Hollywoodbets – All the Info you Need
Hollywoodbets opened its first betting branch in Argyle Road, Durban in 2000, followed by the opening of the current flagship, Hollywood Park in Springfield Park, a few kilometers away.
Hollywoodbets operates 80 shops across South Africa under a number of gaming licences issued by regulators in Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and KwaZulu-Natal. There is currently one branch in Maputo, Mozambique.
Betting is also offered via website and mobisite platforms.
Origin of Name
Hollywoodbets’ name was inspired by the race track Hollywood Park Racetrack in Los Angeles, USA.
The company is the current title sponsor of the Hollywoodbets Dolphins cricket team. They started as associate sponsors of the franchise in the 2015/16 season, before becoming the title sponsors in the 2016/17 season.
Hollywoodbets sponsored the KwaZulu-Natal Coastal and KwaZulu-Natal Inland teams for the 2017 Africa T20 Cup. Hollywoodbets KZN Inland went onto win the tournament, after defeating Free State in the final.
Every Hollywoodbets branch in South Africa supports a local charity, as well as a local sports team, as part of their Social Responsibility Programme. Included are children's homes, community centers, old-age homes and schools.
The Hollywoodbets branches in Durban are popular for their authentic Durban curries, and won the award for Best Bunny Chow in 2014 after winning the Bunny Chow Barometer Challenge 2014.
In 2016, former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana soccer player Jerry Sikhosana was named as a brand ambassador for Hollywoodbets. In 2017, former Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Brian Baloyi also joined as a brand ambassador for Hollywoodbets.
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