The Betfred Group are pleased to announce that, following negotiations with the administrator

of PGL the owner of Betting World, the group has completed the purchase of Betting World (Pty) Ltd.

as of 1 June 2021 and is currently in the process of fulfilling its regulatory requirements in relation

to the transfer of shareholding in the company.


Betfred’s Chief Commercial Officer Phil Siers said,

“We are delighted to see the Betfred International service extended to South Africa, and look forward

to becoming a leading South African bookmaker and providing a world class service to all our new

customers. The last 12 months have been difficult for all businesses, but Betfred is excited about the

future of Betting World and intends to make a major investment in Africa over the coming years”.



The company was founded by brothers Fred and Peter Done who started with just one shop in

Salford, Greater Manchester in 1967. Back then Betfred differentiated itself by offering excellent

customer value and service and those principles are still at the heart of the business now.

Fred Done is still the chairman and at the heart of the Betfred Group which operates 1500 retail shops

in the United Kingdom and a rapidly growing online business. Betfred operates in Spain and has recently

opened Sportsbooks in Iowa, Colorado and Pennsylvania with further US expansion planned.

Betfred have an extensive sponsorship portfolio including the World Snooker Championship, in golf

the British Masters, World Matchplay Darts, Rugby League’s Super League, the Challenge Cup and

Betfred is the Official Bookmaker of Royal Ascot.

Lemon Delight

We have arrived at the business end of the season, writes Gary Lemke for . Although the Cape has the Cape Town Met as its highlight, and Gauteng has the Summer Cup, it is the Vodacom Durban July which is the real jewel in the racing crown.

Although we are in the dying embers of May, the “July” looms large on 3 July at Greyville. And, as always, the Grade 1 Daily News 2000 to be run on Saturday at Greyville is a big pointer towards the main event.

There has only been one winner of the July itself by a three-year-old in the last eight years – Do It Again in 2018 – but that has a lot to do with the weights allocated in the race and last year there were two youngsters in the first four, Got The Greenlight and Golden Ducat.

However, master trainer Justin Snaith, who has won the last three Julys in succession and has four July wins since 2014, said before the Cape season that his three-year-old crop was the strongest he’d ever had. And more recently he felt that the result of Saturday’s Daily News 2000 could play a major part in deciding the winner for this year’s July.

Snaith himself only has The Gatekeeper in Saturday’s race. He hasn’t lived up to Snaith’s lofty predictions of him, so far, although it would be unwise to write him off here despite being well beaten by the Daily News favourite, Linebacker, in his last two starts.

The Gatekeeper has only won twice in eight starts and on that basis looks high in the merit ratings at 110, but then again the handicappers have given most of the top three-year-olds this year big merit ratings.

Linebacker, from the Vaughan Marshall yard, is rated 124 and it's the 18-10 favourite for the Daily News 2000. He’s all class and has never been out the first two in seven starts and he followed up his Cape Derby win with victory in. the KZN Guineas last time. 

His market rival is Kommetdieding, which has tested the Afrikaans vocabulary of some commentators in his career so far, but he won four in a row in the Cape in the style of a champion and finished third in his KZN debut, behind Linebacker, although was severely hampered around the bed in that race and actually did well to run on into the placings. As did Russian Rock, the Cape Guineas winner.

It’s really an intriguing race, with the field of 12 all at level weights of 60kg. Whoever wins will have the bookies tweaking their Vodacom July odds in the aftermath. Linebacker is currently second favourite at 5-1 for the July and should he win this weekend, he’d probably join Got The Greenlight as favourite, as would Kommetdieding. Which shows the strength and reputation of the three-year-olds this season.

The elephant in the room is the booking of regular jockey Sihle Cele for second favourite Kommetdieding. He’s surrounded by the best jockeys in the business and is again drawn out wide at No8, which is where he found trouble in the KZN Guineas. On his immediate inside is reigning SA champion Warren Kennedy and on his outside is Richard Fourie. Cele’s riding will be as scrutinised as that of the performance of the horse under him.

The other Grade One race on the card is the 2000m Woolavington Cup where War Of Athena and eight time winner and unbeaten in her last five – is odds-on at 9-10, with market rival Princess Calla at 18-10 and Netta at 4-1. My only doubt about War Of Athena is that she’s had quite a hard season, but this is a small field and she's all class and meets her rivals at level weights.

She will be a popular banker in the exotics, where big pools are expected given the meeting is being co-mingled with the Hong Kong tote.

Bass Racing look to have a profitable weekend, with three strong chances at Fairview and then at Kenilworth on Saturday. Their best runner at Kenilworth looks to be Lemon Delight in the fifth race over 1200m, and she is good punting value at her current price of 9-2.

The Bass Racing image is Lemon Delight, photo by Chase Liebenberg


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 idiski new

South African Sports Betting and Online Live games Operator, World Sports Betting (Pty) Ltd, has announced its acquisition of iDiski Media, an up-and-coming football publication and media house.

Proudly represented by the team of Nkululeko Nkewu, former Kaizer Chiefs star and lead analyst, Junior Khanye, and revered Editor Velile Mnyandu (SABC), the iDiski team has successfully cemented their place in the local football scene and already record millions of views when covering matches on YouTube and Facebook.

The recent launch of a weekly newspaper, available in both English and Zulu, with a print run of 20 000 has further increased the reach of the platform.

Ryno Du Plessis, Head of Marketing at World Sports Betting says he saw the potential in the product early on, “When we first started working with the iDiski team as an advertiser it was instantly clear that they had a winning formula, and under guidance of co-founders Nkululeko Nkewu & Jason Acar, the business was set up perfectly to take on and eventually dominate the local football news and publication industry”.

The synergy between the two brands is obvious and World Sports Betting has made big strides in the last few years to grow and acquire their reach amongst local football betting enthusiasts. World Sports Betting offers a 24/7 top odds soccer betting product on all major leagues from South Africa and around the world, all available on an easy-to-use, data free platform.

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Jason Acar and the full iDiski Team are excited by the prospect of joining forces with the sports betting giants, “The excellent work carried out by Nkululeko, Velile and the full editorial and video team has been nothing short of incredible. In the space of the last year, despite trying circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the iDiski brand has soared to incredible heights and we have no doubt that it will continue to entertain and inform football fans around South Africa, and even beyond our borders.

“WSB’s support at the early stages of this business has been invaluable and considering their vast experience in the sporting industry on a whole, we are optimistic that this partnership will bring football fans even closer to the game they know and love. We look forward to creating more work opportunities for aspiring football journalists and former football stars, while continuing to offer fans a unique and fresh take on football coverage through our growing platforms.”

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