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HollywoodBets Mobile App

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Last check 14 Jun. za

Hollywoodbets Mobile App Download Guide for iOS & Android

Hollywoodbets is a global brand operating in several countries, so it may be confusing when you find different Hollywoodbets mobile apps. For example, the UK version of Hollywoodbets offers native apps for both Android and iOS users. Meanwhile, Hollywoodbets for South Africa only offers an Android app for now, and it isn’t on the Google Play Store.

Let me show you where to find the app for South Africa and the steps involved in downloading and installing the app. I’ll also be discussing my experience with downloading and using the app.

How to download and install the Hollywoodbets mobile app 

Below is the complete step-by-step guide to downloading and installing the app on your Android and iOS devices:

Download Hollywoodbets app on Android

Step 1: Visit Hollywoodbets

As of today, the app hasn’t launched on the Google Play Store but you can download it directly from the bookmaker's site by clicking on the button that says “Get the App” found at the beginning of this article.

Step 2: Download the app

On the site, click the “Download Android App” button. The Hollywoodbets app download APK should be in your downloads folder on the browser.

Download Hollywoodbets mobile

Step 3: Permit installation from unknown sources

Because the app didn’t come from Google’s official Play Store, you may get a warning message advising you not to download the app. Ignore the message then go into your phone’s settings and permit app installations from unknown sources.

Step 4: Install the app

Finally, open the file you downloaded to begin the app installation. If the app doesn’t install on your device, check if you have enough memory. If it still doesn’t work, the app might not be compatible with your device's version.

Android System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems (Compatibility)

Lollipop 5.0 to Android 11

Software Version

Initial version (1.2.2-10-g71f18d5)

File Size

8.81 MB

Download the Hollywoodbets app on iPhone (iOS)

For now, the app for South Africa isn’t available for download on iPhones. So iOS users will need to stick with the Hollywoodbets mobile site.

How to place your first bet on Hollywoodbets via the app

Below is a complete step-by-step process of placing bets on the app:

Step 1 – Open the app and login

Hollywoodbets doesn’t show users their Bet Builder options without logging into their accounts. So the first thing you should do is to open the app and log in to your account.

Hollywoodbets mobile log in page

Step 2 – Make a deposit

I always advise punters to bet with a bankroll, so I think it's best to decide how much is safe for you to spend on betting and then make the deposit.

Step 3 – Make your selections

On the homepage of the app, you’ll find the list of all available sports at the top of the page. Here you can also select live games from the “In-play” section of the page.

Step 4 – Place your bet

Once you're satisfied with the current selections, click the “Bet Slip” banner at the bottom of the page to reveal the full list of selections you’ve made. I’ll advise you to re-check the selections again because I’ve mistakenly added a wrong game in my bet slips more than once. This is important as some bookmakers won’t allow you to cash out and rectify the mistake.

Hollywoodbets mobile book a bet

Step 5 – Load a bet

Alternatively, you can load bets from a friend or fellow punter by collecting their booking code and inserting it in the “Load Bets” section on the Bet Slip page.

Step 6 – Book for later

Sometimes you might not be completely confident in your selections and may want to do more research or run the ticket through with other punters before playing. In this case, you can simply generate a reusable and shareable booking code by going to the Book Bets section.

5 top features of the Hollywoodbets mobile app

You probably want to know the top features of the app before downloading, so let’s discuss them below:

Hollywoodbets data-free app experience

While it’s not exactly data-free, using the Hollywoodbets app or site uses significantly less data.

On one hand, the Hollywoodbets data-free app is great for people who want to place bets without spending much data. On the other hand, there are areas in South Africa where internet connection is poor, so the data-free mode will provide a smoother experience without noticeable network lags.

In-app live streaming and live betting

Besides Hollywoodbet's extensive live coverage of South African horse racing events, the bookmaker only offers live-streaming for a handful of popular events worldwide. This makes the Hollywoodbets in-app live match betting tracker all the more important. Users with Hollywoodbets live streaming experience were satisfied with the streaming speed and quality.

Hollywoodbets mobile live betting tracker

Events line-up & odds in the Hollywoodbets app

Hollywoodbets has one of the biggest line-ups of sports and events in South Africa, and you can access everything through the app. On average, the odds on Hollywoodbets are competitive compared to other top bookies in the country.

Virtual sports betting

Virtual Sports utilise random number generators to determine the outcome of match events. So why would you want to play entirely random games? It’s because Virtual Sports offer an entirely different betting experience compared to real sports.

With Virtual Sports, you’ll only need to wait a few minutes for match events to start compared to the hours, days, or weeks for real sports. Additionally, virtual games are much shorter and conclude in mere minutes.

From a betting perspective, Virtual Sports can be used in strategies that are time-sensitive and require a multitude of bets in a relatively short period.

Maximising the Hollywoodbets app experience with fast search

Searching a bookmaker’s entire site for a specific event or betting market can be immensely time-consuming. Luckily for us, Hollywoodbets has a handy “Fast Search” feature where players can search for events from any sports or tournaments.

Fast search not only allows us to save time, but it’s also an essential feature for punters using mobile screens which are significantly smaller and more cluttered than desktop sites.

Hollywoodbets Mobile Site vs App

Mobile App
Mobile Site


Hollywoodbets app loads faster and uses less data compared to the website. This is because the Hollywoodbets app is built with native code that guarantees the best performance on Android devices.

