their betting needs. Hollywoodbets’ services consist of a wide range of betting options and include exciting products with a quicker turn-around like Betgames, Live Games as well as Lucky Numbers. Betting is also offered on all major sports including horse racing, soccer, cricket, rugby, golf, tennis, American football, basketball, darts and more.
The Hollywood Group believes in making a difference in their communities and, between 2019/2020, they helped 306 charitable organisations, 250 development sports teams and 24 SMMEs through their My Community Programme. Hugely supporting the need for education, they worked with Nomzamo Mbatha’s Lighthouse Foundation to create the Brighter Future Project. In addition to that, their Team responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by partnering with 72 organisations and launching relief efforts to provide 5 570 COVID-19 relief parcels that included personal protective equipment and helped feed 22 280 South Africans in need. This saw R1.35 million going to NPOs and NGOs across South Africa, including a contribution to the Solidarity Fund as well as the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
In addition to this, they believe in helping develop talent which aligns perfectly with the ethos of their various Brand Ambassadors, like Jerry Sikhosana and Brian Baloyi, who joined the team in 2016 and 2017, respectively, and are both passionate about making a difference in communities. They’ve also collaborated with the Phaka rugby show on SuperSport, by sponsoring development rugby teams around South Africa. In 2019, Odwa and Akona Ndungane also joined their Purple Family as Brand Ambassadors to assist on various community projects.
In 2020, they also welcomed former South African cricketer, Mike Procter, and retired jockey, Anthony Delpech, to the team who to work with Hollywoodbets on future social initiatives. In partnership with Gold Circle, the Grooms’ Initiative was created to award the winning groom from every KwaZulu-Natal race meeting with a R1 000 incentive. By April 2021, over R1.2 million had been awarded to the grooms.
Hollywoodbets has a heavy presence in the KwaZulu-Natal sporting scene and are currently known as the title sponsors of the provincial Hollywoodbets Dolphins cricket team as well as the Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium (Durban), Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse (Durban) and Hollywoodbets Scottsville Racecourse (Pietermartizburg). They are also associate sponsors of the provincial rugby franchise, The Sharks. In 2020 they became the Official Betting Partner of Brentford Football Club in the UK, and sponsors of Dundalk Stadium, Ireland’s only all-weather racetrack.
Hollywoodbets came on board as sponsors of Bellville Cricket Club in February 2019. They also sponsored the South African Blind Cricket Team whose international series against New Zealand in February 2020 was amongst other hosted at Bellville CC.