The mobile site runs on the browser and most of the site's resources would need to be reloaded every time you switch from page to page. Although allowing cached data can help to minimise this problem.

Ease of Use

I found the Hollywoodbets mobile app to be more convenient for betting as the app is quicker to use compared to browsers

With the Hollywoodbets mobile site, you must open the browser and input the bookmaker's domain name. The difference becomes significant when you place bets regularly.


Device compatibility would be a problem with the Hollywoodbets mobile app as the developers would constantly need to update the app to suit the latest versions of Android operating systems.

So over time, older devices may not be compatible with the app

In contrast, the Hollywoodbets mobile betting site isn’t dependent on a phone’s operating system. So the mobile site is more accessible for users.

Hollywoodbets Mobile App vs Desktop Version

Mobile App
Desktop Site

Screen Size

The major downside of using the mobile app is the small screen size. With smaller screens, I’ll have to dig deeper to find what I’m looking for.

The Hollywoodbets desktop site utilises more screen space so it’s easier to find sections without too much scrolling or swiping.


As for data usage and speed, I prefer using the mobile app because it loads fewer resources at once and doesn't have to be fully reloaded when I move through different sections of the app.

The desktop site uses even more resources than the mobile site version. So it’s something to consider if you’re low on data.

Hollywoodbets basic version

The Hollywoodbets basic version is the same as their data-free mobile site or app. As I mentioned, its basic design is tailored for a smoother betting experience in places with network issues. But even users with considerably faster networks still prefer the Hollywoodbets basic version due to its simpler design.

Hollywoodbets mobile app: advantages & disadvantages

If you’ve been paying attention, you would have already noticed several pros and cons of this bookmaker’s app. But let’s recap the advantages and disadvantages of the mobile app for more clarity:


✅The Hollywoodbets mobile is faster because it’s made with native code that is optimised for better performance on Android.

✅The app also loads quicker and uses less data as the app resources and widgets are cached to the phone and don’t need to be constantly reloaded.

✅Apps are generally more convenient than websites because the apps can be opened with just one click.

✅Mobile sites usually run on browsers with multiple open tabs that can affect the browser’s overall performance and cause the Hollywoodbets site to lag.


❌Device compatibility can be a major issue with using the Hollywoodbets mobile app. On one hand, the mobile app may not be compatible with your device to begin with. On the other hand, your device may lose compatibility with the app as developers perform updates over time.

❌The mobile app can seem congested compared to the desktop site which has more screen space for displaying more sections.

The Verdict

It’s evident that a lot of consideration went into designing the Hollywoodbets app. I was impressed that the bookmaker created a data-free app for better performance in areas with poor internet connectivity.

I also liked that the app was considerably easy to navigate. Where I thought the mobile app needed improvement was with their events selection experience by making it easier to browse the selection of sports, tournaments, and betting markets.

Geoffrey has over 4 years of experience in the sports and gambling industry. He's keenly interested in Soccer and Basketball and enjoys punting in his favorite leagues. Geoffrey's broad experience in sports and gambling allows him to produce helpful content for the entire igaming audience. He has authored dozens of casino and sports betting website reviews, along with numerous gambling guides, including betting techniques, tips, and strategies for various brands.

HollywoodBets Mobile App FAQ

For now, Hollywoodbets is only available on Android devices, and because the app isn’t available on Google’s Play Store, it’s not exactly clear which Android device versions support the app. The Android OS is compatible with the current app version ranging from Lollipop 5.0 to Android 11.

Below are the deposit payment methods available on the app:

  • Stitch
  • Wallet Doc
  • Ozow
  • Direct EFT
  • Peach Payments (Credit Card and Instant EFT)
  • Virtual Card Services
  • PayU
  • PayFast
  • Zapper
  • Spot Money
  • Shoprite Money Market Account
  • Nedbank Top-Up Voucher

Yes, the app is completely legal in South Africa as the betting company is a licensed operator in the country.

Yes, you can cash out using the app. But remember that Hollywoodbets only supports cashouts for Soccer events.

To deposit: Click “Top-up” at the top-right corner of the home page. Next, click “Make a deposit” at the top of the page. This will take you to a payment portal where you’ll select your preferred payment method and follow the instructions to complete the deposit.

To withdraw: Click on “Account No” at the top-left corner of the home page to locate the “Withdrawal” section of the pop-up page. On the withdrawal page, select your preferred payment method for the withdrawal. Enter the amount and submit your withdrawal request.

The app employs several measures to ensure user’s personal information is safe on its platform. These measures include password protection for electronic files, restricting physical access to paper files, and deleting your personal information that Hollywoodbets no longer needs.

While there are no specific bonuses for app users, anyone can still enjoy the full range of promotions including exclusive offers from our Hollywoodbets promo code “FWHOL”.

Here’s what the official Hollywoodbets website has to say regarding whether your wins are taxable or tax-free:

“All winning bets in respect of horseracing only are subject to taxes and levies imposed by the provincial government in all provinces. All winning bets in respect of every contingency are subject to taxes and levies imposed by the provincial government in the Eastern Cape. Taxes and Levies shall be retained by Hollywoodbets and paid over on behalf of the Customer.”

Yes, Hollywoodbets offers quick customer support for South Africans through the following channels:

  • Phone: 087 353 7634
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone-A-Bet: 087 353 7633
  • Social Media
    • Twitter – @Hollywoodbets
    • Instagram – @Hollywoodbets
    • Facebook – @Hollywoodbets